Tag Archives: Technology

Acer Middle East celebrates 27 years of excellence in technology in the region

Reaffirming its leading role in breaking barriers between people and technology Dubai: Reaffirming its leading role in breaking barriers between people and technology and continuing to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike, Acer – one of the world’s top ICT companies, recently celebrated its 27th anniversary in the Middle East. Over the years, Acer has continued to …

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Is technology good or bad for learning?

I’ll bet you’ve read something about technology and learning recently. You may have read that device use enhances learning outcomes. Or perhaps you’ve read that screen time is not good for kids. Maybe you’ve read that there’s no link between adolescents’ screen time and their well-being. Or that college students’ learning declines the more devices are present in their classrooms. …

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Dubai Future Foundation forms Dubai Future Council for Blockchain

The Council is made up of 14 members from various local entities and international companies The Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has formed the “Dubai Future Council for Blockchain”, to be headed by Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai. The Council is part of the “Dubai Future Councils” initiative, launched at the beginning of …

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PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries

The PhD Fellowship is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries to undertake PhD research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences at a host institute in another developing country in the South. Costs covered include travel to the host country, tuition fees, board, accommodation and living expenses, and a special allowance for travel to international …

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Wonder News officially Launches regional headquarters in Kingdom of Bahrain

Chinese technology group to invest USD50 Million and create 500 jobs Manama: Chinese technology group Wonder News announced today the launch of its regional headquarters in Bahrain, which will offer services to GCC clients in the e-commerce and FinTech sectors. Wonder News will invest USD50 million and offer 500 employment opportunities in the Kingdom over the next three years. This …

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British University in Dubai, Dubai Blockchain Center, University of Nicosia supporting knowledge transfer in blockchain technology

British University in Dubai, Dubai Blockchain Center and University of Nicosia sign a Memorandum of Understanding The British University in Dubai (BUiD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Blockchain Center and the University of Nicosia. The MoU was signed by Prof. Abdullah Alshamsi, BUiD‘s Vice Chancellor, and Dr Marwan Alzarouni Chief Executive Officer- Dubai Blockchain Center and …

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Roel Wolfert Believes ‘Blockchain technology can transform the MENA region’

The cryptocurrency ecosystem has been focussed on achieving mainstream recognition, for which much cryptocurrency organizations have been striving to cater to the vast majority of geographical regions across the globe. Ripple with its efficient system for cross border transactions has been following the said aspiration and blog by Roel Wolfert, Managing Partner at VGrip titled “How Blockchain Will Help Banks …

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Mideast needs more technology and jobs

The fact that technological advancement is outpacing the promulgation of laws and regulations to govern it is a universal issue, but is even more pronounced in the Middle East. With the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution raising expectations of efficiency and productivity – along with concerns of constant disruption – no entity can remain competitive with a “business as …

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Dubai ranks first globally in attracting FDI for artificial intelligence

Digitalisation is becoming an increasingly important part of globalisation Dubai ranked first globally in attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) for artificial intelligence and robotics; while the UAE ranked sixth in the global Smart Service Index, surpassing the US, UK and South Korea. The Emirate has attracted from 2015 to 2018 $21.6 billion worth of FDI in high-end technology transfers, with …

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Apple launches iPad Air and Mini ahead of March 25 event

On March 25 Apple is expected to launch next-generation AirPods, an AirPower wireless charging mat and a new affordable iPad Apple Inc, in a surprise move on Monday, launched a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and updated its iPad Mini ahead of a March 25 event where it is expected to launch a television and video service. So far in its …

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