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Human-machine partnerships are key to the future of customer experience

From diagnosing diseases to understanding human preferences and providing new customer insights, the human-machine partnership is evolving

DeFi cryptocurrency

Cybercriminals now target DeFi protocols for stealing cryptocurrency

New Chainaysis report also found that the illicit share of all cryptocurrency transaction volume at an all-time low, indicating positive progress as non-traditional finance technologies mature

Zoom

Zoom records revenue of $1.07bn in Q1 2023

The number of customers contributing more than $100,000 in trailing 12 months revenue increased 46 per cent year-over-year

Everdome Land

Everdome announces upcoming metaverse land auction date

Over the course of eight weeks, 12,000 plots of metaverse land will be offered for purchase within the Everdome ecosystem

Multi-access edge computing

Multi-access edge computing spend to reach $23bn globally by 2027 – research

Increased demand for on-premises machine learning and low-latency connection – provided by 5G technology to fuel this growth

Aveva industrial

Aveva demonstrates data’s key role in sustainable industrial growth

Aveva PI World conference explores how information supports innovation across the industrial ecosystem by enabling the connected industrial economy

Cloud box technologies

Cloud Box Technologies appoints Biju Unni as vice president

Unni brings a total of over 23 years of experience spanning across the IT sector with strong commercial business capabilities

Huawei Watch GT Runner

Review: Huawei Watch GT Runner

The Huawei Watch GT Runner in black and grey soft silicone strap variants is available in the UAE starting at a price of Dhs1,299

food

New study showcases impact of digital transformation on the UAE’s food sector

The Oracle Food and Beverage survey polled 5,700 global consumers including 526 within the UAE

Bitcoin

Bitcoin recovers to $30,000 area after shedding weekend weakness

Bitcoin has struggled in recent weeks as the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates and inflation remains high

Everdome

Cover story: Everdome CEO on why he is on a larger-than-life quest

As the metaverse disrupts the existing technological landscape, Everdome and Metahero are on a journey to create something the world has not seen yet

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Dubai wants metaverse to contribute $4bn to its economy by 2030

A new task force has been set up by the Dubai government to track the latest developments in the digital economy

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City appoints solutions by stc

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City appoints solutions by stc to implement ‘Smart City’ strategy

In the first phase of the eight-year project, solutions by stc will design and build the ICT infrastructure and implement the use cases

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Protiviti and RheinBrücke partner to optimise eProcurement in the region

Protiviti and RheinBrücke aim to enable agile procurement operations with supply chain disruptions affecting businesses globally

Digital transformation

ADDED, SAP sign MoU to accelerate digital transformation in Abu Dhabi

Both parties will explore opportunities to enhance industry innovation and digital transformation, and and foster local digital competencies

Museum-of-the-Future

Dubai’s Museum of the Future partners with Binance to issue NFTs

The Museum of the Future intends to develop assets within the fields of NFTs, cryptocurrencies and the blockchain

Saudi Arabia’s PIF adds to games push with 5% Nintendo stake

The filing shows the purchase was made for investment purposes

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Abu Dhabi to host MENA’s first Amazon University Esports Masters Series

University teams from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Morocco will participate in the esports event taking place in the UAE’s capital in July

Bravado Gaming

Bravado Gaming announces its debut in Middle East, Africa

The Bravado expansion will include the establishment of bases in South Africa, Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia

Oracle research Morocco

Oracle opens new research and development lab in Morocco

New facility in Casablanca taps into African talent to create cloud solutions for Oracle customers worldwide

Mastercard retailers

Mastercard begins facial-recognition rollout with retailers

Facial recognition is just one of many technologies being trialed by retailers, banks and payments firms to eliminate cash and reduce fraud

Anghami founders

Anghami reports revenue of $35.5m in 2021, paid subscribers rise to 1.4 million

Anghami reported its advertising revenues touched $9.8m, with the advertising gross margin growing from 38 per cent in 2020 to 53 per cent in 2021

Apple

Apple delays plan to have workers in office three days a week

The company is still expecting workers to come to the office two days per week

Elon Musk

Elon Musk says Twitter must prove bot claims for $44bn deal to proceed

Musk shocked the market last week when he tweeted that his offer to buy Twitter was “temporarily on hold”

Aveva

Aveva launches enhanced digital twin with wearable scanning

Aveva’s clients may now experience a complete digital twin within 60 days, even if there are no existing models

MeetingVR

MeetinVR launches metaverse collaboration solution for businesses and education

Since 2016, the company has been developing a virtual reality platform for meetings, workshops, training, and education

Semiconductor Gartner

Worldwide semiconductor revenue to grow 13.6% in 2022: Gartner

The component supply constraints are expected to gradually ease through 2022

Detasad technology

Saudi’s Detasad unveils new technology at Satellite 2022 conference

Dynamic bandwidth optimisation technology is one of the four solutions patented by the infrastructure provider in 2022

Technology

Digital minimalism: How much technology do we really need?

It is imperative to understand the technology needed to support our lifestyle and needs and cut out the rest

Twitter

Musk declares $44bn Twitter takeover ‘on hold’

Bots are currently allowed on Twitter, though under the company’s policy, such accounts are supposed to indicate that they’re automated