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Dubai Smart Government Launches Several New Apps During Gitex

The new launches form part of the new Smart City initiative announced by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed.

Dubai’s Ruler Announces New ‘Smart City’ Plan

The new plan aims to make government services quick and efficient through the use of hi-tech smart devices.

Gulf’s Social Media Usage Transforming Brand Engagement

High levels of internet penetration and social media usage are transforming customer strategies and brand engagement in the Middle East.

Why The Twitter IPO Isn’t Worth Tweeting About


Optimistic assumptions pave the way for an expensive investment, says Professor Nuno Fernandes, director of IMD’s program Strategic Finance.

iPad 5 And New iPad Mini Launch Expected Next Week

The new iPad Mini is expected to come with a retina display and possibly in a range of colours.

Gitex 2013 – What To Expect

The 33rd edition of the region’s largest ICT event is set to be the biggest one yet with a focus on big data, cloud computing and mobile devices.

BlackBerry “Still A Leading Smartphone Player In UAE”

BlackBerry is committed to investing in the UAE, writes Nick Horton, managing director for Middle East and North Africa, BlackBerry.

18% Of GCC Spending Five Hours A Day On Touch Devices

A study by Acer found that 50 per cent of children in the region own at least one touch enabled device.

Logistics Tariffs Stifling E-Commerce In The Middle East

Aramex warns high tariffs are holding back online retail business in the region.

Acer Launches Liquid Smartphones Range

Liquid S1 is deemed most corporate friendly phone as the 5.7-inch HD screen model has dual sim and wireless office features.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Skydives Into Dubai

The smart phone will go on sale to the Middle East public at Gitex Shopper in Dubai on October 5.

UAE Bucks Trend In Cost Of Global Cybercrime

A report by Symantec has revealed the average cost of cybercrime per person has risen 50 per cent in the rest of the world.

Facebook To Cash In On Gulf’s Growing Online Ad Spend

Facebook’s global mobile advertising revenues soared to 41 per cent of overall revenues in Q2 2013.

Qatar Ranked 10 In UN’s Top Countries For Internet Use

Qatar is the only MENA country and one of the two non-European countries to be featured in the list.

Review: Lenovo K900

The flagship smartphone from Lenovo is unwieldy, but takes great photos.

Sony Launches 20.7MP Camera Smartphone Xperia Z1 In Dubai

Sony’s latest smartphone, available in black, white and purple, is priced at Dhs2,749 in the UAE

Silicon Valley Start Up Uber Eyes Dubai Luxury Market

Uber has said that their services will only complement the local taxis and not compete with them.

Saudi SMEs Eye Major International Expansion

New survey finds that in the next three years, the number of Saudi SMEs operating in six or more countries will rise from 16 to 41 per cent.

BlackBerry To Cut 4,500 Jobs As Z10 Fizzles

The Canadian phone manufacturer is slashing up to 40 per cent of its global workforce as sales drop.

UAE Firms Not Proactive About Cyber Threats

Experts said that having a reactive approach to cyber threats will prove expensive in the long run.

BlackBerry’s New Phone Z30 To Launch In Middle East Next Week

The new touchscreen device boasts a five-inch display and a 1.7 gigahertz processor.

Prince Alwaleed To Retain Twitter Stake, Sees IPO By Early 2014

The Saudi billionaire invested $300 million in the social media giant in late 2011.

Timeline: The Apple iPhone From Origin To iPhone 5S

Gulf Business traces the lineage of the iPhone 5S back to its initial concept.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal: What Does It Mean For BlackBerry?

Peter Garnry, equity strategist at Saxo Bank, asks what does the Nokia-Microsoft deal mean for the mobile market.

Apple Launches iPhone 5S And $99 iPhone 5C

The new phones will be available in the US from September 20.

iMENA Invests $8m In Hellofood For ME Expansion

iMENA Holdings and Rocket Internet have partnered to invest in the regional operations of Hellofood, a global food ordering service.

iPhone 5S Expected To Launch In UAE By Year-End

Apple’s next generation iPhone is estimated to have a November or December launch in the UAE, say retailers.

Apple iPhone 5S – Leaks And Rumours

Leaked pictures have fuelled speculation that the phone will have a built-in biometric fingerprint scanner.

Du-Google Partnership Aims To Bolster UAE SMEs

Research shows that out of the 200,000 SMEs in the UAE, only 10 per cent have an online presence.

IFA 2013: Panasonic Launches First HDMI 2.0 TV; Sony Unveils Xperia Z1

Tech showcase acts as global launch pad for new products.