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Twitter Shares Found Suitable For Islamic Investment

The social media company’s share price soared in last week’s New York Stock Exchange debut after a $1.8 billion initial public offer.

Prototype CEO: Why Your Company Needs Mobile Apps

Alexander Rauser, CEO of mobile application builder Prototype Interactive, shared his insights on the industry in the Middle East with Gulf Business.

Sony Launches Wearable Action Cam

The new video camera allows hands-off recording with a wristwatch remote.

Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi Launches Concierge App

The app, developed by Evolvin Networks, is believed to be a first for Abu Dhabi.

Gulf’s Tech Market “White Open Field” – Dell President

Marius Haas, president of Enterprise Solutions at Dell, spoke exclusively to Gulf Business at Gitex Technology Week 2013.

BBM Welcomes Over 20 Million New Users In First Week

BBM community grows to more than 80 million active users across BlackBerry, Android and iPhone devices globally.

Samsung Unveils Dhs2,499 Gold Galaxy S4 In UAE

The Korean company is launching two gold editions of the feature-packed Galaxy S4.

The Business Of Securing The Web – Kaspersky Interview

Garry Kondakov, chief sales, marketing & support officer at internet security firm Kaspersky Lab, talks increased IT security awareness, B2B and B2C trends and expansion plans in the Middle East.

UAE Has Highest Malware Infection Rate In ME

Around 20 per cent of businesses in the Middle East experienced an average of three security breaches in the last 12 months.

Nokia Unveils First Windows Tablet, Lumia 2520, In Abu Dhabi

The phone manufacturer also launched two new Lumia smartphones and three new Asha models.

SAP Cashes In On Cloud And In-Memory Computing

SAP’s early adoption of cloud and in-memory computing has helped the company stay ahead of the game in the Middle East.

BlackBerry Launches BBM For Android, iOS Users

The service will be rolled out in a phased manner to ensure a “smooth” customer experience, said the company.

Cloud Computing In Middle East ‘Here To Stay’

Valerio Romano, managing director of Technology Consulting at Accenture, speaks exclusively to Gulf Business.

UAE Residents See Rise In Financial Cyber Threats

Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting bank accounts of individuals since they get direct access to the money.

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan To Oversee Smart City Project

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed has also appointed a senior 10-member committee to work on the technology project.

Etisalat, Google Partner to Launch Tutorial Videos In UAE

Duroosi tutorial videos will facilitate smart learning through social media tools.

Apple’s New iPad 5 Expected to Launch In UAE By Year End

The California company is launching the device on October 22 and local retailers say the official UAE launch may take place either by the end of this year or by early 2014.

LIVE: Updates From Gitex 2013

Gulf Business brings you all the news from the region’s biggest ICT event.

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.