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UAE’s first holographic surgery carried out at Burjeel Medical City

Surgeons from 13 different countries assisted by HoloLens 2 from Microsoft

Dubai’s Emaar Properties posts 58% slump in net profit for 2020

Emaar now has a total sales backlog of Dhs36.677bn, of which Dhs24.738bn is in the UAE

Saudi STC Pay introduces contactless cards

Visa card for use at point of sale, e-commerce and ATM withdrawals

Saudi gaming scene attracts new investment

Webedia Esports Agency announces acquisition of SaudiGamer.com

Sheikh Mohammed tweets first picture of Mars taken by Hope Probe

The image of the red planet was captured 25,000 kilometres above its surface

FlexxPay raises $3m in pre-series A round to enhance technology platform

FlexxPay is currently available in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and will be launched in Bahrain next month

Workplace 2.0: How digital transformation will drive a hybrid era

Digital transformation saved multiple businesses from untimely demise; it will also drive in the new era of the hybrid workplace

Fitbit to equip NASA employees with wearables to check Covid-19

Health indicators from wearables shown to identify flu-like illnesses before symptoms emerge

The SME loan journey: How can it be made easier?

Banks and financial institutions must opt for online credit process with automated elements – offered by companies such as Comarch – to ensure they meet the current market needs

South Korean Bespin Global to set up regional HQ, R&D centre at Abu Dhabi’s Hub71

Abu Dhabi Investment Office to offer financial and non-financial incentives to Bespin Global

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 community passes 100 startups

Hub71-based startups have raised Dhs185m since its launch in March 2019

DXB Entertainments posts net loss of Dhs2.7bn for 2020

The company reported revenues of Dhs144m for the year ended December 31, 2020, 71 per cent lower than Dhs491m in 2019

UAE Hope Probe achieves historic milestone, successfully enters Mars orbit

The UAE becomes the fifth country to reach the red planet

Saudi Arabia, Philips partner to advance AI in healthcare

SDAIA and Philips to set up AI Knowledge Hub to boost AI talent

UAE Space Agency picks winners for inaugural Arab Space Pioneers Programme

UAE Hope probe is scheduled to enter Mars orbit on February 9

Lenovo extends lead in UAE x86 server market: IDC

Lenovo market share grew from 25% in Q2 2020 to 28% in Q3 2020

Dubai-based LetsTango.com partners with Aramex to market Thai products

Aramex will leverage its logistics network to reach more businesses and consumers

Digital transformation: How technology can help change the face of ‘after-sales’ service centres

Moving service operations to technologically sound platforms helps to improve customer connect and become a key driver of success

Three steps for smart cities to unlock their full IoT potential

There has been an exponential increase of smart city developments in the Middle East

Powered by people: An OPPO perspective

Having a strong and capable team that is highly motivated is a critical factor for success in the current situation

In pictures: Landmarks across UAE, region turn red for Hope Probe’s imminent arrival to Mars

The UAE is poised to become only the 5th country ever to enter Mars’ orbit

Lenovo PC sales in GCC expand 12.2% in 2020

Lenovo captured 26.5 per cent of the GCC PC market share in Q4 2020

Digital money: Cryptocurrencies becoming more institutional, less obscure

The positive sentiment in the crypto space relies on increased mainstream adoption, as well as on successful developments of technological infrastructure

Revealed: LinkedIn unveils most ‘in-demand’ jobs, skills in UAE

Specialised medical professionals, digital content freelancers, professional and personal coaches, are among the pick of the jobs

HR technology firm Darwinbox raises $15m in new funding, eyes Middle East expansion

Investment round led Salesforce Ventures, with Sequoia and Lightspeed participating

Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe: All you need to know

The metal piece of the probe is decorated with the phrase ‘The power of hope shortens the distance between earth and sky’, the UAE flag and the slogan ‘The impossible is possible’

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Invest in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed launches ‘Invest in Dubai’ platform to ease process of establishing businesses

The centralised portal offers services such as commercial licensing in which government permits and approvals can be obtained without the need to physically visit any service centre

Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon

He will hand day-to-day control to Andy Jassy, his longtime head of Amazon Web Services

Apple leads in global smartphone shipments in Q4 of 2020: IDC

Apple ships 90.1 million iPhones in Q4 for 23.4% market share

Google and Ford sign partnership for connected vehicle technology

Ford has also named Google Cloud its preferred cloud provider