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Amazon Web Services to open data centres in the UAE

The new cloud infrastructure region is set to launch in the first half of 2022

Dubai tech startup Zeta raises $250m to accelerate growth

The investment values Zeta at $1.45bn

Dubai’s DMCC opens its new Crypto Centre for crypto, blockchain businesses

The DMCC Crypto Centre aims to be a hub for the development and application of crypto and blockchain technologies

M&A: How technology can help integrate increasingly complex business models

Driving real value from a merger or an acquisition lies within the integration and orchestration of the IT estate

How to build and grow a profitable e-commerce business in Dubai

Listen to industry heavyweights discuss how to take advantage of Dubai’s booming e-commerce sector

Why closing the digital divide is key to long-term prosperity

Upskilling and empowering workers today can make up for the talent pipeline bottleneck

The future of wealthtech in the GCC

Older generations are also becoming more exposed to technology solutions that commoditise product offerings

GCC countries should prioritise economies, citizens and innovation in a post-Covid world

GCC governments need to pursue an aspirational future and bring it to life in a holistic and integrated way

Women launch civil case following Twitter comments insulting Emiratis

Twitter opens applications for ‘blue-check’ verification

All applications will be reviewed by a human, and users can re-apply after a 30-day wait if they are denied

Abdulmajeed Alsukhan Tamara

Saudi fintech Tamara eyes expansion into new products following $110m funding

Tamara, which claims to be Saudi Arabia’s fastest-growing BNPL provider, allows consumers new ways to pay online

Bitcoin fluctuates around $40,000 as Musk-fuelled rally collapses

The cryptocurrency is now down around 40 per cent from its record of almost $65,000 set in April

Abu Dhabi launches new healthcare app for international patients

The participating hospitals include Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Tawam Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City and Burjeel Hospital

Etisalat to support Abu Dhabi’s small and medium businesses’ in digital quest

The UAE’s SMB sector represents more than 94 percent of the total number of companies operating across the country

Dubai’s Emirates inks agreement with Huawei to strengthen relationship

The companies aim to build on their earlier agreement inked last year

First Saudi tech startup that could go public picks HSBC for IPO

Jahez has also been expanding in other areas such as last-mile logistics and cloud kitchens

Dubai fintech Mamo raises $8m in pre-series A funding

The funding will be used initially on developing the company’s service offerings

DEWA to provide free charging to non-commercial electric vehicles in Dubai under new initiative

As of February 2021, the number of electric cars in Dubai has increased to 2,473

Abu Dhabi taxis to now accept PayBy digital payments

Drivers will receive payment success incentives to promote the new cashless transactions

Elon Musk’s bitcoin concerns sink crypto-linked stocks

Bitcoin plunged as much as 15 per cent, sinking to as low as $46,045, before trimming the decline

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Dubai to host 72nd International Astronautical Congress in October

The UAE is the first Arab country ever to host the event which is the world’s largest space conference

OPPO X 2021

OPPO X 2021 rollable concept mobile showcased in the UAE

It features a continuously variable OLED display that measures 6.7 inches when retracted and 7.4 inches when fully expanded

Moro Hub Huawei dewa data centre

Moro Hub partners with Huawei to build Middle East’s largest solar-powered data centre

Located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, it will be the largest solar-powered Uptime TIER III-Certified Data Centre in the Middle East and Africa

Google startup accelerator

Google opens registrations to MENA tech startups for accelerator programme

The three-month long programme will commence in mid-July 2021 and is for ‘Seed to Series’ startups in the region

UAE’s Mashreq to use Oracle’s Transaction Banking platform

The platform is expected to help Mashreq respond more efficiently to the funding needs of local businesses and address capital diversification too

Expo 2020 Dubai Cisco

Expo 2020 Dubai: Cisco to provide high-speed wifi coverage

More than 9,000 access points are being deployed across the site for blanket wifi coverage

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UAE researchers sequence genome of 2,000-year-old extinct date palm tree

The research on the Judean date palms was undertaken by a team at the New York University Abu Dhabi in partnership with entities in Israel and France

Data Security cyberattacks

Cyberattacks on UAE small businesses up 183% in 2020 – report

Help AG says that these attacks, known as Distributed Denial of Service, have affected businesses across sectors including oil, healthcare and telecom

Anghami

UAE-based Anghami launches Live Radio feature

Anghami also plans to launch a Premium Live Radio feature in which users can send token and gifts to artists and creators

Self-driving platform ekar integrates with CarPro to enable 500,000 rental cars

The partnership aims to enable car rental companies in over 40 countries to digitally rent their fleet using ekar Mobility OS

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Abu Dhabi gets Arab world’s first electromagnetic compatibility labs

The facility includes three laboratories: an EMC semi-anechoic chamber, a pulsed power laboratory, and a low-noise emanation lab