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GCC countries eye multi-billion AI opportunity

Regional artificial intelligence centre of excellence proposed

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UAE’s Pure Harvest to open $30m facility in Kuwait to supply retailer Sultan Center

The farm will supply many varieties of tomatoes, vine crops, leafy greens and berries and is expected to open next year

How digital transformation enabled Al Salam Bank Bahrain to weather the Covid-19 storm

Rafik Nayed, group CEO, Al Salam Bank Bahrain, discusses the bank’s digital strategy in the Covid era with Gulf Business

Tpay Mobile to develop in-app purchases platform for Huawei in MEA

Direct Carrier Billing offers Huawei users to pay for apps and services through their mobile phone number

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BMW Middle East to organise esports training sessions throughout September

The series provides esports enthusiasts and casual gamers an opportunity to learn different aspects of gaming from professionals in a private one-on-one setting

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RTA begins using machine learning in planning bus routes in Dubai

The RTA aims to revamp 158 routes used by 2,158 buses in Dubai

UAE-based insurer Daman deploys Covid-19 AI bot with Microsoft

The Daman Health Bot offers general medical information and recommendations for Covid-19

Cloud security training gets boost in the GCC

SANS Institute avails cloud security and certification training courses for the region

Dubai Economy facilitates partnerships between Emirates Cooperative Society, fulfilment partners to ease online shopping

The fulfilment partners will showcase up to 4,000 products of Emirates Cooperative Society, as well as deliver them to customers within 60-90 minute from the time of purchase

How adaptive data centres have risen through the ranks

With rapid growth in data volumes, data centres have also evolved to offer flexible options to a wide range of customers and industries

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How digitally mature regional firms are leveraging technology to capitalise on greater opportunities

The technology, consumer and financial sectors boasted the highest proportion of entities that are digitally most mature

How video conferencing app Zoom achieved peak awareness in the UAE

Video conferencing app Zoom is looking to address security concerns as UAE users top one million

AstroLabs eases business set-up in Saudi Arabia with new portal

Setupinsaudi.com lists a setup process and information on requirements

Intel unveils 11th Gen Intel Core processors, new Evo architecture

Tiger Lake chipsets come with Intel Iris Xe graphics for better content creation, gaming

New coding and computer programming school to open in Abu Dhabi

The campus of 42 Abu Dhabi will open in February 2021

UAE-based SellAnyCar.com expands into Saudi Arabia

Used cars online platform launches Kayishha in KSA following $35m cash infusion

UAE e-commerce platform Awok shuts shop after securing $30m funding

The global economic downturn was cited as the reason

Kaspersky avails cyber security training online as Covid-19 restricts in-person instruction

Continuous education seen as essential to keep IT security teams ready and effective

Apple to offer contact tracing without Covid-19 app

Exposure Notifications Express (ENE) is available with iOS 13.7 update

Commercial Bank of Kuwait taps Thales for contactless payment technology

Thales technology will digitise credit and debit cards available on CBK app

Abu Dhabi Investment Office Invest in Israel

Abu Dhabi Investment Office and Invest in Israel outline upcoming areas of collaboration

The collaboration will focus on innovation and technology

Delivery Hero picks Mastercard to digitise payments across MENA

The project spans the GCC, Jordan and Egypt for Talabat, HungerStation and Zomato

Amazon receives FAA approval for drone delivery trials in US

Approval comes as Amazon’s business surges due to Covid-19

Delma Exchange picks BIOS Middle East for cloud hosting

Delma Exchange turns IT Infrastructure from CAPEX to OPEX

Livestreaming app Bigo Live to sponsor Saudi gamers

Up to 3,000 gamers in the Middle East to benefit from incentive package

Etisalat’s Help AG launches zero trust security service for remote workforce

Help AG HPA delivered in a per-user per-month subscription model

UAE leads the GCC in economic diversification efforts – report

UAE ranks 16th in global rankings for ease of doing business

TikTok sale in key western markets imminent: reports

Microsoft, Walmart, Twitter and Oracle have made bids for TikTok

Delivery Hero acquires Dubai-based InstaShop for $360m to expand into grocery delivery

InstaShop operates in five countries with over 1,500 vendors on its platform

Huawei launches Watch Fit sports smartwatch, to retail for Dhs399

Watch Fit expands Huawei smartwatch line-up to the fitness arena