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Apple Watch Reviews: Sleek, Stylish But Not For Everyone

The wearable device has been criticised for being over-priced and for having a very short battery life.

Five Minutes With.. Hussein Oteifa, General Manager, SES Middle East

Hussein Oteifa, GM at satellite provider SES Middle East, explains how data connectivity is important for economic growth.

Dubai-Based Souq.com Plans 3-Day Mega Sale, Expects 7m Visitors

The sale, set to run from March 29-31, will have 2,500 product deals on offer.

Souq.com Opens Up To Retailers With API

The new API will boost e-commerce in the region, according to the company.

Twitter To Open Dubai Office

The website has a constantly growing user base with 76 per cent of social media users in the Middle East and North Africa region using it regularly.

UAE Chauffeur Car App Careem Acquires Moroccon Start-Up Taxiii

The new service, called Careem Morocco, will begin services on March 26 in Rabat and Casablanca.

Video: HTC One M9 To Launch By End-March In UAE, Full-Gold Model To Debut In ME

The flagship phone, featuring a 20MP main camera, will be priced at Dhs2,749.

Microsoft Launches Lumia 532 In The UAE

The affordable smartphone phone will be priced at Dhs385 in the UAE and come with a number of free accessories.

UAE-Based YahClick Inks Deal With South Africa’s SKA Project

The deal will see YahClick provide data services to the SKA project, an international initiative to build the world’s largest radio telescope.

Smartphone Maker InnJoo Plots 1m MEA Sales In 2015, Reveals New Device

InnJoo, which launched in the Middle East last year in partnership with e-commerce site Souq.com, has sold 300,000 devices over the last six months.

Blocked Online, ISIL Supporters Launch CaliphateBook

The site 5elafabook.com, which resembled Facebook but appeared unfinished, went live on Sunday then went offline again a day later.

Apple Debuts $17,000 Watch, Some Waiting For Killer App

Investors and analysts agreed that Apple would sell millions to fans but questioned whether it had a “killer app” that would engage a broader audience.

Video: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Hands On

A brief look at Samsung’s new flagship smartphone.

Snapchat Management Holds Talks With Saudi’s Prince Alwaleed

Prince Alwaleed has previously made investments in technology brands including Twitter and Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com.

Apple’s Rivals Hope Its Watch Will Boost Their Own Wearable Tech

Apple’s new Watch is expected to be launched at an event announced this week.

Ex Apple CEO’s Obi Mobile Plans Global Expansion, New LTE Smartphones

The budget smartphone brand plans to expand to all the GCC countries and markets in Africa, South East Asia and Latin America in the coming months.

BlackBerry Unveils New Mid-Market Leap Smartphone

The phone, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, would hit stores in US and European markets around April and be priced around $275.

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge To Launch In UAE In April

The S6 is expected to priced between Dhs2,700 and Dhs2,800 while the S6 Edge will range between Dhs3,000 and Dhs3,200.

Sony Unveils Z4 Tablet And Mid-Range M4 Aqua Smartphone, But No Flagship

Sony said the M4 Aqua smartphone represented a renewed focus on the mid-range segment.

Dubizzle Confirms 12 Dubai-Based Staff Let Go As Part Of Restructuring

The company cut down the jobs as a result of its transition from a “local to a regional business”, it said.

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Smartphones

The South Korean manufacturer has released two versions of its latest flagship device, one utilising curved screen technology.

Top 10 Most Popular Smartphones In UAE In Q4 2014

Apple’s iPhone 5s continues to top the list, according to the latest figures released by the UAE’s telecoms regulator TRA.

Lenovo Website Breached, Hacker Group Lizard Squad Claims Responsibility

Although consumer data was not likely compromised by the attack, the breach was the second security-related black eye for Lenovo in a matter of days.

Microsoft Launches Gold Editions Of Lumia 830, 930 In UAE

The 830 will be priced at Dhs1,349, while the 930 will cost Dhs1,799 and both will be available from this week.

Ex-Apple CEO-Backed Obi Mobiles Says Has 4.3% UAE Marketshare

The brand launched in the UAE six months ago and its current portfolio includes eight smartphone models.

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan’s Twitter Followers Cross 1m

Sheikh Hamdan is now the second most followed leader in the UAE on Twitter after Dubai’s Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

UAE Named Second Largest Market For M-commerce

Almost 57 per cent of online shoppers in the UAE made a purchase via a smartphone in the last 12 months, a new study says.

LinkedIn Launches In Arabic, Hopes to Increase MENA Presence

The professional networking site has over 14 million users in the MENA region at present.

UAE’s JadoPado Expands, Sees Local E-Commerce Hit $12bn By 2018

The online retailer has expanded into a marketplace, and will host sellers from around the world.

Online Food Delivery Firm Foodpanda Acquires UAE’s 24h.ae

Food delivery business 24h.ae, founded in 2011, will continue with the current management and team.