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Facebook To Buy Virtual Reality Goggles Maker For $2bn

The acquisition comes soon after Facebook’s $19 billion deal for messaging service WhatsApp.

Pictures: HTC Unveils New Flagship Phone, HTC One M8

HTC’s latest handset boasts a new dual camera lens on the rear of the device.

Yahoo Maktoob Redesigns Homepage, Boosts ME Football Coverage

The company recently launched an Arabic football app and the Yahoo Fantasy Premier League in Arabic.

Dubai-Based Souq.com Raises $75m Funding From Naspers

The e-commerce site will invest the amount in boosting technology and improving its mobile offering.

New Affordable Nokia X With Android Apps Launches In The UAE

Priced at Dhs439, the device is part of the new Nokia X family of affordable smartphones.

Google Plans Voice-Controlled Smartwatches To Track Heart Rates

The Android Wear project is open to software makers to create apps for the watches.

Apple Replaces iPad 2 With iPad 4, Launches Cheaper iPhone 5C

Apple discontinued the iPad 4 last year when it launched its current flagship tablet, the iPad Air.

New Online Platform Wants To Take On YouTube

Wonder PL is backed by Universal Music Group, Qualcomm Ventures and former Apple executive Pascal Cagni.

Microsoft’s CEO May Unveil Office For iPad On March 27

Microsoft gives up some $2.5 billion a year in revenue by keeping Office off the iPad, analysts estimate.

IBM Says It Has Not Given Client Data To The U.S. Government

Reports on Wednesday alleged the US government used websites to break into computers.

Tablet Shipments To Middle East, Africa Up 111% In Q4 2013

A total of 3.45 million units were shipped to the region during the final quarter of 2013, according to IDC.

All You Need To Know About The Sony Xperia Z2

Izzat Kittaneh, business director MEA, Sony Mobile Communications, discloses details about the Xperia Z2, set to hit shelves next month.

Sony Reveals Xperia Z2 Launch Date

The manufacturer’s latest premium device will be launched roughly six months after its predecessor the Z1.

Around 181 Firms Join TECOM’s ICT Cluster In 2013

Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone recorded strong growth in 2013, TECOM said.

In-Room IPads For Address Hotels’ Guests

New tech move allows guests to access hotel services and make spa, golf and movie bookings

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Launches Dhs1.1bn Smart City Project

The project in Dubai will span an area of 150,000 square metres.

Apple’s iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 Remain UAE’s Popular Smartphones

The number of smartphones registered on the UAE’s networks rose by 10 per cent last year, according to official figures.

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 And Galaxy Gear

The phone includes all the features that debuted on the Samsung Galaxy S4 including Air Gesture, Air View and Smart Scroll.

Dubai’s Ruler Unveils Strategy For ‘Smart City’ Initiative

The strategy includes 100 initiatives in transport, communications, infrastructure, electricity and urban planning.

Yahoo To Stop User Access Of Services With Facebook, Google IDs

Users will need Yahoo accounts to access services such as Fantasy Sports and photo-sharing site Flickr.

SAP MENA Expands Mobility Unit, Signs Deals With STC, Etisalat

The enterprise solutions provider signed deals with STC and Etisalat at the Mobile World Congress.

Apple CEO Promises New Products, Says Apple TV No Longer A “Hobby”

The $99 Apple TV set-top box racked up $1 billion in sales in the past year, he said.

BlackBerry Launches Two New Smartphones, New Enterprise Service

The Z3 will be launched in Indonesia in April, while the Q20 will have a global launch before the end of this year.

Lenovo To Complete Motorola Buy In 6-9 Months – CEO

Lenovo will acquire Motorola from Google for $2.9 billion.

Samsung Galaxy 5 Releases In Dubai On April 11– Eros CEO

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5, the latest generation smartphone in its flagship series, during the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona on Monday.

Glowork And Mihnati.com Partner To Boost Saudi Employment

Strategic partnership aims to support Saudis looking to find work.

Cloud To Transform Automotive Industry

Cloud connected cars will transform consumer interactions with vehicles, according to Continental.

WhatsApp To Add Voice Calls To Its Service -CEO

WhatsApp and its competitors have punched a hole in telecom operators’ revenue in recent years by offering a free alternative to text messaging.

IBM Invests $1 Billion In Cloud Software

Tech giant aims to develop the hybrid cloud ecosystem.

Samsung Launches Galaxy S5 At Mobile World Congress

The phone will be available for sale globally from April 11.