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WhatsApp Worth More Than $19bn – Facebook CEO

Mark Zuckerberg says WhatsApp is an extremely valuable company.

Sony Launches Four Products At Mobile World Congress

Xperia Z2 and M2 smartphones are designed to enhance connectivity and clarity

What Can We Expect At Mobile World Congress 2014?

Samsung is expected to launch the new Galaxy S5, while new releases can also be anticipated from HTC and LG.

Facebook Acquires Messaging Service WhatsApp For $19bn

The social networking site says the move is aimed at accelerating growth in both the companies.

UAE Launches $1m Competition To Invent Unmanned Drones

The winner of the international competition will be announced in May 2014.

One-Third Of UAE Users Experience Mobile Device Theft – Survey

The majority of phone users in the UAE store important personal and official data on their mobile devices, according to a new survey.

Top Tech Trends In The Middle East

Video mega trends and machine-to-machine connections feature among the key regional tech trends, finds new Cisco study.

Arabic DotShabaka Website Suffix Goes Live

Dubai telecom firm Etisalat has already adopted the new web ending.

TRA Launches Official mGovernment Portal

The portal will make various government services available on mobile phones.

Microsoft Appoints Insider As CEO

Indian-born Satya Nadella replaces Steve Ballmer who said he would step down in August 2013

Does Apple Need A Flagship Store In The UAE?

With rivals such as Samsung promoting themselves heavily in the country, the US giant may have to step up its presence.

Online Video Key To Monetising News Content

Brightcove CMO suggests online video is the solution for media companies looking to monetise their online offering.

UAE’s TRA To Verify Official Government Twitter Accounts

The campaign aims to provide the public with authenticated source of news and information.

Over One Billion Smartphones Shipped In 2013, Samsung Leads

Smartphones accounted for 55.1 per cent of all mobile phone shipments last year, says IDC.

UAE Education Ministry Launches Tech Hub With Etisalat

The ‘Etisalat Education Technology Centre’ will be used to focus on research and development.

Review: Jabra Motion

The Bluetooth and NFC enabled wireless headset is flexible and sleek.

Five Reasons For SMEs To Join Social Media

Fatima el Malki, social media manager at Active PR, explains why it is critical for SMEs to be on social media.

Samsung, Just Falafel, GEMS Join Forces For Startup Initiative

The ‘Launching People’ initiative aims to help transform ideas into reality in four areas – fashion, education, invention and start-ups.

Lenovo Launches First LTE Smartphone, Vibe Z, In UAE

The phone, priced at Dhs1999, will be available in the country by the end of February.

97% Of UAE’s HNWIs Use Social Media

A study shows 73 per cent of them prefer LinkedIn over Facebook or Twitter.

Online Banking Users Warned About New Threat

A new malicious Trojan called Neverquest is designed to steals usernames and passwords to online bank accounts, says Kaspersky.

10 Hot Consumer Trends For 2014

Anders Lindblad, president of Ericsson Region Middle East, says our bodies will become our new passwords.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Rumours Begin

The phone will reportedly debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this February.

Dubai’s Ruler Ranks 7 Among World Leaders Using Twitter

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has over 2.4 million followers on Twitter.

Abu Dhabi’s ATIC To Invest Up To $10bn In U.S. Chip Plant

ATIC is controlled by Abu Dhabi state investment fund Mubadala and owns GlobalFoundries.

Internet Privacy Tops IT Security Concerns In 2014

Recent revelations from the NSA scandal and the rising number of cyberthreats have exacerbated online privacy concerns.

Apple’s iPhone 5 Is UAE’s Most Popular Smartphone – TRA

iPhone 5 had a marketshare of 2.8 per cent in the third quarter, slightly higher than Samsung’s Galaxy S3.

Top 10 Google Search Terms In The UAE

Ramadan 2013, Gangnam Style and smartphones’ search queries top Google 2013 trending list for the UAE.

MENA Governments Urged To Develop Mobile Apps

Governments in the region must create well-designed apps that allow citizens to connect frequently and directly with them, says study.

How To Market Yourself In The Digital Era

It is important to identify your goal for being online, says Joumana Hage, senior strategic planner at creative solutions company CHEIL.