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American University of Sharjah students win this year’s James Dyson Award UAE edition

Touch smart ring identifies colour of clothing or can read the small text on a label

UAE telecom regulator RTA allocates new 5G frequencies

Frequencies in the 24.25 – 27.5 GHz range allows UAE operators expand 5G services

The digital dilemma — is technology a force for good or evil for employee wellbeing

Catherine Darroue assesses the impact of technology on employees’ health and well-being

HSBC Bank, Mastercard partner to promote sustainable communities

Mastercard and HSBC will aim to develop an approach to green financing around sustainable infrastructure projects in net zero cities

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

DDoS attacks against online education escalate amid Covid-19 pandemic

Kaspersky says DDoS attacks increased by 350 per cent year on year in H1 2020

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank enables contactless payments with virtual POS terminal

ADCB’s digital solution is the third such launch in a week in the UAE

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

Delivery Hero picks Mastercard to digitise payments across MENA

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

Huawei mobile app store attracts 1.6 million developers

CBD app available on Huawei app store, joining DEWA, RTA, Talabat and others

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

Microsoft Word

Microsoft rolls out transcription service for Word

The service is only available for English audio and text

Only 25% of EMEA businesses have digitised their customer service delivery: study

ServiceNow says Covid-19 will accelerate digital transformation in customer service

Dynamic opens new aviation training facility in Dubai

The centre in Dubai South provides comprehensive training for aircrew, and other aviation personnel

Etihad ESCO joins Moro Hub to boost Smart City capabilities

Etihad ESCO will now benefit from Moro Hub’s digital, cloud and secured services

Canon data leaked by Maze ransomware group

Canon appears to have refused to pay ransom

ADNOC Distribution

ADNOC Distribution net profit dips 22.4% in H1 2020

Its revenue for H1 2020 stood at Dhs7.95bn, down 22.6 per cent from Dhs10.27bn year-on-year

Dubai online retailer Noon to launch a ‘fair’ food delivery platform

Alabbar says the F&B sector has been held ransom by food aggregator platforms

Oman extends Eid Al Adha holidays until August 6

Earlier, Oman had announced a five-day holiday from July 30 until August 3

Update: Garmin yet to recover after ransomware attack

Ransomware attacks are increasing in their frequency and intensity

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 254 cases; 1,099 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE remains unchanged at 342

WHO declares Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic as cases outside China soar

The number of cases worldwide have crossed 120,000 while the death toll has gone over 4,300

Abu Dhabi insurer steps in to help NMC Health pay salaries

Daman is reportedly speeding up payments to Abu Dhabi-based NMC to help it pay salaries and clear other invoices

MENA’s ‘Internet of Medical Things’ to reach $9bn by 2022 – report

Internet of Medical Things’ global market, valued at $41.2bn in 2017, is expected to increase to $158.1bn in 2022

Domestic workers above 60 can continue working in the UAE

The ministry has permitted renewal of employment contracts subject to specific approvals.

Saudi’s Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical reportedly in IPO talks with banks

The potential listing in Riyadh could value the company at $2.5bn

Zomato to offer 26 weeks paid parental leave to both women and men

The policy will be rolled out across all of its offices globally

World Government Summit to take place during Expo 2020

The gathering will take place between November 22-25, 2020, and is expected to draw 100,000 participants

World’s largest offshore oil platforms inaugurated in UAE

Umm Lulu Gas Treatment Plant weighs 32,000 metric tonnes, and will be based at the Umm Lulu Field in the Arabian Gulf

Gulf countries reject US recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli

GCC nations said the territory was occupied Arab land, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE adding that the move is an impediment to peace