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Fitbit to equip NASA employees with wearables to check Covid-19

Health indicators from wearables shown to identify flu-like illnesses before symptoms emerge

Talabat rider

Dubai-based virtual kitchen Sweetheart Kitchen launches loyalty programme

Customers on Zomato and Talabat to be rewarded for orders above Dhs50

Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Saudi Arabia attracts record $152m in startup funding in 2020

Saudi startup ecosystem was the fastest growing in MENA, Magnitt report shows

UFC: McGregor vs Poirier rematch to be aired live on UFC Arabia app, Starzplay and Etisalat e-Life TV

Abu Dhabi Media recently signed a deal with Starzplay to live-stream UFC events across MENA

Dubai Health Authority

Dubai suspends non-urgent elective surgeries for one month

DHA says the directive is to allow health facilities manage Covid-19 cases

Michael Chiesa vs Neil Magny fight in Abu Dhabi to be broadcast live on UFC Arabia app

Welterweight fight will also be aired live on video-on-demand site Starzplay

Energy firm Engie partners with Abu Dhabi on tech-driven sustainability project

Blue Carbon project seeks to rehabilitate Abu Dhabi’s mangrove habitats using drones

How NAMA is advancing gender equity and inclusive socioeconomic growth

Reem BinKaram, Director of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, outlines the role of the entity and its affiliates

Digital art gallery Infinity des Lumières to open at Dubai Mall

Gallery to spread over 2,700 sq. metres and feature works by Van Gogh among others

Nine UAE universities join initiative to boost online education

Programme is led by UAE Ministry of Education and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

Digitalisation of oil and gas could unlock up to $2.6 trillion by 2025: DHL

Growth is expected to be subdued until at least till end 2021, report says

Work 2021: Prepare for a flexible future

Fueled by technology, work will happen anywhere, and employee engagement and productivity will soar

Egypt’s Anubis Gaming wins inaugural Riot Games’ Intel Arabian Cup

More than 22,000 fans tuned in live on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook

UAE announces 1,317 new Covid-19 cases, 655 recoveries, and 5 deaths

The Ministry of Health said an additional 655 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19

Gitex 2020: Data takes centre stage at Veeam’s Gitex showcase

Claude Schuck, regional manager, Middle East at Veeam Software discusses the company’s participation at Gitex 2020

Mubadala

UAE’s Mubadala joins coalition of sovereign wealth funds supporting global climate action

Mubadala has officially become a member of the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds

Physical security and cybersecurity: two sides of the same coin

Physically securing hospitals and facilities is just as important as fortifying IT systems

Saudi banks sign supply chain financing deal with government

The Finance Ministry has partnered with Saudi British Bank, Samba Financial Group and National Commercial Bank

Dubai’s Emirates partners with FlySafair to bolster travel in South Africa

Emirates resumed its operations into Johannesburg and Cape Town on October 1, and Durban on October 8

A sense of purpose: A Fitbit Sense review

Fitbit Sense adds new health tools to the smartwatch brand

Covid-19: Bosch develops “fastest” PCR test in the world

Test for Vivalytic analysis device can return a Covid-19 result in 39 minutes, company says

How digitalisation is disrupting logistics

Amadou Diallo of DHL discusses the four aspects of logistics where technology will have the greatest impact

Why it’s time we digitally transform our approach to mental health and well-being

What options does the digital realm offer businesses who want to look after their employees’ well-being?

TIER begins e-scooter service in Dubai after getting RTA nod

E-scooters with swappable batteries will be deployed in JLT, Downtown, among other areas

Kuwait picks Microsoft Teams for national online education platform

Online education platform to cover 400,000 educators and students across the country

Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Saudi Arabia lays out ambitious national AI strategy

Saudi Arabia lays out ambitious national AI strategy

The X factor: vivo X50 Pro smartphone review

vivo X50 Pro gets it right on camera, design

What you need to know to crowdfund your project

Thanks to crowdfunding platforms, you can now approach the public to finance your project

DIFC

PwC Middle East’s new online platform to address data privacy compliance at DIFC

DIFC data privacy assessment offers reports on current status and ways to improve

Philip Morris International unveils new IQOS Boutique at Dubai Mall

The UAE officially legalised the sale and use of electronic cigarettes in April 2019