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Over 2,000 UAE teachers join ‘Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts’ rank

UAE educators make up one in 10 out of 20,000 worldwide

Kuwait picks Microsoft Teams for national online education platform

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

Are underwater datacentres the future of cloud storage?

Microsoft’s underwater datacentre experiment shows promise

How Covid-19 compressed years of digital transformation into months: lessons from Microsoft

Sayed Hashish, general manager, Microsoft UAE, tells Gulf Business how technology will continue to play an active role in hybrid working beyond the onset of this decade

Microsoft to upskill UAE nationals in new Emiratisation initiative

Microsoft signs MoU with Dubai Government Human Resources Department under its Tomoh programme

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Oracle wins deal for TikTok’s US operations

A deal between ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, and Oracle will look more like a corporate restructuring than an outright sale, sources said

UAE-based insurer Daman deploys Covid-19 AI bot with Microsoft

The Daman Health Bot offers general medical information and recommendations for Covid-19

TikTok sale in key western markets imminent: reports

Microsoft, Walmart, Twitter and Oracle have made bids for TikTok

Apple can block Fortnite from its app store, judge rules

Court however orders Apple to restore Unreal Engine

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Microsoft sides with Epic Games in legal fight against Apple

The App Store forces applications and games on it to use its exclusive in-app payment system

TikTok to challenge Trump’s executive order in court: reports

US government claims TikTok users data could be accessed by Chinese government

Oracle joins bid to acquire TikTok as US ban looms

Oracle joins early front runners Microsoft and Twitter in bid to buy video-sharing site

Dubai Tourism taps Microsoft Azure for information sharing platforms

Dubai Tourism College runs online learning Microsoft Teams

Microsoft targets zero-waste operations by 2030

Microsoft aims to eliminate single-use plastics from its packaging by 2025

Microsoft to launch cloud mobile gaming service in September, to cost $15

Microsoft xCloud available in select markets from 15 September on Android

Microsoft talks to acquire TikTok to continue after Trump’s about-turn

US President agrees to 45-day window for negotiations between Microsoft and ByteDance

Amazon’s ‘Everything for you sale’ to begin on July 21

Prime members will get exclusive 12-hour early access to deals from 12pm on July 20

Revealed: Top 10 tech executives in the MENA region

Technologies such as AI are shifting the way the world works, with the Middle East region striving to be at the forefront of this new era. As public and private sector organisations embark on digital transformation strategies, we highlight the regional executives leading this technological revolution

Microsoft to upskill 25 million people worldwide amid virus recovery

The new global skills initiative includes immediate steps to help those looking to reskill and pursue an in-demand job, combining resources from LinkedIn, GitHub and Microsoft

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Microsoft permanently closes all but four retail stores worldwide

Microsoft’s digital storefronts reportedly reach more than 1.2 billion people every month

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AI and jobs: The ethical question that companies face

As businesses implement AI, questions arise on the future of their workforce. Should they replace human employees with technology? A recently opened Microsoft AI Business School outlines how companies can approach the topic of AI and ethics

The power of integrating AI models into HR departments

Does the implementation of AI as a routine part of HR department operations mean that a company’s human workforce will eventually be trimmed?

Why regional executives should consider AI education

The process of implementing AI in organisations is a complex one and requires the right kind of training, says Microsoft, which has launched its AI Business School

How AI can be a net generator of jobs in the GCC

Artificial intelligence presents great challenges to regional governments, but also opportunities for job creation

How adopting AI can help GCC firms to boost profits

Artificial intelligence is expected to disrupt economies around the world, but how can we ensure that its impact is positive on the bottom line?

How AI will create the digital oilfields of the future in the GCC

New AI technologies are set to revolutionise the region’s oil and gas sector

Tech giant Microsoft has big plans for AI in the GCC region

The company has already partnered with several organisations in the region to introduce AI applications

How will the mobilisation of AI impact jobs in the GCC?

Artificial intelligence will create challenges and opportunities for workers in the region