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Vodafone, DAMAC to build $100m data centre in this city

Scheduled for completion in 2025, the new facility will feature a capacity of 6 megawatts

DeepFest 2024: Bringing the global AI community to Riyadh

Through diverse tech and AI offerings, the event is accelerating the adoption of technology, as well as transforming Saudi Arabia’s economy

Spotify MD MEA Akshat Harbola

Spotify’s Akshat Harbola is keen to support local talent, read to know more

The managing director for the MENA region and South Asia shares the key trends impacting the streaming platform, inclusive initiatives that are bringing fresh talent to the fore and his strategy to get everyone on Spotify

Riyadh Air announces partnership with Sabre

Riyadh Air, Sabre ink strategic deal, here’s what it involves

Riyadh Air has chosen Sabre’s comprehensive suite of solutions to optimise its network planning and drive revenue growth

UAE allots $200m to fund innovation in developing nations

WGS 2024: UAE launches $200m technology fund for developing nations

The newly launched platform serves as a channel for countries worldwide to tap into the UAE’s technological expertise

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American University of Sharjah, Sui join forces to launch blockchain academy

Sui has also established a Web3 programme at the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development at London Business School

Moussalam Dalati, General Manager, Liferay MEA on how DXPs are enhancing digital experiences in business

8 trends shaping the future of digital experiences in business

Personalised, multi-channel experiences, digital transformation projects, and the growing importance of data analytics and security are driving the digital experiences space

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Bayanat reports 47% revenue growth in 2023, reaches zero-debt position

Bayanat and Yahsat have announced a combined entity, Space42, which will be one of the world’s most valuable publicly listed space companies by market cap

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Presight AI FY2023 net profit rises 5.1% driven by projects, global expansion

Presight AI’s Q4 performance saw revenues jumping by 23.3 per cent and net profit margin reaching 42.1 per cent

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Five ways ‘digital’ consumers are reshaping retail in 2024

Against a backdrop of mounting macroeconomic uncertainty and increasing digitalisation, consumers are seeking out online platforms dedicated to securing the best deals

Amit Midha, Global CEO of Alat

Amit Midha to lead PIF-owned Alat as global CEO

Midha, a seasoned business leader with experience across Asia, the US, India, and Singapore, joins Alat from Dell Technologies

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Alat: PIF’s new advanced tech firm to drive economic shift

Alat aims to create 39,000 direct jobs in Saudi Arabia by 2030, and achieve a direct non-oil GDP contribution of $9.3bn by the same year

Power Letters 2024: Abdallah Abu Sheikh, co-founder and CEO of Astra Tech and Botim

Astra Tech, Botim CEO Abdallah Abu Sheikh on AI’s impact on business

Users can expect more from Botim in 2024, specifically in the AI space, says Sheikh

Power Letters 2024: Caroline Malcolm, VP of Global Public Policy, Chainalysis

Power Letters 2024: Caroline Malcolm, VP of Global Public Policy, Chainalysis

Forward-focused regulation has earned the UAE a coveted position in the global crypto community, making the year ahead a promising one for digital assets

UAE President establishes AI and Advanced Technology Council

UAE President establishes AI and Advanced Technology Council

The council will contribute to the continued development and prosperity of the post-hydrocarbon economy

UAE launches Global TradeTech Sandbox at WEF

The Global TradeTech Sandbox will streamline the interaction between exporters, logistics companies, ports, regulators, and customs officials

Samsung Galaxy S24: Pre-orders now open in UAE

Samsung Galaxy S24: Pre-orders now open in UAE

Samsung customers in UAE can avail pre-order benefits on the latest Galaxy S24 Series, such as free double storage upgrade, one year Samsung Care+ warranty, trade-in benefits and more

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Mobile AI is here: Galaxy S24 launches, features these amazing AI tools

The Galaxy S24 series enables two-way, real-time voice and text translations of phone calls within the native app through Live Translate

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Trends shaping the 2024 jobs landscape in UAE, Saudi Arabia

Better salaries and a better work-life balance, are the top reasons for seeking a job change, as 62 per cent employees consider a job move this year

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Revealed: Here are the Middle East’s most valuable brands

The ranking revealed that Saudi’s Aramco retained its status as the most ‘valuable’ Middle Eastern brand in global ranking, followed by ADNOC and stc

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Power Letters 2024: Naim Yazbeck, general manager, Microsoft UAE

We are committed to helping the UAE realise the potential of the Microsoft Cloud to add $39bn to the UAE economy and generate almost 100,000 jobs

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Insights: Here’s how to fight fraud with tokenisation

As financial services become more sophisticated, so do the fraudulent techniques used by scammers. But this is where tokenisation can make a difference

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Dubai: e& enterprise partners with Fils to introduce carbon offsets

This initiative aligns with e& enterprise’s commitment to promoting green business models

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How digital ID is unlocking Saudi Arabia’s vision for smarter cities

With a burgeoning ecosystem of over 100 fintech companies and a thriving array of digital wallets and services such as STC Pay, UrPay, and Friendi Pay, the kingdom is making significant strides towards diversifying its economy

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Stay competitive in a chaotic 2024: Here’s how to build corporate resilience

Navigating a dynamic global economy requires a proactive strategy that not only helps endure disruptions but empowers firms to stay resilient in adversity

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UAE consumers worried about application failure during holiday season: Report

From staying connected with loved ones, to managing finances, consumers will heavily rely on diverse applications during their celebrations

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Oracle targets training 50,000 Saudis in AI, latest tech

The training is set to form part of an initiative called ‘Mostaqbali’ (My Future), and will be supervised by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

Abu Dhabi launches free Hala Wi-Fi across emirate

Abu Dhabi launches free Hala Wi-Fi across emirate

The initiative is provided in collaboration with UAE service providers and offers public Wi-Fi coverage in various locations

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COP28: Microsoft’s Naim Yazbeck on leveraging data, tech to drive sustainability

Microsoft UAE’s general manager shares how UAE organisations can embrace ‘sustainable’ possibilities presented by technology and tells us about the company’s participation at COP28

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Here’s why Saudi’s IT services growth is fastest in MEA – IDC

Mega projects in the kingdom, together with renewed digitalisation efforts, are spurring on a whole new era of IT services growth for the country, says the IDC.