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EMPG and OLX Group merge MENA and South Asia operations to form $1bn Dubai-based tech company

With this merger, OLX has become EMPG’s largest single shareholder with 39 per cent of shares

How can UAE wealth managers stay relevant in the current economic situation?

Wealth managers need to adopt sophisticated tools such as robo-advisors to stay relevant and offer the best service to their clients, says IT firm Comarch

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Sheikh Mohammed enacts new data protection law for Dubai International Financial Centre

The law will come into effect from July 1, 2020

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Google to launch six free games on its Stadia platform in June

The cloud gaming service is attempting to attract a wider subscriber base by way of these free games

Why IT plays a big role in employee care in the time of Covid-19

In the Covid-19 era, automation application can support employees, track potential company-wide health issues and bolster business continuity

Listen in: OPPO Enco W31 launches in the Middle East

The company’s first-ever wireless headphones is now available in the region

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Samsung Money debit card readies for summer launch

Reward points can be exchanged for cash which will be deposited into the customer’s Samsung Money by SoFi account

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Covid-19: How businesses must handle the new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced organisations to rethink their digital and business strategies and re-invent the way they operate

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Saudi’s Gamers Without Borders championship becomes world’s largest charity esports event

The ongoing esports fundraiser has already donated $6.5m to various global charities fighting the Covid-19 pandemic

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Honor to begin using MediaTek processors in upcoming devices

Honor phones earlier relied on Huawei Kirin processors

DEWA and Huawei discuss collaboration on future projects for Dubai

The partnership includes a number of planned future projects around big data management and cybersecurity

Chinese tech giants may soon be expelled from the US stock market

A proposed new law will require companies listed on American stock exchanges to demonstrate that they are not owned or controlled by a foreign government

Millennials prefer robot bankers to humans – Nordic data

Banks are trying to find ways to accommodate growing investment demands from cash-rich clients

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Twitter tests new user interaction feature

The feature is currently being tested among a small group of Twitter users worldwide

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Facebook, Instagram unveil ‘Shops’ platform to facilitate e-commerce

The new product will be introduced this summer in the US, and will be subsequently rolled out in other markets worldwide

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Public urged to download ALHOSN UAE Covid-19 tracing app

The app is being updated to include an additional function of being able to remotely monitor quarantined individuals

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Game developer Ubisoft files lawsuit against Apple, Google

There have been over five million downloads of the game on the Google Play store alone

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Tesla expected to soon reveal ‘million-mile-battery’

Tesla has collaborated with Chinese company Contemporary Amperex Technology for this battery

Huawei responds to severe new US sanctions

The new sanctions prevent any company that uses American machines or technologies from dealing with Huawei

Apple to reopen a few stores, strict safety precautions in place

All visitors will need to undergo a temperature check before entering, and will need to wear a face mask

Human Technology Connection

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

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Abu Dhabi University creates face shield prototype for healthcare sector

The university aims to send 100 of these shields to hospitals over the coming weeks

Why UAE businesses must streamline sales through technology

UAE-based Saphyte provides businesses a software solution using intuitive design, automation and big data to create a competitive edge

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

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Video: Etihad manufactures 3D-printed face shields for UAE’s healthcare workers

The shields are made from 100 per cent recycled materials

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Dubai Media City launches video game development workshops

The inaugural workshop will be conducted by Ahmad Al-Natsheh on May 14 at 3pm

UAE’s Mubadala Healthcare and NYUAD to jointly produce 3D-printed medical masks

The 3D-printed masks will be similar to the N95 mask, but will be reusable and feature replaceable filters

Message from the top: Ethan Xue, president, OPPO MEA

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

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TAMM launches Abu Dhabi Pay to offer digital payment options for government services

Currently, digital wallet and credit card payments are available while direct bank debit will subsequently be added to the platform