#Technology

Abu Dhabi Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi Terminals partners with Microsoft for AI-enabled container tracking solutions

The new technology will ensure 100 per cent traceability of containers, as well as the potential to launch an autonomous vehicle system

Co-Founders Urban Company

Urban Company raises $255m in Series F funding round

Founded in November 2014, the company with operations in several countries including the UAE and Saudi Arabia is now valued at $2.1bn

Bitcoin hovers around $40,000 as cryptos bounce back from rout

Bitcoin is about $25,000 shy of its mid-April record of almost $65,000

Dubai tech startup Zeta raises $250m to accelerate growth

The investment values Zeta at $1.45bn

Dubai’s DMCC opens its new Crypto Centre for crypto, blockchain businesses

The DMCC Crypto Centre aims to be a hub for the development and application of crypto and blockchain technologies

Women launch civil case following Twitter comments insulting Emiratis

Twitter opens applications for ‘blue-check’ verification

All applications will be reviewed by a human, and users can re-apply after a 30-day wait if they are denied

Bitcoin fluctuates around $40,000 as Musk-fuelled rally collapses

The cryptocurrency is now down around 40 per cent from its record of almost $65,000 set in April

Abu Dhabi launches new healthcare app for international patients

The participating hospitals include Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Tawam Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City and Burjeel Hospital

Click and mortar: The acceleration of technology in construction in the GCC

The future of the construction sector hinges on how swiftly players adapt to newer technologies

Etisalat to support Abu Dhabi’s small and medium businesses’ in digital quest

The UAE’s SMB sector represents more than 94 percent of the total number of companies operating across the country

Dubai’s Emirates inks agreement with Huawei to strengthen relationship

The companies aim to build on their earlier agreement inked last year

Finyal Media

Why podcasts are winning in the Arab world

Finyal Media has been creating fictional storytelling and original content targeted at Arab youth, explains Leila Hamadeh, co-founder and CEO at Finyal Media

DEWA to provide free charging to non-commercial electric vehicles in Dubai under new initiative

As of February 2021, the number of electric cars in Dubai has increased to 2,473

Abu Dhabi taxis to now accept PayBy digital payments

Drivers will receive payment success incentives to promote the new cashless transactions

Elon Musk’s bitcoin concerns sink crypto-linked stocks

Bitcoin plunged as much as 15 per cent, sinking to as low as $46,045, before trimming the decline

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Dubai to host 72nd International Astronautical Congress in October

The UAE is the first Arab country ever to host the event which is the world’s largest space conference

OPPO X 2021

OPPO X 2021 rollable concept mobile showcased in the UAE

It features a continuously variable OLED display that measures 6.7 inches when retracted and 7.4 inches when fully expanded

How will board meetings shape up in the future

The new board tech should be able to keep members more focussed

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Moro Hub partners with Huawei to build Middle East’s largest solar-powered data centre

Located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, it will be the largest solar-powered Uptime TIER III-Certified Data Centre in the Middle East and Africa

Mubadala keeping pace with KKR as $29bn deployed last year

For 2020, Mubadala said its total comprehensive income rose to Dhs72bn

Google startup accelerator

Google opens registrations to MENA tech startups for accelerator programme

The three-month long programme will commence in mid-July 2021 and is for ‘Seed to Series’ startups in the region

UAE’s Mashreq to use Oracle’s Transaction Banking platform

The platform is expected to help Mashreq respond more efficiently to the funding needs of local businesses and address capital diversification too

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Expo 2020 Dubai: Cisco to provide high-speed wifi coverage

More than 9,000 access points are being deployed across the site for blanket wifi coverage

Data Security cyberattacks

Cyberattacks on UAE small businesses up 183% in 2020 – report

Help AG says that these attacks, known as Distributed Denial of Service, have affected businesses across sectors including oil, healthcare and telecom

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Abu Dhabi gets Arab world’s first electromagnetic compatibility labs

The facility includes three laboratories: an EMC semi-anechoic chamber, a pulsed power laboratory, and a low-noise emanation lab

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Asus ROG launches Zephyrus G15 gaming laptop in UAE

The 15-inch notebook, available exclusively through Amazon in the UAE, is priced at Dhs6,999

GCC: How sustainable urban development can lead to smart city environments

Cities represent 54 per cent of the world’s population today, a figure which will grow to 70 per cent by 2050

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Dubai SME launches digital health business incubator Ztartup

The incubator provides two specialised programmes – one for business incubation and the other for business accelerators

Miral Yas Island Oracle Cloud

Abu Dhabi’s Miral selects Oracle Cloud for ERP, HCM applications

Miral is the developer behind Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

How 5G is the future of eSports and gaming

With an increasing number of gamers, the eSports industry is expected to grow even more rapidly