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    Huawei to demonstrate groundbreaking AI-driven safe city solutions at Intersec 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:   At Intersec 2019, Huawei will introduce its latest cutting-edge Safe City solutions & CCTV, which are aimed at enhancing public safety innovation in the region. As the headline sponsor and Exclusive Artificial Intelligence Partner of Intersec 2019, Huawei will use the event as a platform to demonstrate its AI-driven portfolio and announce new partnerships with leading ICT players at Stand S1-I26, Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, Dubai World Trade Center from January 20th to 22nd.  Huawei’s video cloud solutions include its AI-enabled Ultra HD 4K & Software Defined Cameras with matrix intelligence and video cloud platform for video and image management, analysis and search. They also include Huawei’s CCTV solution, which boasts a resilient and reliable Storage with Multiple Access ......read more

    Samsung Reveals MENA First with ‘Multi-Experience' Store

    Samsung is redefining the customer journey with a spectacle of seamless connectivity experiences built upon a cutting-edge retail strategy Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 17th, 2019 –  In an innovative first for the MENA region, Samsung Gulf Electronics has celebrated the official opening of its latest Multi-Experience Store to give the region’s digitally-savvy customers a new destination to embrace the company’s technological ecosystem. Situated in The Dubai Mall’s premium downtown retail environment, the state-of-the-art showroom builds on Samsung’s ‘Connected Living’ tenet; transforming Samsung fans’ brand involvement by showcasing hands-on, immersive experiences with the company’s full suite of intelligent devices. “As a transformative brand with ......read more

    Dubai CommerCity launches regional e-commerce landscape report

    Report provides a comprehensive overview of challenges and opportunities in e-commerce regionally  Report estimates that there was $51 billion of e-commerce sales across MENASA in 2017 Region’s e-commerce expected to grow at a rate of 24.6% CAGR through to 2020 UAE companies represent 11% of the top 100 B2C e-commerce companies in MENASA region Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:   Dubai CommerCity, the joint project between the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and wasl Asset Management Group, announced the launch of the ‘MENASA e-commerce landscape report (B2C Products Edition). The report assists global companies and startups in evaluating the opportunities within the regional e-commerce market and highlights the high growth in the MENASA region.     The report, which ......read more

    Geometry reaches new heights in consumer influence with new Dubai experiential hub

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 16, 2019.   Geometry, the world’s most international brand activation and shopper marketing agency unveils ‘Loft 36’. The new Dubai creative hub to maneuver itself up the omni-channel world and elevate brand experiences, signaling another milestone in the growth and evolution of the agency since its February 2018 re-brand.  Under one roof, the new dynamic office space is powered by data-driven research and shopper journey mapping, alongside a Geometry-built collaborative and interactive operating system for planning and ideation. The office also includes a purpose-built retail space for testing and fine-tuning of the agency’s creations. The launch of ‘Loft 36’ marks the literal and figurative ascendancy to the ‘Next Level’ for ......read more

    Huawei partners with Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award to support local talent and encourage creativity through 'Huawei Moments‘ Instagram

    HIPA’s first collaboration with a smartphone brand brings into focus the outstanding photography capabilities of HUAWEI Mate 20 Series with AI-enabled Leica Triple Camera Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019:  Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) takes a leap forward in supporting local talent and promoting creativity, by partnering with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), one of the world’s most renowned photography associations, to make high-class photography more accessible to consumers. The partnership is the first time HIPA has collaborated with a smartphone brand, further establishing HUAWEI’s Mate 20 Series as a benchmark in smartphone photography with its pioneering AI-enabled Leica Triple Camera and Leica Ultra-Wide Lens. The collaboration will materialize ......read more

    Cisco and ADSSSA embark on digital acceleration initiatives

    Dubai, UAE – 14 January 2019:  Cisco and Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) are collaborating on a variety of initiatives to fast-track digitization across sectors including Business Innovation and Smart Cities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.  The partnership aims to encourage diversification of technical skills and develop secure infrastructure to accelerate economic growth. One such initiative geared towards achieving this is the talent development program. Forming part of Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) program for the UAE, it will focus on three main areas to stimulate job creation: cybersecurity, IT networking and digital skills (IoT).  The talent development program will see a total of 600 people trained and upskilled in digital competency, including ADSSSA ......read more

    Always take the front row with this 7.2” supersized smartphone screen

    See more of what you love with the HUAWEI Mate 20 X, your ultimate entertainment companion this season - and every season! Dubai, United Arab Emirates —January 13th, 2019—   Initially intended for few select markets globally, the Mate 20 X finally makes an unexpected appearance in the Middle East, exclusively on e-commerce UAE. The phone packs in all the revolutionary features from the Mate 20 series into a premium smartphone that is equipped with a larger screen, bigger battery and greater performance for a smartphone user experience that will blow your mind, from shopping to video streaming, this smartphone will not disappoint. With internet usage in the UAE being smartphone-centric, consumers are constantly demanding bigger, better smartphones that integrate world-class features and can satisfy their ......read more

    Malabar Gold & Diamonds' new showroom in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

    Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2019:  South Indian film star Tamannaah inaugurating Malabar Gold & Diamonds new showroom at Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India in the presence of Ex. M.P. Mr. Mohammed Saghi, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, Managing Director-India Operations- Mr. Asher O, other management team members, media and well-wishers on 05.01.19.  

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    HP Launches Innovative Retail Solutions for Small Businesses

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 13, 2019 –   HP Inc. announced innovative new solutions designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized retailers and hospitality operators.    The new HP Engage One Prime expands HP’s portfolio of point-of-sale systems with an all-in-one solution optimized for SMB retail and hospitality businesses.    small retailers want affordable, highly reliable and easy to manage systems with the same elegant design of those used by their larger enterprise counterparts. Additionally, counterspace is at a premium so they need point-of-sale systems that are compact and include essential peripherals that leave their counters clutter free.   “To effectively compete in today’s market, small and medium-sized retailers and ......read more

    Smart City Services at Silicon Park Reach Advanced Level of Completion

    Smart Services to be delivered by du in Partnership with Orange Business Services   Dubai, UAE: 10th January 2019:  Smart living is set to become a reality soon as du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced that it is well on schedule to deliver smart city services at Silicon Park, Dubai’s first integrated smart city project taking shape at Dubai Silicon Oasis.    For the first time, du has partnered with Orange Business Services, the business services arm of the Orange Group, to deliver a complete range of smart city services for Silicon Park that is set for completion by Q1 2019.   Operationally, the main data centre infrastructure is already up and running, and over a third of all services are now in various stages of implementation. It is estimated that ......read more

    Epson to participate at SGI 2019 for the 10th year highlighting high value solutions for professional printing industry

    Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:   With the theme ‘Value Added Signage Solutions’, Epson will participate for the tenth year at SGI Dubai 2019, the region’s largest event for Signage, Digital Signage, Retail Signage Solutions, Outdoor media, Screen and Digital printing industry. Epson will showcase their new digital signage solutions, latest video projectors line and software solutions for signage. On display at Epson’s stand will be latest innovations in printing for signage, graphics, dye sublimation, textile, and labels. These include Epson’s SureColor SC-S80610, SureColor SC-F9300 and SureColor SC-F2100 inkjet printers that produce outstanding output with superb colours and clarity. Visitors can also experience Epson’s LightScene EV-100, the dynamic laser projector for digital art and ......read more

    Nokia 8 Sirocco blends premium craftsmanship and latest innovation with Android™ 9 Pie upgrade in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 January 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced that the Nokia 8 Sirocco will now begin receiving the latest Android operating system, Android 9 Pie.    With the Android 9 Pie upgrade arriving on the Nokia 8 Sirocco, a total of eight Nokia smartphones are now running the latest Android OS, giving users access to the latest features from Google.  The Android 9 Pie update ensures that Nokia smartphones improve with time, thanks to intuitive AI which learns user habits to ensure the most effective and efficient experience.   The Nokia 8 Sirocco is an ultra-compact, beautifully designed powerhouse, blending Nokia’s premium craftsmanship with effortless performance. It takes creative storytelling to a new level, with its ZEISS optics and ......read more

    Innovation by Huawei consolidates its position as iconic global tech brand

    Record investments in R&D lead to game-changing secure and intelligent products gaining popularity around the world Dubai, United Arab Emirates —January 9th, 2019:   Huawei, the iconic global tech brand, consolidated its position as an international leader in tech innovation by retaining its position as the world’s second largest smartphone vendor in Q3, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Leading the innovation space in the smartphone industry, Huawei is ranked the 5th biggest spender in R&D globally according to “2018 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard” report by JRC EU Science Hub.  Consumers in the MEA region have embraced Huawei’s devices that embed innovation into their DNA and are designed ......read more

    Axis Communications to showcase secure, intelligent solutions across retail, critical infrastructure and smart cities at Intersec 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019:  Axis Communications is returning for the 21st edition of Intersec from 20 – 22 January 2019. Axis will showcase the many dimensions of products, solutions and services across Retail, Critical Infrastructure and Smart Cities.  Philippe Kubbinga, Regional Director - Middle East & Africa, Axis Communications, “At Axis, we have stayed at the forefront by constantly challenging the status quo and investing in our people and our partners. As we move into another year, we have an ever-increasing demand for smart products, solutions and services. In the last year, network audio, edge analytics, multi-sensors and privacy of data dominated in demand, conversations and actual applications – trends we deem very positive for our industry. We have continued to add new dimensions in our ......read more

    LG Partners With Microsoft to Accelerate Automotive Revolution

    Employing Microsoft Azure Technology to Advance LG’s AI-Driven Vehicle Strategy Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019:  LG Electronics (LG) and Microsoft entered into a memorandum of understanding to enhance and further grow LG’s autonomous vehicle and infotainment system business. Under the terms of the partnership, LG will accelerate the transformation of its existing digital platform for the vehicle industry, seen as key growth engines for the company, by leveraging Microsoft’s Azure cloud and artificial intelligence technologies along with LG’s future self-driving software. LG will apply Microsoft’s AI knowhow to its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Driver-Status Monitoring Camera (DSM) and Multi-Purpose Front Camera products and incorporate Microsoft’s Virtual Assistant Solution ......read more

    Sony Unveils Newest Products and Introduces Latest Efforts from Entertainment Businesses at CES 2019

    UAE, January 08, 2019:  Sony Corporation (“Sony”) will exhibit at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, held from Tuesday, January 8.  Sony Corporation President & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida spoke at the Sony press conference held on Monday, January 7(local time), stating that “Sony is a Creative Entertainment Company. We at Sony partner with content creators who make the music, the movies, the television shows and the games that engage billions of eyes and ears and minds around the world. We’d like to showcase how Sony’s professional grade technologies support creators across the entertainment industries to produce compelling content. You will also see how our consumer products connect creators and users by enabling people to enjoy content at the highest possible quality.”   He ......read more

    Samsung Smart TVs to Launch iTunes Movies & TV Shows and Support AirPlay 2 Beginning Spring 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 08, 2019:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring. Support on 2018 Samsung Smart TVs will be made available via firmware update. In an industry first, a new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app will debut only on Samsung Smart TVs in more than 100 countries. AirPlay 2 support will be available on Samsung Smart TVs in 190 countries worldwide. With the new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app on Samsung Smart TVs, Samsung customers can access their existing iTunes library and browse the iTunes Store to buy or rent from a selection of hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes — including the largest selection of 4K HDR movies. iTunes Movies and TV Shows will work seamlessly with ......read more

    LG Electronics' Promise of AI for an even Better Life Delivered at CES 2019 Keynote

    LG CTO Envisions Life Enhanced by Next Generation of  Consumer-Focused Artificial Intelligence Innovations Jan. 8, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park outlined the company’s vision for the future in his CES 2019 keynote, titled AI for an Even Better Life, on January 7 at the MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. At CES, the world’s premier consumer electronics show, LG’s CTO outlined how the three key pillars of artificial intelligence – Evolve, Connect and Open – could deliver a robust AI ecosystem with diverse solutions for the real world. A leading proponent of consumer-focused AI technology, LG has continued to take a leadership role in advocating the beneficial role of AI in consumers’ lives. The keynote featured LG’s AI technologies ......read more

    HP Opens CES 2019 with Stunning Displays, PCs and Security Innovations

    Showcases amazing new experiences for changing workplaces, modern lifestyles, and immersive gaming   News Highlights Unveils displays across consumer portfolio, including the world’s first Quantum Dot on glass display . Extends workplace and security leadership with new Elite innovations, including the world’s brightest business convertible , the world’s first 23.8-inch display with an integrated privacy screen , and the world’s first AiO with an integrated privacy screen . Takes gaming to new heights with the OMEN X Emperium 65 with Soundbar.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 8, 2019, —   At CES 2019, HP introduced a series of bold new product innovations thoughtfully designed for the changing ways people live, work, and play.   HP’s latest ......read more

    Etisalat Digital accelerates adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in the region

    Etisalat Digital selects four disruptive companies to join Future Now scaleup programme after Dubai Future Accelerators collaboration Signing ceremony also marks opening of Future Now scaleup area DUBAI, 07 January 2019:    Future Now, the innovation programme of Etisalat, has signed agreements with four scaleups to develop Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain solutions following the successful Dubai Future Accelerators programme.    The signing ceremony also marked the opening of the Future Now scale-up collaborative space for Etisalat Digital’s partners, namely Yitu Technology (China), Com IoT Technologies (UAE), 300cubits (Hong Kong), and Tradefin (USA). They were chosen based on their capability to build and launch their core technology and be able to demonstrate traction and ......read more

    du Presents ‘Coach Career Award' to Fabio Capello On One of Football's Most Prestigious Awards Stages

    du presented the ‘Coach Career Award’ and rewarded 10 lucky customers with a special chance to meet their favourite players and coaches at the Globe Soccer Awards Dubai, UAE, 6 January 2019:   As part of its continuous efforts to support the national sporting agenda of the UAE, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has reiterated its commitment to bolstering the UAE’s sporting agenda and recognition as a leading regional sporting hub by participating as one of the official sponsors of the 10th Globe Soccer Awards. The telco presented the ‘Coach Career Award’ to Fabio Capello at the distinguished awards celebration and also gave 10 lucky customers an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with the sport’s star players and coaches.   ‘An advocate ......read more

    With consumers spending more than 50% of data on digital entertainment and media smartphones' screen size, battery life and performance speed to play a determining role

    Originally intended only for the Chinese market, the bigger, larger and faster - Huawei Mate 20 X is about to make a surprising appearance in the UAE. Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:  Entertainment and media industries are growing around the world to cater to content-on-demand as consumers spend more than 50 per cent of their data engaging with digital games and video . In the UAE, internet access is smartphone-centric, with more than 93 per cent of users using more of their smartphones than or at least as much of their smartphone as a desktop to access the internet.  Furthermore, nearly 60 per cent of UAE smartphone users watch online videos on their devices daily, including nearly 50 per cent watching movies via their smartphones.   Also, more than 80 per cent of the UAE’s smartphone users identify as ......read more

    Ruckus Networks Access Points Receive Industry's First Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage™ 2 Designation

    Wi-Fi Agile Multiband and Wi-Fi Optimized Connectivity features deliver optimal performance for dense deployments like airports, stadiums, offices, campuses and retail locations Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:   Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, announced that the T811-CM series and E510 outdoor access points (APs) received Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage Release 2 certification—a first-of-its-kind recognition from the Wi-Fi Alliance®. This certification highlights one of Ruckus’ core strengths to deliver top performance Wi-Fi® connectivity and reliability in dense indoor and outdoor environments. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage™ 2 designation is given to devices that offer the best Wi-Fi experience in airports, stadiums, offices, campuses, retail locations and service provider-managed residential networks. ......read more

    Top IT Trends That Will Redefine Businesses in 2019

    By Sami Abi Esber, President -MDS Gulf, Board Member-Midis Group   Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:  We are living in an era of unparalleled innovation. As new and emerging technologies continue to redefine IT and business, the pace of change and technological advancement is accelerating. Today, we are looking at a smarter, intelligent future driven by technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things, and more. While the industry has already embarked on its digital transformation journey, businesses are yet to realize the full potential of these technologies and how they will shape the way we do business in the future.   In the coming years, new digital businesses and brands will bring greater focus into the region and will help accelerate the ICT business. Across the Middle ......read more

    du to Sponsor Emirati Fans During AFC Asian Cup 2019

    du is rewarding football fanatic customers with free data every time the UAE national team wins Dubai, UAE, 6 January 2019:   To celebrate the highly-anticipated return of AFC Asian Cup to the UAE, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is giving the UAE fans the chance to participate in the action and win big. As the country prepares to host the tournament for the first time since 1996, du is calling on the nation to stand alongside the UAE national team. To encourage participation, the telco will reward UAE national team fans with free data every time the UAE team or their chosen team wins a match, giving fans the chance to celebrate victory together with their footballing heroes. ‘An Integral Part of the UAE’s Future’ Abdulwahed Juma, EVP Brand and Corporate Communications, ......read more

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    Improve Security Posture with Deep Learning Enabled Endpoint Detection and Response

    Cybercrime is big business and hackers are continually looking for new attack vectors. SophosLabs team see 400,000 new malicious samples every day; this does not mean 400,000 programmers writing code. It means heavily automated systems. The result is bespoke malware – a virus written just for you. With that reality, the best line of defense is to use a multi-layered security strategy to work to protect organisations against both known and unknown threats. The best endpoint technologies will protect organisations against the majority of malware and threats impacting their ......read more

    A10 Networks Delivers Major Automation, Analytics and Multi-Cloud Management Advancements to its Application Delivery Solution

    DUBAI, UAE, 6th January, 2019:  A10 Networks, a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced availability of major advancements to its Thunder Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) with Harmony Controller support for centralized, multi-cloud management, rich per-app analytics and DevOps tool integration. Numerous new enhancements also enable integration with Kubernetes, enhanced Ansible Playbooks and simplified ADC policy configuration with expanded Application Centric Template (ACT) support. Organizations are striving to become more agile as the role of ......read more

    New Big Capacity LG Twinwash and Dryer Sets New Standard for Laundry Convenience

    Experience LG’s Next-Generation Pedestal Mini Washer and  Smarter Front-Loader and Dryer Laundry Solution at CES 2019 Dubai, UAE – 03 January 2019:   Winner of a 2019 CES Innovation Award, LG’s large-capacity TWINWash™ washer and dryer will make their debut in Las Vegas next month. The complete system of ultra-large capacity washer, convenient SideKick™ pedestal washer and DUAL Inverter Heat Pump™ dryer makes it possible to run two loads at once while gently drying a third at low temperature. LG’s revolutionary laundry ......read more

    TIM and Ericsson make first 5G NR video call using mmWave spectrum in Europe

    Dubai, UAE, January 03, 2019:  Telecom Italia (TIM), Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson have successfully completed the first, live video call in Europe using 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. The partners used a smartphone equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G chipset on Ericsson equipment to make the call during the inauguration of the TIM’s new 5G Innovation Hub in Rome. The new TIM 5G Innovation Hub aims to attract and support an ecosystem of startups, research centers and other stakeholders interested in the digital transformation.  In addition to the 5G ......read more

    LG 's Advanced 2019 Soundbars Raise the Bar for Home Theater Audio at CES 2019

    Featuring CES Best of Innovation Winner, Latest Range of LG Soundbars Provide Premium Performance with AI Capabilities DUBAI, UAE – 03 January 2019:    LG Electronics (LG) is set to delight home theater enthusiasts around the globe yet again with the introduction of its latest soundbar lineup at CES 2019. The company’s new soundbars deliver superior sound quality through a collaboration with Meridian Audio – pioneers of High-Resolution Audio – along with smart functionality and a sleek, modern design. Delivering strong, multi-dimensional ......read more

    Fortinet Serves as a Founding Partner of World Economic Forum's Centre for Cybersecurity

    As first cybersecurity founding partner of the Centre for Cybersecurity, partnership demonstrates Fortinet’s continued commitment to innovation and collaboration to combat global cybercrime Dubai, UAE. – January 3, 2019: Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cyber security solutions, today announced the company has been named the first cybersecurity founding partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for Cybersecurity and CEO Ken Xie will serve as a member of the Centre for Cybersecurity Advisory Board. A Global Response to a ......read more

    There Is Always Good in People!

    By Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on December 19, 2018 Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:  Meng Wanzhou has kept a diary for years. Below is what she wrote on December 19, 2018: Last night, a letter from a Japanese citizen went viral on my WeChat Moments, and this letter has really warmed my heart. As the old saying goes, there is always good in people! Before I ran into difficulties, I hadn't known that so many people I don't know personally cared about me. On the day of my bail, I waited in the court to go through the formalities. My lawyer told me that many strangers had called ......read more

    Despite external pressure, Huawei Rotating Chairman expresses confidence in the company business performance and growth

    “For 5G markets that choose to not work with Huawei–they will be like an NBA game without star players” Huawei 2018 sales revenue is expected to reach 108.5 billion US dollars, up 21% year-on-year. Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:   In a New Year letter sent by Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping to the company 180 thousand employees worldwide, he expresses his confidence about the company business performance as Huawei never stopped pushing forward, and as a result the company 2018 sales revenue is expected to reach 108.5 billion US dollars, up 21% ......read more

    Etisalat's ‘OneCloud Platform' provides the foundation of ASGC's digital transformation

    Dubai, 31 December 2018:   Etisalat today announced its strategic partnership with ASGC Construction to provide Enterprise Level Cloud Solutions combined with its secure managed IP connect service as part of their digital transformation roadmap.    Herbert Fuchs, Chief Information Officer at ASGC, said: “We’ve selected Etisalat and their OneCloud Services as it perfectly meets our needs from scalability, flexibility, reliability and performance perspectives while at the same time offering the most attractive ROI among the cloud vendors that we’ve ......read more

    Midea Celebrates 50 Years in Business

    The world’s largest air-conditioning and home appliances manufacturer, Midea, has experienced exponential growth in recent years Midea urges industry regulators and customers to be aware of counterfeit products Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 31st December, 2018 –   Midea, the world’s largest air-conditioning and home appliances manufacturer, and first company from the Chinese household appliances industry to enter the Fortune Global 500, is celebrating a significant milestone this month, marking 50 successful years in business.    A front ......read more

    European operators still see Huawei as their strategic partner to play crucial role in advancing the next generation of wireless technology.

    Despite external pressure, Huawei is still gaining foreign carriers’ support on 5G. Justin Trudeau: “Canada’s decision on whether to allow Huawei access to its next-generation wireless network won’t be a political one” Analysts says banning Huawei will create a vacuum that no one can fill in a timely fashion, and may seriously impair 5G deployments Dubai, UAE, December 30, 2018:  During a year-end press briefing held yesterday in central Seoul, LG U+ CEO and Vice Chairman Ha Hyun-hwoi has made it clear that the carrier does not think there are ......read more

    Honor Launches New Honor View20 in China

    First-reveal of Flagship Smartphone With World-leading Features  HONOR’s first smartphone powered by dual-NPU and Kirin 980 chipset for global market HONOR View20 offers the world’s first high-definition 48MP rear camera Extraordinary All-View display with in-screen camera Launch of elite smartphone marked by MOSCHINO fashion brand collaboration   Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  HONOR, a leading smartphone e-brand, today officially launched in the China market its latest flagship phone – the HONOR View20, packed with sophisticated ......read more

    New Cinebeam Laser 4k Projector From LG With Ultra Short Throw Technology Debuts at CES 2019

    LG’s Latest CineBeam Offers Astonishing Image Quality,  Ultimate Convenience and AI Technology for a Superior Viewing Experience Dubai-UAE: 26 December 2018 —   LG Electronics (LG) is set to unveil its second-generation CineBeam Laser 4K projector (model HU85L) with Ultra Short Throw (UST) technology at CES 2019. This CES 2019 Innovation Award winner builds upon the success of LG’s first 4K projector (model HU80K) and continues to stand out from the crowd with its minimal space requirement and compact design that can project stunningly sharp 4K ......read more

    Security Predictions for 2019

    Prediction One:  2019 is the year that network and security operations unite  Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  In 2018, DDoS mitigation and prevention techniques became a lot smarter, due to advancements in DDoS cyber security solutions and network and application assurance technologies. In 2019, we’re going to see a similar thing happen at an organizational level as network operations teams share their visibility and insights with security teams. As security teams learn more about the treasure trove of insights already existing within enterprise infrastructure, they ......read more

    Microsoft ‘Make Your Wish' initiative to transform AI ideas into reality in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  Microsoft today launched the ‘Make your Wish’ campaign across the Middle East. The initiative calls on individuals and organisations of all sizes in the region to share their ideas about the incredible possibilities with Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how they can change the world.  ‘Make Your Wish’ will act as a platform to bring ideas and imaginations together from bright minds on implementing Artificial Intelligence and how it could help improve lives - and empower people and organizations to achieve more. By simply ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi-led cybersecurity research receives funding from Intel

    The tech company’s funding will lead to secure computer chips, a significant leap forwards in global cybersecurity Abu Dhabi, 23 December, 2018:   The American technology giant, Intel Corporation, has awarded NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) a research grant of three years of funding, equating to $300,000 worth of support to support NYU Abu Dhabi Associate Dean of Engineering Ozgur Sinanoglu’s research into new ways of securely testing and configuring computer chips by third-party companies.  Sinanoglu’s research allows tech companies to obfuscate security critical ......read more

    Chemicals – Focus on Operational Excellence will Drive Growth in 2019

    by Paige Marie Morse, Chemicals Industry Lead, AspenTech Dubai, UAE, December 23, 2018:  The chemicals sector continues to grow strongly across all regions and we expect that strength to continue during 2019. Specialty chemicals have been performing particularly well in recent times. Bulk chemicals markets are growing well too, especially in Asia where demand is strong and there is a clear drive towards self-sufficiency, and in the US, where there is a feedstock advantage. Indeed, access to cheap feedstocks continues to provide North American chemicals manufacturers with a significant ......read more

    Eros Group bags award at Taqdeer Award ceremony

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 December, 2018:   Eros Group, distributor of world-renowned brands like Samsung, Hitachi, Linksys, TCL, Midea, Sonos, Lennox and many more, has received Taqdeer Award from Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum during an award ceremony held at Meydan Hotel in Dubai earlier this week.   Now in its third edition, Taqdeer Award is an initiative to celebrate excellence in labour relations and welfare. Participating companies have to demonstrate implementation of best practices in labour policies, facilities and infrastructure, ......read more

    Lineup of New “Ultra” Monitors From LG Coming to CES

    Includes 49-inch UltraWide for Superior Productivity and High-Speed UltraGear for Next-level Immersive Gaming    Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  At CES next month, LG Electronics (LG), is set to unveil its latest “Ultra” monitors which include both UltraWide for outstanding productivity and UltraGear for enhanced gaming.   Building on its reputation as a leading innovator in the UltraWide (21:9 aspect ratio and higher) monitor category, the impressive expanse of the new 49-inch LG UltraWide Monitor (model 49WL95) is built to boost productivity for ......read more

    Leo Burnett wins Lenovo's PC MEA advertising business

    Dubai, UAE, 20th December 2018:   Multinational technology company Lenovo has appointed Leo Burnett MEA as its advertising agency for the PC business in the Middle East and Africa. Leo Burnett will provide strategic support to Lenovo’s team, while collaborating to develop a long-term advertising strategy to drive the brand’s business objectives. Claire Carter, Marketing Director MEA at Lenovo said: “We wanted an agency to help us both tell the Lenovo story as a leading global tech brand but at the same time to connect and be relevant to our consumers in the ......read more

    Leading Middle Eastern retail distributor selects Oracle NetSuite for global expansion

    Denaster General Trading LLC sets sights on India and the United Kingdom for first expansion beyond Middle East DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 20 December 2018:   Denaster General Trading LLC, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) based retail distributor that helps international brands such as Bang & Olufsen, Parrot and Nokia reach consumers across the Middle East, has chosen Oracle NetSuite to support its international expansion into India and the UK. With NetSuite, Denaster will be able to take advantage of the cloud to gain a single view into key business metrics across its ......read more

    Trends Empowering Intelligent Transformation

    By Richard Wilcox, Regional Director, Lenovo Data Centre Group (DCG) Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 December 2018:   A new age is dawning for companies in the Middle East and around the world. This oncoming era will require new skill sets, technologies, alignments and business models and will force them to globally reinvent and restructure entire systems of production, management and governance. This oncoming era  will require intelligent transformation. According to industry analyst IDC, annual spending on digital transformation initiatives in the ......read more

    Affordability Meets Performance With the New HTC Desire 12s

    This stylish performer offers 13-megapixel front-facing and rear-facing cameras for better performance and quality   Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2018:  HTC® has announced the newest addition to its HTC Desire series, the HTC Desire 12s, continuing the trend in the series of affordable, high-quality entry-level smartphones. The HTC Desire 12s gives consumers a whole new experience starting with its appearance; its unique striped dual texture design evokes a flagship smartphone feel due to laser engraving, creating a smartphone that is both aesthetically pleasing and ......read more

    New Criteo Report Finds that Marketers Need to Solve for Data Fragmentation and Quality Challenges to Deliver Stronger Shopper Experiences in 2019

    Navigating the Continued Proliferation of Channels is a Primary Goal for Advertisers Worldwide   Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO), the advertising platform for the open internet, today released the “State of Ad Tech 2019” report which evaluates how today’s marketers can successfully convert audiences throughout each stage of the purchasing journey. Criteo surveyed 901 direct response marketers in partnership with Euromonitor International, to better understand the challenges of converting customers in today’s complex digital ......read more

    Stylish and Contemporary – Honor Launches Exceptionally Designed Smartphone: Honor 10 Lite With 24-mp Ai-powered Selfie Camera

    Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei Group, today launched the HONOR 10 Lite, the brand’s latest flagship smartphone in the Middle East, off the back of what has been a hugely successful year for HONOR.    Inspired by the HONOR 10, the HONOR 10 Lite is set to bring together the best of today’s technology and set a new standard for smartphone design, with the stylish dewdrop notch on the 6.21” FHD screen and a body with vibrant gradient hues, and 24MP AI-Powered selfie camera and 13MP + 2MP dual rear ......read more

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