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    HUAWEI P20 Pro is awarded - “Best Smartphone of the Year” by the European Image and Sound Association (EISA)

    For six consecutive years Huawei’s devices has been recognized for being advanced, innovative and technically superior. 15 August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today received an award from the European Image and Sound Association (EISA), a group comprising 55 of the world’s most respected consumer electronics magazines. The HUAWEI P20 Pro was named “EISA Best Smartphone 2018-2019” by the association in recognition of Huawei’s commitment to quality, design and performance, as well as the company’s long track record of introducing stylish, powerful and winning devices. This is the sixth consecutive year that Huawei has been recognized by the EISA.   “For us the most important reward is creating products that let consumers enjoy and ......read more

    Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note9 in the UAE

    The New Super Powerful Galaxy Note9: For Those Who Want It All With all-day performance, a new S Pen and intelligent camera, nothing keeps up with your life like Galaxy Note9 DUBAI, UAE – August 15, 2018;  Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced the latest addition to its premium Note series with Galaxy Note9 during an event held at the Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, in Dubai. The Note series has been recognized for including the company’s latest groundbreaking innovations, and Galaxy Note9 builds on this legacy with a premium smartphone that delivers the ultimate in performance; a new S Pen with connectivity for the first time ever; and Samsung’s most intelligent camera yet.     “The Galaxy Note9 demonstrates the power of Samsung innovation in a single device. It is ......read more

    LG to Introduce Advanced Stylers With Ai Voice Recognition and Mirrored Glass Design at IFA 2018

    Two New Styler Models to Set New Standard in AI and Design DUBAI - UAE, Aug. 14, 2018 —   LG Electronics (LG) will unveil advanced models of its revolutionary Styler clothing care system at IFA 2018.  Both the Styler ThinQ and Styler Mirrored Glass Door feature unique features for enhancing user convenience while keeping clothes cleaner, more hygienic and stylish. Users can control the Styler ThinQ using voice commands while the Styler Mirrored Glass Door maximizes functionality in the home. The new LG Styler ThinQ and LG Styler Mirrored Glass Door boast the high performance level and advanced technology of the original Styler. With TrueSteam™, the new Styler models continue to keep clothes clean and hygienic by eliminating over 99.9 percent of the germs and bacteria in everyday clothes.* The moving ......read more

    Why Are Chipmakers Making Smaller and Smaller Processors?

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  If you’re a hardware enthusiast who’s been keeping a finger on the pulse of the industry, you’ve probably already read the news: Intel has delayed its 10nm chipsets again, and this time to the second half of 2019. When the world’s largest integrated device manufacturer (IDM) announced its product roadmap, the 10nm line of processors were slated for a 2016 release, but citing problems with yield, Intel was forced to postpone the launch of its products once again. The current top-of-the-line enthusiast-grade Intel CPU is fabricated using the 14nm process. But first, what do those numbers really mean? In short, not much today—it’s become a little more than a marketing term, kept around to inform consumers that the industry has indeed been moving forward. Historically, ......read more

    Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy with SOUQ.com

    Back-to-School discounts and deals starting now to September 9th  14th August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   SOUQ.com is excited to launch thousands of back-to-school deals for students across all grades starting now to September 9th. Sit back, relax and spend the last few days of summer stress-free by stocking up on all back-to-school essentials at unbeatable prices from SOUQ.com, your one stop destination for all back to school needs.  Parents and students can purchase a wide selection of kids and teen backpacks, stationery, apparel, electronics including laptops, tablets and printers, as well as snacks and confectionery and much more directly from SOUQ.com without the hassle of standing in long lines and big crowds. With free shipping on all Fulfilled by SOUQ orders of AED 100 and above, SOUQ customers ......read more

    Style and Power Join Forces With the New Thinkpad P1 Mobile Workstation

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  Today, Lenovo is launching a brand-new addition to its ThinkPad mobile workstation portfolio – the ThinkPad P1. Lenovo’s thinnest, lightest and sleekest mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P1 gives users the style they want and the performance they need. The ThinkPad P1 fulfills the desire for workstation performance and reliability in a thin and light design. The result is an ideal recipe of workstation power and an ultra-premium look and feel. There is arguably no company that better combines high performance with beauty better than luxury sports car manufacturer, Aston Martin. For them, the ThinkPad P1 represents not only an opportunity to increase productivity, but to also work with a high quality and performing product within a fast-paced environment.   “At Aston Martin, ......read more

    JAGGAER Places Highest for Ability to Execute in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 14, 2018:   JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has named JAGGAER(Advantage) highest for ability to execute in its 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites.”* Earlier this year JAGGAER was named as a Leader in Gartner, Inc’s 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites.”** JAGGAER believes that our company was placed in the Leaders quadrant because of our robust product development and market understanding, and our ability to support global implementations with strong localized support. JAGGAER feels that our solutions are a natural choice for companies that require comprehensive solutions, tailored for the needs of various vertical industries. In our own ......read more

    Panasonic launches W1 Series switches and sockets for the Kenyan market

    W1 series switches are uniquely designed to complement modern Kenyan homes  Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  Panasonic Homes & Living, today unveiled the all new high-quality BS Type wiring devices ‘W1 Series’ switches and sockets for the Kenyan market.  The W1 Series switches and sockets, which complement the brand’s comprehensive range of innovative solutions for the construction segment, are uniquely designed for commercial and residential use. The event, attended by senior management representatives from PMMAF, also included a product orientation on the full W1 Series switches and sockets.   Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the Japanese electronics giant has expansions and new product launches as key strategies for this year to strengthen their position in the Middle ......read more

    Enjoy Unlimited Voice Calls and 14GB data this Hajj with du

    For just AED250, du is offering the best roaming Hajj bundle this season for pilgrims at the most competitive prices in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 13 August 2018:   In an effort to make the Hajj experience different for its customers this year, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), introduced a generous roaming bundle for people going for Hajj from the UAE with unlimited voice calls and 14GB data. To enable pilgrims to connect with their family and friends, the new roaming bundle offers customers unlimited voice calls including local calls in Saudi Arabia and calls back to the UAE and GCC countries. Throughout their spiritual journey, du customers can enjoy a great Hajj roaming bundle that is valid for a period of 14 days for just AED250. Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy CEO of Telco Services, du, EITC ......read more

    New Addition to the HUAWEI Nova 3 Series: On-trend and fashionable HUAWEI nova 3i now on shelves in the UAE

    With dual front 24MP+2MP camera, the latest AI enabled smartphone offers stunning AI selfies 12th August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, today announced that its latest HUAWEI nova 3i is now available in the UAE. The new, trendy and fashionable HUAWEI nova 3i is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its overall functioning and camera features. With dual front camera (24MP+2MP), users can expect the best-in-technology ‘selfie’ that a smartphone can offer. The HUAWEI nova 3i can beautify you with the advanced algorithm to be natural and appealing. Moreover, the powerful AI scenery recognition can adjust the surroundings to match your true beauty in the selfie. HUAWEI nova 3i has a very young and trendy appeal to it. It comes in ......read more

    XTouch Announces the Launch of the Robot Family Range of Rugged Mobile Phones

    The new range includes the XTouch XBot Senior, one of the first IP69 rated smartphone making it the toughest phone in the market  Available on the company’s eCommerce platform, customers can avail of convenient shopping and service options  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 12, 2018:   XTouch, the leading Dubai headquartered con-sumer electronics company announced the launch of the Robot family range of rugged mobile phones that include the smartphones XBot Senior and XBot Junior, and feature phones XBot Swimmer and XBot Champ.   Geared to withstand tough environments, they are durable in se-vere operational environments as well as for daily usage. The new launch is in continuity to the company’s strategy to bring advanced technology to the masses at affordable ......read more

    Keeping Cool This Summer Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune with Samsung's Wind-Free™ AC

    Energy efficiency translates to cost efficiency, and with Samsung’s Wind-Free™ AC, you can easily achieve both this summer Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018:  In one of the hottest regions of the world, the summer months can be virtually unbearable. With scorching temperatures that don’t afford you more than a few minutes outside at a time, keeping your home cool and air conditioned around the clock is a necessity. However, running your air conditioner nonstop for the entire duration of the summer can end up costing you more than what it’s worth – especially if your AC is old and outdated. Luckily, AC manufacturers are increasingly considering the price consumers pay to live comfortably during the warmest time of year, and they’re innovating accordingly. Now, it’s easier than ever to find an ......read more

    Never Run Out of Space for Those Joyful Summer Holiday Memories With Western Digital

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 9, 2018:   Summer is not the time to hold back on taking pictures. Summer is when you go on holidays, travel the world, and hit the beach with your family and friends. The sun is out which means it's time to get snap-happy. Do you often find yourself having to choose which memories to delete to make room for more space and more photos or videos? You are not alone.    41 per cent of people in the UAE are having difficulty finding memory space on their mobile devices, and running out of space monthly, whereas 55 per cent are running out space every three months according to a UAE-wide independent consumer research conducted by YouGov, an international market research and data analytics firm, on behalf of Western Digital Corporation (WDC).   This summer season you ......read more

    NETSCOUT Highlights Evolution of Internet Scale Threats

    NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report—Powered by ATLAS®—Reveals Nation-State Activity and Blending of Internet Scale Threats with Targeted Attack Campaigns Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 9, 2018:   NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, today released its 2018 NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report, offering globally scoped internet threat intelligence together with the analysis of their security research organization. The report covers the latest trends and activities from nation-state advanced persistent threat (APT) groups, crimeware operations and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack campaigns.  “ATLAS is a collaborative project with hundreds of service provider customers who have agreed to share ......read more

    Leading the Innovation: What makes Huawei the most innovative and fastest growing smartphone brand in the MEA?

    Smart Innovations and Customer Centricity Drive Huawei’s Growth Map Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:  Today’s discerning consumers are looking for groundbreaking products and services that offer them compelling experiences. As Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) becomes number two smartphone brand globally, we remain committed to our mission of creating not just smart but intelligent devices that add ease and efficiency to the lives of our consumers. Our global success is owed to our persistence in building solid foundation and focusing on innovation that creates value for our customers. As a customer-centric company, our goal is to strive and deliver the best possible user experience. We believe that challenges can be turned into new opportunities when we start thinking from customers’ perspective, see what ......read more

    DXC Technology and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Collaborate to Modernize IT Services and Accelerate Client Migrations to AWS

    Companies to deliver agile, end-to-end cloud migration solutions that couple the power of the AWS cloud with DXC industry-based digital services and intellectual property New global DXC - AWS Integrated Practice will provide clients with increased agility, innovation, and cost savings  Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018:  DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced a multi-year, global agreement to build a new multi-billion dollar DXC - AWS Integrated Practice that will deliver IT migration, application transformation, and business innovation to global Fortune 1000 clients.    The DXC - AWS Integrated Practice will offer clients secure, cloud-first solutions that combine the breadth and depth of cloud services offered through AWS with ......read more

    Big Android Breakthrough: Huawei's power packed GPU Turbo upgrade will turn your phone into a monster gaming machine at no cost

    Huawei brings new innovative Android gaming experience for all UAE’s smartphone gamers this August Dubai, 8th August, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), announced the release of GPU Turbo upgrade in the UAE, a graphics processing technology built from the ground up, that will revamp the ability of Huawei smartphones to process graphics-intensive applications like games. Huawei CBG continues to showcase its commitment to innovation and customer service by combining the EMUI and GPU turbo update, which will allow users to enjoy much-improved gaming performances without having to upgrade their devices, making it a one step for the all Huawei users in the UAE. The unveiling of GPU Turbo comes at a critical juncture, especially as mobile gaming is on a sharp rise globally. In 2017, gaming spend on mobile ......read more

    Panasonic's latest LUMIX DMC-TZ220 is the Ultimate Travel Companion

    TIPA Awarded ‘Best Expert Compact’ camera makes a debut in Middle East The New Flagship Travel Zoom Camera boasts Powerful 15x Optical Zoom and 1-inch 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor Featuring 4K Video/ 4K PHOTO Capability Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018:  Panasonic is proud to introduce the latest flagship model of the popular "Travel Zoom" TZ Series the LUMIX DMC-TZ220. Enhancing its zoom power to 15x, the LUMIX TZ220 with 1-inch large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor offers more versatile uses and high picture quality, including ultra-high resolution 4K video.   The LUMIX TZ220 features new 24mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with powerful 15x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-360mm) and 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) to provide a versatile ......read more

    Dual Front Camera and Artificial Intelligence Power the Next Generation Super Selfies

    Breakthrough technology in HUAWEI nova 3 series is changing how people express themselves Dubai, UAE, August 05, 2018:  A selfie isn't just like any other picture. In a deeper, truer sense though, a selfie is a reflection of a moment in time of one’s life journey. In an era when we're constantly being marketed technologies that promise to make our lives easier and save us time by doing the work for us, the selfie is a major contradiction. From angling, adjusting, endless retakes, editing, and filtering – let's face it, taking a perfect selfie is a lot of work! Each of us is passionate with our own unique talent, energy and beauty, and Artificial intelligence selfie is a meaningful way for us to proactively share that with the world.  With an extraordinary new perspective, HUAWEI nova 3 series is ......read more

    Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces 2018 H1 Business Results

    Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer with robust Q2 performance   August 5, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today announced its business results for the first half of 2018. The company reported solid growth, with global smartphone shipments at 95+ million units*. According to IDC, Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer in Q2 with the global market share of 15.8%.   Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said, “The past six months have been incredible for Huawei CBG, marked by robust growth of our business across all markets and product lines. Our success is owed to our commitment to innovation and, most importantly, our customers. Moving forward, Huawei will remain focused on continually ......read more

    Ebtikar achieves GSMA Security Accreditation

    Abu Dhabi 4 August 2018:   Ebtikar Card Systems, an Etisalat Group subsidiary, announced that its advanced production center in Ajman renewed Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS) certification from the global organization ‘Global System for Mobile Communications’ (GSMA). GSMA SAS qualification is the highest standard of safety and data protection in smart card industry. Currently, there are 30 SAS certified companies worldwide. Ebtikar remains one of the very few companies to have a facility with the demanding and state-of-the-art SAS security certification in the Middle East. This certification validates that Ebtikar’s UICC card production and personalization processes, as well as its entire site operations meet the GSMA's stringent standards for security and data protection. Rashid Al Naqbi, General ......read more

    Honor Steps Up The Game with A First Generation of the Honor Play Series with GPU Turbo

    Catered for The Young KSA and UAE Gamers Device being touted as a Gaming Monster Offering Phenomenally Fast Mobile Gaming and Entertainment Experience Dubai, UAE, August 02, 2018:  Video game culture is a universal group fashioned by popular video games. Online gaming has spread from its initial computer roots to console gaming, and finally to mobile gaming, dominating the games platforms with 46% of people in the Middle East opting to play games on their smartphones according to a study conducted by NEWZOO Gaming, 2018 . Honor, the leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei Group, is launching the  Honor Play, the first of a game changing new product series, delivering a revolutionary fast gaming and entertainment experience.    The top country based on gaming revenue is the Kingdom of Saudi ......read more

    Huawei Surpasses Apple to Grab Number Two Spot Globally

    Huawei recorded 41% year-on-year growth leaping ahead of Samsung and Apple Dubai, United Arab Emirates –August 1, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, overtook Apple in second quarter of 2018 to become number two smartphone vendor globally for the first time. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide, Huawei earned 15.8 per cent market ahead of Apple at 12.1 per cent.  The entry of Huawei in the second position marks a turning point for the smartphone industry as it delivered shipments of 54.2 million units with a record high market share of 15.8%. Huawei has recorded 41% year-on-year growth leaping ahead of the other two brands globally during the same period last year. It is also important to highlight that Huawei has also grabbed the second spot ......read more

    Sophos whitepaper reveals SamSam: The (Almost) Six Million Dollar Ransomware

    Dubai, UAE - August 1, 2018:   Ransomware is universal and one of the greatest threats in cybersecurity currently. Extensive research by Sophos has uncovered a trove of new information on the notorious SamSam ransomware that has affected far more victims than previously thought, and raised vastly more in ransom demands – almost $6 million.   Most ransomware is spread in large, noisy and untargeted spam campaigns sent to thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of people. They use simple techniques to infect victims and aim to raise money through large numbers of relatively small ransoms of perhaps a few hundred dollars each.    What sets SamSam apart from most other ransomware is that its use in targeted attacks by a skilled team or individual, who breaks into a victim’s network, ......read more

    Verizon and Ericsson expand 4G LTE partnership, prepare for 5G launch

    New 4G LTE markets awarded to Ericsson in United States  Deployment prepares markets for a smooth, cost-effective transition to 5G Rollout includes latest Ericsson 4G and 5G-ready radio system  Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) announced today that the company has increased its U.S. footprint by expanding its 4G partnership with Verizon to include new markets .   This extended partnership includes Ericsson Radio System 4G LTE equipment which, in addition to enabling the latest advances in 4G LTE capabilities, will provide a 5G-ready platform that will allow Verizon to rapidly transition sites to 5G when they deploy the service in those markets.    The new markets will be deployed using Ericsson’s latest baseband and dual band radios, an optimized solution for ......read more

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    DSI Reports the results of its BOD meeting and announces the appointment of Yousef Al Mulla as the new Group CEO

    Restructuring Updates The Company appoints Mr. Yousef Al Mulla as the new Group Chief Executive Officer effective 26 August 2018 The Company is currently devising a fresh restructuring plan that will carry forward the legacy of the ongoing restructuring and recapitalization drive and ensures the continuity of the Company and its ability to grow and win new business The new plan will be considerate of the rights of all key stakeholders and will be announced in due course The BOD assures shareholders that it is exerting all its efforts and will continue to do so to safeguard the ......read more

    Vertical farms on the rise in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:  CNN reports on the dynamic technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way Dubai sources its food.  CNN visited Badia Farms, the first commercial indoor vertical farm in the region.  Badia Farms uses hydroponics technology to produce 27 varieties of leafy greens without the need for soil, sunlight and chemicals.  Omar Al Jundi, Founder and CEO, Badia Farms explains how the vertical farm works: “We use special LEDs to mimic the sun. We use a lot of sensors, climate control systems to regulate these conditions… the ......read more

    Bentley Systems Announces Finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards Program

    August 8, 2018 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Twelve independent jury panels of distinguished industry experts selected the 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organizations around the world. The finalists for Year in ......read more

    A10 Adds Real-Time Security Analytics for Multi-Cloud and On-Premises Data Centres with Extensible Harmony Apps

    DUBAI, UAE, 8th August, 2018 – A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced a major upgrade to its groundbreaking multi-cloud analytics and management platform, the A10 Harmony Controller. The upgrade expands A10’s advanced security and connected intelligence capabilities via new modular Harmony Apps that support key A10 security solutions, Thunder® SSLi (SSL Insight), Thunder CFW (Convergent Firewall), and the Thunder CGN (Carrier-Grade Networking). With many organizations undergoing digital transformation, it ......read more

    Lenovo™ Powers Workspace Transformation with ThinkSmart Hub 500

    Skype Room Systems device offers meeting room control, participant connection and analytics Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 31st, 2018:   Lenovo launches a new device to tackle conference room complexities and help companies embrace the digital transformation of modern workspaces. The Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 is a Skype Room Systems device that manages collaboration within modern meeting rooms. With the ability to simply connect remote and local participants to Skype for Business meetings and shared content, it eliminates the hassle of sharing personal laptop screens and ......read more

    Etisalat Digital announces challenges for Dubai Future Accelerators

    5th cohort to focus on three challenges using Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Dubai, 30 July 2018:   Etisalat Digital today announced its new set of challenges for the 5th cohort of Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) focusing on creating smart innovative solutions based on emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain. The partnership with the government-supported accelerator is part of Etisalat Digital strategy to bring the latest technologies and innovations to enable a smart ecosystem. The technology themes for the challenges under the fifth ......read more

    HUAWEI nova 3, the newly launched device that introduces AI in Selfies now available in the UAE

    Excited UAE shoppers queue up to experience HUAWEI nova 3’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Selfie  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 July, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) latest HUAWEI nova 3 is now available in stores across the UAE. The global smartphone giant yet again impresses its customers with its third-generation intelligent device embodying elegance and incredible features as the device received a record number of pre-bookings ahead of its launch. The HUAWEI nova 3 is receiving phenomenal response from customers as they are eager to get their ......read more

    Panasonic's new water dispensers to add luxury to the modern Middle Eastern kitchens

    Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018:  Panasonic to reinvent the contemporary Middle Eastern kitchens with the introduction of new water dispensers that combine cutting edge innovation with stylishly elegant look.  Designed in statement-making black and metal finish, Panasonic’s water dispensers break the monotony of the plain white plastic design of common water dispensers – a perfect way to achieve that touch of chic luxury without compromising on reliability and functionality.   The range includes two top loading water dispensers, SDM-WD3238TG and SDM-WD3128TG, and ......read more

    Brick-and-mortar stores will still play key role in the region's future retail landscape

    Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2018:  With the proliferation of smartphones and expanding internet connectivity across the region, the popularity of online shopping continues to surge.  Experts however agree that despite the growing success of e-commerce, the traditional retail market will remain a constant and that there is still a huge room for growth and profitability. Jayaraman Nair, Chairman, VIS Exhibitions and Conferences, organizer of the trade show Smart Stores Expo, said, “While more and more consumers nowadays are increasingly enjoying the benefits of online shopping, ......read more

    Symantec Debuts the Cyber Security Brief Podcast

    Weekly Podcast Delivers the Latest Cyber Security News, Hosted by Threat Researchers from Symantec    Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2018:  Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced the debut of its Cyber Security Brief Podcast. Hosted by threat researchers from Symantec’s Security Technology and Response (STAR) division, the new podcast provides a weekly update on the latest cyber security news and intelligence.   Symantec’s STAR division plays a central role in harnessing telemetry from the ......read more

    Cisco and Google Cloud embark on a journey to streamline work for 150M+ people

    Dubai, UAE – 26 July, 2018: Life just got a whole lot easier for the millions of people who use the industry - leading apps and services delivered by Cisco Collaboration and Google Cloud. As part of our deepening alliance, Cisco is announcing its first wave of collaboration integrations with Google products. This goes far beyond merely making sure our calling, email, document collaboration, and customer service products work together. The goal is to help people be much more efficient so they can do their jobs better.  At Cisco, we believe artificial intelligence and machine ......read more

    Mimecast Unveils Second-Annual State of Email Security Report

    Dubai, UAE– July 29, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced it has released its second-annual State of Email Security report. The report identifies the latest email-borne threats facing organizations of all sizes and industries globally. Cyberattacks are on the rise. In fact, more than 50% of organizations reported seeing the volume of phishing attacks increase over the last twelve months, while 40% said they saw the volume of impersonation attacks rise. Making cybersecurity a priority should start from the top, yet ......read more

    LG Announces Second-quarter, First-half 2018 Financial Results

    First-Half Sets Multiple Records: Highest Global Revenues, Highest Operating Profits and First Time Sales Exceed 30 Trillion Won Dubai, UAE, July 28, 2018:  LG Electronics Inc. (LG) reported consolidated global sales of KRW 15.02 trillion (USD 13.9 billion) and operating profits of KRW 771 billion (USD 715.1 million) for the second quarter of 2018. Second-quarter sales rose 3.2 per-cent while operating profits increased 16.1 percent from the same period last year. Strong profitability from home appliances and air solutions and premium home enter-tainment products offset second-quarter ......read more

    Free Unlimited Voice and Video Calls for 15 Days With du Internet Calling Pack Subscriptions

    The free trial period of the BOT-IM and C’me apps is now available to all du customers Dubai, UAE, 26 July 2018: This summer, du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) is offering those separated by distance even more ways to get in touch with one another with a 15-day free trial of the BOT-IM and C’me apps when customers subscribe to the Internet Calling Pack service. After subscribing, du customers can download one of the two apps from the iOS or Play Store and register their mobile number to start enjoying this limited time offer from du.  Amr ......read more

    Leafminer: New Espionage Campaigns Targeting Middle Eastern Regions

    Author: Network Protection Security Labs, Attack Investigation Team Summary: Active attack group is eager to make use of available tools, research, and the work of other threat actors.   July 25, 2018:  Symantec has uncovered the operations of a threat actor named Leafminer that is targeting a broad list of government organizations and business verticals in various regions in the Middle East since at least early 2017. The group tends to adapt publicly available techniques and tools for their attacks and experiments with published proof-of-concept exploits. Leafminer ......read more

    HID Global Improves Automated Fare Collection for Public Transportation with the World's First Calypso Light Application-certified Solution

    Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2018 : HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that HID is the world’s first ticketing solution provider to be certified to deliver more secure, lower cost, faster contactless tickets based on an open standard called Calypso Light Application (CLAP).  Public transportation authorities around the world no longer need to accept lower security, incompatibility and slower speeds or be locked into a proprietary low-end ticket system.  HID’s CLAP-certified solution, SOMA Atlas, is now recognized by the Calypso ......read more

    Your search for the best gifts just got easier with SOUQ's Interesting Finds

    Hundreds of new and quirky products now on Interesting Finds July 25, 2018:   SOUQ.com has announced the launch of its new “Interesting Finds” store which will make your search for the perfect gift forever easier. Customers can now easily access hundreds of new, interesting and trendy products including toys, home decor, accessories, and much more.  Interesting Finds curates the new and interesting items available on SOUQ.com into fun-to-scroll-through, collage-style lists; making gift giving fun and exciting.   Users can shop these quirky gifts ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports AED 4.3 Billion Net Profits for H1 growing 6% YOY while growing 12.4% in Q2 2018

    Distribution of interim dividend for the first half of the fiscal year 2018 of 40 fils per share   Abu Dhabi, 24 July 2018:   Etisalat Group today announced its consolidated financial results for H1 ending 30th June 2018. H1 2018 Financial Highlights and Key Developments   Etisalat Group subscriber base reached 144 million representing year on year increase of 4% Etisalat Group Consolidated Revenues for first half of 2018 amounted to AED 26.2 billion representing 4% increase year over year. Etisalat Group Consolidated Net profit for first half of ......read more

    Navigant Research ranks Signify global leader for Smart Street Lighting

    Signify ranked as the top scoring leader in new report  Navigant Research estimates annual smart street lighting revenue to grow to nearly $8.3 billion globally by 2027 Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Industry analyst firm, Navigant Research, has issued a report entitled, ‘Navigant Research Leaderboard: Smart Street Lighting,’ in which Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is ranked as the leader for Smart Street Lighting globally.   Navigant Research defines smart street lighting as “a general label for the use of advanced ......read more

    Fortinet Expands Security Fabric Offerings on Google Cloud Platform to Enable Consistent Protection Across Hybrid Cloud Environments

    Dubai UAE - July 24, 2018: Fortinet(NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the expansion of Fortinet Security Fabricofferings on Google Cloud Platform, enabling customers to better protect the expanded attack surface of hybrid cloud environments.  Adding to its existing FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalloffering, Fortinet now offers FortiManager, FortiAnalyzerand FortiWebon Google Cloud Platform.Fortinet delivers a breadth of security offerings within Google Cloud Platform, stitching together multiple layers of ......read more

    LG aims to help the region to grow smarter together with energy efficient solutions for homes

    Dubai, UAE: 23 July 2018:  Countries in the GCC are on a quest to achieve higher standards of living by integrating sustainable solutions. Whether it is being responsible by encouraging people to recycle or working with solar power, many governments across the region are determined to make their country future-oriented by focusing more on renewable sources of energy in order to protect and save the environment.  However, LG believes that the journey to a sustainable, liveable and greener environment begins at home, which it why it’s range of home appliances work ......read more

    Tata Communications helps Singapore IoT innovator W-Locate grow internationally while reducing capex by 35%

    W-Locate plans to expand its operations to other Asian countries enabled by the Tata Communications MOVE™ platform and IZO™ Private Cloud Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:   W-Locate, the Singapore-based Internet of Things (IoT) start-up, has selected Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, to accelerate its international growth. W-Locate provides real-time location-based information to enterprises across Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Malaysia. It is now looking to extend its presence to South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and other Asian ......read more

    Official Sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Hisense, gets the game on the streets

    Hisense expands its product portfolio and brings a round of exciting prizes to be won as official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Further to its dynamic competitions and offers prior to the World Cup, Hisense gave away 4 winners each semi-final tickets + AED 10,000 Cash*, a 65-inch Hisense ULED TV, a 55-inch Hisense ULED TV and to 8 lucky winners group tickets to the monumental event  The brand hosted a roadshow at Central Galleria, Mall of the Emirates, from the 1st to 10th of July with interactive games to play and great prizes were won July 22, 2018:  ......read more

    Samsung Brings Its Signature Infinity Design Philosophy to the All-New Galaxy J8

    Consumers now get nearly 15% more display area without increasing the overall size of the device   Dubai, UAE – 22 July  2018:  Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced the arrival of the latest edition to the Galaxy J-Series with the launch the 2018 Galaxy J8 smartphone in the UAE. In addition to delivering Samsung’s signature Infinity Display, the Galaxy J8 boasts true to life colors, brighter photographs and facial recognition technology, as well as sleek curves and seamless lines, and a comfortable grip.    “At Samsung our aim is to ......read more

    Susie Wolff: Formula E doesn't need F1 drivers

    Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2018:  In an interview with CNN’s Supercharged, the newly-appointed team principal of the Venturi Formula E team, Susie Wolff, explains why she has transferred to the all-electric racings series.   The former Formula 1 test driver tells host Nicki Shields that she believes that Formula E is now less reliant on former F1 drivers ahead of its 5th season, set to begin on 15 December 2018 in Saudi Arabia.   Alongside the introduction of the Gen2 Formula E care, Wolff will also work with former teammate Felipe Massa at Venturi, and she outlines ......read more

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