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    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

    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 solution also incorporates Wi-Fi and SmartThinQ®, enhancing user convenience by making laundry, and the home, more intelligent. The new large-capacity washer and dryer feature a 27-inch LG TWINWash front-loader and a DUAL Inverter Heat Pump™ ......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 video call, TIM also showcased a series of new services including a remote-driven car; a virtual museum tour, remote controlled industrial robots; and multiplayer interactive video gaming using augmented reality. Mario Di Mauro, Chief Strategy, ......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 sound that fills every corner of the room and equipped with the convenience of AI, LG’s 2019 lineup creates truly immersive user experiences and features two CES Innovation Award recipients (models SL9YG and SL10YG). LG’s premium SL9 rose ......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 his law firm and offered to put up their properties as a guarantee against my bail. Even though they had never heard of me, they knew Huawei and they trusted Huawei, and were therefore willing to believe in me. My lawyer said that he had been ......read more

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    Zoho Analytics offers data auto-blending and AI-powered assistance for making smarter business decisions

    Zoho Analytics features rich third-party integrations, sleek UI, enhanced visualization options.   Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:   Zoho today announced the release of Zoho Analytics, its most ad-vanced self-service business intelligence and analytics platform yet. The new release unleashes the power of data blending and artificial intelligence, enabling organizations to analyze massive amounts of data in a much more efficient way and derive cross-functional business insights.   "At Zoho, we know what’s important for Sales, Marketing, Support, ......read more

    Sophos Central Management of XG Firewall Now Available Through Early Access Program

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced that its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall is now available on Sophos Central through an Early Access Program. The most current version of Sophos XG Firewall with lateral movement protection to prevent the spread of targeted, manual cyberattacks was launched in December 2018. Sophos believes that for cybersecurity to be effective it needs to be intuitive to use and simple to manage. To achieve this vision, Sophos provides the ability for remote management and deployment of all Sophos products ......read more

    E-Vision launches ‘Spirit of the Union' Channel 47

    Dubai, 16 December 2018:   E-Vision, a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat, launched ‘Spirit of the Union’ channel 47 on eLife to commemorate the 47th National Day.  ‘Spirit of the Union’ channel aims to highlight the UAE’s glorious past and its rich culture and traditions. The channel’s content is designed to broadcast rare footage and programs that demonstrate the UAE’s remarkable progress since 1971 as well as to pay tribute to the country’s Rulers and their visionary leadership. Humaid Sahoo, CEO, E-Vision, said: ......read more

    UL issue advice to protect payments this festive season

    Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  UL, a global safety science company, has advised shoppers and businesses in the UAE to be proactive to keep online payments safe and secure this festive season.  Across the world identity fraud is on the rise, driven by a growth in scams where the physical debit or credit card is not present – such as online or over the phone transactions. A recent study, by globally renowned firm Norton, found that more than 3 million people in the UAE experienced cybercrime in 2017 in (around a third of the population) *.   With uptake in fraudulent ......read more

    du Recognized as Best-in-class Following Corporate Health Award Win

    du’s dedication towards healthy and safe working environments sees the company land highly-coveted workplace wellness award Dubai, UAE, 15 December 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has been announced as one of the UAE’s leading employers following the telco’s success in winning the Health & Safety Initiative of the Year Award at the 2018 Daman Corporate Health Awards. The accolade reflects du’s relentless commitment towards empowering employees through dedicated health and safety outcomes aimed at delivering a ......read more

    du announces availability of eSIM on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th December, 2018: UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced the availability of eSIM on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Users can now activate an additional cellular plan, making it easy to use two different phone numbers or separate voice and data plans on one device.  Existing du prepaid and postpaid customers can activate the eSIM functionality at no extra cost until December 31, 2018 by visiting du Shops.  ...read more

    Data analytics and cyber security will be key to improving aviation safety

    Hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, day two of World Aviation Safety Summit focuses on impact of data analysis and developments in cyber security on state of safety in the global aviation industry Huw Ross, Helios: cyber security within aviation is still at an early stage of development. 12 December 2018, Dubai, UAE:   The importance of utilizing data analytics and improving cyber security across aviation organizations were the central focus areas for day two of the 6th annual World Aviation Safety Summit. The  event is being hosted by the Dubai Civil ......read more

    Sophos Introduces Lateral Movement Protection to XG Firewall to Stop Advancing Cyberattacks

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced that its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall now includes lateral movement protection to prevent targeted, manual cyberattacks or exploits from infiltrating further into a compromised network. The SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report discusses a rise in targeted ransomware. With the SamSam ransomware campaign estimated to have earned more than $6.5 million, it is not surprising that criminals are attracted to this method. In these attacks, cybercriminals target weak entry points and brute-force Remote ......read more

    Etisalat first telco to provide Home Insurance solution

    Partnered with Union Insurance to deliver ‘Home Protection Plan’ for all eLife customers Abu Dhabi, 12 December 2018:   Etisalat today announced a new insurance offering - ‘Home Protection Plan’ for all eLife home customers to provide a hassle-free option, making sure all household goods are insured for just AED 10 per month.  The new insurance plan provides coverage of up to AED 50,000 to eLife customers giving them complete protection of their home contents. The general market price for similar insurance plans may cost over AED 300 a year, ......read more

    Etisalat further doubles speeds on eLife plans for free

    Abu Dhabi 11 December 2018:   Etisalat’s ‘eLife Unlimited’ customers are in for a major upgrade as Etisalat doubles the broadband speed across the board of the recently launched ‘eLife Unlimited’ plans. The plans now deliver more than five times the broadband speed of the previous generation. ‘eLife Unlimited’ customers will immediately enjoy the new speeds at no extra charge automatically. The entry-level plan, ‘eLife Starter’, will now offer speeds up to 100 Mbps. The unlimited Sports and Entertainment plans offer speeds up ......read more

    Samsung Galaxy A9 – Designed to capture the world in its fullest

    Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  In a fast-paced world driven by visual communication, there is a rising demand for meaningful innovation. Samsung’s answer to that is the latest addition to the Galaxy A series family, the Galaxy A9. The pioneering Galaxy A9 debuts the world’s first rear quad camera and 6.3-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display designed to help you live each day to the fullest. Featuring a premium glass design, a rear fingerprint sensor for greater convenience and smooth seamless curves, Galaxy A9 is both practical and comfortable in your hand, making it easier ......read more

    du & Sharjah University Piece Together Larger Than Life Guinness World Record Mosaic

    As the official Telecom partner for the event, du enabled Sharjah University to accomplish the record-breaking attempt Dubai, UAE, 10th December, 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has partnered with Sharjah University for a Guinness World Record attempt to create the world’s largest mosaic – a monumental Year of Zayed Logo made from 50,000 du-branded envelopes, with recharge cards inserted inside them to deliver AED 100,000 worth of recharge credit to labour camps to boost du’s commitment towards being an advocate for ......read more

    5G in mobile technologies will be a game changer opening doors to innovation & unique digital experiences

    Etisalat launched the first commercial 5G wireless network in MENA 5G technologies to provide a platform for futuristic solutions and applications Etisalat is ‘Driving the Digital Future to Empower Societies’  Dubai, 10 December 2018:   New age mobile technologies and the future of the 5G network will be a game changer for the industry opening doors to innovation and providing customers a unique digital experience, said Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Etisalat International at the Leaders Summit being held in Dubai.    The 11 th Edition of the ......read more

    Etisalat launches ‘Freedom' postpaid plans

    New plans offering simplicity and great value  Customers can now enjoy great benefits with no contract plans  Up to 20% discount on monthly rental and 6 months free Apple music on contract plans  Abu Dhabi, 09 December 2018:   Etisalat today announced the launch of ‘Freedom’, its all-new postpaid plans. The new plans come with the freedom to choose from non-contract or a one-year contract plan offering customers the simplicity, flexibility and great benefits.  For the first time in UAE, with Etisalat’s ‘Freedom’ plans ......read more

    Global Knowledge Index 2018 and The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report shine at Knowledge Summit

    Futurists at Knowledge Summit 2018 Identify Knowledge and Information as Driver of Future Economies Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2018:   The fifth annual Knowledge Summit, organized by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), began the proceedings of the second day with a session dedicated to the 2018 edition of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI), launched the previous day. The panel brought together representatives from the United Nations Development Programme and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, namely: Khaled Abdel Shafi, Director, ......read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and HHLA Form New Joint Venture to Solve Shipping Industry Challenges

    HyperloopTT forms a new company with Port of Hamburg terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA) focused on using Hyperloop technology and innovation to solve the shipping industries most pressing issues.  Dubai, UAE - (December 5, 2018) -- Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT/HTT)  announced today the creation of a joint venture company with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA)  the leading container terminal operator in the Port of Hamburg. The company will focus on integrating the latest container movement ......read more

    China Mobile International joins Etisalat's SmartHub to expand its ME services

    Abu Dhabi, 05 December 2018:   Etisalat and China Mobile International  Limited (CMI)  have come together to establish point of presence at Etisalat’s SmartHub Data Centre in UAE, improving CMI’s reach across partners in the region and meeting the increasing demand for content and connectivity.   As part of the Etisalat SmartHub,  CMI  will have presence in the Middle East to support its Global infrastructure, interconnections, capacity and expand its reach into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The data center colocation partnership ......read more

    HP Commits to Educate 100,000 Across Africa in the Next Three Years, Opens HP LIFE Center for Entrepreneurship in South Africa

    News Highlights: HP pledges to empower 100,000  learners across Africa in next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) program HP opens a tech-enabled HP LIFE Center in South Africa, aimed at supporting local entrepreneurs  Commitment supports HP’s goals to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025, and to enroll a million HP LIFE users between 2016 and 2025  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 5, 2018 –   At the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, HP ......read more

    Lenovo leaps forward with next-generation thinkagile Composable cloud platform

    Delivers a secure, end-to-end automated cloud platform tailored to applications Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5, 2018 –   Lenovo Data Center Group, one of the fastest growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors (according to IDC) is further expanding its ThinkAgile portfolio to provide an innovative solution for customers who desire the agility of the public cloud and the security of a private cloud. To address this growing customer trend, Lenovo – together with Cloudistics, the cloud software platform company – has developed the ThinkAgile CP ......read more

    BharatMatrimony launches office in Dubai targeting 2 Million Indians

    December 4th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   As part of its strategic expansion plans, Matrimony.com, the leader in online matrimony, has entered the UAE market through its flagship brand BharatMatrimony. It has inaugurated an office at Fortune Executive Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, to serve Indians in the Middle East region.  The publicly listed company Matrimony.com headquartered in Chennai, India, aims to offer matchmaking services and marriage services across the region through its office in the UAE. BharatMatrimony is the largest and most trusted matrimony brand which has ......read more

    Growth and inclusivity drive Avaya's channel strategy for 2019

    Avaya launches a raft of new measures aimed at enabling channel partner growth at the Avaya Partner Summit 2019 in Dubai.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 4, 2018 –   Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) today announced new measures aimed at enabling channel partner growth. The announcements were made at the Avaya Partner Summit 2019 in Dubai, where the company is hosting the EMEA and APAC regions’ leading channel heavyweights, market movers and technical and sales leaders.   The new measures, which come as an update to the Avaya Edge ......read more

    HP ProBook x360 11 G3 and G4 Education Edition

    December 04, 2018:  The HP ProBook x360 11 G3 EE and HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE are the world’s thinnest rugged convertibles Since 2015, HP’s Education Edition PCs have consistently reset the bar for ruggedness and innovation for schools. With amazing new features designed to enhance instruction and minimize cost of management and downtime, the HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition G3 and G4 allow users to: Learn in the classroom and on the go. Thinner than its predecessor, these devices are built to withstand the rigors of active students with shock-absorbing molded ......read more

    Are Southeast Asia's retailers and brands customer #Ready2018?

    Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  Capillary Technologies, a leading cloud-based software solutions provider that enables retailers to intelligently engage with their customers, hosted #Ready2018 conference in Singapore recently. The #Ready2018 featured Prominent speakers including senior leaders from Google, Twitter, J&J, Nielsen, Valiram Group, Bain, Sequoia, Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic. Southeast Asia’s leading retailers, investors and retail technology leaders converged at the #Ready2018, where over 200 CXOs discussed the future of commerce in the digital era, and ......read more

    Enjoy full data for free along with premium speeds on 47th UAE National Day for all

    Special offer for du Emirati customers Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2018:   The 47th UAE National Day is just around the corner and there is every reason to celebrate for du customers - there is something for everyone! du has announced premium-speed WiFi UAE for free to all residents during November 29th to 9th December. Not only that – all du Home Service customers will have full access to more than 200 TV channels during 30th Nov – 3rd December.  For du Emirati customers – there is something special – 47GB of free data for both prepaid and postpaid ......read more

    Etisalat to offer Free WiFi during National Day

    Abu Dhabi, 29 November 2018: Etisalat is offering free access to its super-fast  ‘UAE WiFi by Etisalat’ network for 10 days to mark the 47th UAE National Day. All UAE residents and international tourists can benefit from the promotion across major locations in the country including malls, cafes, beaches and parks from 30  November to 9 December 2018.  Customers will experience high speeds and superb quality free of charge across Etisalat’s WiFi network to exchange greetings, share photos, access social networking websites and surf online.  To use ......read more

    Today HP is introducing a new lineup of HP ProBook 400 series PCs designed for growing businesses and mobile professionals

    Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  SMBs have a passion for technology, so making technology that helps them save time, make money and make their business stronger, is paramount. They also seek value, not just the lowest price. When it comes to a great business notebook, they want one that includes everything required to successfully get the job done – from modern design, performance and long battery life, to commercial-grade security and connectivity.   Designed for the modern workforce, the HP ProBook 400 G6 series PCs help keep professionals productive in the office or on ......read more

    The Best of Design, Function and Performance: Samsung Galaxy Note9's Connected S Pen

    Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  Samsung Galaxy Note9 has inducted extraordinary capabilities to its signature feature – the S Pen. What began as a tool for writing and drawing is now putting more power and control in its users’ hands, expanding the notion of what a smartphone can do.  The Galaxy Note9’s S Pen raises the bar with an array of convenient additions, including Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) connectivity, Samsung DeX compatibility, and integration with several fan-favorite Note features. Together, these enhancements offer much greater control over your ......read more

    At LG, Customer-Centricity Revolves Around Sustainability

    LG Electronics (LG) pursues sustainability management that is balanced with society, the environment and the economy to provide ergonomic and functional homes DUBAI, UAE – November 28, 2018:   The term ‘sustainable company’ is thrown around quite loosely and frequently these days. It seems to be one of the bigger buzzwords of the decade. At the core of this trend, lies a joined consensus between consumers and the general public: they are not satisfied with businesses that focus only on short-term profit maximization. People tend to stay loyal to businesses that ......read more

    Huawei shares insights on 5G Commercialization in MENA at GSMA Mobile360

    Dubai – November 27, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices shared key insights on commercialization of 5G in MENA and subsequently led IoT and 5G workshops during the GSMA mobile360 MENA Conference, gathering a number of leaders and experts from the mobile telecom industry. ¬ Markets in MENA – particularly some of the GCC States – will be among the first countries globally to launch 5G networks, with Huawei leading the commercial deployments planned in the UAE in 2019. ......read more

    Telcos are the backbone of the digital transformation dictating the evolution path of the ICT transformation journey

    Etisalat role as an operator is significant to increase competitiveness, productivity and innovation in the country Etisalat has led the digital journey by developing the telecom value chain leveraging on core strengths and strategic assets   Dubai, 26 November 2018:   The region is emerging rapidly on the global scene making a major impact on economic agendas aiming to position the region as a technology hub and a driving engine in the digital economy, highlighted Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Corporate Governance and Strategy Officer at the Mobile 360 series ......read more

    MENA region plays a critical role as a technology hub and driving engine in the digital economy, says Khalifa Al Shamsi

    Telcos are the backbone of the digital transformation dictating the evolution path of the ICT transformation journey Etisalat role as an operator is significant to increase competitiveness, productivity and innovation in the country Etisalat has led the digital journey by developing the telecom value chain leveraging on core strengths and strategic assets  Dubai, 26 November 2018:   The MENA region is emerging rapidly on the global scene making a major impact on economic agendas aiming to position the region as a technology hub and a driving engine in the digital ......read more

    Middle East students win prestigious awards at 2018 ICT Competition Final in China

    Dubai, UAE – 26 November 2018:   Thirteen teams of students from across the region won prizes at Huawei’s International ICT Competition finals. The winners were selected following a grueling three months of qualifying rounds that saw participation from 10 countries in the Middle East. Their prizes were awarded at the ICT Talent Cultivation & Award Ceremony in Shenzhen.  In total, 14,748 students across the Middle East applied for the competition, from which 4,915 were selected to take part in the preliminary rounds. 214 students passed on to the final round, ......read more

    ShoppRe.com, a unique idea by 2 Women Entrepreneurs acts as a bridge between NRIs and Indian Shopping Sites

    INR 50 Million invested in ShoppRe.com, an Innovative Shipping Company From India Company: IndianShoppre LLP Founders: Nikkitha Shanker & Saira Hassan City: Bengaluru, India Industry: Global E-commerce Shipping Company  Dubai, 26 November, 2018:   ShoppRe, is an online International shipping and package consolidation company, based in Bangalore, which gives people living outside India access to 1000s of Indian Shopping Sites like Flipkart, Myntra, Amazon, etc. The brand ambassadors, Ms. Priya Mani Raj, National Award-winning Actress and her husband, Mr. Mustufa ......read more

    The ultimate time-saver: Meet the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro

    Dubai, UAE, November 25, 2018:  Nobody likes to wait. This is a statement we can all agree on. We all experience the frustration of waiting, regardless of the scenario. We wait at the doctor’s office, on long flights, for our food to arrive at the restaurant or for our phone to charge – and although people react to the process of waiting differently, we all wish could speed the process up a notch. While we cannot quantify our need to rush off the plane sooner or our urge to cut a pizza’s cooking time in half, we can measure our frustration with slow technology. When, ......read more

    HTC Vive and McLaren release limited edition VIVE Pro headset to give immersive experience to local racing fans

    Global debut held at Abu Dhabi racing event, bringing Middle East fans closer to the action and testament to the increasing popularity of supercar racing regionally  ABU DHABI – November 24, 2018 –   HTC VIVE™ and McLaren Racing today announced the release of a special edition VIVE Pro McLaren Limited Edition headset, the first co-created product since the announcement of the partnership in May, which offers an unparalleled VR racing experience to fans. The headset combines Vive Pro’s crisp resolution, audio, and ergonomics to deliver the ultimate VR ......read more

    Christmas Gift Guide: Jabra

    Dubai, UAE, November 24, 2018:   Jabra Elite Active 65t: The Jabra Elite Active 65t is aimed at those who want the features of the Elite 65t, but whose priority is being able to use the earbuds in an active environment. The earbuds are fully enhanced for sports use with a more secure fit, through special coating, integrated accelerometer for tracking features in the Jabra app and IP56 sweat, water and dust certification. The Elite Active 65t has five hours of listening time on one charge and two-year warranty against sweat and dust. Elite Active 65t will be available in ......read more

    Make way for the best outdoor activity buddy, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro

    Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Hand in hand with an increased nutrition awareness, the world is witnessing a rise of fitness culture. Fitness influencers are being followed by millions on Social Media, workout applications are increasingly popular and gyms have never been busier. Outdoor workouts are getting increasingly popular too, especially in good weather. Whether on the beach, in the mountains or at parks, people are getting that blood flowing. The world is getting healthy and we are loving it – and since technology is now an integral part of our lives, we scanned the market ......read more

    Henkel reports good development in third quarter

    Sales increase to 5,037 million euros, organic growth +2.7% EBIT* improvement: +3.3% to 926 million euros EBIT margin* further improved: +40 basis points to 18.4% Growth in earnings per preferred share (EPS)*: +2.6% to 1.58 euros Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:   “Henkel delivered a good development in the third quarter. In a continuously challenging market environment with currency headwinds and higher material prices, we further increased sales, earnings and profitability. All three business units contributed to the positive development,” said Henkel ......read more

    How to Put Emerging Technology to Work for Your Small Business

    By Allison Zimmer, Communications Specialist, Commercial Excellence at Xerox Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Digitization. Social marketing. Document Management. Virtual Office. The Cloud. These are the topics businesses everywhere are buzzing about, rushing to implement, and in some cases, just trying to comprehend. From ownership to management, everyone understands that staying abreast of emerging technology is critical to staying competitive, but it helps to see what successful technology implementation looks like in practice, and how small businesses are leveraging today’s ......read more

    UAE-IX Soars Past 100Gbps of Traffic, Regional & Global Users Rise

    Dubai, UAE 22 November 2018:   UAE-IX, an Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) initiative with support from the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), has announced today that it has exceeded 100Gbps of internet peering traffic, with over 64 regional and global customers now using the carrier-neutral Internet Exchange Platform (IXP). Farid Faridooni, Deputy CEO Enterprise Solutions, EITC, said: “Attaining 100Gbps traffic has benchmarked our capabilities far beyond expectation and this most recent accomplishment truly highlights UAE-IX as ......read more

    du to Reward Customers for Timely Mobile Number ID Renewal with Luxury Prize Draw

    du offers ‘speedy’ incentive for customers who renew the ID registration for their numbers in line with the UAE Registration Policy   Dubai, UAE, 21 November, 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is inviting customers with expired ID registrations to renew the registration of their numbers for free before 31st January to avoid their services being suspended or ceased, in line with the UAE Registration Policy.  To encourage them to act promptly, all customers who renew the ID registration for their du numbers before the ......read more

    Huawei Kicks Off Commercial 5G Era, Shipping 10,000+ 5G Base Stations

    Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018:  The 9th Global Mobile Broadband Forum – "5G Inspiring the Future" – kicked off in London yesterday, gathering more than 2,200 leaders and analysts from mobile telecom operators, vertical industries, and standards organizations around the world. At the event, Huawei's Rotating Chairman, Ken Hu, announced the shipment of Huawei's first 10,000 5G base stations, outlining the company's vision for the future of 5G.   "5G will start a technology revolution," he said. "It will bring new power to all ICT ......read more

    Samsung Galaxy Note9 Alpine White Edition Now Available for Pre-Order in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE  21 November, 2018 -   Don’t miss your chance to be among the first in the UAE to own the latest edition of the super powerful Galaxy Note9 in Alpine White, which is available for pre-order from November 20th until December 3rd on www.Samsung.com. Customers who pre-order the device will be able to experience the powerful S-Pen, the enhanced battery and a premium camera amongst other innovative features – as well as receive a 42mm Samsung Galaxy Watch. However, stocks are limited and pre-orders are fulfilled on a first-come, first-serve basis – so ......read more

    Sophos Adds Endpoint Detection and Response to Intercept X Advanced

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today launched the latest addition to its endpoint solution portfolio, Intercept X with EDR.  Powered by Sophos’ deep learning neural network, which is trained on hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code to detect never-before-seen threats, Intercept X with EDR provides organizations with broad, expert analysis of potential attacks by comparing the DNA of suspicious files against the malware samples already categorized in SophosLabs to enable them to identify ......read more

    For the 1st time in UAE and the ME region, Ankabut launch Microsoft's Azure Stack in collaboration with Huawei

    Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018:  Ankabut, the United Arab Emirates’ Advanced National Research and Education Network (NREN) offering academic institutions connectivity to other education networks around the world and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has partnered to launch a cutting-edge new cloud solution in the UAE, Microsoft’s Azure Stack. This will be the first implementation of Microsoft’s Azure Stack solution in GCC and the ME Region. Through this partnership, Ankabut aims to ......read more

    Alstom at the heart of the Tangier-Casablanca high-speed line's inauguration in Morocco

    Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018:   Alstom participates today in the inauguration of the TangierCasablanca high speed line with its very high-speed trains supplied and delivered to the Office National des Chemins de Fer Marocain (ONCF). The line has been inaugurated by His Majesty, King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron.     Alstom supplied ONCF with 12 very high-speed trains for the Tangier-Casablanca railway section. Alstom also supplied the level 1&2 on-board ERTMS1 for the trains.      “ We are extremely proud to bring ......read more

    Souq.com's Biggest Ever White Friday Sale

    More than two million deals on products from leading brands  Souq empowers over 14,000 sellers and local brand across the region to succeed this White Friday Local and global brands go on sale from 20 to 24 November with up to 70%  More deals than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and more 15 November 2018:   SOUQ.com brought White Friday to UAE in 2014 and is today announcing the return of its biggest online shopping event, with more deals than ever. From the 20th to the 24th November, customers across the GCC and ......read more

    Sophos Placed in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) for Seventh Consecutive Year

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH) today launched its 2019 Threat Report providing insights into emerging and evolving cybersecurity trends. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019. “The threat landscape is undoubtedly evolving; less skilled cyber criminals are being forced out of business, the fittest among them step up their game to survive and we’ll eventually be left with fewer, but smarter and stronger, adversaries. These new ......read more

    Sophos 2019 Threat Report: Unveils the rise of the hand-delivered, targeted cyberattacks as criminals stalk victims to bank millions

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH) today launched its 2019 Threat Report providing insights into emerging and evolving cybersecurity trends. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019. “The threat landscape is undoubtedly evolving; less skilled cyber criminals are being forced out of business, the fittest among them step up their game to survive and we’ll eventually be left with fewer, but smarter and stronger, adversaries. These new ......read more

    XTouch New XBone Bone Conduction Headphone Brings Safe and Convenient Experience

    Adds a stream of new lifestyle products including XSlate and XBook   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018:   XTOUCH, the leading Dubai headquartered consumer electronics brand today announced the launch of XBone Bluetooth bone conduction headphones. Performing the role of the ear drums, XBone decodes soundwaves in high fidelity and stereo quality sound through cheekbones. The added benefit of being placed outside of the ears keeps you safe from bacterial infections and protects the ear drums from long term exposure to loud noise. Featherweight yet durable, the ......read more

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