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    SOUQ, an Amazon company, announces a new Fulfilment Center in Dubai

    The new, high-tech fulfillment center will create over 600 permanent jobs  within the first year SOUQ has created more than 1,700 jobs in the UAE since opening in 2010 Dubai, 17th December 2018 –   SOUQ.com, an Amazon company, announced today that it has opened a new fulfillment center (FC) in Dubai. The new 23,000 square meter, cutting edge facility, is the latest example of the company’s continued investment in the UAE, focused on meeting the growing customer demand across the Middle East. The new facility is also set to benefit regional sellers, including the thousands of small and medium businesses who sell on SOUQ.com, by ensuring that they are able to reach their customers faster.  The new facility will also help SOUQ meet is objective of growing selection and improving convenience for ......read more

    Ericsson releases its 10 hot consumer trends for 2019

    Consumers expect smart speakers to take part in family arguments, just like other family members Virtual assistant users think devices that understand our moods will be mainstream in three years AR and VR users want hands-on virtual guidance for tasks such as cooking or making repairs Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has today released the eighth edition of its ConsumerLab trend report, 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2019 representing predictions of 34 million early technology adopters.    The latest edition of the annual report evaluates consumer thoughts and predictions on near-future technology including AI, VR, 5G and automation. The report reveals that autonomous and mood-predictive technology could soon play a bigger role in people’s everyday lives.    Dr. ......read more

    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, HR and Finance functions, as we ourselves offer business applications in each of these categories. With this deep understanding of business requirements, we have crafted dashboards that decision-makers and executives can use out-of-the-box from within ......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: “E-vision has created since 2011 a dedicated channel ‘Spirit of the Union’, which is transmitted free to all eLife subscribers. This initiative is in line with our commitment to highlight the wonderful achievements of this nation, pay ......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 activities on key shopping dates, merchants and consumers need to be mindful of unscrupulous fraudsters who are always looking for new and different ways to get their hands on people’s hard-earned cash.   UL, which has a regional office ......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 happy, inspired workplace to drive long-term business success. du came out on top for the award after being initially shortlisted amongst 8 other UAE companies in this catergory, and the significant win follows years of endless health and safety ......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. 

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    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 Aviation Authority (DCAA), at Roda Al Bustan, Dubai.  The summit welcomed more than 300 regional and international experts to discuss a range of topics that are top priorities for safety of the air transport sector. These ranged from ground ......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, offering subscribers savings of over 50 percent on their premiums. Subscribers of this plan have a unique benefit of having small monthly payments instead of high annual premium payment. Moreover, no surveys and no minimum commitment are required to ......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 to 250 Mbps. Premium plans offer speeds of up to 500 Mbps and up to 1 Gbps. This change represents the first time 100Mbps has been offered in a base level plan in the UAE. Emirati nationals on the new eLife Unlimited plans will receive a free ......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 for you to widen your world. The image is an undeniably powerful medium - free from the constraints of language, and harnessing the unique qualities of a single moment frozen in time. Millennials are increasingly using images to express ......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 corporate sustainability. With support from du as the event’s official Telecom partner, and under the patronage of Sharjah University’s administration and members of the teaching and administrative bodies, the university’s students ......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 ‘Leaders Summit’ focused on the theme ‘It’s all about Smart Networking’. The summit brings telecom experts and leaders together on one platform to debate and discuss about future developments in the regional and global telecom ......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 customers will no longer have to sign a contract to get more data and minute allowances. Customers on the non-contract plans can enjoy the same data and minutes allowances similar to customers on the contract plans. With “Freedom “ ......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, Regional Hub for Arab States, UNDP, Dr. Hany Torky, Chief Technical Advisor of the Arab Knowledge Project, and Jamal bin Huwaireb MBRF’s Chief Executive.  Abdel Shafi highlighted the increasingly important role played by knowledge in the ......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 innovations with hyperloop technology into the largest rail port in Europe. Additionally, the new company will bring this new technology to ports, shipping, and logistics companies around the world. The joint venture will develop and bring to market a ......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 agreement will enable the company to further support global telecom infrastructure requirement of its existing customers as well as tap new markets with its specialized telecom services and solutions.   Ali Amiri, Group Chief Carrier & ......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 (NYSE: HPQ) announced a new commitment to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE program, and kicked off the commitment by opening a new tech-enabled HP LIFE Center in South Africa.  ......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 Series composable cloud platform, a ‘cloud-in-a-box’ that offers all of the conveniences and ease-of-use of a public cloud environment, secured behind the customer’s own data center firewall. “ICP had been an early adopter of ......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 also established a considerable retail presence with over 135 self-owned retail outlets across India. The Company delivers matchmaking and marriage related services to users in India and the Indian diaspora.   Customers who have queries about ......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 partner program, will provide a path for channel partners to move from one value proposition to more advanced ones – moving to solution selling; and from solution selling to innovation building; and from innovation building to enabling true ......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 rubber trim, a reinforced power port, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, and a spill-resistant keyboard.  Stay on task in the classroom or in the cloud. Power through the school day with the latest Intel® processors and battery life up to 16 ......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 gauged SEA’s readiness for disruption.  The #Ready2018 aimed to empower business leaders with the latest business strategies to be consumer-ready and uncover how technology is fundamentally transforming the e-commerce, startup and retail ......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 customers valid for two days when activated anytime during 1-3 December by dialing *055#, and double the internet speed for home customers for a full month.   Fahad AlHassawi, Deputy CEO – Telco Services, du, said: “Our ......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 the service, customers only need to connect to the ‘UAE WiFi by Etisalat’ WiFi SSID signal and follow the registration steps. 

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    Eaton introduces 9SX UPS lower power range

    New models are successor to industry’s leading 9130 range   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 3rd, 2018:   Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of lower power-rated models to its 9SX Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The Eaton 9SX UPS offers high availability, flexibility and advanced protection for IT and small data center infrastructure, as well as for networking, storage, industrial, medical and telecom applications. The new models extend the existing product portfolio of ......read more

    Smartest devices yet, announced at Lenovo TechLife ‘18

    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  Today, at the company’s annual Tech Life event, Lenovo™ unveiled a series of new smart home, laptop and AR devices, continuing its commitment to transforming technology and user experiences, making the devices easier to use, more engaging and more productive for consumers.      This commitment is fueled by Lenovo’s ‘Intelligent Transformation’ strategy and a product ethos of engineering with purpose; designing for difference and creating technology that empowers customers with tomorrow’s technology ......read more

    Etisalat roaming packages offer business customers coverage across all in-flight networks

    First mobile operator in the world to provide data and voice in-flight roaming at no extra cost Roaming coverage now includes both Aeromobile and SITAOnAir in-flight networks Abu Dhabi, 2 September 2018:   Etisalat today announced that subscribers of any Global Business Roaming pack can now enjoy in-flight coverage in all airlines that provide on-board connectivity at no extra cost.    Etisalat Global Business Roaming packages – both data and voice – will now include both Aeromobile and SITAOnAir in-flight coverage, providing business users ......read more

    Panasonic's LUMIX LX100 II gets a boost with 17-megapixel Four Thirds MOS sensor

    The upgraded compact camera features F1.7 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens and 4K Video Recording    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  Panasonic is proud to announce the launch in the Middle East of the LUMIX LX100 II with a large, 4/3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor for the 7th generation model of Panasonic’s world-renowned LX high-end compact camera series.    The LUMIX LX100 II boasts a total 21.77-megapixel sensor achieving an effective 17.0 megapixels in 4:3 aspect ratio. This new high-resolution MOS Sensor maintains an excellent S/N ratio, allowing ......read more

    A10 Networks to Showcase Innovations in 5G Mobile Network Security, Cloud, DDoS Mitigation and Application Visibility & Analytics at GITEX 2018

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 4th September, 2018 A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week taking place between 14-18 October, 2018.  The company will demonstrate its entire portfolio of market leading solutions including Service Provider network security to support IoT in the age of 5G, multi-cloud management, DDoS protection and application visibility & analytics. A10 is keen to demonstrate the following: GI/SGI firewall protection for mobile networks - IoT and 5G ......read more

    Huawei Launches Kirin 980, the World's First Commercial 7nm SoC

    September 01, 2018:  In his IFA 2018 keynote titled “The Ultimate Power of Mobile AI”, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Mr. Richard Yu introduced the Kirin 980, the system on a chip (SoC) that will bring about the next evolution of mobile AI. As the world’s first commercial SoC manufactured with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm process, Kirin 980 combines best-in-class performance, efficiency, connectivity features, and Dual NPU AI processing power. “Last year, we showed the world the potential of On-Device AI with the Kirin 970, ......read more

    Blackberry® Key2 LE Officially Announced at IFA 2018

    Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  TCL Communication, a leading global smartphone manufacturer and BlackBerry®-branded licensing partner, has today unveiled its newest BlackBerry smartphone – the BlackBerry KEY2 LE. This newest addition to the BlackBerry KEY series smartphone lineup offers three colors variants – Slate, Champagne and Atomic – while keeping with the BlackBerry KEY2 design evolution which includes minimized screen bezels and redesigned chassis for a more modern look and feel. It also comes with the recently introduced Speed Key for a more customized ......read more

    Authentication vs Authorization: What's the Difference? Why Should You Care?

    by April Bourne, LSS Black Belt, Xerox Manager Sales Enablement and Training, Research & Product Development Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  There’s a big difference between gaining successful entrance to the king’s castle (Authentication) and what you are allowed to do once you are inside (Authorization). Chances are, as a visitor, your actions and movement will be restricted and for good reason. Just because you got through that big iron door does not mean you are allowed to do whatever you please. This article talks about the differences between authentication and ......read more

    LG Focuses on Gaming at Ifa With New Ultragear™ Monitors

    Powerful Monitors Deliver Superb Picture and Fast Processing to Transform the Gaming Experience Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  LG Electronics is demonstrating its commitment to gaming technology with the announcement of its new UltraGear™ monitors at IFA 2018 in Berlin this week. The monitors take immersion to a new level thanks to their powerful performance, superb picture quality and speedy refresh rate. These factors combine with the UltraWide™ 21:9 screen and stylish design to create an immersive playing field that enhances the gaming experience.  LG has long ......read more

    Symantec shares stats on how much personal info your apps gather, and why that's concerning

    Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Symantec released new research on mobile app privacy and fraudulent Google Play apps that you may find useful to include in any mobile/privacy stories in the works.    While we’re all eager to click “accept” and “next” when we download a new app, we really should take the time to understand what information we are sharing, how it’s used and if the app developer is protecting our privacy.    One such example is an Android flashlight app that has more than 10 million downloads and requests ......read more

    ‘Grant' Transformer Time

    MB&F + L’Epée 1839 Dubai, UAE – 29th August 2018:   MB&F and L’Epée 1839 present Grant, a triple-tracked, Mad-Max-cross-Transformer robot clock on a mission. In today’s fast-paced, always-on, 24/7 world, we are under constant bombardment from time: seconds race by; there is never enough; everyone wants more; and  it keeps getting faster and faster. The nearest hour was once precise enough; now the world’s most accurate clocks are better than a second over the entire age of the universe! No wonder you are stressed, but relax, help is ......read more

    Award winning HUAWEI P20 Pro: Leading the innovation agenda in the smartphone industry

    Breakthrough technology reinvents smartphone photography for the everyday consumer   Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Huawei recently grabbed headlines when it climbed up to become the second smartphone vendor globally. As reported by IDC, Huawei’s Q2 2018 global smartphone market share increased to 15.8%, solidifying the brand’s new ranking.    With Android smartphone makers dominating the industry, the battle for best smartphone camera is currently being led by the HUAWEI P20 Pro. It is one of the first smartphones with cameras that surpass the ......read more

    Lenovo™ releases its newest generation of Android™ tablets for household sharing and entertainment

    Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Today, Lenovo released its latest generation of Android tablets, built for sharing and entertainment in the family: The Lenovo Tab E7, Lenovo Tab E8, Lenovo Tab E10, as well as new mainstream and premium tablets, the Lenovo Tab M10 and Lenovo Tab P10. As the newest follow-up to its popular mainstream Android tablets, Lenovo is now offering families with even more portable options: Android tablets that are powerfully built, thin, light and purpose-built to be used around the house.    Let’s be honest. Every family needs at least one ......read more

    Ruckus Wi-Fi Technology Supports Facebook's Express Wi-Fi Initiative, Deploying Hotspots in Africa, India, and Indonesia

    Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, joins Facebook’s certified ecosystem to help connect the unconnected   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2018 –   Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, today announced that it is joining Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem, a program that allows access point manufacturers to build Wi-Fi hardware compatible with Express Wi-Fi. Operators participating in Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi initiative will deploy the Ruckus virtual SmartZone™ controllers and certified indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi access points in ......read more

    Trend Micro Report Reveals Criminals Increasingly Drawn To Low-Profile Attacks

    Midyear Security Roundup combines expansive Trend Micro data to offer business insights on growing threats Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources. Crypto-jacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this year. Trend Micro recorded a 96 percent increase in cryptocurrency ......read more

    Kindle Devices Now Available on SOUQ.com

    Starting today, customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman can buy Kindle devices from SOUQ.com, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader—Kindle Oasis With Kindle, readers have access to the world’s best eBook selection on Amazon.com, including over one million titles in English, Arabic, French and Hindi, including over 12,000 Arabic-language Kindle books from leading authors August 28, 2018:  Amazon and SOUQ.com today announced customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman can shop the latest ......read more

    Dorna Sports Partners with Lenovo™ for MotoGP™ eSport Championship

    Gaming PC brand, Lenovo Legion™, sponsors 2018’s fastest eSports series on two wheels  Dubai– August 28, 2018:  Dorna Sports is delighted to announce a multi-year global partnership with Lenovo as the exclusive technology sponsor of the MotoGP eSport Championship, and exclusive provider of gaming PCs, monitors and accessories for the Championship’s live events. In addition to a co-branding sponsorship, the Championship players will game on Lenovo Legion’s high-performance gaming devices for a smooth and immersive experience. This key partnership ......read more

    Emerson's Interactive Reservoir Modeling Software Updated to Enable Better Decision-making in Less Time

    August 27, 2018 – Emerson has launched RoxarTM RMS 11, the latest version of its reservoir characterization software. The software includes a powerful set of tools for developing smarter and more interactive reservoir modeling, facies modeling and unified tools for channelized reservoirs and region definition, and further strengthens Emerson’s end-to-end exploration and production (E&P) software portfolio. The suite also comes with a new plug-in technology designed to ensure that RMS 11 is ideally placed for future web and cloud-enabled workflows and remains one of the most ......read more

    Forget about portrait Mode, Huawei introduces AI selfie with a front camera that doesn't blurr the background but enhances it while taking a selfie

    Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  It's either me or the background; never both. That's the choice we're always stuck with when deciding which way to set our smartphone cameras.  Being the star of your selfie, as you rightly should be, is all about capturing every glam detail right down to those perfect lashes as you strike a pose. But using the average portrait mode comes at a price, so just forget about showing off the beautiful scenery around you and leave it to a blur. For once, why can't we have it all? For those who dared to ask, Huawei has the answer with its ......read more

    Be among the first to own Samsung's new Galaxy watch In The UAE

    Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy smartwatch online and receive complimentary Level U Pro headphones    Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2018:   You can be the first to own the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch that features long-lasting battery life, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalised design. Pre-orders start online on Shop.Samsung.com/ae from August 25th until September 1st and you also receive a free Level U Pro headphones worth AED240.   “We are thrilled to announce the pre-order date for the new Samsung Galaxy Watch for next-gen consumers looking ......read more

    Trend Micro steps forward to help plug IT security skills gap in KSA

    The Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity Program is seen to boost the government’s efforts to strengthen its cybersecurity infrastructure August 26, 2018:  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is taking up the cudgels to support Saudi Arabia’s efforts on enhancing the security of the Kingdom’s ICT infrastructure. With the launch of the Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity, offered exclusively for Saudi nationals, the company aims to address the shortage of local expertise needed to keep KSA’s ......read more

    Huawei's Statement on Australia's Minister Statement

    Dubai, UAE, August 25, 2018:  The Australian acting minister for home affairs and the minister of communications issued a press release (article attached) on august 23 which says : " The government considers that the involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law may risk failure by the carrier to adequately protect a 5g network from unauthorized access or interference" Australia and other media immediately reported on this matter and interpreted that Huawei was banned from ......read more

    Fitbit Launches Charge 3 – Fitbit's Number One Fitness Tracker, Now Better Than Ever

    Fitbit Charge 3 delivers a premium swimproof design, our most advanced health and fitness features, and is our smartest tracker yet - all with up to 7 days battery life Fitbit announces Sleep Score beta to help users better understand trends and take action to improve their sleep quality; Charge 3 introduces the potential for relative SpO2 sensor on Fitbit tracker   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 23, 2018:   Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, today announced Fitbit Charge 3™, the latest evolution of its best-selling Charge ......read more

    Samsung Opens the Doors to Samsung Galaxy Studio at Mall of Emirates

    Experience The Revolutionary Intelligent Camera And S Pen That Does More, So You Can Do More And Get Hands-On Like Never Before With The All-New Super Powerful Galaxy Note9 Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2018:   Samsung Gulf Electronics has proudly brought back the Galaxy Studio DXB at the Mall of the Emirates during a fun and interactive launch event featuring Virgin Radio’s Drive Time RJ Brent Black. Located in the Mall’s Central Galleria, the Galaxy Studio is bringing the best Galaxy Note9 features to life, with hands-on experiences at customized booths with ......read more

    du expands retail footprint in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ajman

    Ramps up retail centers with 9 new shops, being closer to customers Dubai, UAE, 19 August 2018:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has opened 9 new outlets at various locations in the UAE to provide customers with a more efficient and enhanced retail experience. The new stores employ more than 50 experts, multilingual staff members to engage and connect with citizens and visitors, assist with technical queries and ensure the highest possible standard of customer satisfaction.  The expansion of du’s presence in the UAE is part of its ......read more

    This summer's new addition to your arm candy stack: HUAWEI TalkBand B5 now available in the UAE

    Stylish, powerful, hybrid Bluetooth headset and health tracker on your wrist Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 August, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has today announced its latest wearable device, HUAWEI TalkBand B5, the fourth generation of Huawei’s TalkBand products and the successor to HUAWEI TalkBand B3 launched in 2016. Equipped with a 1.13-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with 2.5D curved glass and 160 × 300 pixels resolution, the HUAWEI TalkBand B5’s display is 2.4 times bigger than the previous one. Like its predecessors, HUAWEI ......read more

    Huawei Recognizes Dr. Erdal Arikan, the Father of Polar Codes, for his Dedication to Basic Research and Exploration

    Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2018:   Huawei presented a special award to Turkish professor Dr. Erdal Arikan, the inventor of polar codes for 5G, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of communications technology. At the ceremony, held at Huawei's global headquarters in Shenzhen, the company also honored more than 100 Huawei scientists and engineers who are working on standards and basic research. Basic research is key to industry development. Theoretical breakthroughs, often made after decades of focused scientific effort, help set the direction of ......read more

    Mission Accomplished: “HP Mars Home Planet” Premieres Virtual Reality Experience

    HP Expands Portfolio of VR Solutions   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug.16, 2018:  HP Inc. and a global community of creators unveiled a groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) simulation of what life on Mars could look like for a human population of one million people. The HP Mars Home Planet program, led by HP and NVIDIA,® is the culmination of a year-long engagement with the creative community to simulate life on the Red Planet.    The program attracted over 90,000 creative professionals, architects, engineers and students spanning more than 150 countries. ......read more

    du celebrates this Eid Al Adha with free higher-speed WiFi More than 400 Locations

    Complementary WiFi at all WiFi UAE hotspots will operate at speeds 10 times faster for five days Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), will keep you connected with your loved ones during Eid Al Adha by offering complementary higher-speed WiFi for five days across the UAE. From 19 to 23 August, free WiFi supplied by WiFi UAE will operate 10 times faster at no additional cost. “du believes in creating unmatched connectivity for our customers by offering innovative and uninterrupted communication services. Higher speed ......read more

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    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

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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

    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 ......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 ......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

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