Tuesday 19 February 2019

Saudi Aramco unit backs fitness app platform

Wa'ed Ventures, the entrepreneurial venture capital arm of Saudi Aramco, has invested $1.5 million in GetMuv, a smart-mobile platform that connects fitness seekers with sports clubs, instructors, events and venues within Saudi Arabia. The application fosters new markets for a


Workz ranked as top scratch card producer

Dubai-based Workz Group, a leading mobile security and IoT solutions provider, said that the Nilson Report has declared the company as the world’s largest scratch card manufacturer for the third time in a row, and among the top 10 leading SIM card manufacturers. The Nilson


Arab leaders to gather at Global Space Congress

Leaders of Arab space agencies and organizations will discuss the status of the space section within the region and its growing contribution to sustainable development at the upcoming Global Space Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Hosted by the UAE Space Agency, the Congress will take


Use of virtual assistants to rise multi-fold: Gartner

Twenty-five per cent of digital workers will use a virtual employee assistant (VEA) on a daily basis by 2021, as against less than 2 per cent in 2019, said global research and advisory firm Gartner, a new report. The contact centre was the pilot and testing ground for many adopte


Govts shifting from 'age of innovation to imagination'

The governments are moving away from an age of innovation and towards the Age of Imagination”, even as we seek to optimise the potential of Globalization 4.0, the era where technology and globalization are seamlessly intertwined, said UAE Cabinet Minister and Minister of Cabinet Affairs a


Bahrain TRA clarifies regulation on messaging services

Bahrain’ s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said that messaging termination services on individual Mobile Networks Operators (MNOs) should no longer be susceptible to ex-ante regulation, while the wholesale market for call termination services still remains susceptible to ex-


Dell EMC names general manager for Gulf

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, has announced that Havier Haddad has been appointed as the general manager for the Gulf region which includes Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. In his new role, Haddad’s focus will be further strengthening Dell EMC’s commitment to


Du partners with World Government Summit

Dubai-based du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced its participation for the sixth time at the World Government Summit as a headline partner. During the summit running from February 10 to 12, du will participate in discussions on the importa

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