Thursday 29 January 2015

Microsoft profits fall on sluggish Windows

Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong US dollar. Shares of the world's largest software company, which have sur

More… launches new android app, a leading Dubai property portal, has announced the launch of its eagerly-awaited android app for real estate enthusiasts. After the iOS app that was launched in November last year, and its immense success, the portal has now expanded its reach to investors, consumers and cor


Batelco boosts fiber optic network in Bahrain

Batelco, the leading telecom services operator in the kingdom, said it aims to reach more and more customers across the country through expansion of its fiber optic network. As part of its expansion programme, Batelco is now providing superfast broaband over its new fiber network


E-enabled services for citizens in focus at UAE series

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution focusing on public policy in the Arab world, in conjunction with SAP, market and technology leaders in client/server enterprise application software, discussed citizen-centricity in a hyper networked economy a


Etisalat launches new plan for UAE’s business elite

Etisalat, UAE’s leading telecommunications company, has announced the launch of an exclusive ‘Emerald’ plan for the UAE’s business elite. The Emerald plan offers premium mobile numbers, bundled allowance of free flexible minutes, SMS, mobile data, and a la


SAP mulls software delivery via cloud

Europe's biggest software group SAP could eventually see its software delivered via the cloud deliver higher profit margins than its traditional packaged software, its finance chief told a newspaper. "Such contracts become profitable over time. In the long term, they can


Etisalat unveils mobile data gifting service

UAE's leading telecom services operator Etisalat has launched a first-of-its-kind service allowing customers to gift mobile data packages to their families and friends and receive 10 per cent bonus data as a reward for every package they gift. For the new mobile data gifting


Oman terminates UK firm's $310m airport contract

British defence contractor Ultra Electronics Holdings said its Oman airport IT contract had been terminated and there would be a likely provision against the contract balances in its 2014 results. It would start discussions with the customer next week to work towards a settlement


Batelco in key broadband network upgrade

Bahrain’s leading communications solutions provider Batelco is rolling out its fibre network to deliver super-fast fixed broadband to the customers across the kingdom, said a senior official. Batelco said it annually invests millions of dinars to deliver new technologies an


Hutchison to buy Telefonica UK unit for $15.4bn

Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica's British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion ($15.4 billion), hastening the consolidation of Britain's telecoms industry. Hutchison already operates the Three Mobile network in Britain, and buying

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