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Digital API hub for Asia, Middle East and Africa

Apigate and Orange’s new hub, Bizao, will draw on their respective geographical strengths across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, to deliver a …

PayFort Registers In K.S.A. To Crack $8.3 Billion Online Payment Market

Online payment platform PayFort, owned by Amazon, registered a new, wholly owned company in Saudi Arabia to expand its business there. Details about …

Disruptive future technologies take centre stage at Autodesk’s inaugural Futures’ Forum in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Disruptive future technologies take centre stage at Autodesk’s inaugural Futures’ Forum in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia<p>Mohammad Saleh, regional …

Upgrade falls in line with DEWA’s smart focus and the Smart Dubai initiative

Upgrade falls in line with DEWA’s smart focus and the Smart Dubai initiative<p>Image: Supplied<p>Share Email<p>The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority …

Singapore, Abu Dhabi join hands on smart utilities solutions

Nine Singapore organisations have signed agreements to undertake power and water projects in Abu Dhabi.<p>The Middle Eastern nation, the largest emirate …

Abu Dhabi

Facebook brings Marketplace to the Middle East

Facebook is bringing its online sales platform Marketplace to the Middle East for the first time, with the launch of the service in Egypt, Algeria …

New Non-Stop Flight Speeds Shipments From U.S. To The Middle East

Louisville, USA/Dubai, UAE, Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --<p><i>Recently deployed Boeing 747-8F improves time-in-transit by one day to key destinations</i> …

The digital era beckons for Middle East telecoms

This year, the Middle East telecom industry will press ahead with digital transformation like never before. Although the Middle East telecom market …

Can The Middle East Make A Success Of Renewable Energy? It May Not Have A Choice

An hour away from the gleaming towers of Dubai, countless rows of solar panels face into the desert sun. From the rooftop of an administrative building at Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park, one can gaze across the field of blue-grey photovoltaic panels stretching to the horizon. This impressive sight …

Renewable Energy

World Government Summit: Almost half of Middle East jobs could be automated says study

An estimated 45 per cent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated today, affecting more than 20 million full-time employees and $366.6 …

Mastercard, UAE Exchange Talk Mobile Payments

Share Email<p>Carrying wads of hard currency in an overstuffed wallet has ceased to be fashionable, thanks to the advent and proliferation of plastic …

Mobile will transform online experiences through creative and relevant content

The mobile revolution is truly underway. We are firmly in the era of mobile devices, with these pocket-size screens serving as an extension of …

Middle East slow to adopt analytics: Gartner

Gartner research has shown that 91% of organisations have not reached a “transformational” phase of analytics<b>A worldwide survey of 196 organisations</b> …

Data Warehousing

AI to contribute $320b to Middle East GDP by 2030

Dubai: Artificial Intelligence (AI) will contribute $320 billion (Dh1.2 trillion) to the Middle East economy by 2030, equivalent to 11 per cent of …

Careem acquires Middle East online restaurant listing platform, to trial food delivery

DUBAI (Reuters) - Careem, a Middle East competitor to Uber Technologies [UBER.UL], said on Sunday it had acquired RoundMenu and would start trialing food delivery services through the restaurant listing and reservation online platform this month.<p>The Dubai-based ride hailing firm acquired the …

Middle East

Ripple inks deal with major Middle East currency giant

A foreign exchange giant owned by Travelex billionaire Bavaguthu Shetty has adopted cryptocurrency Ripple for its international payments, the latest major financial player to lend its backing to blockchain technology.<p>UAE Exchange, one of the largest in the Middle East, has signed up to the San …

New online platform for real estate transactions in Bahrain

Platform to streamline real estate transaction process with automated clearing and settlement of loan funding for purchases and digitised title …

Real Estate

Digital technologies change seaport operations

<b>JEDDAH</b> – After ranking as the fastest growing port in the Middle East in 2017, leading port operating Gulf Stevedoring (GSCCO) says it has plans to …

Wider adoption of contactless payments technology anticipated in 2018

The recent launch of Amazon Go in Seattle, a new kind of retail experience with no checkout required, could stimulate wider acceptance and adoption …

Saudi Aramco stepping up to electric vehicle challenge

When seven oil and energy ministers of OPEC and non-OPEC countries met in Oman’s capital of Muscat last month to discuss the conditions of the oil …

ACWA Power Adopts Cryptocurrency SolarCoin

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has announced it is adopting the cryptocurrency SolarCoin, a move that will reward the Riyadh-based utility company for …

Demand for cloud services drives increase in IT outsourcing

Cloud services spending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa offset a drop in traditional IT outsourcing in 2017

Middle East

Safe sound in the UAE: Global security spending to hit $96B in 2018

You can't have a smart city without having smart security solutions in place to protect its residents and businesses, experts at Intersec noted, …

Internet of Things

Digital transformation spending in META to top $38bn

The quest to scale digital businesses will lead to organisations in META adopting a 'cloud-first' or 'cloud-only' approach.<p>Annual spending on digital …

IT infrastructure: Why are they not buying?

As a result, Schuck estimates that up to 70% of IT spend is merely directed at "keeping the lights on". He says this is frustrating companies, as …

Regional ICT spending to reach $230b this year

Dubai<p>Spending on information and communications technology (ICT) in the Middle East and Africa is expected to reach $230 billion (Dh844.1 billion) …

Top 20 Fintech Startups In The Middle East

Image<p>Rank<p>Startup<p>Description<p>Founders<p>Funding<p>Investors<p>Country<p>Founded<p>PayTabs<p>Online payment processing solutions<p>Abdulaziz Fahad Aljouf<p>$20 M<p>Saudi Aramco's …

Developing the UAE’s legal framework for innovation

Patrick Rogers explains why the UAE must provide innovators with the right legal supportThe post Developing the UAE’s legal framework for innovation …

Innovation

Abu Dhabi, Bahrain cooperate on fintech

Monday 08 January 2018<p>Abu Dhabi Global Market, the UAE capital’s financial free zone and Bahrain Economic Development Board (BEDB) have signed a …

Abu Dhabi

Cloud computing to pave the way for Saudi’s digital transformation

<b>RIYADH</b> — As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia advances toward becoming a technology hub for the region, the country foresees cloud computing to grow by 25% …