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Should regional banks buy or build their innovations?

In the early years of the digital era, building was the only option, but today the region is strewn with fintechs

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Create Apps in Dubai launches, aims to triple number of app creators by 2025

The initiative aims to support 100 new national projects for developing apps that will be made available in digital app stores over the next 24 months


Netflix tests idea of expanding gaming service to televisions

Code hidden within Netflix’s app includes references to games played on TVs, signalling that such a plan is in motion


These are the top 8 cybersecurity predictions for 2023-2024

Human-centric security design is modelled with the individual — not technology, threat or location

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Total e-commerce market value in MENA region to surpass $57bn by 2026

The MENA region’s total e-commerce market size reached $37bn in 2022, with a double-digit growth rate from 2021


How organisations can optimise bots for best performance

Building better bots necessitates more than simply training a language model and then deploying it in a channel

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Dubai-based 11-year-old girl develops app that detects eye diseases

The 11-year-old girl’s mobile app can analyse various parameters such as light and colour intensity to locate the eyes within the frame range

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Hands-on review: Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones

The device is the latest iteration of Sony’s 1000X series, which is known for its active noise-cancelling technology


Bitcoin to extend its 70% surge this year if key charts are right

Bitcoin’s revival has helped the digital-asset market add about $390bn in value in 2023 after a $1.5tn rout last year

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Women in tech: Tatiana Rahal, managing director at talabat UAE

Women should appreciate their own value and emulate that belief in everything they feel, think, do or say

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Here’s how ASUS ExpertBook adapts to evolving business needs

The brand’s ExpertBook B6 Flip is designed for professionals who demand high performance and durability

South Korea

South Korea to surpass China in chip machine spending next year

Chip foundries are particularly important in the race for economic and political dominance

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Dubai’s RTA introduces Comprehensive Digital Experience Lab

The RTA lab will improve both the quality and design of services from a customer’s perspective and also support its employees

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Twitter offers new equity grants to employees

The company plans to offer a liquidity event in about a year when workers will be able to cash out some of their equity

creator economy

You need to be creative to keep up with the creator economy

The challenging times of 2023 will function as a great motivator for the industry


Women in tech: Julie Davila, VP of global field CTO operations at Sophos

Focus deeply on enjoying the process of growth of your knowledge, and let time and experience develop your opinions

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Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 sees robust 102% growth in in 2022

Hub71 and its focus on driving impact for startups and Abu Dhabi has led to the facilitation of 41 POCs for corporate partners valued at Dhs160m by the end of 2022


Aramco, Samsung sign MoU, will leverage 5G tech

The non-binding MoU aims to contribute to the digital transformation of various industrial sectors in Saudi Arabia


Accenture to cut 19,000 jobs globally

The company’s job cuts make up about 2.5 per cent of its workforce

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SME story: Darwinbox co-founder Chaitanya Peddi on HR tech and the firm’s partnership with Microsoft

HR tech firm Darwinbox and software giant Microsoft are collaborating to redefine the ‘future of work’

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Al Naboodah Group joins DP World’s DUBUY.com

The new partnership will accelerate Al Naboodah Group’s business-to-business trade, providing visibility of its products at the click of a button

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This K-12 school in Abu Dhabi launches first esports hub

The facility, located in Aldar Education’s West Yas Academy, will provide students access to gaming equipment, innovative software and immersive experiences

HH Sheikh Hamdan announces 04 platform for Dubai

Dubai launches 04 platform to enhance govt services

The platform enables customers to submit suggestions, comments and complaints to Dubai government officials in three easy steps

Islamic Digital Economy

Startups injecting fresh innovations to Malaysia’s Islamic Digital Economy

The ASEAN nation continues to be an excellent market for Islamic fintech players to make a mark in the region


Bitcoin breaks above $28,000 for first time since June

Since the start of the year, Bitcoin’s price has risen almost 70 per cent

Will 2023 be the year of drone deliveries in the region?

Will 2023 be the year of drone deliveries in the region?

Airborne deliveries allow for improved access to essential services such as healthcare and basic supplies

Who are OpenAI's strongest competitors?

Who are OpenAI’s strongest competitors?

We look at some of the most significant companies in the running to be the next big AI success story

Women in tech

Women in tech: Ekaterina Kochmar, assistant professor at MBZUAI

The best thing about being a woman in STEM is that you can contribute with a different perspective


Meta starts next round of layoffs with 1,500 jobs in recruiting, HR

The first wave of cuts were explained to Meta executives Thursday morning

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Hoko Agency, Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake form new partnership

Hoko Agency announces plans to launch new Saudi Arabia office this year