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Huawei brings flagship Honor 7 to Middle East

Posted by on 27/10/2015
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Huawei brings flagship Honor 7 to Middle East

Huawei brings flagship Honor 7 to Middle East

DUBAI: Huawei Honor, the number one smartphone e-brand brought Honor 7 to the Middle East on Oct 12 as part of its hugely successful global rollout. Having already made waves around the world after reaching more than 9 million pre-orders and selling out in just one day in Europe, Honor 7 will help catapult the […]

STC, EMC introduce transformational IT education program

Posted by on 25/10/2015
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STC, EMC introduce transformational IT education program

STC, EMC introduce transformational IT education program

DUBAI: EMC and Saudi Telecom Company (STC) today announced a strategic partnership is aimed at empowering STC teams with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to operate and manage next generation technologies to reinforce STC’s successful transition to a full-fledged service provider. With net income in excess of SR 5 billion, STC has pioneered the adoption […]

YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

Posted by on 22/10/2015
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YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

YouTube to launch $10-a-month ad-free video, music plan Red

YouTube on Wednesday unveiled a new $10-a-month subscription plan in the US called Red that combines ad-free videos, new original series, movies from top YouTubers, and on-demand unlimited streaming music. Red builds on Google’s existing music streaming service by providing ad-free access to YouTube programming, along with features such as the ability to download videos […]

Yahoo loses $42m on ‘Community’ series

Posted by on 21/10/2015
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Yahoo loses $42m on ‘Community’ series

Yahoo loses $42m on ‘Community’ series

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Reviving “Community” has been a costly adventure for Yahoo-and might spell the end of its foray into big-budget original series. CFO Ken Goldman revealed during Yahoo’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that the company took a $42 million charge on “Community” and two other original series as it couldn’t effectively monetize the […]

How to spot a fake online review

Posted by on 20/10/2015
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How to spot a fake online review

How to spot a fake online review

NEW YORK: Do you trust online reviews? Now that Amazon is suing more than 1,000 people who allegedly offered to write glowing product reviews for cash, you might reasonably be concerned. Turns out, deceptive reviews are commonplace online – and so are doubts about them. The research organization Mintel found that 57 percent of surveyed […]

Apple Music boasts 6.5m subscribers

Posted by on 20/10/2015
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Apple Music boasts 6.5m subscribers

Apple Music boasts 6.5m subscribers

Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Monday the technology giant’s new music service has some 6.5 million subscribers. “It is going really well,” Cook during an on-stage chat on the opening evening of a Wall Street Journal technology forum on the Southern California coast. “Lots of people are liking it.” People have begun ending free […]

Chinese cyberattacks on US companies continue

Posted by on 19/10/2015
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Huawei officials brief Amir on company plans

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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Huawei officials brief Amir on company plans

Huawei officials brief Amir on company plans

KUWAIT: Officials of the Chinese Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd have briefed His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on their plans for investing in Kuwait, Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) Director General Sheikh Dr Mishaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said. Sheikh Dr Mishaal made the statement yesterday after attending a meeting for His […]

Cambodian deminers bring expertise to Cyprus

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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Cambodian deminers bring expertise to Cyprus

Cambodian deminers bring expertise to Cyprus

MAMMARI, Cyprus: Half a world from home, Cambodian experts toil under a beating sun to demine the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, using skills they honed to help rid their own country of landmines. It is a slow and painstaking task for the 11-member team employed by the United Nations to clear unexploded mines from the […]

Germany orders scandal-hit VW to recall 2.4m vehicles

Posted by on 15/10/2015
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Germany orders scandal-hit VW to recall 2.4m vehicles

Germany orders scandal-hit VW to recall 2.4m vehicles

FRANKFURT: The German authorities tightened the screws on Volkswagen yesterday, saying they would order it to recall 2.4 million vehicles across the country that are fitted with pollutioncheating software. As the embattled auto giant continues to struggle to resolve its deepest-ever crisis, the authorities appear to be losing patience. “We are going to issue the […]

Twitter purging 336 workers as new CEO slashes costs

Posted by on 13/10/2015
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Twitter purging 336 workers as new CEO slashes costs

Twitter purging 336 workers as new CEO slashes costs

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter is laying off 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey’s resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money. The cutbacks announced yesterday equate to about 8 percent of Twitter’s workforce of 4,100 people. The purge comes two weeks after Twitter brought back one of its co-founders as permanent CEO in […]

Gitex Week to spur growth of region’s digital ecosystem – Over 3,600 companies from 62 countries to take part

Posted by on 11/10/2015
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Gitex Week to spur growth of region’s digital ecosystem – Over 3,600 companies from 62 countries to take part

Gitex Week to spur growth of region’s digital ecosystem – Over 3,600 companies from 62 countries to take part

DUBAI: More than 3,600 companies from over 62 countries are taking part in the 35th edition of the Gitex Technology Week, which is taking place from October 18-22 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This year’s theme is “The Internet Future of Everything”, revolves around the pillars of innovation, connected cloud, big data, mobility and […]