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Traffic congestion and journeys in old – and not necessarily reliable – vehicles are a way of life in many parts of the Middle East.
September 1, 2014 - 20:49 GMT
Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, transport challenges are a way of life in the Middle East – just as they are in many other parts of the world. But technology is beginning to have an impact on this space.

September 2, 2014

Nawras CEO, Greg Young
15:19 GMT

As part of the ‘Open Minds’ thought-leadership forum, ten of the world’s top inspirational business leaders will be in Muscat with the aim of inspiring, educating and motivating young Omanis.

The HTC One (M8), HTC’s new flagship smartphone, takes the award-winning HTC One experience to the next level.
11:49 GMT

HTC One (M8) is available now in six colours across all retail stores in the UAE

The UAE rankings illustrate the varied and vibrant nature of business in the region, including two airlines, two telecom operators, two property and real estate companies.
11:41 GMT
(press release)

Industry leaders set new benchmark for online engagement with their target audiences Leading UAE airlines are the top two brands

Siemens will construct static var compensators across several substations in Saudi Arabia (File)
11:39 GMT

German technology giant Siemens won two contracts with Saudi Electricity Company to construct static var compensators (SVCs), across the kingdom.

IBM
08:36 GMT
(press release)

IBM has announced significant advances in Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities that are enabling researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data.

The new iPhone will simplify mobile payment by including a special communication chip, along with a fingerprint recognition reader that debuted on the most recent iPhone,
05:56 GMT

Apple plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger,

September 1, 2014

According to the independent business information provider, visiongain, the global wearable technology market will attain a value of $5.26 billion in 2014.
12:14 GMT

Smart Watches and Activity Trackers Popular in UAE as Millennials Crave Mobility and Instant Information Global Wearable Tech Sales Expected to Reach 19 Million Units in 2014, Topple 100 Million by 2018: IDC

 ICFLIX provides its monthly subscribers with unlimited Hollywood, Bollywood and
Jazwood (Arabic content) for 7.99 USD per month.
04:55 GMT

Members can watch their favourite entertainment on any of their Internet-connected devices, including smartphones, smart TVs, computers and tablets.

August 31, 2014

Nawras Director, Amaal Al-Lawati
13:39 GMT

Providing the best customer experience has been part of the Nawras philosophy since inception.

LG 4K OLED TV
04:54 GMT
(press release)

LG Electronics (LG) announced the start of sales of the world’s first OLED TV with 4K(3840 x 2160) resolution.

Samsung said the Gear S will start selling from October. It did not give details on pricing or where it will be available.
01:58 GMT

The world’s biggest smartphone maker has been pushing hard to develop the wearable devices market as it looks to counter slowing earnings in its mobile division

August 28, 2014

The new models of watches are available throughout the GCC (Image: Casio)
11:46 GMT

Casio Middle East unveiled two new Edifice time pieces throughout stores in GCC countries.

Trend Micro
08:39 GMT
(press release)

To better meet the security needs for customers across physical, virtualized and cloud environments, Trend Micro today announced at VMworld 2014 new solutions for VMware environments.

ASUS
06:57 GMT
(press release)

Leon Yu, ASUS Regional Director announced the availability of the ZenFone Series for Lower Gulf at a press event in Dubai.

Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization and OpenStack, Red Hat
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Red Hat introduced updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5, the latest version of its enterprise-ready OpenStack platform built with the latest Icehouse community release.