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A Saudi woman films an Islamic ceremony on her phone (File/AFP)
October 15, 2014 - 11:24 GMT
Saudis love using their phones! The kingdom's market is the largest in the Middle East with 53 million subscriptions in 2013 alone.

September 17, 2014

SanDisk SD card
08:15 GMT
(press release)

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today launched its 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card, the world’s highest capacity SD card on the market.

September 16, 2014

Steve Joubert, Dimension Data’s Group Executive for Data Centres
09:26 GMT
(press release)

Dimension Data, the USD 6 billion ICT solutions and services provider today announced it is deploying globally standardised Managed Services for Data Centres.

The first-day pre-orders for the new iPhones, which feature larger screens, were double the two million orders for iPhone 5 models in 2012.
05:55 GMT

Apple said it received a record four million first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning many customers will have to wait until October for their new phones.

September 15, 2014

Bassam Hemdan, AVP at CommVault
08:31 GMT
(press release)

CommVault has announced it will be participating at GITEX Technology Week, taking place in Dubai from12-16 October 2014.

Kumail Al Moosawi, Director of People at Nawras.
07:19 GMT

Nawras has so far this year provided 30 students from universities across Oman with a two month summer internship, with more placements planned before the end of the year.

September 14, 2014

Greg Young, CEO of Nawras
10:30 GMT

Nawras has announced that it will rebrand to Ooredoo by the end of this year to fully integrate into one of the fastest growing global telecommunication brands.

Dong Wu, President, Huawei, Enterprise, Middle East
10:14 GMT
(press release)

Huawei is set to lead discussions on how public and private sectors can leverage ICT to provide more effective public safety services, at the Critical Communications Middle East Conference and Exhibition.

10:00 GMT
(press release)

Sony has today launched the PXW-FS7, the first 4K XDCAM camera to feature a Super35 CMOS sensor.

09:52 GMT
(press release)

Polycom has announced its participation in the 34th edition of GITEX Technology week which will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12-16 October 2014.

During the event
07:25 GMT

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosts industry specific training sessions from 7 to 11 September on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

VIVA-Real Madrid
06:13 GMT
(press release)

VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced its sponsorship of Real Madrid Football Club for the coming four years.

Apple is selling out of its stock even after customers took to Twitter to complain of difficulties loading the website to place pre-orders on Friday morning.
04:55 GMT

Suppliers to Apple were scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhones as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production, supply chain sources told Reuters last month.

September 12, 2014

“The facility produced one pirated CD every five seconds. This is one of the largest raids conducted by the library in cooperation with the Criminal Investigation Department,” he added.
20:09 GMT

“The facility produced one pirated CD every five seconds. This is one of the largest raids conducted by the library in cooperation with the Criminal Investigation Department,” he added

September 11, 2014

Christina Warren, senior tech analyst at Mashable, said: "The iPod classic is finally dead. RIP little iPod. You remade Apple, changed the way we listen to music, and are one of my top five gadgets."
21:55 GMT

There was no announcement, no solemn ceremony to mark its passing, but Apple has finally killed off its longest-serving gadget, the iPod Classic, just seven years after it was launched.

During the event
08:41 GMT
(press release)

Huawei connected with public sector and business leaders at the IDC CIO Summit discussing the new era of networks and the collaboration opportunities for Government, Transport and Education organizations in Saudi Arabia.