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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has unveiled a new smartphone called Fire Phone.
June 19, 2014 - 23:18 GMT
It’s smaller than leading Android phone, but larger than Apple’s iPhone. Bezos calls the screen, measuring 4.7 inches diagonally, ideal for one-handed use.

April 29, 2014

05:43 GMT

ASUS today announced the PB287Q True 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) monitor, a 28-inch display designed for prosumers and gamers.

April 28, 2014

Etisalat is acquiring a 53 percent stake in Maroc Telecom (File Archive)
11:00 GMT

UAE's lead telecommunications operator Etisalat signed a multi-currency club deal worth $4.35 billion with seventeen banks to fund its acquisition of Vivendi.

Khadija Al-Kindi, Nawras Proposition Manager – Mass Markets
09:44 GMT

Nawras is giving new and existing Mousbak and Shahry customers the chance to win 1 kilogram of gold with their new ‘Join and Win’ promotion.

Wolfram Jost, CTO and Executive Board Member, Software AG
08:10 GMT
(press release)

Software AG announced the completion of its acquisition of Berlin-based metaquark and the integration of its mobile application capabilities within the company’s Intelligent Business Operations.

April 27, 2014

Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo
09:57 GMT

Ooredoo announced that its Tunisian operations have fully adopted the global Ooredoo brand, as the company continues to make strong progress on launching the brand across the MENA region and South East Asia.

Samsung Galaxy
08:46 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics announced it is developing and expanding applications for eco-friendly package to help reduce energy use, support the recycling of unused resources.

Brett Dawson, CEO of Dimension Data
08:39 GMT
(press release)

Dimension Data, the USD6 billion ICT solutions and services provider today announced that it has acquired 100% of Nexus for an undisclosed sum.

April 26, 2014

Microsoft said it will acquire some 25,000 Nokia employees in 50 countries.
02:26 GMT

More than 4,000 in Finland will transfer to Microsoft and the Nokia headquarters in Espoo, near the Finnish capital, Helsinki, will be taken over by the US giant.

April 24, 2014

Huawei will be designated as the principal sponsor of the Bangalore-based team which is captained by super star Virat Kohli
08:58 GMT
(press release)

Huawei has announced a strategic partnership with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team ahead of upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, which kicked-off on the 16th April, 2014 in Dubai.

he service is available at participating Western Union agent locations in the majority of the 200+ countries and territories in which the company provides services
08:21 GMT
(press release)

Thuraya and Western Union announced their agreement to offer top-up services for Thuraya prepaid SIMs for voice and data services using the Western Union Quick PaySM service.

Ralph Nimergood, Vice President, Worldwide Partners and Programs for CommVault
08:17 GMT
(press release)

CommVault today announced new enhancements to its Partner Advantage program designed to help channel partners accelerate revenue growth and simplify collaboration.

BT IP Exchange is an interoperability service that enables fixed, mobile, legacy and next-generation networks to interconnect in a way that minimises the cost and technical burden of protocol conversion
08:10 GMT
(press release)

BT announced that it has signed an agreement with VIVA Bahrain, the largest mobile operator in Bahrain and a subsidiary of Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC).

Canon’s range of professional videography cameras includes the C Series which is used by both independent and Hollywood filmmakers for cinematography purposes
07:59 GMT
(press release)

Canon has appointed Media Group International (MGI) to expand its Professional Video business in Qatar within the broadcast and production industry.

April 23, 2014

Communication hub: Viva Bahrain and BT announce a global partnership (File/AFP)
10:54 GMT

BT and Viva Bahrain have teamed together to build a Global IP Exchange interoperability hub in the micro-state.

Acer Iconia A1-830, a 7.9-inch Android tablet with a stylish and stunning design, fast performance and vibrant IPS display are sure to be a hit with the consumers
08:37 GMT
(press release)

An Acer survey reveals that 45 percent of UAE residents use GITEX shopper to purchase all their IT products.