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Hackers breach Twitter, steal thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency

Twitter accounts of high-profile people and companies hacked into

Update: Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe to now launch between July 20-22

The launch is contingent upon improved weather conditions

Amazon’s ‘Everything for you sale’ to begin on July 21

Prime members will get exclusive 12-hour early access to deals from 12pm on July 20

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Samsung unveils plans to begin developing 6G technology expected to be available by 2028

It will reportedly offer download speeds of over 1,000Gbps

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SAP trains 43,100 MENA youth to code

More than 900 bootcamp graduates have gained employment through the project

Update: Launch of Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe delayed

A new launch date will be announced in the next 24 hours

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Why digitalisation has helped Bahraini banks escape the brunt of Covid-19

As Covid-enforced social distancing measures became commonplace, Bahrainis turned increasingly online to conduct financial services

Google launches AI-powered tool to decode Egyptian hieroglyphs

Fabricius will expedite the process of collating, cataloguing and understanding ancient hieroglyphs

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UAE government signs agreement with IESF to promote tolerance in esports

An IESF Global Commission of Tolerance and Coexistence in Esports will be formed as a result of the agreement

Update: Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe to now launch on July 17

The delay is due to the weather conditions at the launch site of Tanegashima Island in Japan

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Abu Dhabi introduces Covid-19 laser-testing at border to gain entry into emirate

Those with a positive result must undergo a nasal swab PCR test at the same location to confirm whether they have the virus

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Dubai’s Jafza records 10.6% y-on-y increase in retail and e-commerce business for 2019

There are over 1,000 companies from 96 countries that are a part Jafza’s Retail and General Trading sector

Emirates Mars Mission reveals live stream link for launch of Hope Probe

Broadcast of the launch will begin on Tuesday, July 14, at midnight UAE time

Dubai Chamber launches online marketplace for PPE products amid scaling demand

Businesses can use the marketplace to buy PPE at reduced costs, generate new leads, and build long-term partnerships with reliable suppliers 

Three startups win Dubai’s in5 contest to strengthen UAE’s response to Covid-19

Winners receive one year’s in5 membership and access to prototype labs valued at over Dhs125,000

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UAE’s first N95 respirator manufacturing facility can produce upto 90,000 units per day

The facility, with an annual production capacity of 30 million units, has secured orders from UAE entities for the rest of the year

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Watch: Digital transformation – how can companies do more for less in the UAE?

The key word right now is to “optimise” existing technologies, says Gigamon’s Vijay Babber

Faces to watch: Game-changers in the regional tech industry

As organisations across the private and public spectrum in the GCC march ahead with digital and technology-centric transformations, we highlight the regional game-changers and stalwarts that are leading the charge

Revealed: Top 10 tech executives in the MENA region

Technologies such as AI are shifting the way the world works, with the Middle East region striving to be at the forefront of this new era. As public and private sector organisations embark on digital transformation strategies, we highlight the regional executives leading this technological revolution

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Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Cyber Index to enhance cybersecurity among government entities

The Index was developed by the Dubai Electronic Security Center

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Google’s Loon balloons now offer commercial internet access in Kenya

Loon has collaborated with Telekom Kenya to provide internet connectivity by way of 35 balloons covering an area of 50,000 square kilometres

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Video: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dubai Metro’s Route 2020

The new route will provide direct metro connectivity to the Expo 2020 Dubai site

Are UAE-based organisations geared for a change in the future of the workplace?

Companies with successful digital workplace transformations will be at an advantage over those struggling with legacy systems

UAE’s Hope probe to Mars encapsulated for lift-off

The unmanned probe is expected to enter Mars’ orbit on February 2021

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Amazon launches on-demand home services in UAE including disinfection, car washing and pet grooming

During the launch phase, customers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah can book from over 70 services

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Taiwan manufacturer TSMC now controls 51% of global chip market

TSMC is one of only two companies in the world that can produce chips with the 5nm architecture

TOPSHOT - A worker wearing a hard hat walks past a mural in Dubai on June 3, 2020. - Shopping malls in Dubai will fully reopen for business on June 3, in the latest easing of COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions, the emirate's media office announced. The step makes the glitzy city-state the first in the Middle East to drop nearly all restrictions to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus that hit retailers and leisure activities. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP) (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

Messages from executives: How are regional offices reopening amid Covid-19 concerns?

With regional businesses now allowed to return back to offices, how are they handling the transition?

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Sheikh Hamdan launches 3D Printing Strategic Alliance in Dubai

He also called for the establishment of a specialised zone within Dubai dedicated to 3D printing entities

UAE conducted 219 cloud seeding operations in H1 2020

The UAE records an average rainfall of 100mm per year

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Cryptocurrency Tether’s market valuation crosses $10bn

At the start of the year, it was valued at $4.1bn