#Technology

Produze receives $2m in seed funding

Farm-to-retailer platform Produze receives $2.6m in seed funding

Produze aims to serve multiple agri produce categories across countries in the Middle East, North America and Europe

NMDC and Oracle sign agreement

National Marine Dredging Group selects Oracle cloud applications for business efficiency

By utilising a wide range of applications for finance, supply chain, HR and customer service, NMDC will be able to simplify and integrate critical business processes

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Merit Incentives launches Giftcardsby.com, a software as a service platform

The company has launched its latest gifting solution with talabat across the MENA region

Snap to open office in Qatar, signs MoU with Government Communications Office

This new move is part of Snap Inc’s efforts to support and create opportunities for its highly engaged creative community in Qatar

DEWA reduces average maintenance costs by Dhs22m annually

DEWA has raised the capacity, efficiency and reliability of the electricity transmission network by implementing preventive maintenance and using SCADA system, telecommunications and tele-control systems

D2A2 set up by Dubai Chambers

Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy to form Dubai Digital Assets Business Group

The group will provide a platform for companies operating in the digital asset sphere to unify their voices, address market challenges and align their goals

Communications tools

The power of collaborative communication tools

Collaboration suites can help businesses drive revenue growth by enabling them to upturn sales and proliferate their customer base

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Sharjah launches first smart Taxi in the Middle East

The smart taxis are equipped with sensors, cameras, a mobile data unit and other devices connected to an integrated system

DEWA Innovation Centre launches second CleanTech Youth Programme

The programme targets young leaders from various fields to develop their knowledge and expertise in the field of clean and renewable energy

Twitter launches location spotlight

Twitter launches ‘Location Spotlight’, offers more tools for professionals

Location Spotlight allows professionals with physical business locations to display their business address, hours of operation and additional contact information on the platform

Haydn Snape, DIG CEO.

How Decentralised Investment Group is powering the future of Web3

From foraying into the Web3 space to NFTs to blockchain technology, Decentralised Investment Group (DIG) is revolutionising the digital world

reneurial Nation launches ‘ScaleUp Digitize’ programme

The Entrepreneurial Nation, Huawei partner to launch ‘ScaleUp Digitize’ to support SMEs

The programme provides participants with virtual online training sessions on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data and storage technologies

Crypto Bridge Nomad drained of nearly $200m in exploit

Crypto Bridge Nomad drained of nearly $200m in security exploit

The software system was drained of funds over hours and in small batches by various accounts, blockchain data shows

Cyberattacks

Here are the factors causing constant rise in cyberattacks

Organisations should understand what systems and data are critical for the business to function and first address the risks these systems face

Tabby gets $150m credit facility

Tabby secures $150m credit facility from Atalaya Capital, Partners for Growth

Following Tabby’s Series B extension earlier this year, the fintech’s total capital raised to date amounts to $275m

smartphones

Here’s how smartphones are shaping the future of payments industry

The future of smartphones is not only based on 5G, imaging and software security management but also on innovation in design, materials, form and function

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stc Bahrain announces plans to develop the foundation for 5.5G network

The announcement complements stc Bahrain’s strategy to establish and develop the infrastructure to power the next version of 5G within the next three years

earned wage access

How earned wage access technology can help businesses increase employee retention

FlexxPay discusses how technology can help businesses to optimise team performance

Metaverse

The metaverse: What are you missing out on?

A thriving metaverse is reliant on consumers buying into the hype and that’s a long way off, says Joe Baguley, VP and CTO at VMware EMEA

DEWA uses AI solutions to enhance water security

How DEWA is using AI to boost operational efficiency

DEWA is using ‘iService’, which utilises metre diagnostics data to detect service interruptions and initiate rectification procedures automatically, among other tech solutions

Netscout

Insights: You can’t manage what you can’t see

IT firms simply cannot afford to ignore solutions that bridge the visibility gap

searchable encryption

Here’s the new technique to fast-track deployment of searchable encryption

Researchers have been exploring searchable encryption techniques to improve cloud storage security that still enable search

Fintechs

Why bank and tech giants are losing their experts to fintechs

Significant numbers of employees are moving from tech firms like Amazon.com and Microsoft to fintech companies

Truly secure

Truly Secure teams up with virtual application delivery, Cameyo

Cameyo’s platform provides cost-effective and flexible delivery of applications to any device

Cloud-native

AppDynamics shares the key to cloud-native success

Modern application architectures offer huge benefits for organisations in terms of improved speed to innovation, greater flexibility and improved reliability

Middle East fintech

An overview of the Middle East fintech landscape

The Middle East has seen an influx of fintech startups, new funding and increased support for existing and new ventures

Bitcoin market

Bitcoin sinks to one-week low amid bout of global market nerves

The largest token dropped as much as 5.4 per cent on Tuesday in Asia and was trading at $21,073

Payermax

How PayerMax empowers global merchants to achieve borderless growth

In an exclusive interview, Sianna Wu, SVP and managing director of MEA at PayerMax sheds light on how the company is helping global digital enterprises grow and scale outside of their geographical presence

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Commscope, Microsoft join hands to transform industrial manufacturing

Commscope deploys its integrated CBRS network solution with Microsoft Azure private MEC to create agile factories and transform workforce efficiency

Bentley to launch NFT

Luxury automaker Bentley announces launch of exclusive, sustainable NFT

The NFT, which is being minted on Polygon, is scheduled for a September launch and limited to just 208 pieces