Monday, November 19, 2018

Tech & Telecoms

Bahrain: Online payments hit record $132 million during H1

The value of the epayments in Bahrain exceeded BD50 million ($131.8 million) in the first half of the year, marking a year-on-year increase of...

Facebook may share ad money to lure creators from YouTube

Facebook has been gearing up its Watch platform for months, now. Originally launched last August, it already has tons of shows on tap (for US audiences, at...

‘Saudi Arabia has almost double international rate of smartphones’

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has more than 44 million mobile phone subscribers and an 88 percent rate of smartphone ownership, which is almost double the...

China’s tech giants better suited to Saudi than Google or FB

With two-thirds of its economy under 30 and an economy it is keen to diversify away from oil dependence, Saudi Arabia offers fertile ground...

Bahrain: First country to acquire latest version of F-16 fighter jet

Bahrain has become the first country to acquire the latest version of the F-16 fighter jet following an agreement with the US Government in...

How it works: Dubai’s new smart check-in

New biometric facial recognition and new-generation smart gates will streamline check-in and immigration clearance at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, said authorities on Tuesday.New-generation...

Is Skype about to make its BIG return to the UAE?

An infamous ban on video calling apps such as Skype and FaceTime could soon be lifted within the U.A.E. after reports emerged that the...

Bahrain: First ‘Solar Home’ Launched

Bahrain has unveiled the country's first ‘solar home,’ which is connected to the governmental electricity network through a net metering system.It allows individuals and...

Saudi’s High-Speed Train Open To Public On Thursday

Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed train will embark on its maiden commercial public trip between Mecca and Medina on next Thursday. The train will be operating...

Chinese startup eyes Saudi Arabia, Dubai for ‘flying taxi’ rollout

LONDON: Transport by taxi drone could soon be part of everyday life in Dubai after a Chinese startup told Bloomberg it aims to roll...
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