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Half of the world’s population connected to the mobile internet by 2020, according to new gsma figures

Half of the world’s population connected to the mobile internet by 2020, according to new gsma figures

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An Additional 1.6 Billion Mobile Internet Subscribers Forecast by 2020; GSMA Publishes Digital Inclusion Report Highlighting Efforts to Connect ‘Offline’ Populations Half of the world’s population will be using mobile… Read more »

Cyber attack alert for Android users in Bahrain

Cyber attack alert for Android users in Bahrain

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Smartphone users in Bahrain have been warned to protect their mobile data after a new report found that one in every 50 of the devices will become infected with malicious… Read more »

Technologic! UAE’s IT market expected to grow by 8.5 percent

Technologic! UAE’s IT market expected to grow by 8.5 percent

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The UAE IT market, valued at Dh15.75 billion ($4.1 billion) in 2013, is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 8.47 percent until 2018, a research report… Read more »

Should Telcos Engage In Cyber Offense?

Should Telcos Engage In Cyber Offense?

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Sometime “the best defense is a good offense”. This adage has been applied to the battlefield and in martial arts. The question is, should the be applied to maintaining the… Read more »

Over half of adult mobile apps users in Saudi Arabia are less than 34 years old

Over half of adult mobile apps users in Saudi Arabia are less than 34 years old

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A new Arab Advisors Group survey of Saudi Arabia’s mobile application users was released in June 2014. The survey revealed that young users dominate the ranks of mobile app users… Read more »

What if? Twitter reveals that it once rejected Facebook’s $500 million offer

What if? Twitter reveals that it once rejected Facebook’s $500 million offer

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has revealed that he and co-founder Evan Williams once turned down an offer of $500 million for the social media start-up from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg,… Read more »

Data analysis key for success says expert

Data analysis key for success says expert

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Most organisations today are not suffering from lack of data but rather insights from the data – and how to turn insights into real business advantage, said an industry expert…. Read more »

‘Heartbleed’ threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

‘Heartbleed’ threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

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Hackers could crack email systems, security firewalls and possibly mobile phones through the “Heartbleed” computer bug, according to security experts who warned that the risks extended beyond just Internet Web… Read more »

Boom times for HD TV channels in the Arab World

Boom times for HD TV channels in the Arab World

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By February 2014, the satellites covering the Arab World offered 134 HD channels up from 103 HD channels by April 2013. A new report from Arab Advisors Group overviews the… Read more »

Not everything sells in UAE: poor profits for this IT item may make sales obsolete in near future

Not everything sells in UAE: poor profits for this IT item may make sales obsolete in near future

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The year 2013 was a disappointing year for personal computer sales in the UAE and 2014 is shaping up to be another bad year due to the strong growth in… Read more »