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  • Stakeholders in the Laundry Sector Stress on the Need for Standard Practices in the Industry

    Leading service providers as well as product and equipment suppliers in the Laundry sector have called for public-private partnership in the industry to set standards for operations and product quality in the region. Participants, at the first roundtable organized as a part of the Gulf Laundrex – Linen Care Expo, held under the Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW), also agreed that there is an urgent need for a professional laundry association to provide support and education to laundry operators and workers.

  • Start the New Year with exciting offers from Al-Futtaim Honda

    This New Year every Honda customer is a winner as Al-Futtaim Honda is giving all its new vehicle buyers a chance to win up to AED 10,000 as part of its ‘The Great Escape’ promotion.

  • Start-ups to Win US$ 100,000 in Investment at IRU World Congress

    Road Ventures SA, will host a ‘Start-up Competition’ during the IRU World Congress with a chance to win USD 100,000 in equity investment and an opportunity to gain exposure with potential investors. Organized by the International Road Transport Union and hosted by ASYAD in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Communications from the 6th - 8th November 2018 in Muscat, Oman, the competition will take place as part of Innovation Alley, a dedicated space for innovation within the event. Applications must be submitted by September 17th, 2018 for an opportunity to participate, with only the top early-stage start-ups being selected to pitch and compete against each other.

  • startAD opens applications for Venture Launchpad 2019

    startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi and powered by Tamkeen, has opened applications for its immersive Venture Launchpad sprint accelerator.

  • STARZ PLAY AIMING TO CONSOLIDATE REGIONAL MARKET LEADER STATUS IN 2019 – AND BEYOND

    STARZ PLAY – the MENA region’s fastest-growing subscription on-demand video service – is aiming to consolidate its dominant regional market share over the next four years, following a record-breaking year of subscriber uptake and new, or renewed, multi-region partnerships in 2018.

  • STARZ PLAY Arabia Raises $125 Million In Funding

    STARZ PLAY, the fastest growing on-demand video streaming service in the MENA region, today announced that the service has raised a total of US$125 million since inception, including new 2017 commitments from leading global industry investors Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), in its capacity as an advisor and manager of private equity, and media and technology investment firms SEQ Capital Partners and Delta Partners.

  • STARZ PLAY Enters Into a Deal with NBCUniversal

    STARZ PLAY, the on-demand video streaming service available in 19 countries across the MENA region, today announced a new deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution to offer its subscribers popular TV box-sets, television series currently available in the U.S. and top-rated films.

  • STARZ PLAY Enters into a Three-Year Deal with intigral

    STARZ PLAY, the region’s leading subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service available in 19 countries across MENA, today launched a three-year partnership with intigral, the region’s leading provider of digital entertainment, sports and solutions, to offer its premium-quality selection of Hollywood and Bollywood movies, same-time-as-the-US series and Arabic dramas to its subscribers across MENA.  The streaming service, which has recently celebrated its landmark 3rd anniversary, is currently leading the UAE industry with 26% of market share compared to Netflix 16% - according to IHS Markit.

  • State Street Expands Middle East Presence with New Abu Dhabi Office

    State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) announced today the opening of its first Abu Dhabi office, which will be located in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the country’s international financial centre. This is the firm’s second office in the United Arab Emirates, building on its 26-year presence in Dubai. To mark this milestone, State Street also unveiled a research1 paper that draws on survey responses from 306 institutional investors based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) responsible for more than USD $4.9 trillion in assets under management (AUM), who were asked about their outlook for growth and future economic trends in the region.

  • Statement of Ahmad Bin Shafar CEO, Empower On the occasion of the ‘World Energy Day’

    Every year, we celebrate the 'World Energy Day' on the 22nd day of October, as mandated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during the World Energy Forum that was held in Dubai in 2012. This day serves as an occasion to inspire us to exert more efforts in the move to make our communities more aware of the importance of rationalizing energy consumption; reducing our carbon footprint and mitigating its harmful effects; understanding the significance of renewable and clean energy sources; increasing and supporting efforts to achieve sustainable development and to drive in a successful transformation to a green economy.

  • STC signed agreement with NETSCOUT to deliver the largest DDoS Protection Capacity in Saudi Arabia and the Region

    STC the Saudi Telecom Company – has partnered with NETSCOUT to strengthen cyber defense capabilities to protect the infrastructure against service disrupting Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).

  • STC, SAP Partner to Empower Public Sector and SME Scalability

    STC and SAP announced a strategic partnership agreement at GITEX to cooperate on the provision of cloud-based subscription model enterprise software solutions to organizations of all sizes in the public and private sector in the Kingdom.

  • Steady as she goes

    STANDFIRST:This could be a quarter that sees relative stability in global bond markets but a dive in the oil price or geopolitical risk could be the rock on which the steady ship founders.

  • Stefan Thumiger Joins Wyndham Hotel Group As Cluster General Manager of Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach and Ramada Hotel & Suites Sharjah

    Wyndham Hotel Group has appointed Stefan Thumiger as the Cluster General Manager for Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach and Ramada Hotel & Suites Sharjah. With a strong track record of accomplishments, Thumiger brings over 34 years of hospitality experience having worked at properties managed by global hotel chains such as Banyan Tree, Hilton Hotels and Le Meridien Hotels. Prior to taking on his new role, Thumiger served as Chief Operating Officer Hospitality Treasure Bay Bintan at Landmark Berhad, Singapore.

  • Step Aside Fintechs. Established Tech Firms Are Now The Banking Sector’s Biggest Disruptors, Giving Retail Banks A Run For Their Money

    Until recently, traditional retail banks were betting on nimble fintechs to up-end the industry.  However, established technology firms – Amazon, Apple, Tencent and others – have emerged as the bigger, more immediate threat to retail banking as we know it. 

  • Step-up your hosting game with IDdesign

    The season of giving and celebrating is upon us – what better way to celebrate than hosting your nearest and dearest – in your all-new plush dining area.

    IDdesign, the leading furniture retailer in the UAE, part of Easa Saleh Al Gurg group, has the perfect set of dining chairs that not only fulfill the purpose of comfort but also are chic and on trend.

  • Stillfront Group AB: MAU grows 20% YoY

    Stillfront Group AB (“Stillfront”) systematically works with improving the product portfolio to optimize performance and reward/risk. Among many things, Stillfront continuously monitors the number of active users of the online games on a monthly (MAU – Monthly Active User) and daily (DAU – Daily Active User) basis.

  • STME Records Phenomenal Year Across all Business Units in 2017

    STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator (SI), recorded its best ever year across all business units in 2017. From managed services through to security solutions, and developing more partnerships, STME recorded strong growth across its 30-year business. In total, STME recorded double-digit growth year-on-year for 2017.

  • STME Suggests Shift to Opex as to Meet Cyber Security Challenges

    STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator (SI), sates that one of the top challenges in the managed security services (MSS) market is redesigning a client’s budget from a capex (capital expenditure) to opex (operational expenditure) and setting expectations correctly within those budgets. But, in the current cyber security landscape according to a Norton Cyber Security Insight Report, the opex model is fast becoming a necessary tool against cybercrime.

  • STME warns UAE business to protect IT systems following Wannacry

    STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator, has issued a strong warning to the region’s business community about the potential vulnerability of IT systems following the global Wannacry attack in May 2017.