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Dubai Smart City Accelerator invites applications

The Dubai Smart City Accelerator (DSCA) has issued an open call for applications from global startups dedicated to innovative smart city solutions to join its third cohort. DSCA was launched in May 2017 by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) in collaboration with various leading partners

Lenovo displays the world’s first Foldable PC

From never-before-seen form factors to new user experiences, Lenovo last week revealed the new innovation in the history by displaying the world’s first foldable PC at Lenovo Accelerate 2019. The company claims that the new device is made for highly mobile,

Four new start-ups made it to the next level at Intelak

Intelak, the industry-focused incubator program for the aviation, travel and tourism sectors, led by Principal Partners the Emirates Group and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) hosted a demo day and Iftar, during which the four winning start-ups from Cohort 5 showcased their innovative business ideas to an engaged audience.

AI startup to revolutionise food waste management in UAE

London-based start-up, Winnow has collaborated with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and in partnership with Emaar Hospitality Group, to launch its new AI-enabled product, Winnow Vision, to revolutionise food waste management in the UAE for the benefit of both businesses and consumers.

LightNeuron malware can take control over email communications

ESET research today announced that it has uncovered LightNeuron, a Microsoft Exchange backdoor that can read, modify or block any email going through the mail server, and even compose new emails and send them under the identity of any legitimate user of the attackers’ choice.

Arabic audiobook platform raises USD 6 million

Kitab Sawti, the world’s largest Arabic audiobook platform, has raised USD 6 million in Series A funding from prominent new and existing investors. The platform will deploy the funds to expand its content and reach, offering thousands of content creators and narrators

SatSure startup wins USD 10,000 at startAD

SatSure, a geospatial data analytics company which leverages advances in satellites, machine learning, and big data analytics, has won the IMKAN Innovation Award worth USD 10,000 at startAD’s Venture Launchpad.

Robotics startup UiPath raises $568 million

The leading RPA company, UiPath is blazing a path to an “automation first” era, closing its Series D investment round raising $568 million at a post-money valuation of $7 Billion, led by Coatue and joined by Dragoneer, Wellington, Sands Capital, and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price

Agri startup, Agrownet wins Beyond the Pitch at startAD

startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and powered by Tamkeen, held its annual Startup Showcase event for the Beyond the Pitch Program on Tuesday (April 16), which was attended by UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment,

Zoho launches Zoho One for startups in KSA

Zoho, announced the launch of Zoho One for Startups program in Saudi Arabia. As part of this initiative, Zoho offered local startups complimentary access to Zoho One, the company’s flagship platform comprising 40+ products.

Intel to invest US$117 million in 14 new tech startups

Intel Capital, announced new investments totaling $117 million in 14 disruptive technology startups at the Intel Capital Global Summit. The companies will be joining Intel Capital’s portfolio are creating powerful artificial intelligence (AI) platforms; new ways to see and analyze materials

Tanzania’s Ubongo won the ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize 2019

Tanzania based Ubongo won the ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize 2019 organised by The Varkey Foundation to recognise the most innovative technology destined to have a radical impact on education in low income and emerging world countries. 

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