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Tech-startup RIZEK raises $1.5 million seed money in 45 minutes

RIZEK, a tech startup aimed at creating more jobs across the MENA region, has announced $1.5m in seed funding. The financing has come from some of the most prominent and high-profile investors in the region, including early backers of some of the region’s most successful start ups.

How to save money on flight bookings

Are you planning your next getaway? Plenty of good things are associated with travel. While travelling can be an incredibly relaxing and enriching experience, holiday planning can be a daunting prospect. Moreover, airfare can easily be the largest expense of your trip.

Ma’an Social Incubator program announces ten winners

The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an announced the ten winning teams in the first cycle of the Ma’an Social Incubator program. The winning projects include a mobile app that helps convert text to sign language and another that helps people with visual impairments to navigate their surroundings through sensors and visual recognition.

HP unveils world’s first cartridge-free laser printer for small businesses

HP has unveiled the world’s first cartridge-free printer-the HP Neverstop Laser- here in the UAE. Say goodbye to ‘printerruption’, as this latest entrant promises fast, accurate and cost-effective results. With a toner that can be replaced in seconds, the HP Neverstop Laser ensures that businesses can remain in the flow of things by getting the most value from their printer.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max launched

Apple today announced iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, a new pro line for iPhone that delivers advanced performance for users who want the very best smartphone. The new Super Retina XDR display is a pro display with the brightest display ever in an iPhone.

Aion Digital partners with Daon

Bahrain’s leading FinTech platforms, Aion Digital, announced its partnership with an global leader in biometric identity technology vendor, Daon.

Dubai Chamber highlights best CSR practices for SMEs

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) recently organised a training session entitled “Developing and Implementing Effective Corporate Social Responsibility: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)”

31 global start-ups join the DIFC FinTech Hive’s 2019 accelerator

DIFC FinTech Hive, announced today the commencement of the 2019 edition of its accelerator programme. The third edition of the programme launched by the region’s first financial technology accelerator received an overwhelming response of over 425 applications

HONOR launches app for the visually impaired

HONOR announced the launch of PocketVision, an AI-powered app that makes it easier for the visually impaired and people with low vision to read. According to WHO, it is estimated that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form visual impairment.

Emirati designers begin training under fashion entrepreneurship programme

This third edition of ‘Azyame’, the flagship fashion entrepreneurship programme by Irthi Contemporary Craft Council (Irthi), an affiliate of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA), in partnership with London College of Fashion, kicked off recently with the aim of supporting the next generation of Emirati women fashion designers.

Dubai-based startup launches school bus safety smart device

Dubai-based startup, Almas Robotics launched its new “Safe Bus” smart device which uses artificial intelligence technology to track passengers on school buses with the aim of improving safety standards in the UAE.

First agriculture-tech hackathon in Saudi Arabia

King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), represented by the Badir Program for Technology Incubators and Accelerators, and in collaboration with Faisal bin Mishal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Community “Mojtamae”, will launch the first agricultural hackathon in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in September.

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