The world acclaimed writer and author until recently was hesitant to go cyber. She believed in the old fashioned way of reading books, page by page. However even she cannot ignore the cyber calling. On Thursday the author released to...
A decade ago it would have been Microsoft who would have conducted technology based workshops. The times have definitely changed. Now it is Google who is not only making headways in the industry but has taken a new role...
Living in the UAE, chances are a good chunk of your social circle owns a Smartphone. While the iPhone seems to be the most popular Smartphone in the majority of the world, BlackBerrys have the upper hand in the...
In order to be popular in the web, your website needs to be attractive and interesting. To attract traffic to your website, it needs to have that pulling factor, that extra something that will make the online web browsers...
Giants are made not only by the products they sell but also how they go about selling their products. In the case of Microsoft it has decided that the best way to sell the brand is not through web advertising...
The biggest event in the Nokia calendar is rumored to be about taking back Asia with a storm. Nokia Connection 2011. Nokia Connection 2011 is an annual event held in conjunction with CommunicAsia 2011. The event is an exciting platform...
The recent revolts in the Middle East gave rise to very committed young citizen journalists who sweat to deliver news to the masses. Background This recent trend of citizen journalists has really shaped the way people use and perceive the media....
A global body that charts the course of the Internet is set to discuss a revolutionary plan to open new domain suffixes for private companies. This will be discussed in the meeting held by the Internet Corporation for Assigned...
UAE plans to invest Dh80 million in education, start-ups, and R&D in the information and communication technology sector in the region. Out of Dh80 million, Dh22 million is committed towards its applied and basic research and development initiative. The...
In wake of reality television shows and the proliferation of TV sets in rural India, Anil Ambani's Reliance Broadcast Network targets a four-fold revenue growth in the next three years. Reliance Broadcast Network aims to achieve a revenue of Rs10...
The all-new baby of BlackBerry, the BlackBerry PlayBook, from Canadian firm, Research in Motion (RIM), makes its debut in the UAE market despite initial fears that delay in shipping from Europe would hold up the launch in the region. The...
Ron Johnson, the top retail executive for Apple is set to resign from his present post in Apple. The shift which is expected to happen by November this year is to fill the role vacated by Myron E Ullman...
Acquisition of power and affluence has always been the primary objective for civilizations throughout history. Symbols of affluence and power change from each civilization to the other, however there has always been one element which has not changed throughout...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has confirmed news of it being a victim in a sophisticated cyber attack; this is the latest in a series of high profile hacking incidents against major corporations and institutions. Cyber security officials stated the...
Acer, in association with the iTEC project, has launched a software named the Acer Classroom Manager, that helps teachers and trainers improve the efficiency of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) teaching by centrally instructing students on their computers. The Acer...

Infosys Technologies has reportedly acquired the software solutions business, Gen-I in New Zealand for NZ$5 million. Gen-I is a part of the Telecom New Zealand Group. "The partnership is expected to add revenue of NZ$12 million for the current financial...
Coupon selling websites have made it possible for the middle class to get experiences otherwise not easily accessible through modern means of marketing and social media. The sole purpose of social media is to provide users to be able to...
How do we put food on our tables? Once, people simply relied on their local farmers. Today, we depend on a global web of growers, fisheries, packers, shippers, manufacturers, retailers as well as government and industry bodies. As the...

UAE Goes Bananas

YallaBanana.com, a popular group-buying site, plans to expand its business in UAE. The platform has been active in the local online market for quite some time. The site developed and maintained by UAE-based Turret Media, has created individual buying...

Google Inc, in its official blog has stated that unknown hackers have been trying to hack into the Gmail accounts of hundreds of users, including senior US government officials, Chinese activists and journalists. It is found that the attempts...
Facing growing threat from Apple and Google in the Tablet market, Microsoft Corp on wednesday at the All Things Digital technology conference showed off a version of its next operating system, highlighting touchscreen features optimized for tablet computers. Code-named Windows...

Groupon enters UAE

Expatriates living in Dubai city have welcomed the entry of Groupon.com in UAE. It has become a part of their life to browse mail and to purchase products at discounts. Dubai is an expensive city and these discount deals...
Zynga the largest online gaming empire and owner of game titles such as FarmVille and MafiaWars is set to launch its latest title tomorrow. Farmville is a game that is quite popular in the Dubai and Mafia Wars has help...
Mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia expects sales and profit margins for the current quarter to be well below its forecasts. It is evident that the lower selling prices and gross margins together with the general market trends are a reason...
Google Inc has confessed that it had tried to team up with Facebook, as the search giant wanted to adapt to shifting technology landscape and strives to maintain its growth. Google had generated roughly $29 billion in gross revenue...
Soon after Google went open about its new mobile payment service, Google Wallet; PayPal has decided to sue the company and two of its former executives over trade secrets. According to the lawsuit filed, former PayPal executive (now with...