Wednesday 20 August 2014

Eye-Fi launches wi-fi memory cards

Eye-Fi, a California-based company, has launched SD memory cards and SDHC cards with Wi-Fi capabilities. Eye-Fi provides a memory card that turns standard cameras into connected devices enabling photos and videos to be transferred wirelessly to a mobile device for immediate upload on s


Giant crab ‘a publicity stunt’

Hoax claims that a giant crab had been spotted in Bahrain were nothing more than a publicity stunt, it has emerged. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, recently reported on advertising and marketing agency Ogilvy and Mather's assertion that a crab called 'P


DGCX moves to new offices in the DMCC free zone

Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has announced that it has moved to a new permanent office in the DMCC free zone, the global gateway for commodity trade and enterprise in Dubai and the region. DMCC is a majority shareholder with a 67 per cent stake in DGCX and is the licensin


Emrill signs service contract with 23 Marina

Emrill, a leading facilities management provider in the UAE, has announced the signing of a one-year contract with 23 Marina residences. Emrill will provide the residence with building services maintenance, common area cleaning, 24-hour security, concierge, gym attendant, lifeguard ser


Emirati, 10, among world's medical whiz kids

UAE's Adeeb Albalooshi, aged 10, has been selected by CNN as one of the world's eight young medical pioneers. CNN spoke about eight whiz kids who will shape the future of medicine in its ‘Vital Signs’ programme, a monthly series that brings viewers health stories fr


Bentley Institute Press launches new book

Bentley Institute Press, a leading publisher of university and professional reference books, has recently announced the publication of “Principles of Structural Analysis – Static and Dynamic Loads”, the second book in a three-part series. This compendium of informatio


Kuwait firm establishes subsidiary in Bahrain

Kuwait-based The Commercial Real Estate Company (Al Tijaria) has announced the establishment of its fully-owned Bahrain subsidiary, Al Tijaria Real Estate Development Company. The new company will be responsible for Al Tijaria's real estate arm in the management, development


KACST approves 3,500 patents

The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has approved 3,500 patents since the inception of the patent office in 1982. Of the total, 171 were Saudi, local media said quoting an official. A total of 19,523 patent applications have been registered at KACST since


Hunt for conman in $700,000 fraud in Bahrain

An international manhunt could be launched to locate an Iraqi man, who fled Bahrain after allegedly conning a Bahraini woman out of BD266,000 ($701,000), a report said. A police complaint has been launched by Maza Sa'ad, who claims the 54-year-old businessman pocketed a BD70,


Coca-Cola pays $2.2bn for major stake in Monster

Coca-Cola is making a cash payment of $2.15 billion for a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage Corp) as the world's largest soda maker seeks to expand into faster-growing categories such as energy drinks. Under the agreement, Coke will have two directors on Monster's bo

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