Wednesday 16 October 2019

Google unveils Pixel 4 phone with radar

Google has unveiled its Pixel 4 phone with a Motion Sense feature that uses a miniature radar sensor to detect movement around the phone, sensing when you’re reaching for the phone and will initiate face unlock, or turn off your screen when you’re not around. It can s


Canon celebrates 100 million EOS-series cameras

Canon today celebrated a significant camera-manufacturing milestone, as production of Canon’s EOS-series silver halide (film) and digital interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed 100 million units.   The milestone was achieved on September 2019. An EOS R mir


Gemgow gets big investment boost from Canadian tycoon

Dubai-based Gemgow, a new online platform designed to facilitate trade in precious stones and materials, has announced that prominent Canadian businessman and world-renowned investor Boris Birshtein is investing in the company. Gemgow, however, did not disclose Birshtein’s


Virgin Megastore UAE switches to biodegradable bags

Virgin Megastores in the UAE said it has replaced all its plastic shopping bags in the UAE with fully biodegradable bio-cassava bags from Avani and called on shoppers to take a stand and avoid using single-use plastic. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Megastores, announcing the


Samsung Galaxy Fold sold-out in 3 days in UAE

Samsung will start a second round of pre-orders for the Galaxy Fold in the UAE on October 17 after the device was sold out in three days after pre-orders were open on October 6. The UAE consumers who pre-ordered the Galaxy Fold will get the devices delivered to them through a con


Talabat appoints new CEO

Talabat, the largest food delivery service in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has appointed Tomaso Rodriguez as its new CEO. A successful entrepreneur, start-up enthusiast, and venture capitalist, Rodriguez is a seasoned professional with a global track record in driving


Microsoft launches new Surface Hub 2S in UAE

Microsoft underscored its commitment to enriching teamwork across the region, when it unveiled its Surface Hub 2S device, which delivers unprecedented battery-enabled mobility and collaboration in a 50-inch powerhouse, at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai.   “We designed S


Retail Congress to offer ‘largest’ deal-making platform

The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers (MECS+R) will offer retailers and shopping malls the largest deal-making platform at the upcoming Retail Congress Mena in Dubai, UAE. The event takes place from October 27-29 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel– DIFC, featur


Al Futtaim plans major upgrade at Dubai Festival City Mall

Al Futtaim, a leading business group in the region, has announced that ist key development, Dubai Festival City Mall, has begun a major ambience upgrade and retail announcements to deliver on its brand promise of Exceptional Experiences. Following the completion of its Dh1.5 bill


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