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Social-media use 'disrupting teen sleep and exercise': Study
Technology & IT | Thursday 15 August, 2019 3:03 pm
A study suggests using social media isn't directly harming teenagers, but it can reduce the time they spend on healthy activities, such as sleeping and exercising. Parents should ban phones from bedrooms after 22:00 and encourage more physical activity, BBC news reported, citing UK...
Travelport reveals global trends in flight bookings ahead of Hajj 2019
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 8 August, 2019 1:56 pm
Advanced flight bookings to airports around the holy city of Mecca ahead of this year’s Hajj have increased from Asia, Europe and Oceania, according to research by Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry. Bookings from North America are flat on last year...
Huawei Predicts 10 Megatrends for 2025
Technology & IT | Thursday 8 August, 2019 11:02 am
Huawei launched its Global Industry Vision(GIV) report today, continuing its predictions for technology and industry development up to 2025.  Drawing from Huawei’s own quantitative data and real-world use cases of how intelligent technology is permeating every industry, this...
EY: 6 MENA IPO deals raise US$2,822.5m in Q2 2019
Business & Money | Tuesday 6 August, 2019 4:28 pm
According to the EY MENA IPO Eye Report, MENA IPO deal value increased by 222.6% to US$2,822.5m in Q2 2019, up from US$874.9m in Q2 2018. Six deals were recorded in Q2 2019, including one REIT listing, a decrease of 33.3% from the nine deals listed in Q2 2018.   The second quarter of the ...
4 out of 10 Saudis Prefer to Reconnect with Their Families During Holidays
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 5 August, 2019 12:13 pm
A recent survey of KSA residents, conducted by Disney Destinations – home to the world’s most magical entertainment and recreational destinations – has revealed the emotional elements at play when it comes to modern families spending quality time together.   93 percent...
Interview with Eng. Majed AlShodari, Chairman of the SAUDI EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FORUM
Technology & IT | Tuesday 23 July, 2019 7:52 am
The Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum will take place from 11-13 of November 2019 in Burj Rafal Hotel in Riyadh to be the first conference in the Kingdom to address the deployment of emerging technologies and the 2030 vision for digital transformation that will power cities and economies...
HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majid Al Saud appointed as champion of Generation Unlimited
Culture & Education | Thursday 11 July, 2019 12:00 am
HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majid Al Saud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, has been appointed as a champion of Generation Unlimited, the global partnership working to prepare young people to become productive and engaged citizens.   Launched in 2018, Generation Unlimited is a...
Mobily Appoints Khaled Abanami as CFO
Technology & IT | Tuesday 9 July, 2019 1:17 pm
Etihad Etisalat “Mobily” has announced the appointment of Mr. Khaled Abanami as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), succeeding Kais Ben Hamida. "Mobily seeks to attract highly qualified Saudis to bolster its position and leadership in the ICT sector. This appointment underscores the...
Bayut Appoints CEO in KSA to Lead the Property Vertical’s Expansion
Business & Money | Tuesday 9 July, 2019 1:12 pm
The UAE’s largest online property portal, Bayut.com brings on Bay Area entrepreneur and technology leader Haroon Rashid as Bayut’s Chief Executive Officer in Saudi Arabia (Bayut.sa), to lead the company’s expansion into the Kingdom. Earlier this May, Bayut announced...
UAE Businesses Need to Think Beyond the Workplace to Get the  Most From Expats; Aetna Research
Business & Money | Tuesday 9 July, 2019 12:00 am
Aetna International, a leading global health benefits provider, has today released its 2019 International Workforce Well-being Survey. The research indicates that broader issues associated with settling into the UAE — such as building a strong social network or ensuring family members are...
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