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September 26, 2017

In exciting news for both financial institutions and their customers, Lebanon-based mobile development leader Eurisko Mobility recently announced the addition of Artificial Intelligence Bots to its Digital Experience Platform (DXP), a cutting-edge solution tailored for banks and financial institutions. Eurisko's fully customizable bots powers all DXP modules from Daily Banking and Personal Finance Management to Customer Relationship Management and Onboarding/Enrollment. DXP seamlessly integrates with any existing middleware via its microservice architecture, has a highly customizable User Interface and supports a wide range of digital touchpoints, including iOS &"...

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September 25, 2017

The UAE’s third mobile provider – the youthful Virgin Mobile UAE brand – has long-term plans to disrupt the telecoms industry with products including its own versions of WhatsApp, Skype and other ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) services, its managing director has hinted.

Karim Benkirane, managing director of Virgin Mobile UAE, told Arabian Business that the provider was best described as a research and development unit of Du owner Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and would aim to constantly innovate to improve services to customers.

“This"...

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September 23, 2017

The UAE's two telecom operators, etisalat and du, have announced that they will start sales of the new Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on Saturday, coinciding with Gitex Shopper.

'Etisalat is excited that the much-anticipated iPhone will be available for customers in the UAE at the same time as their global counterparts,' etisalat chief consumer officer Khaled Elkhouly said in a statement.

'The unique 'iPhone for Life' programme introduced last year for the first time in the UAE will make it easier to upgrade to the new iPhones. Etisalat's smart"...

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September 22, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- In its 50th anniversary, IBC2017 has confirmed a year-on-year increase in visitor numbers, marking a record attendance of 57,669 across the six day event. Visitors from across the expanding media ecosystem had the opportunity to learn about the opportunities offered by technologies - including social media TV, OTT, VR, AR, Cloud, IP, Bots and 5G - and to meet the most intelligent robots.

Visitors to the 15 exhibition halls witnessed many exciting new launches; Launch Pad grew year-on-year with a record number of exhibitors; the Future Reality Theatre and Content Everywhere Hub free programmes"...

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September 21, 2017

  • High-tech powered card with dynamic security code (CVV2) that changes automatically every hour, displayed on embedded mini-screen
  • A solution with no impact on cardholder journey for safer online transactions: if stolen, this dynamic data becomes rapidly unusable
  • CMBC is the first bank to launch MOTION CODETM in Asia, featured on their new high-end VISA Signature card
  • A CMBC WeChat application to present the offer and order easily in one click

(AETOS Wire)-- OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies, today announced that Chinese bank CMBC’s new Visa Signature credit card is the first one"...

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September 20, 2017

UAE's telecom operator Etisalat has received the ‘Best Operator’ award at the leading industry event, ‘Telecoms World Middle East 2017,’ held in Dubai.

This award recognised the telecom operator that has achieved unparallelled growth in its operation, innovated its service portfolio, improved customer service, and developed its network capabilities since April 2016. Etisalat was shortlisted with Ooredoo Oman, Reliance Jio and Zain Group in the same category.

Dr. Ahmed Bin Ali, Group Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Etisalat,"...

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September 20, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- OT-Morpho, a world leader in digital security and identification technologies, today announces that it has been selected by Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG), a leading mobile network operator, to provide the first group wide subscription management solution, which has recently ensured the first commercial launch of a GSMA Phase 2 compliant consumer eSIM device in Germany and Croatia.

DTAG’s choice relies on OT-Morpho’s highly innovative positioning and readiness on this technology and furthermore its engagement with major OEMs as a supplier of eSIMs. Indeed, OT-Morpho’s subscription"...

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September 20, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- Visa (NYSE:V) today announced its global Team Visa roster for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, comprised of over 40 Olympians and Paralympians from 17 countries, including Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), Chloe Kim (USA), Mark McMorris (Canada), Gus Kenworthy (USA), Oksana Masters (USA), Lee, Sang Hwa (South Korea), Kamil Stoch (Poland), and Hilary Knight (USA). This team of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls represent a diverse group of individuals representing a range of sports, from snowboarding and speed skating to ski jumping and figure skating.

A global Olympic partner"...

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September 19, 2017

Who’s ready for a thousand-dollar iPhone? Answer: probably quite a lot of people. Millions are likely to buy Apple’s new iPhone X when it ships in November, despite its base US$999 price tag in the US. In the UAE, it's set to be even more expensive, retailing from Dh4,099..

Many are also likely to buy the also-new and slightly less expensive iPhone 8, which goes on sale this month starting at the relative bargain price of $699.

But the fact that the new phones will almost certainly sell by the bucket load doesn’t justify their astronomical price"...

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September 19, 2017

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) will first invest its half-a-billion dollar venture capital fund mainly in the region and then look abroad, its CEO said.

Speaking on the sidelines of Telecoms World Middle East 2017 conference in Dubai on Monday, Dr. Khaled Biyari said STC is in the process of setting up the company - STC Venture - which will manage the fund for the parent company.

'It is a corporate venture capital fund and we expect to start providing funds in the next few months. We will primarily be investing in the region, mainly in Saudi Arabia first and then"...

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