US Republican Senators Investigate Tech Firms' Content Moderation During Israel-Hamas Conflict
8 months ago 1 min read

US Senate Republicans Probe Meta, Google, TikTok, and X Over Content Moderation in Israel-Hamas Conflict

A group of Republican lawmakers from the U.S. Senate panel has taken action, addressing letters to major tech companies, including Meta Platforms, Google, TikTok, and X (formerly Twitter). In these letters, the senators are seeking detailed information about the content moderation policies employed by these tech giants concerning the Israel-Hamas conflict. This move comes as part of an effort by these senators to gain a better understanding of how these platforms are handling content related to significant global events. The Israel-Hamas conflict has been a topic of international concern, and the senators want to ensure that content moderation on these

COMEX Bahrain 2023
8 months ago 3 mins read

COMEX Bahrain 2023: An Exceptional Tech Event Draws Over 5,000 Global Visitors

The COMEX Bahrain 2023 event has cemented its place in the tech world as a groundbreaking spectacle of innovation and progress. With over 5,000 attendees from around the globe, the event witnessed the active participation of luminaries like the Bahrain Ministry of Interior, tech giants like i-Blockchain and GFX Securities, the SMEs Development Authority, Ziwo, Silah, Dell Technology, and VMWARE Computer, and groundbreaking discussions on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in digital transformation. A Global Gathering of Tech Enthusiasts COMEX Bahrain has consistently been a global stage for tech enthusiasts and industry leaders. In 2023, this tradition continued, drawing

China's electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, BYD
8 months ago 3 mins read

This company is the top electric car maker in the world, not Tesla: but will they accept crypto

China’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, BYD, is gaining ground on its American rival, Tesla, as it surpasses Tesla in quarterly production and becomes the world’s second-largest producer of EVs. The success of BYD is a reflection of China’s growing auto industry and the shift towards cleaner technology. It also highlights the challenges faced by Western countries trying to reduce their reliance on Chinese goods. BYD’s journey began as a battery company before it entered the EV market. The company’s CEO, Wang Chuanfu, co-founded BYD in 1995 after earning degrees in engineering and metallurgy. They initially gained recognition for producing rechargeable

Nvidia and Foxconn, the manufacturer behind Apple's iPhones
8 months ago 2 mins read

The world’s most valuable chip company Nvidia and iPhone maker Foxconn partner to build “AI factories”

Nvidia and Foxconn, the manufacturer behind Apple’s iPhones, have teamed up to create “AI factories,” a novel type of data center. These centers will rely on Nvidia chips to power a broad spectrum of applications, including training autonomous vehicles, running robotics platforms, and managing extensive language models. This partnership comes in the wake of the US announcing new export restrictions on advanced chips to China, which impacts Nvidia. These restrictions will prevent the sale of two high-end artificial intelligence (AI) chips, the A800 and H800, created by Nvidia for the Chinese market. Nvidia’s CEO, Jensen Huang, and Foxconn’s chairman, Young

GITEX catalyses global tech ecosystem expansion with momentous European launch in world’s most dominant tech economy
8 months ago 8 mins read

GITEX catalyses global tech ecosystem expansion with momentous European launch in world’s most dominant tech economy

GITEX EUROPE May 2025 in Berlin set to be mega launch of the decade GITEX GLOBAL is the powerful nexus bridging the future of economies in Dubai, Africa, and now Europe Dubai, UAE: GITEX GLOBAL, the world’s largest tech show, kicked off its record edition this week in Dubai to a phenomenal international response over its first three days. Its huge scale in 2023 was amplified by the announcement that the mega tech and start-up event will launch in Europe, spearheading the international market expansion impetus of the global tech community. GITEX EUROPE 2025 was announced today (18 October) at a signing ceremony at the 43rd GITEX GLOBAL, which this year again surpassed capacity at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) where it runs from 16-20 October 2023 featuring 6,000 exhibitors, and welcoming 180,000-plus attendees from 180 countries. GITEX, the most trusted iconic tech event brand with

New Era of AI Grips World's Imagination as GITEX GLOBAL 2023 Enters 2nd Day
8 months ago 5 mins read

New Era of AI Grips World’s Imagination as GITEX GLOBAL 2023 Enters 2nd Day, a global robotaxi unicorn, weighs global expansion as the world embraces autonomous mobility His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for AI, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, addresses the inaugural CTO World Congress UAE, October 17, 2023:  As the UAE hosts the world’s largest tech and startup show, Dubai unleashed a new era of global AI dominance at GITEX GLOBAL 2023. The event, currently underway at Dubai World Trade Centre until October 20, bringstogether the world’s brightest minds, forward-thinking governments, and the most advanced companies to redefine the boundaries of the AI economy and shape the future of technological revolution on the planet. GITEX GLOBAL Explores the Future of Mobility  As driverless car trials continue throughout the world,

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum At GITEX Global
8 months ago 5 mins read

Mohammed bin Rashid opens GITEX GLOBAL, as the global tech momentum shifts to Dubai

43rd edition of GITEX GLOBAL, which runs from 16-20 October 2023, has once again reached full capacity at DWTC Event is hosting 6,000 exhibitors and 180,000 tech executives from 180 countries His Highness: The remarkable growth in participation at GITEX is a testament to the world’s growing confidence in Dubai as a pivotal hub for the technology industry for tomorrow and beyond Government of Dubai Media Office – 16 October 2023: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, officially opened GITEX GLOBAL, the world’s largest tech show, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today. His

The world's leading cybersecurity experts have convened at GITEX GLOBAL 2023 to address the urgent challenges of cybercrime, projected to cause $10.5 trillion in annual damages by 2025
8 months ago 5 mins read

Cybersecurity in the Spotlight as GITEX GLOBAL 2023 Opens

Experts project that cybercrime will cause $10.5 trillion in annual damages by 2025 His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti said: “Our vision is to create a great place to collaborate, work, and serve the entire world” UAE, October 16, 2023: The world’s leading cybersecurity experts have convened at GITEX GLOBAL 2023 to address the urgent challenges of cybercrime, projected to cause $10.5 trillion in annual damages by 2025. Ransomware, crypto crime and risks associated with Generative AI are some of the key threats that CISOs and security professionals need to tackle in the digital era. His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Head of

M7 Car Relaunch
8 months ago 1 min read

Aito, Supported by Huawei, Receives 50,000 Orders for M7 Car Relaunch

Aito, a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) brand backed by Huawei, has received more than 50,000 orders for its revamped M7 model within the first 25 days since it went on sale. The announcement was made by Richard Yu, Huawei’s Smart Car CEO, on his Weibo social media account on Saturday. The orders, which required a non-refundable deposit, would put Aito among China’s five top-selling new energy vehicle manufacturers, based on sales data for August. The revamped M7 is a five-seat SUV with a starting price of CNY249,800 (USD34,270). It is powered by a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric

Regulatory Probe Targets Amazon and Microsoft's Cloud Computing Dominance
9 months ago 2 mins read

Amazon and Microsoft Under Investigation for Cloud Computing Competition

The UK’s cloud computing market is under investigation due to concerns about the dominance of Amazon and Microsoft, according to media watchdog Ofcom. The two tech giants reportedly make up 70-80% of the sector in the UK, while Google, their closest rival, holds only 5-10% of the market share. Ofcom expressed concerns in April about the lack of competition in the cloud computing sector, making it challenging for businesses to switch providers. To address these concerns, Ofcom has referred the matter to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for further investigation. Both Amazon and Microsoft have stated that they

TikTok is currently testing a monthly subscription that would remove ads from the popular video-sharing platform.
9 months ago 1 min read

TikTok Explores Monthly Subscription Option Without Ads

TikTok is currently testing a monthly subscription that would remove ads from the popular video-sharing platform. While the Chinese company hasn’t disclosed the exact market for this test, it’s being conducted in an English-speaking region outside the US. The subscription is priced at $4.99 (£4.13), and the scope of the rollout remains uncertain. Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is reportedly contemplating ad-free subscriptions for European Union users to comply with the bloc’s advertising regulations. The proposed subscription would cost around €10 (£8.68) per month for desktop use and €13 (£11.28) per month for mobile users who opt

Meta Platforms
9 months ago 1 min read

Meta Plans to Offer Ad-Free Service to EU Users for a Fee on Instagram and Facebook, Says Source

Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is considering offering ad-free subscription plans to users in Europe. The move is seen as an attempt by Meta to comply with European Union regulations that threaten to curb its ability to personalize ads for users without their consent. According to two people familiar with the matter, Meta has discussed several pricing plans, but the most feasible option is a 10 euro per month plan. The subscription plans could be implemented in the coming months. Meta is currently the world’s largest online advertising company and its revenue is heavily dependent on