The Director-General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in the UAE, H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, released a statement on October 17 praising the UAE's Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI). The UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence is the launch of a sustainable and data-centric future, he said.

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Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at made his first regional keynote at GITEX Technology Week. Dr. Vogels highlighted the story - how a company grew from a bookstore to one of the world’s fastest growing enterprise IT providers.

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During Qualcomm's 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong, the company announced a collaboration with US telecom company Verizon, and Novatel Wireless, an Inseego company, to help move the mobile ecosystem towards faster validation and commercialization of 5G NR mmWave technologies, supporting a full-scale commercial network deployment before the end of the decade.

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ELM, a leader in innovative solutions and owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has unveiled the launch of its three new electronic services--‘Ethraa,’,‘(HIS) Medical service’ and ‘Salamah’--during their participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which opened today October 8, 2017 and will run until October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The new set of the company’s electronic services and integrated solutions were widely received by visitors of the leading ICT event for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, which received praises for their highly advanced features--including, professionalism, security and privacy to meet the needs of government and private sectors.

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GITEX Technology Week kicked off in Dubai from October 8-12, 2017. The 37th annual event, located at the World Trade Centre, was an immersive, engaging and rewarding experience for attendees who had the chance to rub shoulders with some of the technology industry's leading executives. Partnerships and collaborations drew lots of attention at the event as companies move to diversify their offerings.

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We now find ourselves steeped in the Fourth Industrial Revolution - an era that could potentially see every one of us humans and every piece of machinery we use seamlessly networked together. Every aspect of our lives, from our classroom experiences to our daily commute, is being digitized as we move inexorably towards the smart city paradigm.

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For the fourth consecutive year, Teknotel, the leading technology and business magazine, organized in the framework of GITEX 2017, an awards ceremony on October 10th, 2017 at Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed road, Dubai. Teknotel awards recognized the best smartphones, electronics and operators of 2017.

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Alphabet-owned Google unveiled the Pixel 2 smartphone in two models on Oct. 4, along with a new family of hardware products such as Google Pixel Buds (wireless headphones). The Pixel 2 is the first smartphone built with an eSIM, an embedded SIM that lets you instantly connect to a carrier network. It also features a high-end camera, all-day battery life, and an improved Assistant.

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Yahoo has revealed that up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013, tripling the number it said were affected by what was already the largest user data breach in history. The company previously said that up to 1 billion accounts were hacked in 2013, in addition to 500 million accounts being hacked in a separate incident in 2014.

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