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Emirates NBD and Dynamics Partner to Introduce UAE’s First Battery-Powered Interactive Payment Card

Dynamics Inc. and Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the Middle East and a front-runner in digital banking solutions today at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) announced plans to introduce the first battery-powered, interactive payment cards to the United…

World Class Innovations Maintain Dubai’s Status as One of the World’s Top Investment Destinations

Dubai remains a key destination for global investors, as many of the city’s upcoming property developments are set to break dozens of Guinness World Records over the next few years—records that will be in good company with existing world record…

Recap: 11th Edition of the MENA Cristal Innovation & Digital Congress

The 11th edition of the MENA Cristal Innovation & Digital Congress took place on February 18 at the Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach. Over 300 delegates and 30 speakers from the MENA region took part in the event, each with a…

Book Your Spot: MENA Cristal Innovation & Digital Congress – February 18

The MENA Cristal Innovation & Digital Congress is an event tailored for Marketers and the Advertising industry. This year, the 11th Edition is held in Dubai on February 18th @Sofitel Jumeirah Beach. Attendees will benefit from regional and international expertise, through…

The Future Is Here: Dubai Is Giving Firefighters $200,000 Jetpacks to Fight Skyscraper Fires

You’d be surprised with what you can find in Dubai, from Lions riding in the back of their owner’s cars to skyscrapers twisting in the air, Ferrari and Bugatti police units and zip lines cutting through dancing fountains next to the…

Innovation 4 Impact Competition: Time To Get Your Ideas In Front of Decision Makers and Opinion Leaders

One of the models for entrepreneurial development which has attracted a lot of replication in many places, Dubai included, is the Singapore model.  Its government-led programs have sparked a rapidly developing venture capital ecosystem that, while dwarfed in size by…

Go Green: 5 Ways To Get Into The Legal Marijuana Business

These days, the burgeoning marijuana business is where it’s at, with four states having passed legislation that allows for the consumption of weed for recreational purposes. And, according to a 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, five million people use marijuana…

The Zuck Effect: Here Is How Mark Zuckerberg Started Out

How Mark Zuckerberg really started is not how the movie The Social Network showed it. Mark Zuckerberg meets a computer His father, although not an engineer, was an early computer enthusiast. Running a dental office he had a vision that computers would…

These 22 Crazy Quotes About Elon Musk Will Make You Understand Why He Is Insanely Succesful

Ashlee Vance’s new book, “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,” is sure to make a hit and sell out in a matter of minutes! Why? We’re talking about a chronicling of the life of one…

Schlep Blindness Phenomenon: Where All The “Next Big Thing” Ideas Are Hiding

A good idea is a useful idea. Useful ideas come in three varieties: easy and obvious, hard and obvious, and hard and non-obvious. In the startup world people are no different than everywhere else- most of us come up with…

Transformers Are Upon Us: This New Self-Driving Truck Is Beyond Awesome!

After years of talking about self-driving cars, now is the time to up the level and talk about self-driving trucks! Daimler unveiled the first self-driving truck to be granted a license to operate in Nevada, which is a first in…

Emirati Women Are Leading Change In The UAE

Since its inception, the UAE has supported women who pursue higher education and join the workforce. The late Sheikh Zayed, the founding father, stressed that “all fields of work are open for women in the Emirates, just like men”. However,…

Elon Musk Pulled A Steve Jobs Moment And Made Batteries Look Sexy Again

Elon Musk is no stranger to innovation and impressive technology. From pioneering electric car production with Tesla to revolutionising the space industry with SpaceX, the real life “Iron Man” pulled another magic trick from his sleeve again with the unveiling…

This New Private Jet By Honda Took 30 Years To Develop And It’s Amazing (Pictures)

The first thing that comes to your mind when we mention Honda is cheap and efficient Japanese cars, and maybe motorcycles if you’ve read something more than just Buzzfeed. But what you didn’t know is that Honda, yes Honda, is in the…

Why Entrepreneurs Have The Ideal Opportunity To Make The World Better

Inspiration, hope and diversity were just a few terms that caught my attention in 2007 when Obama was on the campaign trail. I was 11 at the time and hadn’t really followed politics much, but after hearing Obama once, I was…

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum: Innovate or Stagnate

Companies, like people, grow old. They start life small and eager to survive, fueled by youthful energy and fresh ideas. They compete, expand, mature, and eventually, with few exceptions, fade into obscurity. The same is true of governments: they, too,…

Google’s Project Ara: Customizable Smartphones Are Closer To Reality Than Ever

The closest we’ve come to customizing our smartphones is changing the color of the phone or picking a cool case featuring cats that look like Hitler. But asides from aesthetics, you couldn’t do much about your phone’s weak camera or…

Windowless Planes: The Travel Revolution Is Already On

I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds those 13 hours flight between JFK and Dubai unbearable and boring. If you’re a frequent traveler you’ve already burnt through all the movies in your entertainment service onboard, so all you can…

Time To Rethink Messaging: ChimeTime Wants To Change The Way You Text

Time and time again, innovative minds have attempted to add a touch of personality to generic text-based communications, but nothing has really stuck. Until now. ChimeTime is offering iPhone users a chance to see why “messaging never sounded so good”….

The Life Of Apple’s Founder: Here Is How Steve Jobs Started Out

Apple – a synonym for innovation. But how did it all start out? How did Steve Jobs’ genius mind get fired up? How in the world did this mind-blowing brand end up in every household, making its way up the…