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‘9 Space Trips’ summer program launched in Saudi Arabia
August 11, 2020

RIYADH: The Saudi Education Ministry and the Saudi Space Authority (SSA) have jointly launched the “9 Space Trips” summer program.
The program aims to educate students of all ages and educational levels and create awareness about space science.
Dr. Muhammad Al-Muqbel, undersecretary for public education, stressed the ministry’s keenness, in line with directive of the education minister, to invest in students, by preparing programs and"...

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Amazon Project Zero Launches in Seven New Countries
August 11, 2020

Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the expansion of Project Zero to seven new countries - Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, and the UAE - making it available in 17 countries where Amazon has a store. Project Zero combines Amazon’s advanced technology, machine learning, and innovation with the sophisticated knowledge that brands have of their own intellectual property so we can together drive counterfeits to zero.

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86% of podcast listeners in KSA tune in to brand-funded podcasts: Study
August 11, 2020

RIYADH — As podcast listenership continues to climb globally, markettiers MENA has released the full details of its first ever podcast report into the market in Saudi Arabia, which has revealed that 86% of podcast listeners tune in to brand-funded podcasts.

The new statistics reveal the huge potential when it comes to tapping into engaged, targeted audiences, with 29% of podcast listeners saying they ‘always listen’ to brand-funded"...

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Country of Norway Relies on Everbridge Public Warning to Alert Citizens Traveling Internationally to Mitigate COVID-19 Risks
August 10, 2020

Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM) and countrywide Public Warning solutions, today announced Norway’s Directorate of Health leverages the Everbridge Public Warning solution to quickly alert tens of thousands of Norwegians traveling outside the country of the changing risk landscape related to COVID-19 as well as the latest procedures and protocols such as recommended quarantine guidelines. Due to mounting coronavirus cases in multiple tourist destinations, Norwegian authorities rely on Everbridge to inform citizens abroad of new guidelines necessary upon re-entering their home country. With the Everbridge Public Warning system, the Directorate of Health in Norway can provide timely, valuable and potentially life-saving information while completely protecting the privacy of the recipient, with no personally identifiable information (PII) collected, to deliver a customized SMS alert to those specific Norwegian......

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Thales High Tech to Offer Thai Citizens One of the World’s Most Secure E-Passports
August 10, 2020

  • The DGM Consortium, which comprises Thales, has successfully delivered the next generation of e-passports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Thailand.
  • Launched on the 8th of July and commemorated on the 5th of August through an official inauguration ceremony, the latest e-passport includes enhanced security features such as embedded biometric data and an embossed signature.
  • 15 million technologically-advanced and high-security e-passports will be delivered to Thai citizens over the next seven years.
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Huawei: Smartphone chips running out under US sanctions
August 9, 2020

BEIJING: Chinese tech giant Huawei is running out of processor chips to make smartphones due to US sanctions and will be forced to stop production of its own most advanced chips, a company executive says, in a sign of growing damage to Huawei’s business from American pressure.
Huawei Technologies, one of the biggest producers of smartphones and network equipment, is at the center of US-Chinese tension over technology and security. The feud has spread"...

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Vertical video the key to reaching KSA consumers: New report
August 8, 2020

RIYADH — As consumers in KSA continue to spend more of their time online, Snap Inc. has released a new report that captures the evolving role of mobile video in next-generation consumers’ lives.

Snap Inc. commissioned The National Research Group, an independent market research company, to conduct a study to learn how Gen Z and millennials are engaging with this rising form of entertainment, and what to expect as we enter a new era of mobile-first"...

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Cost of data breaches in Saudi Arabia and UAE climbed 9.4% in 2019
August 6, 2020

The cost of a data breach in Saudi Arabia and the UAE – the Arab world’s two largest economies – has increased 9.4 per cent over the past year costing companies $6.53 million (Dh23.98m) per breach on average, according to the latest report from IBM Security.

The figure is higher than the global average of $3.86m per breach and is the second-highest average among the 17"...

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Eyenuk Announces FDA Clearance for EyeArt Autonomous AI System for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
August 6, 2020

Eyenuk, Inc., a global artificial intelligence (AI) medical technology and services company and the leader in real-world applications for AI Eye Screening, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance (K200667) by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market its EyeArt® autonomous AI System for diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness among American adults. EyeArt is indicated for use by healthcare providers to automatically detect more than mild diabetic retinopathy (mtmDR) and vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy (vtDR) in eyes of adults diagnosed with diabetes who have not been previously diagnosed with more than mild diabetic retinopathy. EyeArt is the first FDA cleared autonomous AI technology that can detect both mtmDR and vtDR in one test, in primary care and eye care settings. In addition, EyeArt is also the first FDA cleared autonomous AI technology that has diagnostic outputs for each eye of a patient. Diabetic retinopathy......

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Diligent Corporation Receives New Investment from Clearlake Capital and Blackstone
August 5, 2020

Diligent Corporation (“Diligent”), a leading global modern governance company used by nearly 700,000 board directors and leaders, today announced that it has received an increased investment from Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) and a new investment from funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities (NYSE:BX).

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