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  • Sheraa Team Wins Top Spot in Hackathon for Fintech Innovation

    15 December 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   SHARJAH - Committed towards identifying young talent and empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs, Sheraa sponsored ten students to participate at the GlassQube Startup Weekend FinTech Hackathon in Abu Dhabi held recently.  As part of the global movement coordinated by TechStars and supported by ‘Google for Entrepreneurs’, this year’s GlassQube ....

  • BT and Huawei Embark on Pioneering 5G Research Partnership

    11 December 2016

    LONDON - Two of the world’s leading communications companies - BT and Huawei – have come together to lead the global development of 5G mobile technologies.   According to Huawei, the new partnership will see the companies conduct pioneering joint research into 5G, considering how faster mobile communication technologies might be applied, as well as the technical and commercial ....

  • Microsoft Empowers New Development Opportunities in Mixed Reality, Gaming and Cellular PCs

    8 December 2016

    SHENZHEN, China - At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Corp. announced new opportunities for global partners to innovate with Windows 10. Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft, was joined on stage in Shenzhen by Navin Shenoy, senior vice president and general manager for the Client Computing Group, ....

  • Zen Unveils Huawei as New Network Technology Partner

    7 December 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   LONDON - Zen Internet has announced that Huawei will provide the technology to power its new carrier-grade network, supplying the hardware at the core of what the independent telecommunications and internet service provider believes will be the UK’s most cutting edge network.   Zen and Huawei are working closely on the new network’s design and build, ....

  • Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization to Provide E-Solution Services to Qatar's Mohamed Bin Hamad Holding

    5 December 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   DOHA- Sheikh Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar's Mohamed Bin Hamad Holding received Mr. Ramez Quneibi, executive director at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) to discuss new opportunities in the field of Information Technology.      During the meeting which was also attended by Managing Director Mr. Fathi Abu Rish and Executive ....

  • Microsoft Offers Grants to Organizations Working to Improve Affordable Internet Access

    4 December 2016

    REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. renewed its Affordable Access Initiative grant fund for a second year. According to Microsoft, the fund assists companies working to bring Internet access and new technologies, services and models to underserved markets. The application process is now open for a new set of partners.   “The social enterprises we support have inspired us with practical, ....

  • Microsoft HoloLens is Coming to Japan

    30 November 2016

    TOKYO - Microsoft Corp. announced on Tuesday that Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10, will be available for preorder in Japan starting Dec. 2. Devices will begin to ship in early 2017.   Today’s news comes just six weeks after Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition and Microsoft HoloLens Commercial Suite expanded globally to six ....

  • Proposal for e-commerce Negotiations Draws Interest - WTO

    27 November 2016

    GENEVA - China and Pakistan’s proposed approach to e-commerce negotiations drew interest at the 17 November meeting of the WTO Goods Council. According to the WTO, over 20 members took the floor, with many emphasizing the importance of delivering an outcome for next year’s Ministerial Conference.   China, introducing the proposal, said that discussions should focus on the promotion and ....

  • Ericsson Inks Exclusive Multi-year Feature Film Licensing Deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution

    24 November 2016

    STOCKHOLM - Ericsson announced in a press release an exclusive, multi-year feature film deal with leading international content distributor, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, for its subscription video on demand (VOD) service, Nuvu.   The output deal includes 20th Century Fox-produced titles along with an extensive selection of global film franchises for territories across ....

  • ESKADENIA Software Launches ESKA® HR Cloud

    23 November 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN - ESKADENIA Software, the leading Jordanian-based provider of world class software products & services, launches ESKA® HR, a cloud-based Human Resources Management System designed to streamline the HR Services of companies and institutions and provide the tools to optimize interactions with employees. ESKA® HR is aimed specifically at reducing the ....

  • 80% of UK Shoppers Demand Transparency from Online Retailers after a Data Breach – NTT Security Shopping Survey

    21 November 2016

    LONDON - Online shoppers want retailers to be transparent and honest if they have suffered a security breach, according to a new UK consumer survey commissioned by NTT Security, the global information security and risk management company. The research, ahead of one of the busiest online shopping periods in the lead up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday and Christmas, also reveals that ....

  • ITU Telecom World Awards 2016 Winners Announced

    21 November 2016

    BANGKOK - International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced the winners of its prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in ICT solutions with social impact. According to the Union, the Awards were announced by ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao at a buzzing ceremony in the presence of HE Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister and ....

  • HP Announces World on Wheels Mobile Labs at Global Citizen Festival India

    20 November 2016

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - HP announced at Global Citizen Festival India a commitment to build and deploy 48 self-contained, Internet-enabled digital inclusion and learning labs aimed at driving digital literacy, education programming, entrepreneurship training, and other community services in rural India.   According to HP, the new program, called HP World on Wheels (WoW), is part of HP’s ....

  • “Designed by Apple in California” Chronicles 20 Years of Apple Design

    20 November 2016

    CUPERTINO, California - Apple announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. “Designed by Apple in California,” which covers products from 1998’s iMac to 2015’s Apple Pencil, also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of ....

  • Microsoft and Code.org Announce Free Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial for Computer Science Education Week

    16 November 2016

    REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. and Code.org on Tuesday unveiled the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a coding tutorial for students and educators created for Hour of Code, an annual, global campaign held during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 5–11. According to Microsoft, the new web-based tutorial — available for free at http://code.org/minecraft — enables beginner coders to ....

  • Microsoft Announces Largest Wind Energy Purchase to Date

    16 November 2016

    REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. announced in a press release its largest purchase of wind energy to date with the signing of two agreements. Combined, these agreements represent 237 megawatts of wind energy, which brings Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy projects in the US to more than 500 megawatts.   “Microsoft is committed to building a responsible cloud, and these ....

  • Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization as the Strategic Technology Partner and organized by Midland, Jordan to Host WebTex2017 in April

    13 November 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN-The WebTex 2017 Expo and Conference patronized by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) and organized by Midland will be held at the shores of the Dead Sea April 19-21, 2017.     The event which was announced during a press conference held at the Millennium Hotel in Amman is the first of its kind and will witness the participation of a host of ....

  • Donor Organizations Honor Abu-Ghazaleh with the 'Creativity in Innovation and Digital Transformation' Decoration

    9 November 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   MANAMA - In recognition of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh's role in professionally and technically supporting, encouraging and developing societies, the Technical Creativity in Charity Work Conference honored the chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) with the Creativity in Innovation and Digital Transformation Decoration, the first recognition ....

  • RIPE NCC, TAG-Org and MENOG Invite Jordanian Network Operators to Training and Members Meeting

    7 November 2016

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN, Jordan - The RIPE NCC, in cooperation with Talal Abu- Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) and in coordination with the Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG), organized a technical training in Amman October 17 – 19, 2016.     As a neutral, not-for-profit membership association, the RIPE NCC provides a range of tools and services to support the ....

  • Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Teams

    6 November 2016

    REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. unveiled Microsoft Teams, a new chat-based workspace that further enhances the collaboration capabilities in Microsoft Office 365, the cloud-based productivity offering with more than 85 million monthly active commercial users. Microsoft Teams brings together people, conversations, content and the tools teams need to collaborate, a press release by ....