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Supply service call centre to be inaugurated Thursday: MCIT

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Hotline to be established to receive complains from citizens and keep them informed of their ration supplies, said MCIT

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Experts – a Threatened Species?

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

An expert is not defined by his ability to predict or answer a question but actually ask the right questions

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Communication ministry discusses ‘Electronic Engineers Syndicate’

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Atef Helmy says ministry will provide technological services to the syndicate and its premises under its Technology Homes Programme

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Electronic payments benefit people excluded from formal financial services: MasterCard Country Manager

  /  July 23, 2014  /  interviews, Technology  /  2 Comments

In an exclusive interview with the Daily News Egypt, Magdy Hassan, Country Manager of MasterCard Egypt, highlighted the programmes and services the credit card provider offers. He also highlighted the “Road to Inclusion Report” adopted by MasterCard.

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UAE to establish space agency and send the first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The probe will take nine months to make the more than 60m kilometre journey to Mars and will mark UAE out as one of only nine countries with space programmes to explore the Red Planet.

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Use of electronic payments to pay taxes increases GNP by 0.75% per annum: eFinance study

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Electronic payments for taxes increase GNP by 0.75% per annum due to more liquidity available in the country, the study says

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YallaKora.com sees 135% more daily visits than market average

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Around 47% of Arab online football viewers visited YallaKora.com, according to the sports’ website

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Environment ministry and Microsoft discuss developing monitoring systems

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy seeks development of monitoring system for process of transferring coal and vehicle exhaust emissions

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2.5m smartcards for petroleum products distributed so far: EGPC chairman

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

About 11,000 smartcard machines have been placed at gas stations in order for customers to use their cards to access fuel at the subsidised price.

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ITIDA signs EGP 35m agreements with governmental institutions

  /  July 2, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

The board of directors at the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) signed on 29 June EGP 35m three-year cooperation agreements with several government institutions. The authorities involved include the Ministry of Communications and Information read the rest…

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Jumia signed six international fashion brands, introduced own brand: CEO

  /  June 25, 2014  /  interviews, Technology  /  No Comments

Growing e-commerce website has 2 million visits per month, ships 2,000 items per day

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IBM and ITIDA technology cooperation launched: MCIT

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

IBM assists software vendors in developing technical and business expertise

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Amazon expected to unveil 3D smartphone to court mobile shoppers

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Technology  /  4 Comments

Analysts said Amazon has more opportunities outside the United States.

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YouTube to launch paid music service

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

YouTube has partnered with “hundreds of major and independent” music labels for the new service

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Egypt aims to attract 2% of visitors through e-marketing: International Tourism Sector Chairman

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Technology  /  3 Comments

The marketing campaigns launched by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Google include the Arab countries, which represent 20% of the incoming tourism traffic, and the nations of Europe, which represent 72%.

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Hatem Dowidar to lead Vodafone Egypt as chairman of the board and Ahmed Essam as CEO

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Hatem Dowidar has led Vodafone Egypt for a five-year period which has been the most difficult in the history of the telecommunications sector in the Egyptian market, facing major challenges and unprecedented changes.

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Mobile firm Viva Kuwait full-year profit jumps six-fold

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Reuters - Viva Kuwait reported a more than six-fold rise in annual profit on Monday as the mobile telecommunications operator increased its customer base by a third. The Saudi Telecom Co (STC) affiliate made a net profit of KWD 24.25m read the rest…

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Amazon.com plans local services marketplace this year: Sources

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Amazon aims to gauge demand and test logistics before rolling out nationwide, mirroring its approach to its grocery delivery service, Amazon Fresh.

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Government agencies pursuing high speed, cost-effective internet: Communication Minister

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Egypt working towards increasing internet penetration especially in rural and marginalised areas and among persons with disabilities

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China state media calls for ‘severe punishment’ for Google, Apple, US tech firms

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Technology  /  32 Comments

US companies such as Yahoo Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc threaten the cyber-security of China and its Internet users, said the People’s Daily on its microblog, in comments echoed on the front page of the English-language China Daily.

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Online transactions popular among youth: PayFort

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Technology  /  24 Comments

75% of online purchasers are in their 30s or younger

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Tourism organisations sign protocol to raise the capabilities of e-marketing

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Technology  /  21 Comments

Arab Tourism Organisation and Tourism Promotion Authority signs protocol of cooperation to establish training programme to raise e-marketing capabilities

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Online employment platform Nabbesh targets Egyptian youth: Company official

  /  May 28, 2014  /  interviews, Technology  /  31 Comments

The online hiring platform sees “massive” opportunity in Egypt and hopes to match entrepreneurs with freelancing youth seeking jobs

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Arab internet users to reach 197 million in 2017: Report

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Technology  /  19 Comments

Two Dubai-based research firms state in their report that internet penetration will increase in Arab countries by 51% over next three years

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Iranian judge summons Facebook CEO for breach of privacy

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Technology  /  22 Comments

Internet use is high in Iran, partly because many young Iranians turn to it to bypass an official ban on Western cultural products, and Tehran occasionally filters popular websites such as Twitter and Facebook.

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Microsoft shows off real-time Skype translator

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Technology  /  17 Comments

The new technology could represent a significant feature for its Skype online chat service

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Flat6Labs Demo Day shines spotlight on Egyptian entrepreneurship

  /  May 21, 2014  /  Technology  /  3 Comments

Entrepreneurship “accelerator” sees its largest class of graduates to date

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42 Egyptians win at Innovate ICT Award competition

  /  May 21, 2014  /  Technology  /  2 Comments

Winners awarded over EGP 4bn to spend on their innovative projects

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138,000 new internet users in Q1 2014

  /  May 21, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

Total number of internet users in Egypt rose to 2.77 million by the end of March, compared to 2.63 million in December, marking a 5.2% increase

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Connectivity, costs and content challenge Arabs online

  /  May 21, 2014  /  Technology  /  No Comments

Almost 50% of a 3,000 person sample face problems in accessing internet; some 40% struggle with absence of Arabic content

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