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Dubai Diversified

Dubai is a great example of how global cities can adapt and thrive in uncertain times. By Nader Museitif Global cities, just like global companies, find it difficult to ride an economic boom and avoid the subsequent cooling off period. Economies…

Tablet Decline

In the fast-moving consumer tech world, the tablet computer market is already showing signs of fatigue. By Raed Malhas Tablet computers have been around for a lot longer than many think. They were first depicted in some of my favorite…

Learning from a Google Success Story

JJ Geewax is the celebrated Google engineer whose Invite Media advertising company was famously sold to the search giant for $81 million in 2010. He dropped by the offices of Oasis500 last month to share a few tips and insights…

Embracing the Great Tech Race

It’s high time we realized that nurturing tech startups is key to staying relevant in a fast changing world. By Nader Museitif Our region is falling more and more behind when it comes to developing new technology. Some astounding advancements…

Venture Explains: The Right to be Forgotten

What is it? Last year, the European Court of Justice ruled that European residents could ask Internet search engines like Google to de-list search results which appeared under a person’s name when they’re out of date, irrelevant or inflammatory—the so…

Cutting the Cord

Cheap and versatile media streamers are slowly but surely replacing satellite TV receivers and DVD players as stand-alone living room entertainment hubs. Here are four of the best. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Apple TV Apple’s hockey puck-style streaming box gives…

Project Soli: Next-Gen Gesture Sensing Technology from Google

With Project Soli, Google has developed a new gesture-tracking technology which could potentially revolutionize the way we interact with everyday devices. Instead of a physical button, gamepad, or touchscreen, the radar-enabled chip that Google has developed allows simple hand movements…

Google’s Internet Balloons Near Lift Off

Google have never been a company to shy away from a challenge. With Project Loon, the tech giant is having a crack at connecting millions of people around the world to the Internet via balloons drifting around the stratosphere. According…

Venture Explains: Net Neutrality

What is it? The belief that all web traffic should be treated equally. In practice this largely means broadband providers aren’t allowed to create ‘fast’ Internet lanes, and charge websites extra for accessing the boosted bandwidth speed. Who’s for it?…

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The Spy in Your Pocket

There’s yet another emerging, unpleasant side-effect to the revolution of personal gadgets: cyberstalking. By Zeid Nasser For all the convenience and pleasure a mobile phone provides, it still apparently doubles as a personal tracking device. Whether it’s in your pocket…