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Microsoft plans acquisition of Israeli company developing touch services

By Sally Saad US technology company Microsoft will purchase Israeli company N-trig, specialised in fast-response touch techniques and digital pens, with a total cost of $200m. The 190 company’s employees will be moved to Microsoft to be part of a research centre developing the touch technology and digital pens, according to Israeli newspapers Yedioth and …

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Invest in better energy technology to fight climate change

By Dr. Bjørn Lomborg Climate change has certainly received immense exposure among the most eminent issues of the 21st century so far. The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon argues that it is “an existential challenge for the whole human race”. On the other hand, when over seven million people were asked by the UN what …

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EGP 4.5bn total sales of dual-SIM smart phones in 10 months

By Mohamed Alaa El Din The smart phone market in Egypt witnessed a retreat in the sales of dual-SIM smart phones at the end of October to reach 70.9% of the total market sales compared to 75% last August. According to a report by GFK, the total sales of dual-SIM smart phones reached 463,400 devices …

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ICT market generally growing in Egypt: Intel’s META business director

By Mohamed Alaa and Sara Aggour With the government constantly announcing new plans to develop its information and communications technology sector, Daily News Egypt sat down with Intel’s regional business director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), Frederico Carvalho, to discuss potential opportunities in the market, the future of tablets, and big data …

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

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 ($86m) in 2013, up from KWD 3.87m a year earlier, according to its website. Viva, which competes with Zain and …

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