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Nvidia to buy Mellanox for $6.9bn in data centre push

Nvidia to buy Mellanox for $6.9bn in data centre push

Nvidia Corp agreed to buy chipmaker Mellanox Technologies Ltd for $6.9bn, gaining expertise to help it push into the growing market for data centre components.

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Facebook has banned political advertisements from outside Indonesia ahead of the country's presidential poll, just weeks after being heavily criticised by the European Union for not doing enough to counter election meddling.

Volvo unveils driverless electric bus in Singapore

Volvo unveils driverless electric bus in Singapore

Volvo and a Singapore university unveiled a driverless electric bus Tuesday that will soon undergo tests in the city-state, the latest move towards rolling out autonomous vehicles for public transport.

SC, WCM-Q embrace technology to boost workers’ health

SC, WCM-Q embrace technology to boost workers’ health

State-of-the-art health monitoring technologies will be deployed to track and support the well being of workers on Qatar 2022 construction projects in the next phase of a programme ...

To fight off unemployment, Iraqi youth plant start-up seeds

To fight off unemployment, Iraqi youth plant start-up seeds

Stuck between an endless waitlist for a government job and a frail private sector, Iraqi entrepreneurs are taking on staggering unemployment by establishing their own start-ups.

No excuses as VAR set for Champions League debut

No excuses as VAR set for Champions League debut

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned that there will be no more excuses as Video Assistant Referees (VAR) make their debut in the Champions League starting this week.

Access to Microsoft's Bing restored for some users in China

Access to Microsoft's Bing restored for some users in China

Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine was accessible for some internet users in mainland China late on Thursday, indicating that online access to the foreign technology service ...

Tokyo airport tests driverless bus to shuttle visitors

Tokyo airport tests driverless bus to shuttle visitors

Visitors pouring into Japan's Haneda airport for the Tokyo Olympics next year may find themselves ferried to and from planes on driverless buses, currently being tested at the major hub.

Qatar pledges $50mn to Kuwait initiative

Qatar pledges $50mn to Kuwait initiative

Following the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the State of Qatar has pledged $50mn for the initiative of the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah to create a fund to support technology and digital economy.

Call to use technology to improve education

Call to use technology to improve education

Higher education institutions and emerging economies need to share integrated, long-term strategies for education, and to make higher education “much more flexible” ...

Mada Centre signs pact with Oman’s ITA

Mada Centre signs pact with Oman’s ITA

Qatar’s Mada Assistive Technology Centre and Oman’s Information Technology Authority (ITA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance co-operation on digital innovation solutions.

Australia to beef up technology for drone 'crackdown'

Australia to beef up technology for drone 'crackdown'

Australia will introduce new surveillance technology for a ‘crackdown’ on drones next year, aviation authorities said Monday, as concerns mount over their increasing prevalence in public areas.