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GetYourGuide widens its horizons, will expand its Originals short tours into day trips and more

GetYourGuide widens its horizons, will expand its Originals short tours into day trips and more GetYourGuide has made a name for itself as the startup that helped the stale idea of guided tours for travellers on its head. Tapping into the generation of consumers who think of travel not just as going […]

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MoviePass exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers

MoviePass exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers Movie ticket subscription service MoviePass has exposed tens of thousands of customer card numbers and personal credit cards because a critical server was not protected with a password. Mossab Hussein, a security researcher at Dubai-based cybersecurity firm SpiderSilk, found an exposed database on one […]

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Elon Musk-backed Neuralink to detail its progress on upgrading the brain to keep pace with AI

Elon Musk-backed Neuralink to detail its progress on upgrading the brain to keep pace with AI Elon Musk’s brain computer interface (BCI) venture Neuralink will provide some more insight into what they’ve been working on for the past two years, during which time we’ve heard very little in the way of updates […]

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Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers

Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for U.S. customers Doctours, a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is expanding its services to 35 countries. Founded by serial travel entrepreneur Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, whose last company TripScope was acquired by Travefy, Doctours aims to […]

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Microsoft’s first data center regions in the Middle East are now generally available

Microsoft’s first data center regions in the Middle East are now generally available Microsoft today announced that is first data center regions in the Middle East are now online. The data centers are located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and will offer local access to the usual suite of services, including Azure’s […]

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GuestReady raises $6M to help hosts on Airbnb and other services manage their property

GuestReady raises M to help hosts on Airbnb and other services manage their property GuestReady, a three-year-old service that lets shared-economy hosts manage their business on Airbnb and other rental sites, has announced a $6 million Series A round. The investment was led by existing backer Impulse VC — the Russian fund […]

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What will save crypto?

What will save crypto? Sulaiman al-Fahim Contributor Sulaiman al-Fahim is an international businessman based in Dubai with focuses on property management/real estate, cryptocurrency, and philanthropy. His company, Sulaiman Al-Fahim Holdings, is a global operator that facilitates transactions to develop properties in various areas of the world. He is also an advisor and […]

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Dubai airport briefly halts flights after drone spotted

Dubai airport briefly halts flights after drone spotted Earlier today, Dubai’s International airport shut down flights for roughly half an hour, owing to the sighting a drone flying nearby. Departures were halted from 10:13 a.m. and 10:45 a.m over  “suspected drone activity,” those arriving flights were still able to land.  The airport’s […]

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Emeritus, which develops online courses with universities, raises $40M

Emeritus, which develops online courses with universities, raises M The funding streak for educational startups in Asia continues into 2019 after Emeritus, a U.S-Indian company that partners with universities to offer digital courses, landed a $40 million Series C round led by Sequoia India. The deal includes participation from existing investor Bertelsmann India Investments, and it […]

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UberAIR to take flight with help from UT Austin and U.S. Army Research Labs

UberAIR to take flight with help from UT Austin and U.S. Army Research Labs After three months of discussions, Uber Elevate has selected The University of Texas at Austin as its partner alongside the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop new rotor technology for vehicles that the company will use in its […]

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