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Microsoft Launches the Gulf Imagine Cup Competition for Students

UAE : 06 April

It has now been eight years since the Gulf Imagine Cup was first launched. The competition is now well established its core aim is to encourage students to invent new and innovative ways of tackling many important issues under the five main categories   which are software design, mobile development, game design, digital media and IT systems. The students must then come up with new ideas while using these mediums to solve social problems such as poverty, hunger, environmental concerns, disease control or education.

This year the competition is being sponsored by UAE telecoms operator du and the regional finals will take place in May and the overall final is set to take place next July in Poland. The Local Software Economy Lead for Microsoft in the Gulf commented that the Microsoft Imagine Cup can be a real platform for students to take an idea from the design stage and grow it until it becomes an idea that will be used all over the world.

This year for the first time the competition incorporates on-campus training sessions in many of the UAE’s Universities and Hala Badri, EVP, Brand and Communications, du also stated that this competition is crucial as it gives up and coming students the opportunity to use and enhance a critical tool for their future career success. It is now undeniable that technology is the way forward and that the Gulf Imagine Cup is the ideal platform to have your ideas seen and implemented.

Andrew Reid, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News
03 April

Apple ipad a big hit in the US

Apple will launch their new phone today and already it is predicted to outsell any other portable computing device that has come before it. The few who have already tested the new Apple Ipad are very excited at the potential and features of this new device.
The Wall Street Journal stated that this new device has [...]

01 April

Zain Purchased by Bharti Airtel for $9bn

Bharti Airtel has just purchased Kuwait’s largest public company, the African mobile networks of Zain for a reported US$9 billion which will make the company Africa’s second largest mobile network company. As part of the deal Bharti Airtel will be assuming US$1.7 billion of Zain’s outstanding debt.
Chairman of Bharti i.e. Sunil Mittal says the agreement [...]

31 March

US Company Eyes Opportunity in GCC Online Arena

ActiveMedia are a well established, long running Internet Marketing Company who are  setting up a branch in the UAE possibly as early as next month. Internet businesses are still growing stealthily here this year and there is a currently a strong demand from Companies for web exposure as today they need to do everything they [...]

30 March

Bahraini Vision 2030: Growth of the ICT Sector Is Key to Improving Standards of Living

Vision 2030 will improve the lives of all Bahrainis according to comments being made at the Cisco Networkers Bahrain 2010 conference currently underway. These comments were made by Kamel Ahmed who is the Chief Operating Officer of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and he believes that the ICT industry is not just an independently [...]

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