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Satya Nadella: the Indian tech geek who has brought Microsoft back to life

Satya Nadella: the Indian tech geek who has brought Microsoft back to life

The world’s largest software company’s comeback under CEO Satya Nadella has turned heads in the industry, as Microsoft changes the rules with its cross-platform systems, cloud computing dominance and the surprise release of its first ever laptop. The Indian-American executive reveals his strategy and what he has learnt from more than 20 years working with Bill Gates

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Clean break: why a Citigroup investment banker quit to launch a high-tech laundry service in Dubai

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Fetchr: the app that really delivers the goods

Fetchr: the app that really delivers the goods

Joy Ajlouny and Idriss Al Rifai – founders of delivery app, Fetchr – explain why their start-up is redefining an industry that hasn’t changed for 100 years, and suggest what Dubai needs to do for it to become a global hub for technology

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On Call: Etisalat and SMEs

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How Karl Naim Xchanged careers

How Karl Naim Xchanged careers

Karl Naim, co-founder of ChefXChange, an online chefs-foodies marketplace, explains why he was bound to become an entrepreneur

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Doyen of data: Challenges facing the CEO of Zain Group

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"What is the next biggest thing?" du CEO Osman Sultan on the future of the telecoms sector

The Lebanese executive has led du ever since the UAE’s second telco was launched in 2007. But if anything, the CEO says the challenges and opportunities that exist today are greater than they ever were

Focus: Uber's drive towards global domination

Focus: Uber's drive towards global domination

Jambu Palaniappan, the Middle East head of the app-based taxi service part-owned by Qatar, is cruising past global controversy to lead the company into double-digit growth and a string of new markets — with helicopters and boats also potentially in the...

Crossed wires in the Libyan telco sector

Crossed wires in the Libyan telco sector

How do you run a telecoms company in a deeply divided country? Faisal Gergab, chairman of the Libyan Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Company (LPTIC), says the state-owned giant will focus on its outside investments while planning for...

Salim Akil: The database giant's bid to attract 400k SMEs

Salim Akil: The database giant's bid to attract 400k SMEs

At the recent Arabnet Dubai Digital Summit, Salim Akil, founder and CEO of Search in MENA, a B2B online marketplace, spoke about creating the Middle East’s Alibaba in the making.

Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO

Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO

Less than a year into his role as head of the Japanese giant, Hiroki Totoki explains how he is bringing the company back from the brink, why smart technology is becoming increasingly exciting, and how he is meeting the challenge of budget smartphone manufacturers...

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Conquering the world: What next for the man behind Booking.com

Darren Huston’s Priceline Group racked up over $50bn worth of travel bookings last year and controls an estimated 10 percent of a global industry worth $1.3tr. So what is next for the owner of Booking.com and a host of other hugely lucrative websites...


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