Tech & Internet


The partnership is a first step towards the internationalisation of eCabs’ technology. The founders of eCabs and M-TRIBES, a Germany based software provider for mobility and logistics businesses recently announced to extend their technology partnership and offer a unique bundle of ride-hailing and delivery software and services in Europe and Northern Africa. Following their collaboration […]


130 OECD countries and jurisdictions signed a declaration agreeing on a two-pillar solution to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy. Pillar 1 will cover multinationals with a global turnover above 20 billion euros and profitability above 10%. The agreement excludes international shipping activities and potentially companies when they are in […]


Store is tool to help retailers evaluate, improve online experiences based on local insights Google launched the ‘Grow My Store’ tool in Arabic (Link) and English (Link), on Monday, for retailers operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This free tool guides local businesses to improve their digital storefront, grow customer traffic, […]


The Commission published a proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence together with an updated Coordinated Plan on AI and new rules for Machinery. This is the first-ever legal framework on AI and aims to guarantee the safety and fundamental rights of people, while strengthening AI uptake. The Regulation ends certain […]


Facebook announced a programme to promote the digitalization of small and medium-sized businesses in rural villages in Italy in a bid to help them benefit from an expected recovery in tourism after the COVID-19 hit. One of the most popular travel destinations in the world, Italy is easing travel curbs and restrictions on the hospitality […]


Virtual Reality (VR) Is Becoming the Next Holidaymaking Tool for the Embattled Tourism Industry The global tourism industry could recover after the coronavirus pandemic with technologies such as virtual and augmented reality (AR/VR), the World Economic Forum said in a recent report. The WEF added “human-centric” designs inspired by cognitive behaviour, social psychology, neuroscience and […]


TikTok has been given one month by the European Commission Friday to provide answers to complaints from a European consumer group over the Chinese-owned video app’s commercial practices. The European Union’s executive arm said it has started discussions involving the social media platform and the national consumer authorities following an alert launched earlier this year […]


The European Travel Commission (ETC) has attracted Google as an associate member to help drive the tourism sector’s recovery this year. The Google-ETC collaboration will help build the digital capabilities of tourism organisations in Europe through tailored training events for members, equipping them for digital transformation and market agility. It will also guide policy and […]

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