Tech & Internet

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 13, 2021

Boasting one of the world’s highest vaccination rates, Malta is now welcoming back visitors safely with cash incentives and a recently launched Nomad Residence Permit. The Mediterranean island-nation of Malta may be small but its response to the pandemic has been mighty. Once enforcing some of the strictest restrictions in Europe, the country has finally […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 6, 2021

The Malta Business Bureau’s Energy Ecosystem won the Engager Award at the first edition of the Malta Climate Action Awards held last week. These awards aim to recognize and celebrate the actions taken by local businesses, public and private organisations, groups and individuals in the fight against climate change across the Maltese Islands. MBB’s bid […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 27, 2021

It may have had an inauspicious start, but Apple Maps has added so much reliability, and so many features that it’s now a fully-loaded, highly attractive mapping app. Today, changes promised for Apple Maps for iOS 15 have just gone live. Oh, and you don’t need to update your iPhone—the changes have happened server-side so […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 9, 2021

Seven years after the ill-fated Google Glass, and five years after Snap rolled out Spectacles, another tech giant is trying its hand at internet-connected smart glasses, hoping that this time around things might be different and people will actually wear them. The thing is, it’s Facebook. The company’s previous forays into hardware have been met […]


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 […]

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