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It wasn’t long ago when Souq.com was officially acquired by Amazon. JadoPado has officially confirmed that they have been acquired by a large regional business group. The main website appears to be shut down following the official announcement. However, there has been no word on which company did acquire them and the amount used to purchase the e-Commerce store platform. It is certainly a surprising news indeed. We guess that the large regional business could be Emaar Group. Read more here.
Microsoft has announced a new addition called the Surface Laptop that runs on a specialized operating system called Windows 10 S. The new device was announced at the MicrosoftEDU event and is the first from Microsoft, which doesn’t have any detachable part or stand of any kind, making it the first traditional laptop from the company. The Windows 10 S that runs on the system is upgradable to Windows 10 Pro for free until the end of the year. The laptop features a 13.5-inch display with 3:2 aspect ratio. Users will get different CPU models based on Intel i5/i7, 4GB to 16GB RAM options and storage SSD’s ranging from 128GB to 512GB. Read more here.
While Samsung’s latest Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphone sales are going strong, it appears that the company is gearing up for the next flagship. Samsung mentions in their latest Q1 2017 financial report that they are focusing on making profit through robust sales of the Galaxy S8 series and the new flagship that will be launched during the second half of 2017. This new flagship could be none other than the rumored Galaxy Note8 smartphone. Read more here.
WhatsApp, one of the most widely used social media apps. Went through a serious network shortage in the city of Dubai and many other countries throughout the globe on Wednesday 3rd, 2017. Many users were unable to use the service and weren’t able to send or receive messages. WhatsApp was reportedly aware of the situation and restored the service after hours of being offline. As of now, the service is restored back and working well. WhatsApp also apologized about the incident on their Twitter page. Read more here.
It may not be long until Apple decides to unveil their autonomous car project to the public. Apparently, an Apple Car was spotted to be driving out of an Apple facility and in the streets of California. However, the vehicle used here is the Lexus RX450h SUV with a series of important cameras and sensors on top. Apple is expected to focus more on the software side of the car than creating their own equipment for the autonomous vehicle. It should be noted that Google spin-off company Waymo also uses the same Lexus for their autonomous testing. Read more here.
Sony Middle East has officially launched their latest Sony A9 full-frame mirrorless camera at the Photography LIVE event in Dubai. The camera is currently Sony’s flagship product of the Alpha line-up and offers features not seen yet in any other camera. The stacked full frame sensor allows the camera to fire 20fps continuous burst shots for both JPEG and RAW format files. The media and professional photographers were allowed to try out the new camera, along with the Sony G Master 100-400mm GM lens. The new Sony G Master 100-400mm GM lens will be available in the UAE from 8th June 2017 for AED 10,999. The Sony A9 will also be available from 8th June 2017 for AED 17,499.