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United Arab Emirates
HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
Okadoc Brings Telemedicine to the UAE, Connecting Patients to over 400 Doctors
As the region’s largest telemedicine platform, 38 healthcare providers have already signed on with Okadoc to provide instant access to their doctors.
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Uber India Plans To Expand EV Fleet Within Two Years
Uber said it will have 1,500 electric vehicles running in India by the end of 2020
Dubai-based on-demand fuel delivery company Cafu expands to Oman
Cafu, the Dubai-based on-demand fuel delivery app (that claims to be first of its kind in the region) has signed an agreement with Oman-based Al Maha Petroleum to expand its service to Oman.
Egypt’s Wasla wants to subsidise mobile internet for 500m emerging market users
Egyptian startup Wasla aims to subsidise mobile internet access for over 500 million users in emerging markets over the next few years in the wake of a US$1 million funding round.
DriveNets opens Tel Aviv development center
The company, which currently has 200 employees, mainly in Ra'anana, plans to hire 130 more.
Xiaomi to spend $7b on 5G, internet of things, AI in five years
The planned investment builds on Xiaomi’s 10 billion yuan (US$1.4 billion) “All in AIoT” strategy put forward last year.
Indian online firm Baazi Games to invest $5m in gaming industry
Online gaming company Baazi Games is planning to invest $5 million in the Indian gaming industry.
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JD's largest smart logistics center goes operational
The operation of the center will largely shorten delivery time and raise allocation and transshipment efficiency in south China, the company said.
SA fintech startup Airbuy looking to expand in 2020 following positive rollout
In 2020, the startup wants to impact more small businesses nationwide.
How Mali’s OKO Finance helps rural farmers access crop insurance
Founded in 2017, OKO develops affordable mobile-based crop insurance products to provide smallholder farmers with the financial security they need, regardless of unstable climate trends.
SA startup Carry1st out to create Africa’s first ‘super app’ with $2m war chest
Carry1st claims its trivia game is nearing one million downloads in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.
Coworking platform WitWork, expands its reach with a strategic new partnership with Rotana hotels
WitWork members will now enjoy exclusive access to premium amenities, Food & Beverage discounts, meeting rooms and coworking spaces at Rotana hotels across the UAE and beyond.
Nigeria’s CodeLn launches marketplace for African engineering talent
Nigerian startup CodeLn has launched an automated tech recruitment platform that makes it easy for companies to hire African Software Engineers.
SA biometric authentication startup Iidentifii claims to be market leader in Africa
Iidentifii provides a remote biometric digital authentication and automated on-boarding technology platform.
SA insurtech Solvency to launch ‘disruptive product’ in January after netting investment
It’s this that SA startup Solvency, which recently clinched a multi-million rand investment, aims to tackle with a new product which it plans to launch on 1 January.
Flipkart Launches Assistant Saathi To Enhance Shopping Experience
Flipkart Saathi will be available in text and voice interface.
Kuishou to Subside Education Accounts with ￥6.66 Billion in an Bid to Build Online Education Infrastructure
Ma Hongbin said : “Kuaishou is determined and committed to contribute to education."
Google to Launch New Segment To Help Offline Shopping Store Go Online
The feature will be available in various Indian languages.
Banking-as-a-service, backed by APIs, will soon be a reality
Yes Bank claims that it is India’s largest banking API developer platform and would help corporates to visualize multiple use cases and find the best fit APIs for their banking needs.
Truecaller To Offer Credit Services In India By Early 2020
Truecaller believes in growing organically, instead of luring users with attractive cashback and offers.
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