Dubai joins global Smart City App Hack innovation challenge

Four more cities recently joined the worldwide Smart City App Hack competition, including Dubai; Helsinki, Finland; Barcelona; and Ghent, Belgium. The challenge unites cities in creating a network in which citizens can partner to create mobile apps to help develop the Smart Cities of the 21 century. "Smart cities" use digital technology to improve citizens’ overall quality of life. Read More »

Sperry taps Marine Electricals Limited to be UAE distributor

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Sperry Marine subsidiary has selected Marine Electricals Limited (MEL) as its sales and service representative for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Northrop Grumman said on Monday. "This new partnership will help strengthen MEL's position as a major supplier of ship monitoring and control systems for onboard power management and dynamic positioning," Vinay Uchil, MEL's managing director, said. Read More »

Masdar City begins construction on 500-unit residential complex

Abu Dhabi's Masdar City said that it recently has begun construction on a residential complex that furthers the city’s goal of becoming an innovative center where people can learn, work and play. Design experts have ensured that the 500-unit residential complex of one- and two-bedroom apartments, to be built using verified sustainable materials, will meet LEED Gold and 3 Pearl Estidama sustainability criteria. Read More »