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Startup Watch: It’s all about the money, money, money and solar power

24 Emirati Nationals graduate from Flat6Labs Future Innovators Academy

Palestine gets their first equity crowdfunding platform

500 Startups closes $15M on MENA fund

Saudi startup Dokkan Afkar closes $2M round

Payfort introduces card-on-delivery service in UAE
(Reminder: Payfort was part of the Souq.com-Amazon deal)

Egyptians win big in MITEF Arab Startup Competition

UAE’s Trukker announces 1,000 percent growth in 7 months
(Those are quite a few zeros)

Saudi Telecom denies systems affected by WannaCry ransomware

Today .. Emergency meeting of the Supreme Council for Cyber ​​Security to follow up the developments of «ransomware»
(Translated title, Arabic, Egypt)

“Administrative Court” defers the suspension of Uber and Careem licenses for 9th of July.
(Translated title, Arabic, Egypt)

Uber plans to inject more investments into Egyptian market


In other news:

Vortex acquires TerraForm’s 365 MW UK solar portfolio

FCC Chairman Is Laughing at Americans Who Don’t Want to Kill the Open Internet

Microsoft blasts spy agencies for hoarding security exploits
(Ed: “Because we want to do it, we are giving everyone else the opportunity to do it as well!”)

Honeypot Server Gets Infected with WannaCry Ransomware 6 Times in 90 Minutes

Streaming Services Will Pay A Lot More Residuals Under New WGA Pact

Intel’s Management Engine is a security hazard, and users need a way to disable it

Microsoft’s Latest Workplace Tech Demos Creep Me Out

How Amanda Palmer gave the music industry the finger with crowdfunding

Correction: WannaCry Ransomware That Struck the Globe Isn’t Back, Yet

Met Police use of Indian hackers probed by watchdog

Windows 10 Edge, IE: We’re now blocking sites signed with SHA-1 certs, says Microsoft
(Ed: More nails in that coffin)

Microsoft Releases Patch for Older Windows Versions to Protect Against Wana Decrypt0r

‘Accidental hero’ halts ransomware attack and warns: this is not over

China Is on Track to Fully Phase Out Cash
(Ed: I have a theory that leaking economies could benefit a great deal with e-finance, you can’t bribe as easily with electronic transactions)

Google Maps now uses Street View to show you exactly where to make turns
(Ed: Since GPS makes certain drivers “dummer” lets make GPS smarter!)

Leaked NSA Exploit Spreading Ransomware Worldwide

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.3 million Ram pickups for possibly fatal software problem
(Ed: Mechanical engineers are familiar with design flaws, but a real software bug to affect your mechanical contraption?)

Targeting Netflix, Cannes Will Ban Streaming-Only Movies From Competition
(Ed: Medium-ism?)

Blocked from US tech investing, China goes to Israel instead

Trump signs long-delayed executive order on cybersecurity
(Ed: What is it this time?)

Apple’s Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy, UCSF study says

New Windows look and feel, Neon, is officially the “Microsoft Fluent Design System”

Ubuntu arrives in the Windows Store, Suse and Fedora are coming to the Windows Subsystem for Linux

Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops

NVIDIA Unveils Beastly Tesla V100 Powered By Volta GPU With 5120 CUDA Cores And 16GB HBM2

Tesla’s highly-anticipated solar roofs go up for pre-order today

Anti-net neutrality spammers are flooding FCC’s pages with fake comments

The intelligent intersection could banish traffic lights forever

Officials fear Russia could try to target US through popular software firm under FBI scrutiny

Canonical starts IPO path

ISPs Could Damage Bitcoin Ecosystem If They Wanted To


Articles:
What do MENA telcos want to be when they grow up? Part – I
What do MENA telcos want to be when they grow up? Part – II
(Ed: I’m guessing not firefighters)

Even if you hate the idea, Windows users should want Windows 10 S to succeed

Robots Aren’t Destroying Enough Jobs — Capital Account

The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor

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