Last week, on Thursday, September 3, 2021, TECHx released an official announcement of its arrival into the African region, which included an interview with the regional director. In the interview, Ashraf Gaber, the regional director for publications and editorial in Africa and the Nordic area, discussed TECHx’s African business plan for 2021 and beyond, as well as the importance of TECHx in gathering all stakeholders in the technology sector under one roof. Ashraf also highlighted the Middle Eastern media landscape, upcoming projects, collaborations, and the decisions that led to the company’s expansion into the Nordic area.
Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi inaugurated Emirati Women’s Day in 2015, and it is now in its sixth year, on August 28, 2021. Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation announced on the occasion of the UAE’s 50th anniversary that the theme for Emirati Women’s Day this year will be “Women: Ambitions and Inspiration for the Next 50 Years.”
Google, the internet search engine, has announced that employees would not be asked to return to work until January 10, 2022. Sundar Pichai, the company’s CEO, revealed this in an email to employees. Pichai noted that the deadline was extended due to the variety of events surrounding the Covid-19 throughout the world right now. As a result, Google’s global voluntary return-to-work policy has been extended until January 10, 2022.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, got a $750 million bonus on his 10th work anniversary. According to a regulatory filing, the billionaire received more than five million shares in the company, as he celebrated his tenth year on the job, and then sold the shares worth $750 million.
This reward was part of an agreement he made when he took over from Steve Jobs, the company’s co-founder, on August 24, 2011. This award was given out last week because Apple’s stock was the best performance in the S&P 500 when compared to other competitors.
Microsoft’s Windows 11 will be released as a stable update on October 5 of this year. The firm announced that eligible PCs will receive free updates of Windows 11 on October 5. Windows, which debuted in 1985, is still an important element of Microsoft’s business. In its fiscal fourth quarter, Windows produced $6.6 billion in revenue, accounting for 14 percent of the software and hardware company’s total sales. A successful Windows 11 launch may benefit Microsoft’s other companies, including Azure and Office, by guaranteeing the franchise’s future.