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The encyclopedia of design just got a major update Ralph Lauren changed its iconic logo to woo the ‘Fortnite’ generation The future of healthcare design is a lot more colorful and a lot more fun Could a trash-eating compost bin solve our organic waste problem? Meet the architect designing for neurodiversity Why is Apple gambling its brand reputation on selling ads? The science behind why we love being disgusted Elon Musk just built the Hyperloop’s grave Behind the design of Twitter’s blue check—and how it became a polarizing symbol How the turntable outdesigned the iPod This plastic Stonehenge is a monument of our times Meta is having a midlife crisis, and Zuckerberg’s stale vision is to blame This 3D-printed air-conditioning ductwork could solve one of the office’s biggest problems Why Apple’s secrecy about its metaverse plans is looking smarter every day Why BMW just redesigned the humble golf cart MIT’s new museum demystifies the world’s most complex technologies Here’s what it looks like when an office is designed for its remote workers The geometric beauty of pools seen from above Humans have passports—buildings should, too Can AI enable organizations to achieve their sustainability goals? Can TikTok bring joy to commerce? ‘Icons of Porsche’ returns this November to Dubai for a 2-day festival As Saudi Arabia aims to be a global events hub, these initiatives become important Can the film industry be the ‘new oil’ for Saudi Arabia? How Google’s lenient ad policy lets Big Oil greenwash its sustainability claims Why car companies should fear the golf cart Gender diversity is essential for meaningful decisions at COP27 Leaders in the Middle East need a climate reality check. Here’s what they expect at COP27 How diversity and inclusion can channel creativity and innovation Creator economy is booming in the Middle East. What does the future look like? Solar panel waste may not be nearly as bad as we once thought This map shows exactly where 70,000 of the world’s biggest polluters are located The Middle East is quietly strengthening its manufacturing capabilities. How and why? Here's how sponsors are scoring at Qatar World Cup 2022 The meat you eat is already fake Museums in the Middle East are thriving. So what’s the big picture? How this Abu-Dhabi startup aims to be the Google of temperature The dirty little secret of sustainability goals Shatawi sweets is Palestine’s famous export, but can it revive its economy? 5 ways to turn climate talk into action Palestinian startups are growing fast. But they face huge challenges This company is sending plastic-eating enzymes into space What do we want the future to look like? Experts at the World Changing Ideas Summit share ideas How the tiny ant could offer solutions to big human problems Injecting vitamin supplements has gone mainstream in the Middle East. Is it worth it? Red Sea Film Festival unveils line-up, Oliver Stone to head jury QFZA, Google Cloud team up to run Google Cloud’s Center of Excellence Dubai retains top spot globally for attracting over 450 FDI projects in 2022 Visa launches NFT auction inspired by iconic footballers ahead of World Cup Qatar 2022 UAE and US sign $100 billion-worth clean energy partnership deal Middle East must diversify its energy mix to tackle climate change Dubai-based Everdome to launch its first rocket to Mars in the metaverse Etihad Airways teams up with Cepsa to speed up decarbonization of air travel Emirates named best airline in the world, wins five global and regional awards Online cross-border payments rise in Saudi Arabia; help overcome economic challenges Saudi Arabia’s PIF launches country’s first EV brand with Foxconn World Cup 2022 ticketless fans can enter Qatar after group stage UAE’s ADNOC to boost manufacturing, develop new technologies UAE residents feel urgent climate action is what the world needs, reveals study UAE delegation to COP27 has a diverse representation Cashless transactions soar by 34% in Bahrain H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi to be a speaker at Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas summit Inclusive climate action can accelerate economic growth, says Dr Sultan Al Jaber MoIAT and du team up to support SMEs UN chief announces $3.1 billion action plan at COP27 Majority of C-suite executives feel flexible working is at risk Hegra’s Tomb of Lihyan in KSA open for virtual tourists in the metaverse Six global companies form alliance to achieve world’s climate goals Saudi Arabia presents 66 proposals to combat climate change at COP27 UAE's Mubadala Capital to buy 20% of Brazilian soccer league UAE and Egypt to build one of the world's largest wind farms Fast Company’s Impact Council Annual Meeting will discuss these key issues KSA’s Ministry of Economy and Planning joins Misk Global Forum as vision partner Abu Dhabi Airports will soon see flying electric taxis Dubai Design Week begins with a focus on sustainability UAE-based AMEA Power finalizes green ammonia project deal at COP27 Noon and ADIO partner to build UAE’s largest fulfillment center in Abu Dhabi Saudi Arabia launches initiative to encourage innovation in Arab media industry These three Abu Dhabi restaurants now have Michelin stars Qatari short film by Majid Al-Remaihi qualifies for Oscar race Arab Coordination Group commits to $24 billion in funding at COP27 EGAS, Seasplit Technologies and GE team up to decarbonize the Gulf of Suez PIF and BlackRock explore infrastructure projects in Saudi Arabia IBM and e-finance team up to secure digital payment services in Egypt Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Mansour pushes green projects after Twitter and Meta exit Mohsin Hamid, Bonnie Garmus, Brian Cox to join Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2023 PwC Middle East launches program to support 50 climate tech firms Can the Middle East be a top destination for startups? This research will find out Saudi Arabia’s PIF boosts stakes in Meta and Alphabet ADGM Courts adopt blockchain technology to enforce judgments Dubai reveals transit plans for upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Our future is being reshaped. Hear from experts at the World Changing Ideas Summit Abu Dhabi Art 2022 begins today with 900 artworks ADGM Academy launches School of Digital Assets to advance blockchain education Qatar’s food delivery sector stands to gain during FIFA World Cup Experts come together to discuss ideas that will impact the future at Fast Company’s Impact Council GCC retail sector to soar over 15%, but upscaling digital presence is needed Fintech hubs in GCC must build on the momentum to be sustainable, a new report says Dubai to transition to zero-emission transportation by 2050 Celebrity entrepreneurs pick Abu Dhabi to expand business ventures COP27 draft agreement maintains 1.5°C target, fails to address climate funding goal Fast Company Middle East’s Most Creative People in Business 2023 returns in May Abu Dhabi launches smart manufacturing index to expedite transition to Industry 4.0 COP27 delivers a historic win and a major disappointment Dar Al Arkan teams up with Trump Organization to develop a $4 billion resort in Oman KAUST joins hands with ACWA Power to drive greener desalination projects Abu Dhabi-based G42 to conduct advanced ocean research Egypt to build $11 billion worth wind project to power Europe and Saudi Arabia AWS launches Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0, plans UAE innovation center Saudi Aramco signs multiple deals worth $11 billion in investment push Fintech firm Tweeq gets license from Saudi Central Bank to offer e-wallet services Why do we need a human-centric approach to everything? Takeaways from the Impact Council annual meeting COP28 will be the UAE's biggest event in 2023, says Sheikh Mohammed This is the time to unleash Trade 2.0, says H.E. Dr. Thani at World Changing Ideas Summit in Dubai Majority of UAE employers face talent shortage, says new survey Theatre of Digital Art to host an AI-powered fashion show in Dubai Saudi Arabia to invest $266 million to support tourism-related projects SMEs in UAE could gain over $17 billion from cloud computing Bella Hadid is the 'most stylish person on the planet' Sheikh Hamdan announces new phase of Dubai Metaverse Strategy to promote digital growth and innovation Dubai named as most-viewed travel destination among Gen Z travelers on TikTok Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer to perform in Dubai ADDED teams up with Dubai's Prototype to support inventors FSG open talks with Saudi and Qatari consortiums over Liverpool FC deal Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Souk introduces programs for aspiring filmmakers Hub71 expands its startup ecosystem to over 200 tech firms Moon mission: UAE-built Rashid Rover set to take off tomorrow ADNOC plans to invest $150 billion in global energy push WTTC chief gives a thumbs up to Saudi Arabia's tourism plans Etihad Rail teams up with Borouge for sustainable transportation Snap brings AR-driven Ghaf tree plantation initiative ADGM launches AI initiative to boost development of RegTech tools and compliance Feeling burnout? Five ways to embrace slow work Fear of extreme sports is good. Here are some sports to try for the Dubai 30x30 Fitness Challenge How to download your Twitter data and delete your account Decoding what algospeak really means for content creators Twitter may charge money for its blue verification check mark. Some vow they won’t pay These people got the biggest payouts when Elon Musk bought Twitter We need to start recognizing privacy as a basic human right The Middle East has a data problem, there is too much of it. Can analytics help? Meet the new team of advisers Elon Musk has tapped to reshape Twitter POV: The future of industry isn’t digital How TOD aims to disrupt MENA’s sports streaming market Elon Musk hates advertising, and he’s driving away the customers who’d pay a lot more than $8 We intentionally cancelled every meeting for a week. Here’s what happened Meet Wyvern, the startup whose unfolding satellite design might soon be headed for space As satellites launch more frequently, can space insurers keep up? Tim Berners-Lee is building the web’s ‘third layer.’ Don’t call it Web3 Is automation a key business transformation strategy in the Middle East? Sustainability is the biggest challenge of our lifetime, says Jonathan Adashek Twitter blue check mark: Here’s how to see who paid for their verified badge The fall of FTX shows just how fragile the crypto economy truly is How Will We Pay for Things in the Metaverse? Analytics can turn disruption into opportunities, says Bryan Harris It can be hard to take a pause from work—here’s how to take a sabbatical The inside story of how Facebook designed the like button—and made social media into a popularity contest 3 key insights on just how broken Twitter has become under Elon Musk Emerging technologies in the Middle East need better connectivity. 5G will support it, says Zoran Lazarevic Why Apple and Google could be the biggest threats to Elon Musk’s anything-goes version of Twitter Metaverse pioneers need to be thinking about utility, not novelty UAE is launching an instant payment platform. And it may revolutionize transactions The metaverse isn’t even here yet—but ambient computing is already very real Filling the banks: Is fintech leveling the playing field for small businesses in the Middle East? What Web3 can learn from the Mac and the iPhone Is robotics set to upend the Middle East’s economies? The future of comedy on Elon Musk’s Twitter is owning the libs Why marginalized creators are feeling invisible online How TikTok is opening the door for social innovation If Elon Musk resurrects Vine, can it compete with TikTok? Graphene could make our chips 10 times faster—so why isn’t it used in manufacturing? This partnership aims to offer quick and cost-effective international payment services How enterprises can channelize creativity How can 5G mitigate climate change Having women in the C-suite drives diversity. Then why are Middle East businesses lagging behind? How to kick your habit of assuming the worst How job interviews provide a perfect opportunity for networking 3 things successful senior people think you should know about starting work How to prevent your annoying behaviors from hurting your career The right approach to monitor productivity without destroying employee trust How work gossip has changed in the age of hybrid work Why are women in the Middle East still fighting for pay parity, despite legislation? This is what Gen Z thinks about their coworkers’ emoji use How to make a workplace that works for all personality types Are Middle Eastern organizations retraining the workforce for the future of work? Why so many chief diversity officers are set up to fail Web3.0 is changing the future of hiring. Is the Middle East ready? Don’t waste time prioritizing. Do this instead These 5-to-9 habits could be hurting your 9-to-5 productivity How can organizations develop their talent for the knowledge economy