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Samsung Pay Vouchers Launch in the UAE

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Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced the launch of Samsung Pay Vouchers, giving customers a chance to avail discounts of 50% at restaurants and entertainment venues, in addition to spa, beauty and fitness activities. Samsung Pay, the company’s digital wallet, can be used anywhere that uses a contactless payment terminal, such as the wireless credit card readers available in most retail stores. The UAE is the first country to launch Samsung pay Vouchers globally in Samsung Pay markets.

Samsung Pay is strategically expanding its partner ecosystem to provide greater benefits, flexibility and choice for customers. The smartphone giant has partnered with VoucherSkout, a UAE-based value-added discount platform. The groundbreaking agreement allows Samsung Pay to harness VoucherSkout’s proprietary vouchering technology and merchant network, to deliver a seamless voucher savings service to Samsung Pay enabled devices across the UAE.

Starting August 29, Samsung Pay users can purchase vouchers offering 50% off in more than 200 locations across the UAE.  Participating outlets include Jones the Grocer, Johnny Rockets, Kulcha King and many more, beauty & wellness centres including Clarins, Rifa Ladies Salon, Sera Beauty Lounge, Dreamworks Spa, sports & leisure venues counting, Yas Links Golf Club, The Track at Meydan, Dreamland Aqua Park, Thrill Zone and Wadi Adventure, brunches at Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina, Nine 7 One at the Oberoi, learning at Boom Diving, the Berlitz Language Center and many more.

How to buy a Samsung Pay Voucher

  1. Pick a voucher you want to buy
  2. Check the voucher for validity, what’s included and what’s not included
  3. Press the Buy button
  4. Samsung Pay In App payments will be activated to complete the purchase
  5. Verify the Voucher cost and select the card you want to use to purchase the Voucher
  6. Complete the purchase by authorizing either by PIN/Fingerprint/Iris
  7. Voucher will be available under “My Vouchers” in Samsung Pay Application.

“We are incredibly excited to bring Samsung Pay vouchers to the UAE as a value-added incentive for Samsung Pay users, who enjoy an easy, secure and private way to pay in stores, apps and on the web,” said Mohammad Gharaibeh, Head of Enterprise, Mobile Business at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “The UAE has experienced amazing growth in the ecommerce sector, driven by superior levels of internet penetration and higher number of online conversations. We have seen great momentum and witnessed significant consumer adoption with Samsung Pay and our objective with our new discount vouchers is to encourage accelerated growth towards a cashless society, in line with the UAE government’s sustainable goals to digitize transactions and save the environment.”

David Tobias, Founder of VoucherSkout said: “The launch of Samsung Pay Vouchers is the first tech collaboration of its kind, between a UAE technology Startup platform and a global mobile heavyweight. The opportunity for Samsung Pay Vouchers in the UAE and beyond is significant, due to the high smartphone penetration and the consumer market that is becoming increasingly value driven. We are looking forward to announcing expansion plans into other markets in the near future.”

Samsung Pay Vouchers generally cost between AED 5 – AED 100, however, prices may vary depending on how much you will save. Each voucher provides a discount code, which can be redeemed for 50% off in retail stores or online purchases. The prices are clearly labelled on the voucher and payment screens in the app. In addition, your first Samsung Pay Voucher is free.

To redeem Samsung Pay Vouchers, just select the voucher in the Samsung Pay app and click ‘Use’. Pass the phone to the cashier to enter the Merchant PIN, which will display the voucher code. Show the code to the retailer and enjoy 50% off in a convenient, one-step process.

With Samsung Pay, Samsung smartphone users can pay their bills with a one-touch method without the need for cash or credit cards. Samsung Pay can operate on a locked screen and compatible with POS machines used in supermarkets, restaurants with a high level of security.

Additionally, it can store almost any card with a barcode so you can add loyalty, membership and rewards cards easily to your device. With five layers of built-in security features, including fingerprint, PIN or iris scan authentication, tokenization and Samsung Knox, your payment information stays protected.

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UAE Entrepreneurs Launch Private Messaging App

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UAE-based entrepreneurs have launched a private messaging app, which enables users to send voice and written messages that disappear as soon as they are sent, read, and played. “The application called Oh!Message, brings users back to the classical period of simple communications tools, but by using the best privacy-enhancing features, to be the first chat application with this high privacy developed in the ME region by Arab expertise,” said Mohammed Othman and Haian Nayouf, the makers of the app.

With this free app, the sent message will disappear from the sender’s account after 10 seconds if it is read by the recipient or not, and it will also disappear from the recipient’s account after 10 seconds of opening or playing it. The message will be destroyed completely within the application and will not be stored on the app servers. Each written message is limited to 100 characters while the audio message is 10 seconds.

“Oh!Message is end-to-end encrypted but it has also other features that make it the most private app among messaging apps,” said Engineer Mohammed Othman, Co-Founder and Chief of Technology at Oh!Message. “In this app, which is available in Apple and Android stores, the user doesn’t appear online while using it, and his/her location is not tracked.”

“The first period of the app launch is in the UAE, the Gulf region, and Arab countries,” said Haian Nayouf, Co-Founder and Chief of Communications at Oh!Message. “The UAE is the capital for talent, companies, and investments in the areas of digital and technical excellence globally, and this has greatly motivated us to work on this project in UAE, and the app is the first of its kind in the Arab world with these strong privacy features.”

The app is now available for both iOS and Android devices.

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Taiwan’s First International Streaming Platform Called Taiwan+ is Now Live

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Taiwan Plus (Taiwan+), the first English-language international streaming platform of Taiwan, was unveiled by Vice President Lai Ching-te, Legislative Speaker You Si-kun, Culture Minister Lee Yung-te, Central News Agency (CNA) Chairman Liu Ka-shiang, Taiwan+ CEO Joanne Tsai, and H.E. Ambassador Jasmine E. Huggins of Embassy of Saint Christopher and Nevis at the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei on Aug. 30.

Targeting an English-speaking audience, Taiwan+ consists of media professionals from the U.S., the U.K, Canada, France, and Australia, as well as local industry professionals, who work collaboratively to deliver the latest news about Taiwan, international affairs, and covers a wide range of topics. The platform also sources stories from Taiwan’s public and private media organizations.

Golden Melody-award-winning singer Sanpuy Katatepan Mavaliyw opened the event with a music performance. Held with COVID-19 prevention measures in place, the event was joined by representatives including Izumi Hiroyasu from Japan, Jordan Reeves from Canada, Andrew Wylegala and Don Shapiro from the U.S., and Henry Chang and Giuseppe Izzo from Europe.

H.E. Ambassador Jasmine E. Huggins of the Embassy of Saint Christopher and Nevis in Taiwan said the international video platform is expected to connect Taiwan with the world. President Tsai Ing-wen expressed her pleasure to join the launch of Taiwan+ with a video message, saying “Taiwan+ is an exciting new initiative to tell Taiwan’s story. Generations of Taiwanese fought to transform this country into a vibrant democracy that protects freedom of speech and expression.”

Premier Su Tseng-chang wished the platform success. He stressed that Taiwan is a democratic and free country guided by the rule of law, and cares about universal values of human rights, freedom of speech, and diversity, noting that this is why many countries are willing to make friends and do business with Taiwan. Vice President Lai said, “I hope that the platform can be the starting point from which the world learns about what Taiwanese people think and want, what Taiwan is doing, and what we can contribute to the world.”

Legislative Speaker, You noted that, with China’s intimidation and political oppression against Taiwan, the establishment of Taiwan+ allows Taiwan to tell its stories to the world through its voices. Taiwan+, a project commissioned by the Ministry of Culture to the CNA, marks an important milestone in the country’s history of mass media, Minister Lee said. He expressed his gratitude to legislators and professionals for making this happen.

“I hope to make this platform a form of expansion, connection, and infinite possibilities, just like how Taiwan incorporates ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity, and introduce Taiwan to the world through dynamic storytelling and news,” said Tsai, a senior media professional with over 25 years of experience in international media outlets, such as NBC/CNBC, National Geographic, and Fox International Channels.

The content of Taiwan+ can be played on the Taiwan Plus app or viewed on its website and social media platforms, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.

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“Selfdrive” Launches Smart Mobility App

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Selfdrive, an entity of Pinewoods Tech Serve, has launched an all-in-one Smart Mobility App. The app is serving as a game-changer for the car rental space offering its users a seamless, reliable, and convenient mechanism to rent a car on demand. The cutting-edge mobile app provides direct access to dealership fleet to its users, allowing them to rent a car by the day, subscribe by the month, or lease a car up to 3 years, offering complete flexibility in booking duration.

The company to date has served over 50k customers and witnessed a 30% MoM growth in customer base in the past six months. The app is built on a proprietary tech foundation concept, Search – Select – Pay, that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to match customers’ profiles with the cars that they would like to drive, making the selection process and renting a car absolutely seamless experience.

This app is available to download on Android and iOS, which offers users the option to select from 65 different car models across 15 different car brands from 45 different locations in the UAE within three hours. Some of the key brands available to rent are Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Renault, Mazda, Infinity, Volkswagen (VW), BMW, and many more.

Speaking about the launch of its app, Soham Shah, CEO, and Co-Founder of Selfdrive said, “As one of the largest car rental service providers in the UAE, we strive to offer exceptional service to our customers every step of the way. We bring together exclusive offers on the app starting from AED 49 per day and AED 999 per month. That’s not all, with the launch of ‘Lease Pro’ in this app, users can now rent a brand new ‘Zero Km’ car under its 12 – 24 – 36 months subscription that would be exclusively registered on demand by the car dealer.”

“The smart mobility platform is a testament of our commitment to curate best deals on cars direct from the dealership, whilst making it possible for anyone to rent a car on demand and get it delivered too. This alleviates the hassle of going through multiple car rental agencies to find the best car models and rates on offer,” added Shah.

The Car rental market accounted for $86 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $131 billion by 2026, projecting a CAGR of about 7% during the forecast period. Selfdrive launched in 2017 is the UAE’s largest car rental tech platform that has crossed 2000 cars on road.

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