Digital Content Creation Hub Blinx Launches In Dubai
The startup describes itself as the first digital native storytelling hub in the MENA region.
Based in Dubai Media City, Blinx is a digital content creation hub that will produce news and short-form storytelling pieces targeting Gen Z and millennial audiences in the Middle East and beyond.
According to Blinx’s general manager and leading journalist, Nakhle Elhage, the platform will focus on a “more story, less noise” approach to content creation, delivering relatable media to its target audience.
“Our purpose is to inspire the youth through honest, genuine, and spectacular storytelling […] powered by the best tech and people available, we help build a better tomorrow,” says Mr. Elhage.
Blinx will be equipped with cutting-edge metaverse and AR-equipped studios and production facilities, while control rooms will utilize the latest live production tools to analyze videos and data.
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Blinx will distribute content through its own online portal and social media platforms. The startup also plans to launch various apps to offer a live production experience to users.
In terms of content, the Blinx platform will include infotainment and entertainment, plus news and current affairs. The startup also plans to add gaming to its extensive media catalog.
NEOM Airlines Is Saudi Arabia’s New, Tech-Centric Carrier
The airline will embrace advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, and utilize high-tech propulsion systems by 2026.
Opening in 2025, NEOM is a $500 billion Saudi Arabian smart city that will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Now, Saudi authorities have announced that the futuristic metropolis will also be served by its own dedicated carrier — NEOM Airlines.
The service will begin operating in 2024 and embrace advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and biometric check in. Aircraft will fly to and from NEOM Bay before moving to the soon-to-be-built NEOM International Airport.
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NEOM Airlines will focus on tourist, commercial, and residential travel and incorporate plenty of cutting-edge technology. Klaus Goersch, the airline’s CEO, revealed that existing aircraft will be retrofitted with existing technology on launch, but by 2026, an ultra-modern fleet will be in operation, “whether electric, hydrogen-powered, or supersonic”.
As well as modern, low-emissions power airplanes, NEOM aircraft will also be fitted with sleek, modern interiors, 6G Wi-Fi, large screens for every seat, plus gaming and chat technology.