"Lebanon would cease to exist if it weren't for you and us. We are Lebanon!" said H.E. Minister, Gebran Bassil. For the third consecutive year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants organized the "Lebanese Diaspora Energy 2016" (LDE 2016), a unique event aiming to further strengthen the bonds between Lebanese residents and emigrants worldwide, while praising their successes in all fields.

Read more: TEDMOB proudly Launches "Lebanon Connect" the app that keeps Lebanese connected globally

DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, announced entering a partnership arrangement with Symantec Corporation to provide security solutions and services to help customers navigate the complex world of threats and cyber-crime.

Read more: DarkMatter and Symantec to provide next-generation cyber security solutions and services

BlackBerry has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (M) mobile operating system for PRIV, the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone fully powered by Android. PRIV with Android M is coming soon to all major carriers offering the smartphone. Existing PRIV users will be able to upgrade to Android M by downloading the software update on their device.

Read more: BlackBerry's PRIV now runs on Android Marshmallow

Euromena Consulting will mark the 10th anniversary of its establishment by hosting the annual workshop in Beirut in June 2016. This year's event will center around the opportunities and challenges that our industry faces in a continuously evolving environment.

Read more: Euromena Consulting marking its 10 years of presence

The Californian iPhone-maker recently released its first quarter earnings, which showed a decline in revenue - the first time in thirteen years - which ends a historically successful run for the world's most valuable company. The slump which Apple faces reflects the challenges that CEO Tim Cook is up against.

Read more: Apple reports its first Q1 iPhone sales drop

Mobile broadband usage is quickly gaining momentum in Saudi Arabia and consumers look for simplicity from their operators. As a very video-centric market, users consider data speed and quality to be the most important factors when it comes to value for money. In a report done by Ericsson, the company shares insights from research, evaluating mobile broadband usage and behavior in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Read more: Ericsson: Mobile broadband usage and behavior in KSA

Qualcomm Technologies, the leading manufacturer of mobile technology, has been met with mild controversy surrounding its Type-C USB port and its Quick Charge 3.1 technology. There have been reports questioning whether Quick Charge 3.1 is running outside the voltage specifications required for the Type-C port. According to phonearena.com, by increasing the voltage to nine volts or twelve volts, Quick Charge 3.1 allows the internal battery on handset devices like the HTC 10 and LG G5 to charge faster than usual.

Read more: Qualcomm defends controversy surrounding its Type-C USB port and its Quick Charge 3.1 technology

Nokia has announced plans to acquire Withings S.A., a pioneer and leader in the connected health revolution with a family of award-winning digital health products and services to help people all over the world lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. Withings will be part of Nokia Technologies business.

Read more: Nokia plans to acquire Withings to accelerate entry into Digital Health

Ericsson announced a series of organizational and structural changes to strengthen strategy execution to drive growth and profitability. Following this announcement, the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) will consist of the following members as of July 1, 2016:

Read more: Ericsson announces changes to executive leadership team

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