Following Apple's unveiling of its $3,499 mixed reality headset, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, appeared to express his thoughts on the pricing and vision of the product. In contrast to Apple's offering, Zuckerberg emphasized that Meta's vision for the metaverse, an immersive virtual world, is rooted in social interaction. The remarks were initially reported by The Verge and later confirmed for accuracy to CNN by a Meta spokesperson.

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In a significant development on the sidelines of the inaugural edition of GITEX AFRICA, the ‘Agence de Développement du Digital’ (ADD) and Elm, a renowned digital solutions and services company, have joined forces through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement sets the stage for a collaboration aimed at fostering expertise sharing and experience exchange in the realm of digitization.

Read more: ADD Forges Partnership to Boost Digitization Efforts at GITEX AFRICA

In a highly anticipated announcement, Apple has unveiled iOS 17, an upcoming software update that aims to revolutionize everyday experiences for iPhone users. Set to launch this fall, iOS 17 brings a wide range of exciting features and enhancements, promising to redefine communication, personalization and convenience on iPhones.

Read more: iOS 17 Unveiled: Redefining Everyday Experiences With Exciting Features

Mehdi Lahlou, chief technology and information officer (CTIO) of inwi, delivered an insightful speech at a panel discussion held during GITEX AFRICA. He shed light on inwi's ongoing efforts to promote connectivity and digital inclusion in Morocco. He emphasized the company's commitment to the National Broadband Plan (PNHD), which aims to ensure widespread access to high-speed internet across the country. Lahlou acknowledged the significant challenge posed by limited coverage in rural areas, not only in Morocco but also in other African nations facing similar issues of broadband accessibility.

Read more: Mehdi Lahlou Highlights Transformative Potential of 5G at GITEX AFRICA

During a recent meeting, Doreen Bogdan-Martin, the Director of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Development Bureau, expressed her appreciation to President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi for his country's longstanding dedication to the ITU. The meeting also highlighted Egypt's role in hosting the Global Symposium for Regulators, a significant event for the telecommunications industry. The discussions centered around President al-Sisi's Vision 2030, the empowerment of women and youth, the importance of connectivity in the "Haya Karima" (Decent Life Initiative), and the collaborative efforts required to advance a trusted and sustainable #DigitalFutureForAll.

Read more: ITU Director Recognizes President al-Sisi's Commitment to Digital Future for All

N+ONE Datacenters and Dell Technologies have recently forged a powerful partnership to accelerate the expansion of data center and cloud infrastructure across West Africa. This strategic collaboration, marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at GITEX AFRICA, underlines the shared vision of both companies to deliver state-of-the-art technological solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the continent.

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Africa's prominence in digital transformation received a significant boost during the first day of GITEX AFRICA 2023. Tech leaders from around the world joined forces with their African counterparts to collaborate and demonstrate their commitment to accelerating investment opportunities across the continent.

Read more: Africa Emerges as Global Digital Transformation Leader at GITEX AFRICA

TestCrew, a global provider specializing in software quality and testing services, has announced a significant milestone in their efforts to support Africa's digital transformation. The company is delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Beyond Technology MEA, aimed at expediting the Quality Assurance (QA) processes across the continent.

Read more: TestCrew Powers Africa's Digital Transformation with Quality Assurance Partnership

Aziz Akhannouch, Head of the Government of Morocco, inaugurated the beginning of GITEX AFRICA’s debut edition in Marrakech, Morocco, marking a significant milestone for the African digital economy. This influential event brings together key stakeholders from the global and African tech ecosystems, uniting to drive bold digital transformation initiatives in Africa's flourishing innovation economy.

Read more: GITEX AFRICA Ignites African Digital Economy with Global Support

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