> Tablet sales worldwide dipped 13.5% in the second quarter, with Apple and Huawei being the only vendors showing any gains during the period, per IDC findings. IDC lists the top five companies in the space as Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo and Amazon. Samsung managed to maintain its position as the No. 2 tablet vendor worldwide, even though it sold about a million fewer units in Q2 2018 compared to Q2 2017.
> Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched a Whatsapp Business solution, allowing guests to communicate instantly with the airline via the popular messaging app. The new service, which is the latest element of Etihad Airways’ digital strategy, will provide an enhanced offering to premium guests when they are at Abu Dhabi International Airport, allowing them to chat with the airline’s agents about their flights in a fast, personal, and efficient way.