payfort

PAYFORT Acquires White Payments To Target The Startup Industry

PAYFORT, today announced the acquisition of White Payments, a new online payments solution focused on providing easy-to-use online payment applications for start-ups and small businesses. PAYFORT will use White Payments’ platform to create a new program to allow start-ups and small businesses fast-track...
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bayzat

BECO Capital Invests in Bayzat

BECO Capital, a regional venture capital firm focused on technology investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, today announced that it has invested in Bayzat, a UAE-based comparison startup covering insurance and banking products.  Bayzat raised a Series A round of AED 3.67 million...
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alpha apps

“Sira”: The First Children’s App That Tells the Story of Prophet Muhammad

Alpha Apps, the Abu Dhabi-based mobile apps developer, launched today the first mobile application that introduces children to “Sira”, the life story of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Using stunning high quality illustrations, and being of the most avalanched productions of applications developed in the...
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IBM

Middle East and Africa Students in IBM Master the Mainframe Skills Contest

IBM announced today that the competition is underway for the 2015 Master the Mainframe Middle East and Africa computer programming contest, giving students an opportunity to develop skills in a high-demand technical area and a chance to advance to a global competition next year. Hosted at high schools...
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ramadan

How To Optimize Your Online Sales During The 2015 Ramadan

Ramadan is unlike any other time of the year in the Muslim world. It affects almost every aspect of people’s lives — and online shopping is no exception. Criteo (a personalized retargeting company) analysed historical data to help marketers perform during this year’s Ramadan month. Week 1 –...
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ecommerce

Top 2 Effective Customer Retention Strategies For eCommerce Business

You made a lot of effort on SEO, both on-page and off-page, to drive visitors to your client. The only problem which you are now facing is that they continue to be ‘visitors’ and not ‘customers’. And the only customers that you have would not re-purchase! Bemused, you question yourself: With...
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online shopping

Do You Know The Digital Body Language Of Your Online Visitors?

A salesperson, in any brick-and-mortar store, is adept at judging if a particular customer has arrived with a genuine intent of buying or not. Appropriately, he approaches him, aligns his pitch with the customer’s persona and ensures a sale. Ecommerce, the virtual store, is a different ball game. There...
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fetchr

Peer To Peer Shipping Becomes Reality – Thanks To UAE Based Fetchr App

First Silicon Valley funded app in MENA does away with directions to provide intuitive shipping and logistics solution UAE based Fetchr announced today the launch of their app that gives both the community and businesses the ability to send or receive anything, anywhere, using just your phone’s GPS...
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online shopping in UAE cod

UAE Consumers Still More Confident Of Cash On Delivery Payment For Online Purchases

In the last 12 months, UAE-based online retail specialist, awok.com, has been tracking trends in online retail habits, which clearly demonstrate that while people are comfortable with buying online, they still prefer to use cash to pay for deliveries. Awok.com reports that on average, cyber shoppers...
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car search

Midnight Online Car Searches Skyrocket

A staggering 80% of new car and almost 100% of used car customers begin their car shopping experience online, enabling buyers to find their dream car at any hour of the day. Carmudi analyzed millions of visits to the company’s car classifieds website, and the data shows that car buyers around the...
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