Failure Startups Middle East

Five Innovative Startups In The Middle East

Young entrepreneurs throughout the Middle Eastern region are working together to revitalize their local economies and attracting international investment. The region is increasingly producing startups that are creating companies that will change lives in the MENA region – and the world. The region...
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Social, Digital And Mobile In MENAT 2014

As part of their series of reports on the social, digital, and mobile landscapes of hundreds of countries from around the world, We Are Social ( share a very interesting report on countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. The countries detailed in this report...
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Mobile Advertising in the Middle East

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) territories are growing commercial hotspots. Advertising, especially mobile advertising has increased enormously in this region in recent times. Here are some noteworthy points: • MENA online advertising is growing at a rate of 37% and is expected to hit USD...
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Afkar Supporting The Growth Of MENA’s Digital Ecosystem, a digital incubator and accelerator in the Middle East, has received more than 150 applications for its second round intake in Dubai. Applications were received from 29 countries from as far afield as Brazil, China and Sudan, while Egyptian entrepreneurs submitted the highest number of ideas,...
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PUMA Launches PUMA GUNNERS Smart Phone App

PUMA, one of the world’s leading Sports Brands today kicks off its digital game “PUMA Gunners” – as part of the Middle Eastern launch of the much anticipated Arsenal Football Club kits for the 2014/15 season. The three kit designs, named Future Forever Victorious, are inspired by values identified...
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Payment Gateway and Startups

PayForward: An Initiative To Mentor Start-ups

PAYFORT, the Arab world’s leading online payment provider, announced yesterday at an iftar  the launch of its PayForward Initiative, an e-knowledge sharing and networking space that aims to connect startups with seasoned entrepreneurs who are willing to offer the needed mentorship to “fast forward...
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Mobile Data Middle East

MEA Mobile Banking Users To Quadruple By 2017

Middle East and Africa mobile banking users are expected to skyrocket from 19.8 million to 82.1 million users by 2017. Over the last five years, the developing world has experienced substantial growth in the adoption of mobile technology. Emerging markets not only offer new possibilities for traditional...
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Guidelines For UAE Social Media Users

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched a white paper regarding Twitter usage which comes as part of ‘The UAE Social Media White Papers’ collection. The series of awareness documents are designed specifically to highlight the terms and conditions of the most popular social...
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The Q2 Middle East Digital Digest 2014

The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT Qatar) issued its Q2/2014 market intelligence reports – known as Digital Digests – which highlight how ICT is being adopted in the region and globally. Some facts and topics about Middle East Digital scene reported are: Instagram is...
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GCC Internet Penetration Rates On Growth Track

The internet penetration rates in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) will increase from 54.99% last year to 66.82 per cent by 2017, according to a new study revealed on Tuesday. The first ever Arab Knowledge Economy Report 2014 is a joint study done by Madar Research and Development and Orient Planet...
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Summary Of The Most Striking Social Media Stats About The Middle East

Social4ce, the Middle Eastern boutique social media agency and consultancy, has compiled in the below video the most interesting statistics about the state of social media in the Middle East. 40.2% of the total Middle East population accesses the web, 88% of this online population uses social networking...
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Middle East State Of Digital 2014

Small yet rapid best describes the state of digital in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Small because it has the lowest percentage of internet users worldwide, but rapid because internet penetration has seen the fastest growth in the past 4 years compared to the global average or to the rest...
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