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Mobily Ventures Invests In High-Tech Startups From The MENA Region

Saudi Arabia’s second-largest telecom operator Mobily has established a joint venture with Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Center to make investments in seed-stage startups in the Middle East. The partnership, the second of its kind in the region, will also help bring international startups...
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The Arab Mobile App Challenge 2014 Is On

Piloted in 2013, the Arab Mobile Challenge is a social, non-profit program that was launched to support Arab youth in their entrepreneurial journey through a competition with a simple format designed to support mobile and tech entrepreneurs through a series of simple steps. With relatively low barriers...
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Pepsi VS Coca Cola: Who Owned Twitter During Ramadan?

We are delighted to have partnered with Meltwater, the online intelligence platform, to analyze and extract the below infographic relating to the engagement tweeps had with Pepsi and Coca Cola brands in the GCC and Egypt during Ramadan. The hashtags monitored were: Pepsi: #YallaNow يلا_نكمل_لمتنا#,...
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STC Launches The World’s First Keek Social Video Campaign

Today Keek, a leading global video social network known for its 36 second videos, signed Saudi Telecom Company (STC) as the first advertising client, activating the Middle East Region. The Telecom company will launch the world’s first Keek social video campaign integrating video across multiple...
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All About GITEX SHOPPER 2014

The Middle East’s considerable and fast-growing appetite for consumer electronics has led the organisers of GITEX Shopper 2014 - the Middle East’s largest consumer IT and electronics show – to expect another bumper sales performance at this year’s event. The eight-day sales extravaganza bringing...
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CMU Qatar Student Develops A Tool For Social Media Sentiment Analysis

Sabih Bin Wasi, 22, a senior at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), an ambitious computer science student has managed to turn what began as a routine class assignment into a product that could potentially change the face of social media data analysis. Bin Wasi’s ‘Feedbox’ application,...
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Who Is Being Hired At The World’s Largest Apple Store In Dubai

Apple is reportedly planning to build the largest Apple Store in the world in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates, MacRumors reports, citing The Mall of the Emirates currently includes over 700 shops spread across four floors, and an indoor ski resort. The new Apple Store was originally...
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Dubai All Geared For A New 1GW Solar Project

Dubai Electricity and Water has shortlisted developers for the tender for the 100MW second phase of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The tender is to be awarded to Independent Power Producer (IPP), the qualification process for applicants began in May, with 24 developers shortlisted, out of...
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The Moroccan Internet Users’ Online Habits

The Moroccan telecommunication market is in flux. The unlimited accesses to smartphones as well as the planned launch of 4G services and democratization of ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) this year will accelerate further its development. With this increased access, more Moroccans than ever...
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Seismic Shift In Middle East and Africa Online Ad Spend

Once viewed as the sole preserve of large organizations with significant resources and large addressable markets, the world of advertising is undergoing a seismic shift across the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Internet advertising is playing a key role in this transformation, with IDC forecasting a...
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Middle East Mobile Marketing Stats Q2 2014

Mobile marketing statistics & growth for Q2 2014 seem upbeat and on a strong growth curve. With 4.55 Billion people globally owning a mobile phone and of which 1.75 Billion of them being smartphones, the user base and size of the market is massive. In 16 countries, smartphones are now in majority...
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Infographic: The Growth Of Mobile Donations In ‪Egypt‬

The proliferation of mobile phone usage in Africa and the Middle East has created great opportunities for positive social change. NGOs and charities are capitalizing on use of mobile phones and mobile devices in the developing world to overcome previous logistical barriers, allowing them to maximize...
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