mobile first retail

6 ‘Mobile-First’ Ways for Retailers in UAE to Keep Shoppers in their Stores

During the National Retail Federation (NRF) Retail’s BIG Show 2016, the largest retail show of the year, wireless network provider Aruba took the opportunity to collect new data on the the impact of shoppers’ mobile phone and retail mobile app usage on brick-and-mortar stores. During the course of...
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Facebook Stats

More than 120 million people across MENA access Facebook each month

Facebook in the Middle East and North Africa announced today that as of December 31, 2015, more than 120 million people in the region used it every month. Of those, 110 million active users access the site through mobile devices. Across MENA, almost 83% of people come back to Facebook every day and almost...
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Travelstart Raises $US40 Million to Extend In Africa

Travelstart, the South African-based Online Travel Agency (OTA) with offices throughout Africa and subsidiaries in the Middle East and Turkey, today announced a US$40 million funding from Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology investor. With the new funding comes a strategic partnership with...
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Digital threats for Modern Fans in UAE

Tamim Taufiq, Head of Norton by Symantec in the Middle East, has penned vital tips to keep all us modern and smart fans safe. Our beloved mobile devices now play a central role in the way we book tickets and experience concerts. However, today's "modern fan" needs to be aware of the new digital dangers....
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Samsung and Apple Continue to Lead as Top Global Semiconductor Customers in 2015

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2015, representing 17.7 percent of the market, according to Gartner, Inc. Samsung Electronics and Apple together consumed $59.0 billion of semiconductors in 2015, an increase of $0.8 billion from 2014 (see Table 1). "Samsung Electronics...
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Samsung Gear VR brings virtual technology to the masses

Virtual reality (VR) was among the top trends identified at CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier this month. This industry interest reaffirms the potential of VR, which with its wide-ranging applications is not only transforming entertainment, gaming and business, but is transporting people to places they would...
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compare4 to launch a car insurance comparison portal, the Middle East's finance comparison website, will soon launch a car insurance comparison portal. "The insurance industry around the world has seen an amazing shift in the way it operates and the Middle East is no different," said Jon Richards, CEO of compareit4me group. "Users need...
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Netflix UAE Middle East

Netflix UAE has only 618 TV and Movie titles

Netflix video-streaming service Netflix went live in the UAE and more than 130 other countries last week. The service was launched with the offer of a one-month free ­trial, after users provide their credit card information. But according to Unotelly, a VPN service Netflix UAE has only 618 TV and...
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Order from Amazon and Pay Cash On Delivery In UAE

A post on Facebook by an Aramex staff just announced that you can order from using Aramex's service and choose Cash on Delivery payment option. This is a huge step in cross border e-commerce collaboration. This is what the post says: - Aramex is glad to announce that UAE residents can now...
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Digital brands win largest share of positive sentiment from consumers in 2015 UAE BestBrand Rankings

Digital brands dominate seven places in the UAE’s top 10 most positively perceived brands for 2015 following new entries from WhatsApp and YouTube, according to the 2015 BestBrand Rankings, launched today by global market research company, YouGov. The BestBrand Rankings are compiled using YouGov’s...
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