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Lebanon To Have Fifth Highest Internet Penetration Rate In The Region

The number of internet users in Lebanon is expected to reach 3.2 million in 2017, according to a study by a Dubai- based market research firm, Madar Research & Development According to the report, the number of Internet users in Lebanon would account for 4.1% of total Internet users in the Levant...
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State of YouTube In The Middle East – An Infographic

Startappz, In collaboration with some of the best resources on YouTube videos in the Middle East, released an infographic explaining the state of YouTube content producers in the Middle East covering various countries and categories, such as Jordan, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, UAE, Saudi Arabia,...
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Instabeat – A Ground Breaking Swimming Monitor From The Middle East

Hind Hobeika, a lebanese swimmer always struggled to find an accurate way to measure heart rate and hence it was harder to improve her performance. She her team decided to create swimming goggles that monitor the heart rate of swimmers through an integrated electronic application.  â€œCreating something...
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A School In Lebanon Has Spent $1.15 Million On Macbook Air Purchases

All Lebanon High School students will have a new Macbook Air laptop in their hands this fall after the Lebanon school board approved a one-to-one technology initiative at Tuesday's board meeting. "We're not wagging the dog; we're not leading the pack," O'Rourke said. "We're in a good position for this....
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e-Commerce In The Middle East: Countrywise Penetration, Consumer Habits, Popular Websites, Online Banking

Ipsos MENA had released interesting stats at a presentation done last week at ArabNet conference covering statistics related to e-commerce consumption habits in the region. Ipsos is the 3rd largest market research firm in the world with over 5000 clients worldwide and a direct presence in 85 countries....
Facebook Cost of a Fan in Middle EAST

Cost of a Facebook Fan in the Middle East

A recent report by The Online Project gives an average cost of acquiring a fan on Facebook per industry in the Middle East. The report covers 11 countries in the Arab world, across eight industries: Telecoms, Consumer Goods, Automotive, Airlines, Electronics, Banking and Finance, and Public Figures.  The...
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Middle East App developers to be awarded at the Global Mobile Congress in Abu Dhabi

Three mobile apps from Middle East were selected as the winners in the 2012 World Summit Award for mobile content (WSA -mobile) to be held in Abu Dhabi next month. The three mobile apps developed were for mobile learning, business and entertainment. On a biannual basis, the contest selects 40 of the...
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Politics, Community Issues and Religion on Social Media in Middle East

Credit Dan H Creative Commons The role of social media in 2011 Arab Spring uprisings will always be debated. Some argue that social media helped activists to coordinate and communicate with the protesters that sparked the revolt. While others may argue that social media was not actively embraced by...
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Investment in Online Startups in the Middle East and North Africa

The Internet and Technology space is emerging in the Middle East and North Africa Region. However, there is a lack of transparency on these investments that allow us to monitor developments in the start up space and act as a guide for other investors and entrepreneurs. In the absence of data it became...
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Social Media and Entrepreneurship in Middle East

Dubai School of Government has released a study on Social Media and Entrepreneurship in Middle East. The study focuses on how is Social Media perceived among businesses in the region, its drawbacks and benefits and how are entrepreneurs using it. When entrepreneurs were asked what is the primary use...
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