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Instagram: Open to Businesses of All Size In MENA Starting September 30th

Over the past few months, Instagram has worked to make ads on the social media platform available to more types of businesses and starting this month, advertisers both large and small can run campaigns on Instagram. Instagram is one of the fastest growing communities today and is increasingly becoming...
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Infographic : eCommerce and the MENA travel sector boom

In 2014, online transactions are seeing exceptional growth —faster than point of sale and cash spend. VISA has brought us on board to visualize their latest data on the impact of eCommerce across the Middle East and North African region. Two important points to note from the infographic: - 48%...
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What Are The Most Important Barriers For Clean Tech In Middle East?

EY has recently released a survey report for adoption of Clean Tech in Middle East and North Africa region. Across the GCC, the Levant and North Africa, insufficient government policy frameworks and regulations continue to be the largest barrier. This barrier has continued to grow in importance over...
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MENA Region’s Online Travel Bookings Grow To 31% In 2014

Technology in the travel industry will come into focus at Arabian Travel Market this year, with the four-day event set to highlight tech growth within the industry, as online travel bookings in the MENA region increased by 10% in 2014. According to YouGov data (which surveyed 22,686 online respondents,...
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Clean Tech Market Growing In Middle East And North Africa

The growing renewable energy investment opportunity in countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is garnering attention by international investors who will be at January’s World Future Energy Summit (WFES) to explore project opportunities. Through Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy...
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E-commerce In The Arab World To Reach USD10 Billion By 2018

Regional payment gateway Payfort has released its latest infographic providing an overview of the core markets in Egypt, KSA, Kuwait and the UAE. It includes insight into consumer behavior, the travel market and what we can expect in years to come. You can also read the full report here. According to...
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76% of Surveyed MENA Startups Have Received Funding Below $500,000: New Wamda Research

Wamda has published an excellent study on the funding / entrepreneur eco-system in the region.  The very good news is that startup funding is growing in the MENA countries with growth expected to accelerate in coming years.  In fact this study, compared to a previous study back in 2009, showed over...
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Attitude And Behavior Of Users Towards Cyber Safety And Privacy In The Middle East

ICT Qatar has recently released a study of Internet habits of the users towards cyber Safety and privacy in the Middle East. Mapped against the world average, users in the region they are more supportive of the idea that government authorities should block harmful content online that is 'racist' or...
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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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What Are FIFA World Cup Fans In The Middle East Talking About On Social Media?

Social Media Middle Eastern boutique social media agency and consultancy, Social4ce compiled in the below infographic the data related to the social media conversations around the World Cup that occurred in the MENA region during the past month, and the results were pretty interesting. A total of 258,172...
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