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Blackberry Apps Download Ratio Increased 5-6 Times In Qatar

Ooredoo’s innovative carrier billing service – which lets customers pay for BlackBerry apps via Ooredoo – has been a significant success since its launch earlier this year, according to the company. The number of applications downloaded from BlackBerry World App Store in Qatar has increased by...
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Stars of Science Competition Showcases Arab Talent

Candidates undergo second round of eliminations following Proof of Concept stage. The latest Proof of Concept episode of Stars of Science, aired on MBC4, challenged the 16 selected candidates to scientifically validate their ideas with 10 now through to the Engineering stage. Six candidates were eliminated...
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Qatar Leads The Smart Phone Penetration In The Middle East

Smartphones represent 40% of total impressions in the Middle East, which is 45% higher than the global average, according to a report by InMobi. Smartphone penetration in the Middle East region is projected to grow up to 39% by 2015. Mobile transactions already represents 10% of e-commerce (similar to...
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Qatar Airways Leads Average Spends Among Top Online Merchants In The Middle East

A recent research conducted by The PayPal on e-commerce in the Middle East in conjunction with Ipsos shows that Qatar Airways leads the top merchants in the Middle East & North Africa by average annual spending per online shopper. The average spend on the Qatar Airways website is USD 655. It was...
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E-Commerce Trends In The Middle East On Mobile and Desktop: A Study By PayPal

A recent research conducted by The PayPal on e-commerce in the Middle East in conjunction with Ipsos shows that the Middle East’s online commerce market grew 29% from $7 billion in 2011 to $9 billion in 2012. The Middle East market will  reach $15 billion by 2015 and this year’s growth reveals...
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Qatar To Launch New Communications Satellite

Bill Ingalls/NASA (Creative Commons-licensed) Qatar is preparing to launch its first communications satellite this Thursday. Es’hail 1 has been built using advanced anti-interference technology and will give priority to Qatari TV and Al Jazeera broadcast signals. Es’hailSat Chief Executive...
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Middle East Renewable Energy Targets Until 2020

Middle East has been recently bullish about clean tech. Significant investments in renewable energy infrastructure has given it a boost. A recent white paper released by Frost and Sullivan shows that Kuwait will have 10% of its energy requirements sourced from clean technologies. Solar energy is being...
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Ooredoo Withdraws Offer for Maroc Telecom

Ooredoo today announced that it has withdrawn its offer to acquire Vivendi’s 53% shareholding in Maroc Telecom Group. Ooredoo made an indicative offer in December 2012 and submitted a fully financed, binding offer on 22 April 2013 which met all the requirements of the process. Earlier, sources close...
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Qatar Government Drafts A Law To Control Online Media

Qatar’s government has backed new Internet codes that widen controls over news websites and online commentary after similar clampdowns by other Gulf Arab states. Western-backed Gulf nations have sharply increased arrests over social media posts on charges that include insulting rulers. Stronger...
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New Google Maps – Smarter And Better Looking: Review From Qatar

The search giant Google announced a major update to their product Google Maps at Google I/O conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. With this update they have also pushed the usage of Google+ to the users. Let say you are searching for “Sheesha lounge, Doha” Google Maps will give you results...
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