Telegram Messenger Saudi Iran

The Curious Case of Telegram Messenger – Iran vs Saudi Arabia

Telegram Messenger is currently the number one IM app in Iran, which has close to 20 million users in the country. With 80% of its user base coming from that country ever since Viber was blocked last year. According to a news agency based in Iran, the Cyber Police Chief of the country is pressing for...
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What To Watch On Netflix in the Middle East

The video-streaming service Netflix went live in the UAE and more than 130 other countries on Wednesday. The service was launched with the offer of a one-month free ­trial, after users provide their credit card information. Afterwards, the service is offered at three different prices, ranging from...
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Travel Habits Iran

34 percent of travellers from KSA and UAE book their flights using their smartphones

Destinia, the international online travel agency with offices in Dubai, Egypt and Spain, has revealed that over a third (34%) of travellers from KSA and the UAE book their flights using their smartphones compared with only12% from Germany,  11% of travellers from Portugal and 10% from Spain. Travellers...
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Mobile sales share in the Middle East is 38 percent; higher than global average

Criteo the performance marketing technology company, have found that the mobile share of all digital sales in the Middle East is 38.8%, which is higher than the world-wide average of 35%, according to Criteo’s Q3 State of Mobile Commerce Report. The study, which analyzed industry wide trends, provides...
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What Type Of Cars Are People Searching For In The Middle East?

In 2014, for the first time ever, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and crossover vehicles (CUVs) surpassed sedans in the United States, accounting for 36.5% of the new vehicle market. For decades, the traditional four-door sedan has dominated global roadways, but the gap has narrowed for years in the West....
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YoTable : An Online Restaurant Booking Startup In Saudi Arabia

The online food industry is spreading like wildfire through the region, competition in the sector is expected to stiffen with entrance of new players. We caught up with 20 something founders of an online booking startup called YoTable based in Saudi Arabia. What inspired you to start YoTable? We...
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10 Facts About Social Media In The Middle East In 2014

Ever since the start of the Arab Spring in 2011, there has been considerable interest in the role that social media plays in the Middle East, and how this enabling technology can act as a tool for discourse and information sharing. Although the role of social media as an agent for cultural and political...
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Saudi Arabia Proposes An eCommerce Law

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Commerce and Industry has recently released a draft for the first eCommerce law in the country. The eCommerce market share in Saudi Arabia will hit $13.3 billion in 2015, according to research published by a Dubai-based web design and development company.Saudi Arabia is getting...
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Reprocessing Can Cut the 150 Tonnes of Medical Waste In GCC

Miele Professional, the industry focused arm of the German manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances and fitted kitchens, will showcase its latest additions to medical technology at Arab Health 2015, as hospitals in the Middle East demand more advanced methods of reprocessing medical equipment to...
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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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