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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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Telly And Telfaz 11 Team Up To Bring Online TV Entertainment Across Middle East

As part of its vision to become the leading premium content provider and streaming service in the Middle East, Telly teamed up with Telfaz 11, Saudi Arabia’s primary Internet television network, to deliver the Telfaz 11 most popular and unrivaled online video entertainment to its subscribers across...
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Now You Can Charge Your Online Purchases To Your Phone Bill In Middle East

T-PayTM offers over 200 million mobile subscribers in the Arab region the ability to pay for their purchases through their mobiles A unique local ecosystem covering 100 % of mobile subscribers in Egypt and Saudi Arabia Direct Operator Billing expected to triple globally by 2022, to reach US$12 billion...
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Lamudi: A Property Portal Rolls Out Its iOS App

International property portal Lamudi has rolled out its iOS app for property seekers in a further 11 countries, making the popular mobile application available across the company’s global network. The iOS app has been progressively rolled out in countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin...
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Online Food Delivery Market Estimated To Reach EUR 150 Million In Saudi Arabia

While online food ordering is spreading like wildfire through the region, competition in the sector is expected to stiffen and lead to a wave of consolidations, according to research by global online food delivery marketplace hellofood. Click here for a list of Online Food Delivery startups on the Middle...
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Easy Taxi Rolls Out Cab Meters For Entire Saudi Arabia Fleet

Easy Taxi, the global taxi hailing service operating in KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Jordan within the Middle East, has announced the implementation of meters in its cabs throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, starting with its Jeddah fleet. In Jeddah, Easy Taxi will enforce metering from November...
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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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Statistics Of Social Media Platforms In Saudi Arabia

Social media is prevalent across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but often times it hasn't been measured. The Social Clinic, a social media consultancy agency based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and founded in December 2011, has collated this comprehensive infographic highlighting all the statistics...
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Mobily Ventures Invests In High-Tech Startups From The MENA Region

Saudi Arabia’s second-largest telecom operator Mobily has established a joint venture with Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Center to make investments in seed-stage startups in the Middle East. The partnership, the second of its kind in the region, will also help bring international startups...
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STC Launches The World’s First Keek Social Video Campaign

Today Keek, a leading global video social network known for its 36 second videos, signed Saudi Telecom Company (STC) as the first advertising client, activating the Middle East Region. The Telecom company will launch the world's first Keek social video campaign integrating video across multiple devices,...
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