motopedia A Car Review Video Portal In UAE

Still thinking of buying your next awesome ride and are tired of reading reviews? Enter, a website that produces video reviews of cars. Motopedia is the brain child of two car enthusiasts; Danish Mumtaz and Alawi Al Haddad. Mumtaz who’s also the founder of The Gold Mine Films will act...
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Smartphone Market In UAE To Reach US$ 9.3 billion In 2019

According to a report by TechSci, “UAE Smartphone Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019”, the smartphone market in UAE is forecast to reach US$ 9.3 billion in 2019. The market has been segmented into smartphones featuring display below 5 inches, and phablets with display size above 5 inches....
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Etisalat Introduces First Digital Index For UAE Businesses

Etisalat UAE has collaborated with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to introduce the first Digital Index in the UAE. The initiative will provide businesses and government entities in the UAE with an opportunity to have their digital maturity ranked, and to understand how they can improve this ranking to increase...
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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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Petroleum Institute Students Successfully Test Solar Car

The Petroleum Institute (PI) solar car team has successfully tested its solar car on the roads of Masdar City, ahead of its official unveiling in November. PI is flying the flag for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as one of 20 university teams from around the world competing in the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge...
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UAE Nationals Can Now Renew Their Passports via Mobile Apps

The Ministry of Interior has introduced the passport renewal service via smart phones to allow UAE nationals to avail of this service anywhere any time; without the hassle of visiting the service centers except for special cases that require personal presence. Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Acting...
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86% Of UAE Based Travelers Say Their Smartphone Is “Very Important”®, one of the world’s largest full service online travel sites1, and Egencia®, the business travel brand of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), last week released the results of the 2014 Expedia®/Egencia Mobile Index, a global study of mobile device-related behavior and preferences among...
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Half the world will be online by 2017

Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report. Released today in New York at the 10th meeting...
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The State Of The Fixed, Mobile, And Data Telecommunications Market In The UAE

As part of the ongoing strategy of the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to monitor and report on the trends and developments within the UAE telecommunications sector, the TRA has published its fifth ‘Annual Sector Review’. The report summaries the state of the fixed, mobile, and...
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GCC Internet Penetration Rates On Growth Track

The internet penetration rates in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) will increase from 54.99% last year to 66.82 per cent by 2017, according to a new study revealed on Tuesday. The first ever Arab Knowledge Economy Report 2014 is a joint study done by Madar Research and Development and Orient Planet...
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