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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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71 Million Arabs Are Active Social Media Users

The new “Arab Social Media Outlook 2014” report sheds light on social media trends in the Arab region during 2013 with aims to better understand the increasing impact of social media on the lives of Arab citizens during the current year. The report, produced by the Governance and Innovation Programme...

Dubizzle Answers Your Questions On The UAE Property Law

Dubizzle, the Dubai-based classifieds website, has launched today. This is educational initiative launched to raise awareness of UAE Property Law. The initiative focuses on creating a more transparent environment where buyers, tenants, landlords or sellers are aware of their...
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52% Of Handsets Registered On UAE’s Network Are Smartphones

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revealed statistics for the first quarter of 2014 on the nation’s most popular mobile phone handsets, social networking platforms and applications websites. Investigating the current state of the market, the report reveals the market share of mobile...
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One On One With Jaguar Land Rover MENA

It is no surprise that the sales of the luxury vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover Middle East and North Africa achieved an all time sales record in March as MENA became its 3rd fastest growing region in the world and its 5th largest market. Afterall, the brand was presented the highly acclaimed...
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UAE Leads In Attracting Global Talent: A LinkedIn Report

LinkedIn analyzed how its 300 million registered professionals are moving around the world to pursue career opportunities. This provided them with a better view of which countries gained and lost the most talent between November 2012 and November 2013, and what characteristics are shared by those...
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Flat6Labs Plans To Support Startups In UAE

Flat6Labs a Cairo based accelerator, announced a partnership with Abu Dhabi’s media zone TwoFour54 to support startups in UAE. The new accelerator will offer between $30,000 and $50,000, slightly higher than Cairo and Jeddah, for up to 15% of a startup’s business, according to Ramez Mohamed, chief...
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Here Comes Middle East’s First AngelHack!

The Spring 2014 AngelHack aims to be the largest hackathon series in the world, with more than 6,000 developers participating across 30 countries, including the UAE. On May 23-24, AngelHack comes to Dubai, where developers, designers and entrepreneurs are invited to participate alone or as a team for...
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The Future of Connected Devices In Middle East And North Africa

There will be four billion connected devices by 2020 across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to a new forecast by Frost & Sullivan, a research company based in the United States. Such items include gadgets and home appliances with access to the internet and the ability to...
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Two-Thirds Of The Developing World Will Be Internet Users by 2014​

According to the United Nations International Telecommunications Union report, globally, Internet users are expected to hit 3 billion by the end of 2014, which accounts for about 40 ​%​ of the world’s population. Among those users, over three quarters are from developed countries while two-thirds...
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