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Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019


Axilspot announces expansion to MEA and Africa

Axilspot, a global vendor in enterprise wireless networking, has announced the launch of its operations in the Middle East and Africa region...

22 Dec 2016


Trial for 'insulting tweets' starts in Bahrain

DUBAI, UAE: The trial of Bahraini Human Rights Activist Nabil Rajab, stands accused of having "insulted official bodies" in remarks posted on Twitter, and his trial has now been adjourned until 29 October according to a judicial source.

21 Oct 2014


Nokia launches first tablet, new phablets

ABU DHABI, UAE: Nokia, whose handset division is to be acquired by Microsoft, launched its first-ever tablet computer in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (22 October).

24 Oct 2013


MTN now has 195m subscribers

Mobile phone operator MTN has increased its subscriber numbers by 3.2% in the first quarter 2013 and now has 195.4m users of its service in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

26 Apr 2013


Increase in IT spending predicted in 2013 for EMEA CIOs

PARIS, FRANCE / BERLIN, GERMANY / WARSAW, POLAND / LONDON, UK / UAE: Research commissioned by Riverbed reveals that 71% of CIOs are increasing investment in IT.

20 Mar 2013


Al Jazeera English launches news apps for Android Tablet and BlackBerry 10 users

DOHA, QATAR: The full-featured apps will allow smartphone and tablet app users to experience award-winning content from Al Jazeera English

12 Mar 2013


Dubai Lynx: Batelco is Advertiser of the Year

DUBAI, UAE: The Dubai Lynx Advertiser of the Year award is presented to advertisers in the MENA region who have distinguished themselves for inspiring innovative marketing of their products and who embrace and encourage the creative work produced by their agency or agencies. This year the organisers of the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity have presented the award to Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunications Company).

5 Mar 2013


Internet regulation in the spotlight in Dubai

WASHINGTON, USA: The freewheeling, unregulated Internet seemed to survive a push for new rules at a UN treaty meeting, but the collapse of talks leaves unanswered questions about the Web's future.

18 Dec 2012


9.7 Million Levant users active on Internet

DUBAI, UAE: The emerging Levant makes up a significant 10.1% of MENA Internet population according to research by Effective Measure, a leading provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets.

14 Mar 2012


Effective Measure invests in Arab media hub

DUBAI, UAE: Effective Measure, a leading provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, today announced that it is investing in MENA's thriving digital media industry with the addition of four new members to the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Business Development team and a dedicated training space in Dubai.

5 Dec 2011


Digital word-of-mouth to drive e-commerce

DUBAI, UAE: Effective Measure, a leading provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets, has reported that 40% of Internet users in Middle East North Africa (MENA) surveyed indicated that when they are pleased or upset they would spread the word to as many people as possible. This, the company believes, highlights the potential to use Internet users to drive e-Commerce growth through word of mouth.

29 Nov 2011


Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011


Global advertising spend up 5.7% in Q2 2011

NEW YORK, US: Despite overall growth of 5.7% for the advertising industry in Q2 2011, adspend fell in nearly half the world's key markets in the second quarter of this year as economic concerns continued to impact the advertising industry, according to Nielsen's quarterly Global AdView Pulse report released recently.

20 Oct 2011

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