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Startups

Saudi crown prince finds his liberal image threatened by reformist preacher | Opinion

Saudi Arabia

Pitching in My Niqab: The Entrepreneur Breaking Down Stereotypes in the Arab World

Stereotypes

Sanofi announces the 10 African startups set to pitch at VivaTech

Global biopharmaceutical firm and Viva Technology partner Sanofi has announced the 10 African startups selected as finalists in its Sanofi Afric@Tech …

Startups

Can YouTube series compete with Egypt TV dramas during Ramadan?

A group of Egyptian actors known for their award-winning play "1980 and Above" try their hand at a Ramadan series on YouTube.

TV

Facebook Partnering With Think Tank Funded by Saudi Arabia and Raytheon to Fight 'Disinformation'

Facebook has announced that it’s teaming up with the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy think tank funded by NATO member states and their allies, …

Foreign Policy

Etisalat Forms Exclusive Partnership With GSMA for Mobile 360 Series MENA Conference

Etisalat today announced its exclusive partnership with GSMA for Mobile 360 series-MENA conference in 2018 and 2019, a regional platform that …

World Trade Center

E-tailer Infibeam buys UAE-based digital payments firm

Infibeam Incorporation Ltd, the parent of the country’s only listed e-commerce company, has acquired 100% stake in Vavian International, a digital …

Middle East

Iran expands its war on messaging apps and social media

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh<p>May 16, 2018 16:34<p>The Iranian regime is taking extensive measures and intensifying its efforts to crack down on the population. …

Social Media

Haifa protesters released after footage of arrests shared on social media

LanguageUndefined Videos and photos crucial in convincing the court that violence was used by the Israeli police

Social Media

Artificial Intelligence to Add US$182 Billion to UAE Economy by 2035, Accenture Research Shows

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates; May 21, 2018 – Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to boost economic growth in the United Arab Emirates by …

Artificial Intelligence

NEURAi Wins startAD’s Venture Launchpad Program

startAD, the innovation and entrepreneurship platform anchored at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), announced NEURAi as the winning startup of …

Startups

Revealed: how China is driving growth in Dubai's financial hub

Chinese financial institutions make up nearly a quarter of total assets booked in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), according to latest …

Bank of China

SoftBank $100 billion tech fund 2.0 in the works

SoftBank Group founder and CEO Masayoshi Son is reportedly planning the firm’s next $100 billion venture – a version 2.0 of the world’s biggest …

Venture Capital

Women’s recruitment firm Hopscotch rebrands after securing seed investment

Hopscotch, a Dubai recruitment company for women, has secured seed stage investment from a digital entrepreneur to expand its services globally.<p>The …

United Arab Emirates

Hasan Omar on LinkedIn: “#elancer.ps & #freelancing in #Palestine:…

Hasan OmarSenior Managing Partner at Elancer.psView public profile<p>Follow<p>Sign in to follow<p>6,407 Followers<p>118Posts<br>• 3Articles<p>Hasan OmarSenior Managing …

Freelancing

UN Security Council meets after violence on Palestine-Israel border

NEW YORK: The UN Security Council met on Tuesday to discuss violence along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, following the deadliest day …

UN Security Council

Incentives for filming in Saudi Arabia announced at Cannes

DUBAI: The Kentucky-based Saidi sisters are shaking up modest style and proving that faith-friendly fashion is nothing if not funky, fresh and …

Fashion Week

Flood gates could open on US drone sales to the Middle East

AMMAN, Jordan — U.S. drone sales could heat up in the Middle East as the Trump Administration moves to relax unmanned aircraft export policies abroad …

U.S. Army

The National announces Future of News journalism competition

<i>The National</i> is inviting students to participate in our Future of News competition for aspiring young journalists.<p>We at <i>The National</i> will spend the …

United Arab Emirates

Global MEMS Design Contest Winners Announced - Press Release

MUNICH--(Business Wire)--Cadence Design Systems, Coventor, X-FAB and Reutlingen University announced the grand prize winner of the Global MEMS Design …

Citizen Journalism

Virgin Mobile Secures Capital before Its Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Any company is always happy when there is financial fluidity in its management. We have always believed that even in a case where a company has good …

Venture Capital

Ooredoo Etisalat Launch First 5G Commercial Networks in MENA

Telecom operators Ooredoo and Etisalat announced today the launch of their individual commercial 5G wireless networks, becoming the first operators …

Internet of Things

Study: Twitter finds 16 million football fans in MENA

By Benjamin Ampen, Managing Director, MENA, Twitter From professional footballers’ thoughts and football club news, to sports journalists’ opinions …

Saudi Arabia

IKEA has just appointed a new media agency

Following a three-month-long review process, IKEA Saudi Arabia has awarded its media mandate to Starcom MENA.<p>With immediate effect, the agency will …

Saudi Arabia

Amman-based Faylasof raises seed investment for its online bookstore

Share Email Comments<p>Jordanian startup Faylasof has raised an undisclosed amount of seed investment from Financial Horizon Group, a Saudi investment …

Venture Capital

Dubai-based Hopscotch raises seed investment for its women-only recruitment platform

Share Email Comments<p>Hopscotch, a Dubai-based recruitment platform for women has raised seed investment from Tim Baker, Managing Partner of a local …

Customer Service

Etisalat 5G, the first commercial 5G network in MENA

Earlier today, Etisalat announced the launch of the first commercial 5G wireless network in the UAE. Thanks to the Etisalat 5G network, Etisalat is …

North Africa

Size doesn’t count in building up Artificial Intelligence

Smaller economies such as UAE and Estonia can punch above their weight to be AI-ready

Artificial Intelligence

Online learning: Saudi travel group Al Tayyar launches e-commerce training programme for young Arabs

Travel and transport group Al Tayyar has launched a new training programme aimed at providing young Arabs with the skills required to work in …

Profit