Microsoft Continues Supporting Entrepreneurship in Egypt


New Platform for “Masr Ta3mal” Initiative to Support Start-Ups through the Internet. Believing in the importance of Entrepreneurship, Microsoft announced launching”Masr Ta3mal” portal for Entrepreneurs. This is considered a new addition to “Masr Ta3mal” initiative that has been launched by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and UNDP which focuses on manpower development in order to benefit the Egyptian youth. …

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Ford Named One of LinkedIn’s 2015 “Top 50 Most InDemand Employers in Middle East and North Africa”


The largest social networking platform in the world dedicated to professionals ranks Ford as the top automotive-related employer in MENA region for 2015 InDemand list represents the most sought-after companies based on billions of interactions between LinkedIn’s 395 million-plus members Rather than relying on questionnaires, the InDemand employer rankings measured the actual behaviour of professionals on LinkedIn, placing Ford at …

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Orange Jordan receives “Customer Delight Award” in the 2015 MENAA Awards


Orange Jordan was presented with Customer Delight Award in the 2015 Middle-East, North Africa & Asia Award (MENAA) celebrations, the third running of which took place on the December 10, 2015, at Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. The award ceremony brought together more than 160 well-known business leaders and regional media representatives. The continent-wide award salutes remarkable business leaders …

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Gartner Says Smart Cities Will Use 1.6 Billion Connected Things in 2016

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Smart Commercial Buildings to Lead with 518 Million Connected Things in Use in 2016. Gartner, Inc. estimates that 1.6 billion connected things will be used by smart cities* in 2016, an increase of 39 percent from 2015 (see Table 1). “Smart commercial buildings will be the highest user of Internet of Things (IoT) until 2017, after which smart homes will …

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Data doesn’t always tell the whole story

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By SciDev.Net – Nicola Pearson Analysing ever-increasing amounts of data — particularly digital data — is generally considered the Holy Grail of categorising people’s behaviour to target services in line with it. This doesn’t just mean commercial, personalised marketing based on our online habits, but also, in development terms, directing policies to create and target services where they are most …

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Emirates launches convenient Arabic mobile site

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Emirates has launched an Arabic version of its popular mobile site, allowing customers in the Middle East and North Africa to book flights, check-in online, change or upgrade their flights and receive their boarding pass. It will also allow them to download Apple Passbook boarding passes to their smartphone. The Arabic mobile platform has been rolled out simultaneously across 15 …

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Sky News Arabia, Masdar and the Zayed Future Energy Prize to Host Televised Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

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As part of its sustained focus on climate issues and the impact of climate change on nations and societies, Sky News Arabia will host a televised panel discussion in association with Masdar and the Zayed Future Energy Prize on November 27 at 20:00 UAE time. Hosted at Masdar City, an urban development that seeks to be one of the most …

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Government of Dubai Media Office Hosts Second Media Innovation Lab Workshop

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Michael Wu, Chief Scientist of Lithium Technologies, speaks about the importance of an influencer strategy for brands Government of Dubai Media Office. The Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) today hosted the second workshop in its Media Innovation Lab series. The workshop featured a presentation by Michael Wu, Chief Scientist of Lithium Technologies, on Social Media Return on Investment (ROI). Speaking …

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Zain strategic partner of 8th International Invention Fair Middle East


Company supports Kuwaiti inventors in bringing about positive changes. Kuwait – Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, announced its strategic partnership of the 8th International Invention Fair Middle East, organized by the Kuwait Science Club. The event is held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, and runs from 16-19 …

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Yahsat & Etihad trial high-speed inflight connectivity


Yahsat , the UAE-based satellite operator, has announced its plan to test high speed inflight satellite connectivity using an Etihad Airbus 320. The collaboration will allow both UAE companies to work together to trial inflight high-speed satellite connectivity via Ka-band on a test aircraft. Yahsat ‘s Ka-band capacity provides higher speeds and cheaper rates compared to legacy inflight connectivity systems …

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