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How long will it take for aggressive and rich competitors like the top Internet companies to move into this space?
November 20, 2014 - 16:15 GMT
Internet platforms like Facebook, Google and Amazon are developing banking products that will probably become future foreign competition for the UAE banking sector.

November 17, 2014

The new website, that will look very much like Facebook, will compete with professional social network LinkedIn, Google and Microsoft.
21:28 GMT

Facebook is secretly working on a new website called "Facebook at Work" that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile.

November 16, 2014

Greg Young, Ooredoo CEO in Oman
06:35 GMT

In celebration of National Day, Ooredoo has lined up a whole host of exciting activities in honour of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and his visionary leadership that has inspired Omanis for the past 44 years.

Russia faces a 70 percent chance of recession in the next 12 months, economists project.
04:55 GMT

....and buy every Russian an iphone 6.

November 13, 2014

Dimension Data CEO, Brett Dawson
06:15 GMT
(press release)

Dimension Data announced it is one of six organisations worldwide that has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services (COPS) 2014 report for the fourth consecutive year.

November 12, 2014

Feras Al Shaikh, Ooredoo Director of Sales
09:52 GMT

Ooredoo has introduced a new specifically designed prepaid Mousbak package called ‘Freedom’ in support of the Ministry of Social Development and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) initiatives.

Faisal Al Bannai, axiom CEO
09:34 GMT
(press release)

Tech-savvy smartphone users in the Middle East are using their devices to support their health and fitness goals in a range of ways, as the number of apps available on the market explodes, according to axiom, a leading telecoms retailer in the region.

Yahoo downplayed cutting down its operations in the MENA region. (Image: Fast Company)
07:57 GMT

International internet portal Yahoo denied rumors of closing down its Dubai headquarters following the closure of offices in Amman and Cairo.

Mike Valentine, senior vice president, worldwide sales, Sophos
07:50 GMT
(press release)

Sophos today announced the expansion of their product portfolio on AWS Marketplace with the addition of a new secure server option for customers on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

November 11, 2014

11:25 GMT

Ooredoo has appealed to the heart of Smartphone enthusiasts, offering free data allowances and special discounts on some of the most in-demand handsets; the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

.Zain Iraq, the country's No.1 mobile operator by subscribers, will launch long-awaited high-speed 3G services in January
04:55 GMT

Iraq is one of the few Middle East countries still reliant on 2G networks.

November 10, 2014

Manal Al Kiyumi & Bushra Al Balushi collecting the CSR award for Ooredoo
07:09 GMT

Ooredoo was given special recognition for their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) contributions at the Al Mar’a Excellence Awards, held recently at the Intercontinental Hotel, Muscat.

The new feature has already generated widespread negative responses from users in Kuwait and on social media
04:55 GMT

Now WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app i in the whole world, will now tell users when a message has been read.

November 9, 2014

Test Drive
11:27 GMT

Ooredoo is giving customers a great opportunity to measure their data usage requirements with their ‘Data Test Drive’ز

First Buyer 100% Discount
07:13 GMT
(press release)

Samsung’s dealer for mobile phones in Jordan, held an “S Carpet” activity to celebrate the GALAXY Note 4 arrival to Jordan, at their showroom.

Etisalat Egypt and Huawei Contract Signing Ceremony
06:53 GMT
(press release)

Etisalat and Huawei have signed their first SmartCare Service Operations Centre (SOC) contract, aiming to improve service quality and end-user experience for Etisalat Egypt in Oct 2014.