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A third of Qatari Internet users will harness WhatsApp to find out the latest news, compared to 21% of online expats.
December 24, 2014 - 13:26 GMT
For the first time, a study of Internet users in Qatar has explored the usage of emerging social media channels, alongside more established networks.

December 16, 2014

An FBI official did not provide further details, but said the agency routinely provides private industry with advisories to help it fend off cyber threats.
15:20 GMT

The FBI has warned US businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation.

10:37 GMT

ASUS Middle East today announced Poseidon GTX 980 with DirectCU H2O, a new graphics card with an exclusive hybrid thermal solution that enables extremely efficient cooling by either air or water.

During the event
06:39 GMT
(press release)

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announces its participation in the Anti-Commercial Fraud Exhibition, which was organized by the Department of Economic Development.

VIVA Bahrain
05:47 GMT
(press release)

VIVA announced today the launch of a special promotion for its prepaid and postpaid customers in celebration of the national day of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

December 15, 2014

Faisal Al Bannai, axiom CEO
08:25 GMT
(press release)

Gadget-lovers, phone fanatics and all those obsessed with technology now have a seriously engaging place to meet and exchange views with people on the same wavelength as them: the axiom community.

December 14, 2014

VIVA’s shares begin trading on KSE
09:59 GMT
(press release)

The stock of the Kuwait's telecom operator, VIVA will officially begin trading on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

Thom Bohlen, Chief Technical Officer, MECSD handing over the LEED Certificate to Shinichi Wakita, Managing Director, Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa
09:07 GMT
(press release)

Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa is the first company in the UAE electronics industry to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification by Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development.

07:02 GMT

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Matrix GTX 980, an ultimate enthusiast gaming graphics card that achieves breathtaking performance with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics-processing unit.

December 11, 2014

"Baktob Bil Arabi" Initiative
12:16 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics Levant announced its new initiative “Baktob Bil Arabi” to enrich Arabic content online by encouraging the local social media community to use the Arabic language in their communication.

During the press conference
11:15 GMT
(press release)

VIVA held a press conference attended by NBK Capital, the lead advisor, to announce the listing of the company’s shares that will start being officially traded on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE).

Faisal Al Bannai, axiom CEO
09:19 GMT
(press release)

Make the most of this festive season with an exciting line-up of offers now available at axiom, the Middle East’s leading mobile telecoms retailer and distributor.

December 10, 2014

Tim Yeaton, senior vice president, Infrastructure Business, Red Hat
06:33 GMT
(press release)

Huawei and Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a new global partnership to enable OpenStack-based cloud deployments.

Toshiba workshop delegates
06:24 GMT
(press release)

Toshiba will soon be launching its latest storage solutions innovations in the Middle East. In line with this, Toshiba Gulf FZE recently held product events in KSA.

December 9, 2014

Official figures show that more than 30 million people out of Iran's total population of 75 million use the Internet.
04:55 GMT

Iran's telecommunications minister has said his technicians are developing a system to identify any Internet user in the country at the moment of log-on.

December 8, 2014

Huawei and ITU co-hosted the Broader Way Forum themed Enabling the Digital Future
09:34 GMT
(press release)

Huawei showcased its vision of "Building a Better Connected World" at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar held on December 7-10, 2014.