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The Al-Araby Television network, of which Al-Araby Al-Jadeed channel was the first to launch, addresses audiences in the Arab world, particularly the youth.
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The Qatari-funded channel, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, was launched from London on Sunday, a highly symbolic date as it coincided with the fourth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution in Egypt.

December 20, 2012

Abdulaziz Mutlag Salem Alazmi, The sixth lucky draw winner of the KD25,000 grand prize
09:57 GMT
(press release)

VIVA announced the sixth and final winner of the KD25,000 prize, the latest addition to the Win a car every week campaign.

Apple's reintroduction of Google maps to iOS6 has boosted the numbers using the new system
09:18 GMT

The introduction of a Google map app for the iPhone has increased the numbers of users upgrading to new operating system iOS6.

Qatar Airways
08:14 GMT
(press release)

Axiom Telecom has partnered with Qatar Airways and ITL World to run one of the most generous travel promotions of its kind in the UAE.

During the event
04:46 GMT

Microsoft inaugurated the Windows Server 2012 and Infrastructure Management IT Pro Camp.

December 19, 2012

Instagram has released a statement saying it would not sell or use photos from the popular app.
09:34 GMT

Instagram's decision yesterday to alter their user policy to enable them to use an image without the owners knowledge caused a Twitter-storm an d a mass exodus, but the Facebook-owned app appears to have offered a partial U-turn.

Nawaaf AlShalani
08:31 GMT
(press release)

STC leverages on its pioneering position to foresee the future of the telecommunication industry and to explore new development trends in technology, tools and services.

Samsung GALAXY Camera
07:22 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the commercial availability of the GALAXY Camera in the United Arab Emirates.

Blue Coat
07:04 GMT
(press release)

Blue Coat Systems announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Crossbeam Systems.

Instagram's new terms and conditions has upset many users
03:00 GMT

The popular smartphone app Instagram, recently bought by social-network behemoth Facebook, has aletered its terms and conditions, allowing the company to use photographs without the creators permission.

December 18, 2012

Marco Gerazounis, Senior VP Middle East North Africa & Turkey, Software AG
10:55 GMT
(press release)

Creating Value from Big Data" is the theme of Computerwoche magazine's competition, Big Data 2012.

Nawras wins Best Corporate Website Oman 2012 from KWD Webranking
09:53 GMT

Nawras has recently been recognised as the best corporate website in Oman for investor relations by industry analysts KWD Webranking Middle East Survey 2012.

Share prices for Apple have dipped below the $500 mark for the first time
07:45 GMT

Share prices for Apple have dipped below $500 for the first time, after a high of over $700 a share since the company's flotation on the stock market earlier this year.

Iran has been hit by another cyber attack similar to one that severely damaged the country's oil industry last year
07:36 GMT

Iran has been targeted by a cyber attack which is similar to a malicious virus that severely disrupted the country's oil industry earlier this year.

Telecommunication Regulatory Authority
04:50 GMT
(press release)

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of UAE honored the various government authorities.

December 17, 2012

App downloads for smartphones have hit 81 billion
12:22 GMT

Mobile application storefronts have collectively distributed a total of 81 billion smartphone and tablet apps as of end-September 2012, according to a report.