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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.

November 18, 2014

12:54 GMT

To celebrate the 44th National Day, Ooredoo chose to unveil the Omani flag in style.

During the event
11:45 GMT
(press release)

During this week’s annual Zain Technology Conference 2014, senior executives and experts from Huawei have outlined how upcoming innovations in mobile broadband technology are likely to impact the Middle East in the coming year.

The proposed cloud will be built using capacity on international fibre optic cables incorporating geographical diversity and resilience.
04:55 GMT

The deal marks one of the largest and most significant implementations ever announced by a broadcaster.

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.