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A Saudi woman films an Islamic ceremony on her phone (File/AFP)
October 15, 2014 - 11:24 GMT
Saudis love using their phones! The kingdom's market is the largest in the Middle East with 53 million subscriptions in 2013 alone.

August 18, 2014

09:52 GMT
(press release)

Lenovo today announced the launch of its smartphone portfolio for the first time in Kuwait, carefully designed to fit every style, personality and budget.

Apple is still allowing use of the two chemicals during the early production phases of its products — activities that primarily take place at hundreds of other factories besides the ones responsible for the final assembly of the devices.
04:55 GMT

Benzene is a carcinogen that can cause leukemia if not handled properly and n-hexane has been linked to nerve damage

August 17, 2014

Gore, 66, and Joel Hyatt, another former Current TV owner, accused Al Jazeera American Holdings I Inc. of fraud and breach of contract.
11:23 GMT

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore sued Al Jazeera, claiming the satellite news provider owned by the Qatari royal family owes him and a partner $65 million.

08:40 GMT

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VII Impact, a Z97 chipset-based mini-ITX gaming motherboard ready for the latest 4th-, new 4th- and 5th-generation Intel Core processors.

Apple Inc. signaled Saturday that it would be expanding its retail operations to the Gulf, posting job ads for a range of positions in the United Arab Emirates.
04:55 GMT

With retail operations in just 16 countries, Apple offers a wider range of services and experiences in its official stores than are available from authorized and unauthorized resellers.

August 14, 2014

08:27 GMT
(press release)

Lenovo Group today reported results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2014, with quarterly revenue of US$10.4 billion, an 18 percent increase year-over-year while quarter pre-tax income increased 22 percent year-over-year to US$264 million.

06:58 GMT

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Crossblade Ranger, the first AMD FM2+ motherboard to carry the revered ROG brand and packed with exclusive ROG technologies and game-boosting features.

August 13, 2014

Awal IT Services
12:09 GMT
(press release)

AWAL IT Services, the leading IT services provider, recently organized a ceremony for its employees at the Executives Hotel in Riyadh.

11:13 GMT

As Main Sponsor of the Salalah Tourism Festival, Nawras has seen over 20,000 customers to date visiting their high-profile stand.

August 12, 2014

Carrefour had the most significant climb up the Top 10 over the first six months of the year, jumping up five places from ninth to fourth.
13:44 GMT

Samsung is the number one ranked brand in the Top 10 Buzz Rankings across the United Arab Emirates for the first half of 2014.

General Electric
10:40 GMT
(press release)

GE’s ecomagination Center in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, has won the Middle East Interior Design Award 2014 for best outstanding design in the ‘Corporate Space Small’ category.

Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Turkey, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
08:45 GMT

EMC marked the first five years of operations for the company’s Egyptian Centre of Excellence (COE), celebrating its achievements while underscoring EMC’s ongoing commitment to the Egyptian market.

August 11, 2014

08:52 GMT

ASUS today announced A88X-Gamer, a new AMD® A88X chipset-based ATX gaming motherboard engineered with exclusive technologies to deliver absolute fun.

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO of eHosting DataFort
05:50 GMT
(press release)

eHosting DataFort (eHDF) along with VMware and Aptec Holding hosted a conference titled ‘Simplifying your Journey to the Private Cloud’ focusing on the benefits of hosted private cloud for enterprises.

August 10, 2014

LG Curved Ultra HD TV
08:37 GMT
(press release)

First shown to the public at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, the 105-inch CURVED ULTRA HD TV from LG Electronics (LG) became available for pre-orders this week in South Korea.