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Mobile & Social Networks: The Big Profit Mantra For Businesses [Infographic]

Mobile & Social Networks: The Big Profit Mantra For Businesses [Infographic]

If internet opened up a pandora’s box of opportunities for businesses, internet on mobiles have amplified it many times over for both buyers and sellers. Customers now have their favourite brands just a click away with most brands opting for apps or presence on social network sites. As the realtime […]

 
 

Facebook now has 114m monthly active users in MENA

Facebook now has 114m monthly active users in MENA

Latest numbers revealed by world’s biggest social networking company shows that more than 100 million people connect, discover and share on Facebook on mobile across the MENA region Regional mobile growth results in 114 million monthly active regional users Every day Facebook has 8 billion video views globally Facebook in […]

 
 

UAE Space Agency Launches Social Media Platforms

UAE Space Agency Launches Social Media Platforms

The UAE Space Agency officially launched its social media platforms in line with the country’s 43rdNational Day celebrations. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google + will all be regularly utilised by the Agency to keep followers, fans and members of the general public informed on the UAE’s space exploration programmes. “National […]

 
 

Interview: Alexander Rauser, CEO Prototype Interactive

Interview: Alexander Rauser, CEO Prototype Interactive

The first Facebook bank branch in the Middle East was pioneered by Prototype Interactive “As Google continues to get better at connecting related search queries, long, in-depth content will become more of a trend. These pages will rank for both broad head terms and long tail terms Pages that are hyper-targeted […]

 
 

Social Media Demography: Understanding Popular Lifestyle Trends

Social Media Demography: Understanding Popular Lifestyle Trends

Social Media is an important tool today. But going by the trends, it’s women who seem to wield it more efficiently than men. Who invented social media? Who knows, but suffice to say that we can’t easily interpret the invention – or pioneering – as one with a woman firmly […]

 
 

Shedding Preconceived Notions: The Influence of Technology in MENA

Shedding Preconceived Notions: The Influence of Technology in MENA

Technological penetration in MENA has been quite extensive and all encompassing accounting for very positive trends There’s a lot that the world knows about MENA (Middle-East and North Africa) just as there’s so much more that the world doesn’t know about the region. Suffice to say that what the world […]

 
 

Facebook: The Journey Forward

Facebook: The Journey Forward

Facebook completes a Decade: From then to now…and to the future…the Facebook Journey On 3rd February, Mark Zuckerberg put up a very poignant post on his Facebook wall. The message spoke of the decade-long journey of Facebook, its evolution over the course of said decade and how social networking had […]

 
 

Citrix Mobile Analytics Report Sheds Light on Social Video, Mobile Advertising and Mobile Retail

Citrix Mobile Analytics Report Sheds Light on Social Video, Mobile Advertising and Mobile Retail

Citrix Mobile Analytics Report –  Data Reveals Impact of Subscriber Behavior and Mobile Ecosystem on Mobile Networks Citrix today released their research report ‘ The Citrix Mobile Analytics Report,’ which provides insight into mobile data subscriber usage patterns and the impact of this behaviour on operators’ networks. The report is […]

 
 

Update Status: The UAE ‘Likes’ Facebook

Update Status: The UAE ‘Likes’ Facebook

The UAE Telecom Regulatory Authority reports that Facebook is the most popular social media website in the UAE. Feeling excited about your date tonight? Update status. Check. Thought Pacific Rim deserves a decent review? Update views on group. Check. Just sat down for coffee at a new restaurant? Update status. […]

 
 

Facebook: The next 1 billion users will be mobile

Facebook: The next 1 billion users will be mobile

More than 70% of active users access Facebook from a mobile device. Anybody with a more than passing interest in digital has been engrossed for the past two days by the intense discussions taking place in Dubai at the Atlantis, The Palm. The ArabNet Digital Summit 2013 has been especially […]

 
 

Social media has positive impact on Arab students

Social media has positive impact on Arab students

According to the 5th Arab Social Media Report by the Dubai School of Government — Twitter registers 3.7 million Arab users while Facebook claims over 55 million Arab users. Social Media positively impacts education in Arab World: UAE has highest Facebook penetration at 41% and Egypt has 25% of Arab […]

 
 

Middle East Social Media Usage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Middle East Social Media Usage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Middle East Social Media Usage [INFOGRAPHIC] Back in 2002, the Internet had 569 million users – 9.1 percent of the global population, who spent on average, just 46 minutes a day online. Remember… ‘The Information Superhighway’? Today, that figure is up to 2.27 billion! One-in-every-three people worldwide – spend an average of four hours a […]

 
 

Are U more Social Media savvy than a 6th grader?

Are U more Social Media savvy than a 6th grader?

It’s quite obvious that children are in a constant state of growth. While adults may continue to gain experiences which contribute to their every day learning, a child’s mental and physical capabilities grow at an exponential rate. By the time a child is 10 years of age, he has a […]

 
 

REVEALED: Digital Trends in the Arab World

REVEALED: Digital Trends in the Arab World

A recent study by Discover Digital Arabia highlights the digital trends concerning Content, Broadband and Strategies in the Arab World. Titled, Convergence 2013, the study reveals a comparative analysis for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. Arab cellular operators are most active on 4 different social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, […]

 
 

50 Million Tweets and The winds of Social Change in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

t is reported that the Saudi has more than 3 million active twitter users  and is ranked as the no.1 fastest growing Twitter nation in the world. Image Courtesy:http://sustg.org/

When the Arab Spring happened across some of the MENA nations in 2011, all eyes were on Saudi Arabia. With unemployment & poverty on the rise and a visibly disgruntled public  and living within the confines of restrictive Sharia laws, it was easy to see how some might have thought […]

 
 

Facebook Launches One Of A Kind Search Product

Facebook Launches One Of A Kind Search Product

Facebook announced the launch of Graph Search, a new product that lets users explore the content their friends and others have shared with them on Facebook in entirely new ways. Graph Search is available now in a very limited beta programme only to people in US who use Facebook in […]

 
 

The Facebook Rules of Engagement

The Facebook Rules of  Engagement

Being a drop in the ocean, the one among  fifty million social networking users, comes with liabilities. In the age of technology and an  interconnected networking overdrive, in hugely popular social networking sites as Facebook and twitter,  it’s not surprising that relationships, both long distance and those closer to home, […]

 
 

The Facebook Story – A Teen’s Perspective

The Facebook Story – A Teen’s Perspective

Do you own a farm with daily production of stock? Do you own a garage full of cars? Do you own a city ? Or are you now wondering how  insane these questions are? If you are still clueless to what I am talking about, chances are that you are […]

 
 

The Facebook Quiz – Discover your REAL Profile!

The Facebook Quiz – Discover your REAL Profile!

Unless you have been hiding under a sand dune for the past few years, you must have got an active Facebook (FB) account.  The level of activity and usage will probably depend on your age, gender and the proximity of your desk from the manager’s office. Your online profile and […]

 
 

Facebook set to launch its own phone by 2013 – report

Facebook set to launch its own phone by 2013 – report

Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly working with Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC, to come out with its own line of phones, and is considering to launch it in 2013. Sources close to Facebook have revealed that the company has even hired Apple’s former employees to work with HTC for the […]

 
 

Egypt dominates Arab world’s Facebook users, UAE leads on per capita basis

Egypt dominates Arab world’s Facebook users, UAE leads on per capita basis

The Arab world had a total of 45.2 million Facebook users at the end of June 2012 with Egyptians making up a quarter of total social network users, a report published on Wednesday said. According to statistics from the Arab Social Media Report (ASMR), Egypt has a total of 11.3 million Facebook […]

 
 

5 reasons Google+ is still alive after a year

5 reasons Google+ is still alive after a year

Google +, Google’s own social networking version, made a surprise entry into the race of social networking sites last year. This, however, raises two questions now: (a) “What the heck is Google+?” (b) “How is Google+ still alive?” Over the years, we have witnessed mushrooming of social networking sites, which […]

 
 

Facebook opens Dubai office amid IPO debacle

Facebook opens Dubai office amid IPO debacle

Facebook opened an office in Dubai on Wednesday and announced it will help boost advertising sales across the region with a user base of more than 45 million people. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) office inauguration comes at a time when its performance on the Nasdaq is coming under intense […]

 
 

Facebook Debacle: The Rise and Fall of the IPO

Facebook Debacle: The Rise and Fall of the IPO

The much awaited and anticipated Facebook IPO, fell flat on its face. It was dubbed the IPO of the century, it sure made the history books for this century. Facebook’s problems has led it being broiled into the law books. The court battles over the fizzled IPO could run for […]

 
 

Don’t take investing in Facebook at face value

Don’t take investing in Facebook at face value

By Paul Hymers, Finance Director at Atlas Corporate Services It can be thrilling to invest in a company you love, or to buy shares in a product you’ve used for years. However, as any savvy investor will tell you, investing your money should be a level-headed decision, not an emotional one! […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 22 May

Middle East Business News Review – 22 May

A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: ILO warns of worsening Arab youth unemployment ‘crisis’ More than a quarter of young people in the Middle East and North Africa region are unemployed, according to a new report published by the International Labour […]

 
 

Facebook’s surprise: Trick or Treat ?

Facebook’s surprise: Trick or Treat ?

Facebook is all set to address issues regarding the personal details it collects on its users. Initial signs are that the social networking giant is ready to provide any user with more about the information it stores and tracks. The enhanced archive feature is going to come into the fray […]

 
 

Rise of Facebook e-commerce

Rise of Facebook e-commerce

Facebook e-commerce is becoming the new trend over social media, as more and more consumers are looking forward to have social shopping and also companies are jumping over this F-commerce market. Some e-commerce start ups, backed by some tech financiers, are betting confidently that Facebook Inc can be the future […]

 
 

Yahoo threatens Facebook with patent wars

Yahoo threatens Facebook with patent wars

Yahoo Inc. has demanded licensing fees from social networking giant Facebook for using its technology, triggering fears of prolonged patent battles and lawsuits already raging across much of the technology world. According to the sources, Yahoo claimed that Facebook has included its technical mechanisms in ads, privacy controls, news feeds […]

 
 

MENA Governments Must Speak the Language of Social Media

MENA Governments Must Speak the Language of Social Media

Booz & Company Ramez Shehadi, Danny Karam, Fady Kassatly Booz & Company explains the importance of communication via social media   Fady Kassatly   Ramez Shehadi               Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2012: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has successfully joined the […]

 
 

The New Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0

The New Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0

PRESS RELEASE New OS delivers an enriched user experience for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet users Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced that the new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ OS 2.0 will be released for download today. BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 delivers an enhanced tablet experience and allows […]

 
 

How much is Facebook really worth?

How much is Facebook really worth?

Following the release of Facebook’s financial details last Wednesday, analysts have been giving different valuations for the worlds largest social website that vary from $50 billion to $125 billion. According to reports, Facebook has been growing rapidly since the last few years. Whether it is an accelerating growth or a […]

 
 

Zuckerberg takes Facebook to next level by filing $5 billion IPO

Zuckerberg takes Facebook to next level by filing $5 billion IPO

Mark Zuckerberg, founder, and CEO of Facebook Inc. has filed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of $5 billion on Wednesday. Facebook is the largest social networking site in the world which has more than 845 million members. It started as a small dream of Zuckerberg in his Harvard dorm room […]

 
 

Technology having bad impact on children’s social life: Report

Technology having bad impact on children’s social life: Report

A human being is a social being and no-one can thrive alone in this world. Children have been introduced to many technological devices that is potentially pushing them into solitude. This is an alarming trend that has developed with the advent of 21st century. Technology has taken over human lives. […]

 
 

Facebook readies historic IPO filing

Facebook readies historic IPO filing

Facebook plans to file papers with the US financial watchdog on Wednesday to begin the process of becoming a publicly listed company, reports suggested. According to the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, the site is being valued at around $75 and $100 billion. However, sources did not give […]

 
 

Twitter unhappy with Google changes

Twitter unhappy with Google changes

Google has come under renewed attack, this time yet again, for warping search results in favour of its social network. The search giant’s new feature mixes ‘standard’ Google search results with personalised inputs from Google+ social network. Micro blogging social network Twitter has criticised the latest move terming it a […]

 
 

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley in lead race to manage Facebook IPO

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley in lead race to manage Facebook IPO

The announcement of Facebook’s much-awaited initial public offering has taken the financial world by storm. Media reports suggest banking giants like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are keen to take the role as investment bankers. Facebook, with its huge stock sale of about $10 billion, is expected to take place […]

 
 

Facebook ‘likes’ its new cool space campus

Facebook ‘likes’ its new cool space campus

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, once said: “I think that people just have this core desire to express who they are. And I think that’s always existed.” While Facebook gives more than 500 million of its users the opportunity to express themselves the way they like, it also […]

 
 

Zynga IPO nosedives on debut

Zynga IPO nosedives on debut

If Zynga thought its success on the World Wide Web could be replicated on the Wall Street, it clearly did not happen. Shares of the online games maker fell 5% on their first day of trading. The IPO price values the company at about $9bn. However, the bubble burst on […]

 
 

Facebook joins hands with Paypal to help users transfer money

Facebook joins hands with Paypal to help users transfer money

Paypal has come out with an app called ‘Send Money’ that lets you send money to your friends on Facebook. The new application allows you a choice of either sending an e-card with money or just money. PayPal and Facebook infrastructure have now merged. This is another way to personalise […]