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Screenshot To overcome media blockade by mainstream media to its news and views and to talk directly to the general Arab public, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS)launched its Twitter account @dw_sham tweeting in Arabic about the Levant branch. The state was formed after Abu Baker Al Baghdadi Al Hashimi Al Qarashi leader of the Islamic State...
Screenshot A new survey from the Arab Advisors Group probed the media consumption habits in the UAE. The survey provides insights into the broadcast and online media consumption habits in the country. The Arab Advisors Group concluded a new survey of the UAE population (above 18 years of age) probing media adoption and usage. The survey revealed high lev...
Screenshot eMarketing Egypt announced the fourth report in its series of reports about Facebook in Egypt: Facebook in Egypt...e-Marketing Insights. With 16 million users, Egypt’s Facebook community evolved to be the 17th largest worldwide, in addition to being the largest in the Arab region. With this size Facebook users in Egypt are equivalent to ab...
Screenshot Facebook released its first-ever transparency report on Tuesday, detailing the number of times governments around the world asked for information on its users and how many times the facebook turned over the data requested. The report reveals that Egypt have asked for the data of 11 users but those request were denied by facebook. Qatar h...
Screenshot In collaboration with Discover Digital Arabia, Startappz released Videographic recapping changes in the tech industry in the Middle East for the year 2012. Highlights of the videographic include: • Facebook & Linkedin opening offices in the Middle East. • New incubators and investment funds launching in different parts of the Middle East ...
Screenshot The Palestinian security researcher who posted into Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook wall to bring in attention to a bug he discovered on facebook that allows users to post in the walls of non friends will get at least $11,000 as a reward — but not from Facebook, it will come from an online donation crowdsourced campaign. The reward was collected ...
Screenshot Yahoo! today announced that it has appointed Dawn Airey as senior vice president and lead of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operation, effective immediately. Airey will be based in the company’s London office and will report to COO Henrique de Castro. Beginning November 1, Christophe Parcot, who has served as Yahoo!’...
Screenshot Jordan has been debuted as silicon valley of the Arab world excluding the occupation state of “Israel”. Many well known regional and global IT and Internet brands came from Jordan: Maktoob which was acquired by Yahoo! Jeeran, TeleFinity, Globetel, Ketab Technologies, Optimiza and Rubicon to name a few. But that might be changing as represent...
Screenshot Palestinian information system expert says he was forced to post a bug report on facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page after the social network’s security team failed to recognize that a critical vulnerability he found allows anyone to post on someone's wall even if they were not friends on facebook. The vulnerability, which was ...
Screenshot A group of top mobile phone distributors from across the Kingdom held a press conference on Sunday 28th July, 2013, at the Sheraton Hotel in Amman. Attended by a group of prominent local media representatives, the press conference was aimed at discussing the recent increase on the special tax imposed on mobile phones, based on law no. 64 for the ...
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