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The marketing campaigns launched by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Google include the Arab countries, which represent 20% of the incoming tourism traffic, and the nations of Europe, which represent 72%.
Hatem Dowidar has led Vodafone Egypt for a five-year period which has been the most difficult in the history of the telecommunications sector in the Egyptian market, facing major challenges and unprecedented changes.
Reuters – Viva Kuwait reported a more than six-fold rise in annual profit on Monday as the mobile telecommunications operator increased its customer base by a third. The Saudi Telecom Co (STC) affiliate made a net profit of KWD 24.25m ($86m) in 2013, up from KWD 3.87m a year earlier, according to its website. Viva, which competes with Zain and …
Amazon aims to gauge demand and test logistics before rolling out nationwide, mirroring its approach to its grocery delivery service, Amazon Fresh.
Egypt working towards increasing internet penetration especially in rural and marginalised areas and among persons with disabilities
US companies such as Yahoo Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc threaten the cyber-security of China and its Internet users, said the People’s Daily on its microblog, in comments echoed on the front page of the English-language China Daily.
75% of online purchasers are in their 30s or younger
Arab Tourism Organisation and Tourism Promotion Authority signs protocol of cooperation to establish training programme to raise e-marketing capabilities
The online hiring platform sees “massive” opportunity in Egypt and hopes to match entrepreneurs with freelancing youth seeking jobs
Two Dubai-based research firms state in their report that internet penetration will increase in Arab countries by 51% over next three years
Internet use is high in Iran, partly because many young Iranians turn to it to bypass an official ban on Western cultural products, and Tehran occasionally filters popular websites such as Twitter and Facebook.
The new technology could represent a significant feature for its Skype online chat service
Entrepreneurship “accelerator” sees its largest class of graduates to date
Winners awarded over EGP 4bn to spend on their innovative projects
Total number of internet users in Egypt rose to 2.77 million by the end of March, compared to 2.63 million in December, marking a 5.2% increase
Almost 50% of a 3,000 person sample face problems in accessing internet; some 40% struggle with absence of Arabic content
The Surface Pro 3 tablet, which comes in three models starting from $799 and costing up to $1,949, features a 12-inch screen, much larger than Apple iPad’s 9.7 inches.
Facebook said the performance of the initial group of video ads in the United States has been strong, but declined to elaborate.
It is the first MENA region multi-channel network to receive this accreditation, the company says
Just two years ago, the Canadian firm had a 40% share of the Indonesian market, shipping more than 600,000 handsets per quarter in a country once known as “BlackBerry Nation”.
Egypt had the highest level of local infection with 51.3%; online risks were moderate, Kaspersky Lab says
The e-commerce website stated that this come as part of its “commitment towards shaping the country’s e-commerce industry and its budding online entrepreneurs”
Cellcom was forecast to earn ILS 86m shekels on revenue of ILS 1.18bn, according to a Reuters poll.
The technological devices will facilitate voting process, eliminate double voting, MCIT says
The two telecom firms announced the deal following a meeting attended by more than 70 regional representatives, including Etisalat Group’s chief technical officer, Hatam Bamatraf.
Ministry announces three initiatives to improve Egypt’s digital economy
Reuters – Hewlett-Packard Co said it plans to invest more than $1bn over the next two years to develop and offer cloud-computing products and services. The company said it will make its OpenStack-based public cloud services available in 20 data centers over the next 18 months. OpenStack, a cloud computing project that HP co-founded, provides …
Under the changes, spouses of people with H-1B visas who have applied for permanent residency ‘green cards’ can also apply for permission to work.
Atef Helmy says 16 submarine cables are currently passing through the country
Much of the hiring is in sensor technology, an area Chief Executive Tim Cook singled out last year as primed “to explode”.