Monthly Archives: April 2015

E-Commerce Growth Driving Interest in Online Security

Jordan’s fast developing e-commerce market is convincing more companies to seek ways of making online transactions more secure, said Medhat Iskander, business development manager at payment solution provider BPC Banking Technologies. “Fraud happens when not enough security measures are implemented….

The Entrepreneur in Everyone

The definition of what constitutes entrepreneurship is far too narrow. We must learn to celebrate enterprising individuals no matter where they appear. By Yusuf Mansur What comes to your mind when you hear the term “entrepreneur”? Almost everyone would conjure…

Mubadarah: The Politics of the Possible

After successfully pressuring the government to grant civil rights to the children of Jordanian women married to foreigners, MP Mustafa Hamarneh’s Mubadarah legislative bloc is out to prove that parliament isn’t an ineffectual talking shop. By Abdul-Wahab Kayyali and Dina…

Alternative Citizenship: Putting a Price on a Passport

Worried about your future in the Middle East? If you’re wealthy enough, citizenship of a safer far away country is only a check away. By Elisa Oddone Keen to insure themselves against regional political and economic uncertainty, a growing number…

The Elevator Pitch

Summing up your business idea to a potential investor in under a minute is no easy task. But the key to a successful elevator pitch is preparation. By Dina Al-Wakeel Alexander Graham Bell said that, before anything else, preparation is…

Samsung Introduces High-Performance Flash Memory

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, introduced a high-performance mobile memory storage based on Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) 5.0 technology. The new 128 gigabyte (GB), 3-bit NAND-based eMMC 5.0 storage is targeted at the smartphone and…

The Hub Participates in IKEA’s Communication Workshop

In an unprecedented initiative, a group of marketing and communications experts from agencies handling IKEA account in Jordan, Kuwait and Morocco were invited for a one-week comprehensive communications workshop that was carried out in different IKEA locations in Sweden and…

Thinking Critically

Last month, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the United States with a group of around 30 women entrepreneurs from across the region. The visit, which was organized by the US State Department and Goldman Sachs aimed to…

New Traffic Cameras Making Roads Safer – GAM

Despite their unpopularity with motorists, GAM said there’s clear evidence the recent installment of 22 new traffic cameras around Amman is making the capital’s roads safer. In their first day of operation last month, the new cameras, which include five…

Longines Global Champions Tour

The Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach

As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Global Champions Tour, Longines was delighted to present the inaugural leg of the 2015 series as well as one of its highlights: the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of…