Monthly Archives: June 2015

SESAME: A Scientific Step Forward

Jordan has never excelled at scientific study. But a newly revamped, first-of-its-kind research facility could change that. By Elisa Oddone When discussing Jordan’s efforts to develop a knowledge-driven economy, the important role research and development can play is too often…

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Not Free Enough

Sadly, there was no cause for Jordan to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. By Osama Al Sharif Last month, Jordan, along with most countries, marked World Press Freedom Day. We didn’t rate well. The Freedom House Index placed Jordan 155…

Learn to Sell

Mastering the art of selling will put any entrepreneur in good stead. By Robert Carroll Years ago, I told my father I wanted to be a CEO when I grew up. Of what kind of company, it didn’t matter. No…

McLaren 650S Coupe: A Super Supercar

Many believe the breathtaking McLaren 650S is the supercar the 12C always should have been. It’s hard to disagree. By Ghaith Madadha With futuristic sci-fi looks and more viscerally engaging driving dynamics, the 650S was meant to bridge the gap…

Lenovo Upbeat about its Smartphones in Jordan

Lenovo launched its first range of smartphones in Jordan last month, joining other big Chinese tech manufacturers like Huawei in trying to capture a slice of the Kingdom’s growing handset market. Lenovo released seven budget-to-midrange models, ranging in price from…

Telr-Made Solutions for Region’s E-Commerce

Online payment company Telr is hoping to speed up the adoption of e-commerce in the region by offering merchants unique, tailor-made solutions. By Dina Al-Wakeel Sirish Kumar, the co-founder and CEO of online payment gateway Telr, said his company is working…

Samsung Back to its Best

After tripping up with the underwhelming Galaxy S5, Samsung are back on top of their game with their latest flagship smartphones, the S6 and S6 Edge. By Sadad Talhouni Samsung’s Galaxy line has been on a downhill trajectory following the…

Vocational Training Boost Needed – Al Qassem

If in the past Jordan’s education system was directed at encouraging students to embrace an academic path, now the pendulum must swing back towards vocational training, Arabian Business Consultants for Development CEO Laith al Qassem said during last month’s Educating…

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UNHCR Launches Fundraising Campaign for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

The UNHCR has launched a major campaign during the holy month of Ramadan to raise funds to help some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families in Jordan. In less than 48 hours, the “LIFELINE” campaign managed to raise $1,600,000,…

Time to Run

Apple’s new smartwatch works great as a fitness tracker. But for runners, the much-hyped device lacks several key features, not least built-in GPS to map workouts with real accuracy. That’s not a problem with dedicated running watches, though. Here are…