Author Archives: Laith Abu-Ragheb

BREXIT

Venture Explains: Brexit

What is it? This summer, Britain is set to hold a referendum on whether to exit—or Brexit—the European Union. Why is a referendum taking place? Britain last voted in 1975 on whether it wanted to remain part of the EU,…

QAIA

QAIA Tops Airport Service Quality Awards

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has been voted the best airport in the region for the second year in a row at the annual Airport Service Quality Awards. QAIA beat off stiff competition from the likes of Dubai International Airport…

Aqaba Container Terminal (Act) CEO Jeppe Jensen

ACT’s Jeppe Jensen: Harboring Ambitions

Aqaba Container Terminal’s CEO says his company is working hard to support Jordan’s industries and develop Aqaba into the most sustainable gateway into the Levant. By Venture Staff Over the past decade ACT has grown to become a state-of-the-art mainliner…

Feeling the Squeeze, Orange Comes Out Fighting

A revamped range of mobile packages is just one of the ways Orange Jordan CEO Jerome Henique is trying to stay ahead of the competition amidst tougher than ever trading conditions. By Laith Abou-Ragheb As well as spending millions of…

Tech Home

The Happy Hi-Tech Home

There are some brilliant gadgets around at the moment that are designed to make your home life that little bit more fun and manageable. Here are four of the best. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Nutribullet www.nutribullet.com Don’t make the mistake…

Entrepreneurs and startups

Startup Do’s and Don’ts

The life of an entrepreneur is often a tough one. But as Marwan Juma has learned during his kaleidoscopic career in tech, there are ways to make it easier. By Laith Abou-Ragheb When it comes to Jordan’s tech sector, there…

automation

Venture Explains: The Automation Job Threat

What is it? Just like the Luddites, the nineteenth century English textile workers who decided to smash the weaving machines putting them out of a job, more and more workers today are fearful that great leaps in automation and robotics…

Jordanian-led Team Develops Flying, Submersible Drone

A Jordanian-led university research team that developed a drone that can fly, float, and dive underwater has won a $1 million prize at a top international competition. The Loon Copter, which was built by a group of University of Oakland…

Batelco Receives Bids for Umniah

Bahrain’s Batelco said it has received bids to buy Umniah, ending months of speculation surrounding the possible sale of Jordan’s third biggest telecom operator. “After a detailed review of the asset by Batelco and its financial advisor, it was decided…

Venture Explains: The Middle East’s Climate Change Catastrophe

What is it? Recent high-profile talks in Paris again highlighted what a big challenge climate change represents to the planet’s future. But some scientists are now predicting it could make parts of our region too hot for habitation in the…