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Timeless Timepieces

Officine Panerai is confident its luxury timepieces face no threat from smartwatches. By Jane Hosking By creating a $17,000 edition of its new tech-laden timepiece, Apple is making an audacious grab at the multimillion dollar luxury watch market. But Officine…

Easy Taxi’s Popularity Picking Up

Easy Taxi’s regional boss says Ammanis are fast catching on to the benefits of using the mobile taxi booking service. By Elisa Oddone Mobile taxi booking apps are exploding in popularity in cities around the world, and according to Easy…

Growing to Compete

Amman’s Kempinski is undertaking a major expansion to take on growing competition in the capital. By Elisa Oddone A string of new five star hotels are due to open in Amman in the near future, sharply raising the competitive stakes…

Just Build It

Boston-based Sami Shalabi, who famously moved to Google with his Zingku startup in 2007, was recently back in Jordan to attend its edition of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The head engineer of Google’s Digital Publishing Platform had a simple message for…

Italy Offers Eco Expertise

Specialist Italian companies are keen to help Jordan deal with its big energy and environmental challenges. By Elisa Oddone Italian Trade Commissioner Alessio Ponz de Leon Pisani said a recent visit by a group of eco-minded Italian firms, aimed to…

Mövenpick on the Move

These are tough times for our region’s hotels, but Mövenpick is still gaining ground. By Dina al Wakeel Tourism in our part of the world is far from being in rude health. Instability has scared many foreign tourists away, leaving…

Beecell and a Changing Tech World

Beecell shows how mobile value-added services providers can stay relevant in a fast-evolving technology market. By Dina al-Wakeel  Gone are the days when we just used our mobile phones to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. On-the-go broadband technology…

Going with Go

Emad Morcos, senior vice president of business development and digital at OSN, talks about the network’s newest foray into the world of online viewership. By Sadad Talhouni According to research group Ovum, OSN is expected to roughly double its subscriber base…

Look Who’s Calling

Millions of smartphone users in Jordan are turning to Truecaller to rid themselves of nuisance and spam callers. By Sadad Talhouni With 65 million users worldwide, Truecaller is easily the most popular of a growing number of apps that allow…