Category: Technology

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On-demand is in Demand

Want someone to wash your laundry or give you a haircut in the comfort of your living room? There are an on-demand smartphone apps that offer these services and many more. By Zeid Nasser The phrase “there’s an app for…

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Corporate Citizenship in the Tech World

The likes of Microsoft, Intel, and Oracle want to be more than just simple technology firms—they’re now aiming to be good corporate citizens that can bring about positive change in communities around the world. By Zeid Nasser For years, tech…

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Tech Talent Tournament

As a high profile showcase for Jordan’s brightest young minds, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is hard to beat. By Zeid Nasser The Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s global technology competition for students between the ages of 16 and 24. Since it began…

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Disruption Calling

Relentless convergence continues to rattle telecom operators and their once lucrative business models. What can they do to adapt? By Zeid Nasser Telecom operators are in a curious position at the moment. They owe their very existence to the same…

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Beware the Brand Trolls

Brand trolling is making managing your online corporate identity even tougher. By Zeid Nasser For those lucky enough to have never encountered one, an Internet troll is a person who starts arguments, upsets people, and posts inflammatory messages in an…

Why Should Your Business Go Mobile?

Throughout the Middle East, rapid and widespread use of mobile devices has transformed how consumers work and live. Large, small, and midsize enterprises as well as public-sector agencies have a unique opportunity to unlock this potential and drive business growth….

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The Spy in Your Pocket

There’s yet another emerging, unpleasant side-effect to the revolution of personal gadgets: cyberstalking. By Zeid Nasser For all the convenience and pleasure a mobile phone provides, it still apparently doubles as a personal tracking device. Whether it’s in your pocket…

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How Microsoft Got its Mojo Back

With the help of the feature-packed Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft is set to stage a major comeback. By Zeid Nasser Microsoft was the darling of the tech industry during the 80s and 90s. Infatuation with Bill Gates and his…

Full Growth for MENA Internet in 2015

These are exciting times for MENA’s online industry. Traditional sectoral investors are starting to worry about the impact of low oil prices, a potential slowdown in construction and real-estate, and eroding margins in telecom and banking. On the other hand,…

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Waiting on the Internet of Things

Everyone agrees the Internet of Things will revolutionize our homes. But it’s not clear when this might happen. By Zeid Nasser Some find it hard to define, but the Internet of Things (IoT) simply refers to ‘things’ that are connected…