Category: Technology

Surging Online Classifieds

Classified ads in the region are rapidly switching from print to online, with beneficial results for all.   By Khaldoon Tabaza Anyone who enjoys nothing more than getting their fingers covered in ink while leafing through a classifieds newspaper on…

Prying Eyes in the Workplace

At this very moment, an HR rep could be sifting through your Twitter feed in an effort to make you a more efficient employee, or to judge your suitability for a job vacancy. Outraged? You’re not alone.  Tech Talk- Zeid…

The Right to be Forgotten

As we immerse ourselves ever deeper into the digital world, can we really expect to control what information appears about us online? Tech Talk- Zeid Nasser Five years ago, a Spanish lawyer took Google to court because he wanted to…

Few are Buying into E-commerce

Having achieved some headway of late, e-commerce in the region is still a long way from where it needs to be. The Strategist- Nader Museitif E-commerce remains the talk of the town. Big funding rounds continue to pop up for…

Office in Your Pocket

It’s time to unleash the true potential of your mobile device. Is that tablet sitting on your desk at the office just used for checking emails, presenting some slides, and playing Angry Birds? If it is, then maybe it’s time…

More Maktoobs to Come

Some are concerned that Maktoob’s stellar success was a one-off. They needn’t be. Five years ago, two Jordanian entrepreneurs sold their startup to one of the largest Internet companies in the world. Appropriately named Maktoob (Arabic for “letter”), it was…