Category: Review

Venture Explains: Drones

What are they? Also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), drones are aircraft without a human pilot on board. They can either fly autonomously or be operated by remote control. What are they used for? Militaries around the world have…

Networking and Business Communication Apps

By Jane Hosking Quality communication within and beyond the workplace is key to a successful company and career. Here are five apps to help you grow your professional network and interact better with colleagues. Slack Slack is the team communication…

Setting Sail for Luxury

The Dubai International Boat Show is a highlight of the international boating calendar. Whether you’re buying or just there to browse, the five-day show provides an experience like no other. By Jane Hosking While only a short flight away, the…

Speaking Up

Public speaking can be intimidating for even the most confident of us. But there are ways to make it easier. By Jane Hosking The thought of standing up in front of a crowd can evoke feelings of dread and fear in…

Venture Explains: Net Neutrality

What is it? The belief that all web traffic should be treated equally. In practice this largely means broadband providers aren’t allowed to create ‘fast’ Internet lanes, and charge websites extra for accessing the boosted bandwidth speed. Who’s for it?…

Peugeot 508: French Finesse

The new Peugeot 508 proves that few car makers do comfortable and refined family saloons as well as Peugeot. By Ghaith Madadha Successor to the Peugeot 607, the 508 re-adopted the “5” nomenclature that served the brand so well in…

Sony Xperia Z3: Playing it Safe

While there’s no denying the Sony Xperia Z3 is an impressive piece of kit, it’s just a shame Sony didn’t attempt to anything really innovative with its latest flagship smartphone. By Sadad Talhouni With its Xperia Z line, Sony has…

Boulevard Arjaan: High End Hospitality

Rotana’s newly opened serviced hotel apartments aim to offer luxury long-stay lodgings at the heart of Abdali’s Boulevard.  By Elisa Oddone After years in development, guests can finally check into Rotana’s new set of Arjaan-branded serviced hotel apartments that run…

The Elevator Pitch

Summing up your business idea to a potential investor in under a minute is no easy task. But the key to a successful elevator pitch is preparation. By Dina Al-Wakeel Alexander Graham Bell said that, before anything else, preparation is…

How to: Build an App Ecosystem

This article appeared in the February, 2014 edition of Venture. Mobile apps obviously hold huge business potential, but how do we get Jordan to make more? By Max Marin In the last decade, the Middle East has embraced smartphones, especially in…