Category: Review

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…

To Franchise or Not to Franchise?

This article appeared in the March, 2014 edition of Venture.   Even as Jordanian businesses continue to struggle under difficult economic conditions, franchises continue to survive and, in many cases, thrive.   By Jane Hosking While buying a franchise may not…

Venture Explains: The Sharing Economy

What is it? A broad, catch-all term to describe an economic model in which you rent or borrow an asset owned by someone else. Countless Internet-based services are springing up to facilitate these new types of transactions across a host…

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: A Fast Cat

The hard top successor to Jaguar’s design classic is a ferociously quick beast. By Ghaith Madadha The F-Type, the successor to the iconic 1961-75 E-Type, finally made its debut in 2013 in the guise of a stylish and slinky convertible….

Apps to Boost your Productivity

By Jane Hosking Being at your productive best can be a challenge, especially if you work in a fast-paced and high-pressure line of work. Here are five apps to help you become more organized and efficient. Wunderlist       …