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The Luxury Baby Benz

It might be compact, but the new Mercedes C-Class is no less high-end. By Gaith Madadha When first introduced during the 1980s, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class’ 190-series predecessor was seen as the Stuttgart brand’s ‘baby-Benz.’ The latest fourth generation C-Class incarnation,…

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…

Yahoo to Close Office in Jordan

In a move that will come as a major blow to Jordan’s ICT ambitions, Yahoo, the tech giant that bought Maktoob for millions, has announced it will be shuttering its Amman office by the end of the year. Yahoo said…

Cashing in on E-commerce

Local e-commerce startup CashBasha, which allows shoppers to make cash payments for products listed on Amazon.com, said it’s handled around 1,600 orders since it was established at the start of the year. ChashBasha Cofounder Fouad Jeryes said his company is…

The Galaxy Tab S: A Stellar Tablet

With its latest Galaxy Tab, Samsung finally seems to have caught up with Apple in the high-end tablet game. By Sadad Talhouni When it comes to premium tablets, none have so far been able to match the iPad in terms…

Dashing to the Forefront

DASH Ventures is fast shaping up to be a major player in the venture capital field. By Sadad Talhouni Photography by Alaa’ al-Sukhny DASH Ventures is a micro venture capital firm that focuses on early stage investments. Since it was…

Citibank – 40 Years in Jordan

Citi is marking its fortieth year of operating in Jordan. The Kingdom’s important banking sector has changed a great deal over this time, but the financial giant appears to have adapted and thrived under the most challenging of circumstances. By…

8 Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Wish your staff were more productive? There are many strategies you can use to increase their motivation to get more done. By Jane Hosking Isn’t it the job of employees to just focus on their work and get things done?…

Setting the Privatization Record Straight

Many still suspect major mistakes were made during Jordan’s controversial privatization drive. A year-long investigation led by Omar Razzaz, chairman of the Privatization Evaluation Committee, has now concluded the sell-off of public assets was by and large smoothly executed, but…

Solidere Soldiers On

Solidere, the developer credited with breathing life back into Beirut’s civil war-ravaged center, has struggled in recent years to weather the impact of continuing regional unrest inspired by the Arab Spring. But there are now real signs the company may…