Tag: Internet

Beyond the PC and Tablet

After yet another year of falling sales, it now seems certain that PCs and tablets are quickly being pushed aside in favor of phablets, wearables, and an exciting future based around ambient computing. By Zeid Nasser The future of the…

Batelco Receives Bids for Umniah

Bahrain’s Batelco said it has received bids to buy Umniah, ending months of speculation surrounding the possible sale of Jordan’s third biggest telecom operator. “After a detailed review of the asset by Batelco and its financial advisor, it was decided…

Shopping with Friends

Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter are now muscling in on the e-commerce game. By Zeid Nasser Social Commerce fuses two already existing and massive parts of our digital lifestyles. Put simply, it means the utilization of social media…

Ronaldo Mouchawar, Souq.com CEO

Souq.com: Riding High on the E-Commerce Wave

Over the past decade, Souq.com has quickly risen to become the region’s largest online retailer. The company’s CEO and Founder Ronaldo Mouchawar is confident of even greater success as enthusiasm for e-commerce amongst consumers picks up pace. By Dina al-Wakeel…

Time Management

Making the Most of Your Time

That growing pile of work in your in-tray is best tackled with the right time management skills. By Jane Hosking Do you ever feel like you’re not getting as much done with your time as you should? With so many…

TechWadi Eyes Start-Up Potential

Google’s Sharif El-Badawi sees signs of a tech eco-system forming in the region—and Jordan is right at the heart of it. By Camilla Caraccio When he’s not spotting and nurturing talent in his role as a partner lead to VCs…

Struggling Yahoo to End Middle East Presence in April

Yahoo, the troubled Internet giant that famously bought Jordan’s Maktoob, said it plans to close its last remaining Middle Eastern office in April. In a statement, Yahoo said the decision to shutter its Dubai office came as part of the…

Post at Your Peril?

This month: A worrying interpretation of the law, how to stop news websites from trading in sensationalist rumors, and why terrible events in Paris shouldn’t stifle the freedom to express ourselves online. By Osama al Sharif Journalists and social media…

Fintech and the Future of Banking

Fast growing fintech firms are forcing traditional brick-and-mortar lenders to adapt to new realities in the banking sector. By Zeid Nasser The term Fintech, which is short for financial technology, has emerged over the past few years to describe Internet-driven…

ArabiaWeather to Fund Expansion With $7 Million Investment

ArabiaWeather, Jordan’s popular privately-owned weather website, recently raised $5 million in funding that will be used to fund a major expansion drive. Mohammed al Shaker, ArabiaWeather’s founder and CEO, said the investment deal was led jointly by Silicon Badia and…