Tag: Internet

Universities to Launch Digital Learning Platform

Jordan’s public universities are aiming to increase their Internet presence through a new online platform that will pool lectures, examinations, and lesson plans. The Jordan Universities Network (JUNet), in partnership with Microsoft Jordan, will launch the Jordan Open Courseware Platform—www.elearning.edu.jo—in…

Not Free Enough

Sadly, there was no cause for Jordan to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. By Osama Al Sharif Last month, Jordan, along with most countries, marked World Press Freedom Day. We didn’t rate well. The Freedom House Index placed Jordan 155…

Beware the Brand Trolls

Brand trolling is making managing your online corporate identity even tougher. By Zeid Nasser For those lucky enough to have never encountered one, an Internet troll is a person who starts arguments, upsets people, and posts inflammatory messages in an…

Arabia.com: The Legacy Lives On

Twenty years have passed since a team of creative young Jordanians launched Arabia.com, the first ever Arabic web portal. Even though it fell victim to the dot-com crash, the pioneering Internet project left behind a legacy that resonates to this…

Google’s Internet Balloons Near Lift Off

Google have never been a company to shy away from a challenge. With Project Loon, the tech giant is having a crack at connecting millions of people around the world to the Internet via balloons drifting around the stratosphere. According…

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?…

The Spy in Your Pocket

There’s yet another emerging, unpleasant side-effect to the revolution of personal gadgets: cyberstalking. By Zeid Nasser For all the convenience and pleasure a mobile phone provides, it still apparently doubles as a personal tracking device. Whether it’s in your pocket…

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…

Understanding Millennials

Figuring out what makes millennials tick is key to unlocking their potential as consumers and workers. Millennials seem to be all the rage today. The generation that hit young adulthood around the year 2000 are the holy grail for marketing…

E-Commerce Growth Driving Interest in Online Security

Jordan’s fast developing e-commerce market is convincing more companies to seek ways of making online transactions more secure, said Medhat Iskander, business development manager at payment solution provider BPC Banking Technologies. “Fraud happens when not enough security measures are implemented….