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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….

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…

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…

Full Growth for MENA Internet in 2015

These are exciting times for MENA’s online industry. Traditional sectoral investors are starting to worry about the impact of low oil prices, a potential slowdown in construction and real-estate, and eroding margins in telecom and banking. On the other hand,…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Rana Hamarneh

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Managing Partner at AdPro Communications Rana Hamarneh, managing partner at Amman-based…

Samsung Gets Connected

The Internet of Things took center stage at this year’s Samsung MENA Forum, the mammoth annual event where the Korean tech giant unveils its product lineup for the coming year. Samsung Electronics Middle East and North Africa President Choong Ro…

Hellofood Pushes into Online Groceries

Online food ordering giant Hellofood has joined forces with the Dukkan supermarket chain to launch an online grocery delivery service. “We have started expanding to grocery stores as our aim is to become the leading marketplace for food,” said Hellofood…