Tag: Internet

Personal Cloud Computing Services

For many of us, cloud computing has thankfully swept away the need to carry around a USB drive and load lengthy attachments to emails. Opting for cloud storage you can easily back up files, work collaboratively with others, and sync…

The Media Battle for Gaza

As the guns fall silent in Gaza, the Palestinians have emerged as winners in their recent heated media war with the Israelis. Media and Society- Osama Al Sharif Both sides in this summer’s bloody Gazan war have claimed victory. Like…

Going with Go

Emad Morcos, senior vice president of business development and digital at OSN, talks about the network’s newest foray into the world of online viewership. By Sadad Talhouni According to research group Ovum, OSN is expected to roughly double its subscriber base…

Tomorrow’s TV

How worried should the region’s traditional broadcasters be about the rise of Internet TV? By Laith Abou-Ragheb The battle for viewers and ads is heating up between the region’s established TV networks and over-the-top upstarts like YouTube and Netflix, which…

Internet of Things

Technology trends don’t come more dazzling or daunting than the Internet of Things. In simple terms, it involves virtually every object around you, whether an alarm clock or a mid-sized family sedan, being hooked up to the Internet via sensors….

More Maktoobs to Come

Some are concerned that Maktoob’s stellar success was a one-off. They needn’t be. Five years ago, two Jordanian entrepreneurs sold their startup to one of the largest Internet companies in the world. Appropriately named Maktoob (Arabic for “letter”), it was…