Tag: Jordan

How Low Can Oil Go?

The oil market’s reaction to America’s renewed military operations in the Middle East has been counter to normal expectations. Rather than rise in price, Brent dropped from $115 in June to below $100 in September. How can this correction be…

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Terrifying Tweets

IS is expertly using social media to fulfill its objectives. This makes it even harder to stop. By Osama Al Sharif The main objective of propaganda is to sway, influence, and manipulate public opinion. In today’s information age, it’s becoming…

Amman Stock Exchange: Boom to Bust

The madness of Jordan’s stock market gold rush is the focus of a new book by the celebrated economic journalist, Yousef Damra. By Sadad Talhouni The spectacular rise and fall of the Amman Stock Exchange is a fast-fading memory for…

Persistent Piracy

While software piracy appears to be gradually declining in the Kingdom, Microsoft Jordan’s Intellectual Property Lead Sana Jaser says it remains a serious problem. By Jane Hosking A survey recently released by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) revealed that software…

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…

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Wearable Technology 2.0

With the long awaited unveiling of the Apple Watch, we’re now finally witnessing the second coming of wearable tech. Tech Talk – Zeid Nasser As you would expect from such an exacting and detail-obsessed company, it was a long time before…

Scaling Up

How suited are the region’s companies to scalability, which has become a key way of assessing new ventures and gauging their potential? The Strategist – Nader Museitif Scalability addresses how a business can reach and serve a mass customer base…

MENA’s Online Payments Puzzle

A lot of consumers in our region would like to spend money online. So what’s holding them back? By Khaldoon Tabaza How to implement online payment systems that most people are willing and able to use remains a big hindrance…

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…