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Tech Talent Tournament

As a high profile showcase for Jordan’s brightest young minds, Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is hard to beat. By Zeid Nasser The Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s global technology competition for students between the ages of 16 and 24. Since it began…

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Wasted Youth

Jordan’s economy might be improving, but youth unemployment remains a pressing challenge. By Khalid W. Wazani Every six months, the World Bank publishes the Jordan Economic Monitor. The wide-ranging report provides a snapshot of how the Kingdom’s economy is performing…

Audi RS6 Avant: Supercar Station Wagon

The Audi RS6 is a family work horse bred for speed. By Ghaith Madadha The go-to brand for high performance premium station wagons—or Avant in Audi-speak— Audi was an early proponent and trendsetter with the 1983-91 200 Quattro Avant and 1994-95…

McLaren 650S Coupe: A Super Supercar

Many believe the breathtaking McLaren 650S is the supercar the 12C always should have been. It’s hard to disagree. By Ghaith Madadha With futuristic sci-fi looks and more viscerally engaging driving dynamics, the 650S was meant to bridge the gap…

Telr-Made Solutions for Region’s E-Commerce

Online payment company Telr is hoping to speed up the adoption of e-commerce in the region by offering merchants unique, tailor-made solutions. By Dina Al-Wakeel Sirish Kumar, the co-founder and CEO of online payment gateway Telr, said his company is working…

Enter the House of Genius

House of Genius offers budding entrepreneurs the world over the chance to pick the brains of industry leaders. It looks like the popular meetups might be coming to our part of the world soon. By Dina Al Wakeel A typical…

Volatility Is Good

Market volatility never really goes away. The trick is learning to adapt to it. By Nader Museitif This year has seen a good share of volatility, on both global and regional levels. The price of oil has dipped since the…

Climbing Up

In the World Economic Forum’s recently published Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015, Jordan managed to improve its position, moving up from 68 to 64 out of 144 economies. Margareta Drzeniek, director and lead economist, Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network, tells Venture…

Hope for Startups

Startup guru Christopher Schroeder is a firm believer in the MENA region’s entrepreneurial spirit, which he says is inspiring young, tech-savvy Arabs to leverage the little they have to shape a better future for themselves and those around them.     By…

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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…