Tag: Smartphones

Going Global with Globitel

Since helping lay the foundations of Jordan’s technology industry, Globitel has steadily expanded its reach into international markets. By Elisa Oddone Starting with voicemail services in 1996, Jordanian telecom solutions provider Globitel has evolved into a regional tech leader with…

Five Factors for Success

If you want your MENA e-commerce venture to thrive, it needs five key factors. By Khaldoon Tabaza In the rush to create the next big online success story in the MENA region, it’s useful for our industry to pause and…

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…

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How Microsoft Got its Mojo Back

With the help of the feature-packed Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft is set to stage a major comeback. By Zeid Nasser Microsoft was the darling of the tech industry during the 80s and 90s. Infatuation with Bill Gates and his…

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,…

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…

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Will Robots Inherit the Earth?

For some, the great leaps being made in the field of artificial intelligence will only benefit mankind. But the possibility of thinking machines has others worried. By Zeid Nasser Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us, whether in the form…

ICT in 2014: A Year in Review

From falling telecom revenues to the roll out of fiber and 4G, 2014 has been a year of mixed blessings for Jordan’s technology sector. By Laith Abou-Ragheb Technology companies gathered at Amman’s King Hussein Business Park last month for the…

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Where Tech Heads Next

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s worth taking a look at past and future predictions in device sales and usage.  By Zeid Nasser      Over recent years, technology market analysts like IDC and Gartner have been obsessed with making predictions…

Smartphone Generation

In case you hadn’t noticed, the MENA region is undergoing a mobile Internet revolution. By Khaldoon Tabaza What’s the biggest indicator related to the online market opportunity in the UAE and Saudi Arabia that beats all other developed and developing…