Tag: Tech

Growing to Compete

Amman’s Kempinski is undertaking a major expansion to take on growing competition in the capital. By Elisa Oddone A string of new five star hotels are due to open in Amman in the near future, sharply raising the competitive stakes…

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Waiting on the Internet of Things

Everyone agrees the Internet of Things will revolutionize our homes. But it’s not clear when this might happen. By Zeid Nasser Some find it hard to define, but the Internet of Things (IoT) simply refers to ‘things’ that are connected…

Too Little, Too Late

Too many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of releasing underwhelming products that have already missed the proverbial boat. By Robert Carroll An all too common mistake made by entrepreneurs is to create a product that’s only marginally better than its existing…

Venture Explains: 3D Printing

What is it? Many are predicting a manufacturing revolution is about to be ushered in by 3D printers: machines that can create a three-dimensional replica of almost any object, from toy figurines to human cartilage. While the technology for 3D…

Printing Tomorrow

This article appeared in the June, 2014 edition of Venture.   Armed with groundbreaking software designed to make 3D printing easier, Mixed Dimensions Inc. CEO Muhannad Taslaq aims to dominate an emerging technology sector that’s revolutionizing manufacturing as we know it….

Just Build It

Boston-based Sami Shalabi, who famously moved to Google with his Zingku startup in 2007, was recently back in Jordan to attend its edition of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The head engineer of Google’s Digital Publishing Platform had a simple message for…

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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…

Italy Offers Eco Expertise

Specialist Italian companies are keen to help Jordan deal with its big energy and environmental challenges. By Elisa Oddone Italian Trade Commissioner Alessio Ponz de Leon Pisani said a recent visit by a group of eco-minded Italian firms, aimed to…

Working Behind the Wall

Entrepreneurs should start using the economic barriers surrounding the MENA market to their own advantage. By Robert Carroll Sometimes I feel like there’s a high wall surrounding the Arab world. Not literally, of course, because people come and go all…

Keep Diversifying Energy – First Solar

US photovoltaic company First Solar, which plans to build one of the region’s biggest solar power plants in southern Jordan, said recent major oil price fluctuations mean it’s vital for states in the region to continue diversifying their energy sources….