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Egypt court rejects transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Egypt court rejects transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Administrative court rejected on Monday a government plan to transfer two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in a final ruling that prompted...
Watch Dubai New Year's Eve fireworks live on Twitter

Watch Dubai New Year’s Eve fireworks live on Twitter

Twitter announced today that they are partnering with global property developer Emaar to live-stream the New Year’s Eve firework displays in Dubai. The live stream will...
Meryl Streep, Meryl Streep fires up Golden Globes with anti-Trump message

Meryl Streep fires up Golden Globes with anti-Trump message

At the Golden Globes, Meryl Streep gets political with anti-Trump message: "Join me in supporting the committee to protect journalists." Watch Meryl Streep's Powerful Speech https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHollywoodReporter%2Fvideos%2F10154058510677750%2F&show_text=0&width=560
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YouTube Launches Aflam Arabic Movies Library

Youtube Aflam is a movie library, aggregating Egyptian cinema classics from different official channels in one organized channel. Aggregation is a smart way to create a movies library on youtube. It's...
Snapchat to open its Middle East office in Dubai this November

Snapchat to open its Middle East office in Dubai this November

Social media network Snapchat is set to enter the Middle East region with the opening of an office in Dubai. The office, which is...
WhatsApp ends support to blackberry, iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4S, iOS 6, nokia, windows phones

WhatsApp to end support for millions of phones in 2017

  World's most popular messaging app, WhatsApp has some tough decisions and it's really bad news for many people. The Facebook-owned company, WhatsApp announced that its mobile app...
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Mazady’s iPhone 7 Auction Closes at EGP 7,800

Egypt’s first mobile-based auction service, Mazady, said Wednesday its auctioned iPhone 7 was sold for EGP 7,800 at 42 percent off its market value. Mazady...
A Look Back at UBER Egypt in 2016: Top Driver, Riders and More Data

A Look Back at UBER Egypt in 2016: Top Driver, Riders and More Data

Cairo remains UBER’s fastest growing city across EMEA region, the company reached over 40,000 drivers a month, from 2000 at the same time last year. UBER...
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Big data more important than ever as e-commerce market in MENA booms

The e-commerce industry has been growing dramatically in the Middle East lately with an average revenue of $39 billion in 2015; and a projected...
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Nile FM reaches two million followers on Twitter

On Thursday, Cairo based radio station Nile FM reached two million followers on Twitter – making it the most followed radio station account in...
Wael Fakharany joins Careem as Managing Director Egypt and Senior VP

Wael Fakharany joins Careem as Managing Director Egypt and Senior VP

Wael Fakharany joined Careem as Managing Director Egypt and Senior Vice President Government Relationship, after 16 years of leadership positions with Google Egypt, MEA, Emitac Group, 3Com and Wireless Dynamics. https://twitter.com/mowael/status/771314948601368576 Wael joined Google in 2008,...
BreakingNews.com, Breaking news, shutting down

Breaking News website, app are shutting down

Breaking News website and mobile app will stop providing updates and alerts on Dec. 31. The parent company, NBC News, has decided to shut down the...
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Instagram now lets you save posts to revisit later

Facebook's Instagram has released a new feature which enables users to save posts for later, right from the feed. The feature was first introduced...
A15 and Kijamii

A15 and Kijamii join forces to create the biggest social media group in MENA

Egypt, Cairo – A15, the leading technology investor, announced today a Partnership with Kijamii, a leading one-stop shop for integrated digital solutions with a mission...
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Today is the shortest day of the year, winter solstice

Today Dec. 21 marks the winter solstice, which represents the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. What exactly is...
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Careem Deploys Free Rescue Rides Post Cathedral Attack, Uber Joins Forces

Careem Egypt has launched a new nationwide initiative, offering free rides to all hospitals in Egypt for blood donation, in light of today's explosion inside...
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No NOC, No BAN Period, Qatar’s Sponsor System ‘Kafala’ Officially ‘Abolished’

Qatar has completed the preparation for the regulations of the law regulating the entry and exit of expatriates and it will come into effect...

El Ott, Amr Waked at Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Monday, October, 27th. Amr Waked's El Ott made its world premiere in the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014, to be the only Egyptian film...
Khaled Hegazy leaves Vodafone to join Etisalat

Khaled Hegazy leaves Vodafone to join Etisalat

Etisalat Egypt has appointed Khaled Hegazy, formerly of Vodafone Egypt, as its Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, effective November. Khaled joined Vodafone in 2009, served as Corporate Affairs Director for...
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Instagram launches Live video and messages

Instagram rolled out two big new features, live video on Instagram Stories and disappearing photos and videos for groups and friends in Instagram Direct.. Putting...

Update: Facebook lifts 20% text overlay image restrictions for UK, Ireland ads only

Digital marketers in the UK and Ireland are now getting their ads Facebook-approved regardless of the amount of text they're using as the social...
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Uber Testing Cash Payment in Cairo

Uber Cairo rolled out a cash payment option for its riders in Cairo to make it more accessible "Simply choose the cash option, take a ride...
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Kijamii Wins Netflix Middle East Pitch

Dubai, January 6, 2016 – Kijamii has been appointed by Netflix as its digital media network in the Middle East. Kijamii will be responsible for media planning & buying, digital...
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Major brands pull ads from Riham Saeed

Riham Saeed’s television talk show ‘Sabaya Al Khair’ lost 18 major sponsors and advertisers today following a storm of criticism on social media for...
Careem Announces Surprise Integration of 42,000 White Taxis in Egypt, New white taxis are seen on a road in downtown Cairo

Careem Announces Surprise Integration of 42,000 White Taxis in Egypt

New service to be launched after Eid Al Adha as a dispatching service with a nominal fee. Careem announced today their plans for integrating more...
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mastercard gets a new logo design

mastercard has released a new flat logo design to work smoothly across all digital platforms, retail stores and devices. the iconic red and yellow interlocking circles remained...

Facebook Messenger builds a new in-app camera for Snapchat-style selfies

Facebook Messenger rolled out a new in-app camera that includes features like facial masks, photo filters and stickers. See Also: 📸 Instagram reaches 600 million users...
blast inside Cairo's Coptic cathedral

At least 25 killed in blast inside Cairo’s Coptic cathedral

An explosion inside Cairo's Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people, most of them women, and injured 49, Egypt's state television said. Security sources told...
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Vodafone Ousts Etisalat Egypt as Al Ahly’s Sponsor

Al Ahly Football Club signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Vodafone, replacing Etisalat’s logo on the team’s red t-shirt starting next season. Etisalat Egypt has...
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Mazady Auctions iPhone 7 for EGP 1,500 in Egypt

Are you sick and tired of skyrocketing iPhone 7 prices? Want to buy the phone of the year without having to pay the EGP...
A15, Careem Empower Tech Startups in Egypt

A15, Careem Empower Tech Startups in Egypt

A15, the leading technology investor, announced a strategic partnership with Careem, the car-hailing app and one of the fastest growing startups in the Middle...
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Brightest ‘Supermoon’ in 70 years on Monday

The biggest and brightest "supermoon" for almost 70 years will shine over the Earth on Monday. Astronomers say that is because the moon will be...
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Alibaba’s ‘Singles Day’ sale hit a record of $17.8bn in one day

E-commerce giant Alibaba has beaten its sales record for its annual Singles Day event. The company said sales this year had reached 121bn yuan ($18bn;...
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Instagram now has more than 600 million monthly active instagrammers

Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram now has more than 600 million monthly active users. Instagram made the announcement of the new milestone on its...
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Digital Managing Editor Mohamed Omar to Leave FilFan.com

FilFan.com key project/product manager, digital managing editor Mohamed Omar is stepping down from his position after 3 successful years of expanding the user base of FilFan.com and...

Careem Officially Integrates Water-Travel Option to its Application

Cairo, November 24th, 2016 -- Careem has announced a new collaboration with the “WATER TAXI” service today, offering a new “car-type” that allows clients...
Anonymous Instagram campaign goes viral in Egypt, جيل بيكمل جيل

Anonymous Instagram campaign goes viral in Egypt

We spotted an anonymous viral campaign on Instagram in Egypt! We still don't know who is behind it but we're on it! Check out...
Orange replaces Mobinil

Orange replaces Mobinil as rebranding hits final stages

Mobinil's logo is officially down from the company's headquarters as Orange continues to roll out its rebranding plans Saturday, killing off Egypt's 18-year-old first mobile operator brand. The name change is...
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Akhbarak, Andalusia Hospitals Join Forces to Help Cure HCV

Share against Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) - A new click-funding campaign by Akhbarak.net and Andalusia hospitals in partnership with the Egyptian Cure Bank to fight against...

Kaka donates Orlando worn and signed jersey for Italy earthquake victims

Ricardo Kaka, the famous Brazilian football player and ex-AC Milan Midfielder posted a photo of his Orlando jersey Kaka <3 Italy on Instagram, saying that he's helping the Italian Red...
New to Instagram Stories: Boomerang, Mentions and Links

New to Instagram Stories: Boomerang, Mentions and Links

Instagram introduced mentions and Boomerangs in Instagram Stories, and are also starting to test links inside some stories. Here’s the rundown of what’s new...
Centrepoint, Home Centre and Max shut down in Alexandria

Centrepoint, Home Centre and Max shut down in Alexandria

Orient International Trading Ltd is consolidating its business operations in Egypt, and will close its Centrepoint, Home Centre and Max outlets in Alexandria by...
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Amr Diab Was Hacked On Twitter!

Amr Diab's Facebook page has announced that his twitter account has been hijacked by anonymous and now tweeting political.
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Mohamed Omar joins Twitter MENA as Egypt Country Consultant

Mohamed Omar, formerly Digital Managing Editor at Sarmady (a Vodafone company), has joined Twitter MENA as Egypt Country Consultant, he announced Friday. https://twitter.com/MohamedOmar/status/731087332737204224 Omar’s main responsibilities...
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Breaking News: YouTube Terminates Amr Diab Channel

Amr Diab's youtube channel has been terminated hours before the new album's release on April 28. The reason is still unclear, however, rumors refer to Rotana following...
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Starbucks Christmas Cups Spark Heated Controversy

Trees, snowflakes, snowman, and santa went missing from Starbucks Christmas plain red cups this season sparking a social media frenzy with thousands of controversial conversations coming...
Facebook now accepts payments in Egyptian pound

Facebook now accepts payments in Egyptian pound

Egyptian digital advertisers can now choose to pay for facebook ads in the local currency (EGP). The social network has added the Egyptian pound to its accepted...
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FC Barcelona drops Qatar Airways logo from jerseys next season

Starting next season, Japanese retailer Rakuten will replace Qatar Airways as the main global partner of the Spanish football team FC Barcelona, the club announced yesterday...
Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta with 118 people aboard

Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta with 118 people aboard

An airliner on an internal flight in Libya was hijacked and diverted to Malta where it landed on Friday, Maltese media reported. The Airbus A320...
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Why Designers Will Love Facebook New Page Design?

Facebook is testing a new page design for pages. The main changes include, resizing the profile picture to be smaller, bigger cover photo, and a new placement...

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