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Facebook lifts 20% text overlay image restrictions globally

Facebook lifts 20% text overlay image restrictions for all

Your ads are Facebook-approved regardless of the amount of text used, as facebook has dropped it’s 20% text overlay rule for all marketeers globally. The update was first...
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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...

Viber Launches Full End-to-End Encryption and ‘Hidden Chats’

Viber, one of the world’s leading messaging apps with more than 711 million unique users worldwide, today announces complete end-to-end encryption across all devices...
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OMD Egypt Offers Its Office Furniture For Free to Startups

A great deal for startups, OMD is offering its office furniture for free to Startups, as the multinational agency is moving to a new office in Zamalek...
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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...
EgyptAir flight MS181 Hijacked

EgyptAir Flight MS181 Hijacked, Diverted to Cyprus

EgyptAir domestic flight ‪‎MS181 between Alex - Cairo has been hijacked on 8:30 AM local time and landed at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus as requested by the hijacker who has a...
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Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian scientist Ahmed Zewail dies at 70

Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian chemist Ahmed Zewail died on Tuesday in the United States at the age of 70. Ahmed Zewail was awarded the 1999 Nobel...
Jumia Supports Local Fashion Industry Through the Launch of 'Jumia Chic Boutique'

Jumia Supports Local Fashion Industry Through the Launch of ‘Jumia Chic Boutique’

May 16, 2016, Cairo, Egypt - Jumia Egypt, one of the largest e-commerce platform in Africa, is taking the fashion concept to a new...
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Dubai Ruler Tweets Ultimatum

Responsible leaders hold their governments accountable. Dubai Ruler set an example for Arab leaders on Twitter, giving his officials a 1-month ultimatum to finish the Smart Government...
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Etisalat, Vodafone sign 4G license deals in Egypt

Reuters – Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr have signed license deals allowing them to operate fourth-generation (4G) mobile services in Egypt, the country's telecoms...
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hug digital wins Emaar Misr digital media account

Cairo, March 30, 2016 – hug digital has won Emaar Misr digital media account. The agency will be responsible for digital strategy, media buying, planning and execution across digital and social for its...

Heartbleed bug : Change your passwords to avoid

Heartbleed is a bug in the open-source cryptography library Open SSL which allows attackers to read the memory of servers which use Open SSL....

Vodafone Egypt Launches Tariff Plan For The Deaf

Vodafone Egypt launched a bunch of services to empower deaf and hard hearing customers with a new tariff plan, sign language call center, and in-store customer support. The...
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Instagram lets you zoom on photos and videos, finally

Ever wanted to see a specific detail in a photo or a video on Instagram, and tried to zoom but can't? Today, Instagram has...
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3 Int’l Investors Acquire Fawry for $100M

A consortium of three international investors acquired 85 percent of Fawry, Egypt's largest e-payment network. The profit-making company, which generated EGP 210 million in 2014 was acquired...
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...
Digital Managing Editor Mohamed Omar to Leave FilFan.com, Mohamed Omar, Digital Manager, FilFan.com, Sarmady, Digital Boom, editor in chief

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...

Recruitment Day at LandMark – New Cairo

Job Seeker? Looking for better place? It's Recruitment Day at LandMark – New Cairo. Engineers' Careers Would like to inform you about their Next Employment fair...
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Nestle, Intel Denounce Rumors on Exiting Egypt

Intel and Nestle issued statements today refuting false media reports that both multinationals are closing their offices in Egypt in light of the US Dollar...

Turkey Blocked Twitter, Mubarak Style!

Update 27th of March: Turkey blocked YouTube for national security concerns  Jan 27th, 2011, Egypt blocked twitter before shutting down the full internet next day...

Putin and Obama War on Social Networks!

New stage of the cold war, is it?

Apple launches its Twitter account ahead of #AppleEvent

Apple has launched its official Twitter account ahead of the iPhone 7 launch. You can follow @Apple for its first tweet tonight and get more...
Qatar hit by heavy rain with widespread flooding [in pictures]

Qatar hit by heavy rain with widespread flooding [in pictures]

Rainfall caused widespread flooding in Qatar on Saturday, several major roads were flooded, prompting official warnings. "As the rain continues to pour in most parts...
UBER hits Sahel with its safe and affordable rides

UBER hits Sahel with its safe and affordable rides

Starting Today, Tuesday, July 5th, Uber will be in Sahel to put an end to the hassle hopping around between compounds. Safe and affordable rides all...
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+80K Tweets Set Hossam Bahgat Free

Prominent journalist and human rights advocate Hossam Bahgat has been released today amid social media outburst, which generated more than 80,000 tweets in 48 hours...
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Egyptian Mohamed Abo El Fotouh among 50 most influential digital marketing leaders

Mohamed Abo El Fotouh, Senior Consumer Engagement Manager, MENA Digital & Media, PepsiCo has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Global Digital Marketing...
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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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Twitter to shut down Vine and cut staff

Twitter is cutting about 9 per cent of its employees worldwide. It is also shutting down Vine, a mobile video app where people share short video...
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Snapchat Geo-filters, Instagram ‘Stories’, Samsung Note 7, Facebook ‘Selfie Mode’ and more

Snapchat introduced Geo-filters, Facebook imitated Snapchat again with "Stories" on Instagram and "Selfie mode" on Facebook. Samsung is back with its Note 7, the first smartphone...
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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...
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Naguib Sawiris Offers to Buy an Island for Refugees

The Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island in the Mediterranean from Italy or Greece, to help the Syrian refugees. https://twitter.com/NaguibSawiris/status/638753801655177217 https://twitter.com/NaguibSawiris/status/638754021470289920 In a phone call to...
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The New Apple Watch: new colors, materials, features

Apple announced today in its September event new additions to its Apple Watch to be more personalized, with new colors, materials, and advanced capabilities,...

TA Telecom Ranks 4th in Deloitte Fast 50 Africa 2014

Recognized as one of the Fast 50 Africa growing technology companies, TA Telecom ranked fourth on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Africa 2014 for achieving a revenue growth...
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Meet the New Apple TV

Apple has introduced this year a wide range of updates and new products, one of the most interesting products is "the new Apple TV". Tim...
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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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Donald Trump Suggests: ‘Maybe we should boycott Starbucks’

US presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to end Starbuck’s lease on Trump tower, asking whether it’s about time to boycott the coffee chain following the coffee...
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Using technology to give people access to mental health professionals

Although Egypt's mental health policy was formulated back in 1978, the Egyptian government only spends 2% of its already meager national healthcare budget (3.4%...
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SoundCloud Launches Its Online Existence in Egypt

The famous digital audio platform Soundcloud has launched its page on Facebook in Arabic to users in Egypt, a step that is believed to...
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hug digital Tightens Relationship with Al-Futtaim Group

Dubai, UAE – Leading regional digital agency hug digital announced today securing the digital businesses of several subsidiaries belonging to the Al-Futtaim Group including...

Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Egypt & MEA with the Introduction of Public Chats

Cairo, Egypt - 19th January 2016 - Viber, one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users worldwide,...
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Uber Egypt reaches record of 30,000 drivers, commits to EGP 500 million investment

Cairo, Egypt, 14 August 2016 – A record 30,000 Cairenes are now using Uber to earn money as they drive, making the Egyptian capital the...
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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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WhatsApp adds secure video calling amid privacy concerns

One of the world’s most popular means of communication, WhatsApp, is adding fully encrypted video calling to its messaging app on Monday, a move...
Red Herring Global Top 100 Award Crowns TA Telecom’s Innovation Efforts

Red Herring Global Top 100 Award Crowns TA Telecom’s Innovation Efforts

Recognized for technological innovation in the analytics and mobile industry, TA Telecom is the only African and Arab company to win the Red Herring...
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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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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;...
Egypt's Press Propagates for Turkish Coup, Misleads Readers

Egypt’s Press Propagates for Turkish Coup, Misleads Readers

Egypt's front-page headlines reported Saturday that Turkish military leaders who organized a coup to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are in control of the...
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dubizzle is Now an OLX Company

Last week, dubizzle website and mobile app started carrying a new message below the main logo stating that ‘dubizzle is an OLX company’. This step is...
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...

Officially Bassem Youssef Is BACK On MBC MASR

The phenomenal Bassem Youssef Is BACK On MBC MASR starting Friday, 7th of Feb.After it was stopped from airing on the famous Egyptian TV channel CBC, Bassem Youssef Bassem Youssef Is BACK On MBC MASR and it seems like a strong comeback!

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