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UAE's new influencer marketing policy comes into effect

UAE’s new influencer marketing policy comes into effect

The national media council's law to regulate influencer marketing industry has came into effect on Jun 1. UAE-based social media influencers who are making commercial gains from their online popularity are now requested to...
NYU Receives $500,000 Grant to Support Arabic Collections Online

NYU Receives $500,000 Grant to Support Arabic Collections Online

New York University Libraries, a leader in digital library development, today announced that the philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York has made a grant of $500,000 to support Arabic Collections Online (ACO), a...
500 Startups MENA gearing up to host investor day

500 Startups MENA gearing up to host investor day

Silicon-Valley based 500 Startups, the most active early-stage Venture Capital Fund in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has announced it is gearing up to host Investor Day, which marks the culmination...
Link Development Digitalizes Madaar Development Operations In Egypt

Link Development Digitalizes Madaar Development Operations In Egypt

Egypt's leading real-estate company, Madaar Development has started digitalizing its operations using a real estate solution known as Microsoft Dynamics 365 which is developed and customized by Link Development, an A15 technology solutions provider. This...
Dubai Lynx Announces 2018 Awards Winners

Dubai Lynx Announces 2018 Awards Winners

The annual Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity concluded this evening with an Awards Ceremony following three days of talks, workshops, networking and creative inspiration. Jose Papa, Managing Director Cannes Lions commenting on the 2018...
Chef Manal Al Alem becomes the latest investor in Yumamia

Chef Manal Al Alem becomes the latest investor in Yumamia

Famous TV celebrity, Chef Manal Al Alem has become the latest investor in the Cairo-based food tech startup Yumamia. The total funding for the company since its inception stands at $1.3 million. The startup has...
Panadol GSK Unveils Essam El-Hadary as Brand Ambassador

Panadol GSK Unveils Essam El-Hadary as Brand Ambassador

The legend, Essam El-Hadary has signed a one-year agreement to become the brand ambassador for Panadol GSK.  In his role as Panadol’s voice in 2018, El-hadary will act as the brand spokesperson, participating in...
Samsung acquires Kngine, Samsung Acquires AI Startup 'Kngine', Bixby, Samsung Acquires Cairo-Based AI Startup 'Kngine' to Improve Its Digital Assets

Samsung Acquires ‘Kngine’ Cairo-Based AI Startup to Improve Bixby

Samsung Research America recently announced its acquisition of Kngine — an artificial intelligence startup from Egypt. The startup, which was co-founded by two brothers Ashraf and Haytham ElFadeel was started in 2009 and had...
Flyin.com Crowned as the Best Online Travel Agency in Middle East 2017

Flyin.com Crowned as the Best Online Travel Agency in Middle East 2017

Yet again in 2017, Flyin.com bagged the very coveted World Travel Awards as the Middle East, best Online travel Agency. A feat it has achieved thrice in a row, in 2015, 2016 and then...
$10 million Facebook Community Leadership Programme open to MENA applicants

$10 million Facebook Community Leadership Programme open to MENA applicants

Today, Facebook in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) announced the launch of the Facebook Community Leadership programme, a global initiative to support, recognize and invest in people building communities both online and...

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