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TikTok to introduce new creator tools, live audio, avatars

TikTok to introduce avatars, live audio, new creator tools, more

TikTok is working on a number of new features including, Bitmoji-like avatars, keyword filtering for the "For You Page", group chats, audio-only live streams, and more tools for creators. Bitmoji-like avatars feature lets you use...
Savii Banking

UAE’s Neobank Savii Closes Pre-Seed to Launch in Bahrain

Savii Banking, the first female-founded neobank in the GCC, has raised a Pre-Seed fund to launch its services in Bahrain. Founded in 2021 by Jane Harvey and Nichola Collinson, Savii targets unbanked teens aged...
Another winter 'polar' storm hits Jordan, Syria and Turkey

Another winter ‘polar’ storm hits Jordan, Syria and Turkey

Another polar storm will hit Syria and Jordan on Sunday throughout the week until Saturday, resulting in shallow temperatures, heavy rain, snowfall later in the week. The storm has emerged by a new air depression...
CARE rescues displaced Syrians as winter storms hit

CARE rescues displaced Syrians as winter storms hit

ِWhile winter storms pleasured many people in Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon as rain is a good source of water which is essential for humans, animals, and plant life, it is also bad news for...
Winter storm drops snow in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria

Winter storm drops snow in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria

A snowstorm pummeled parts of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria on early Wednesday, leaving thousands of Syrian refugees without shelters. According to Arab Weather, a significant intensification of the cold weather in the Kingdom is expected,...

Netflix raises monthly prices in the U.S., Canada

Netflix has raised its monthly subscription prices in the U.S. and Canada by $1 and $2, depending on the plan. The increase aims to help pay for new programming to compete in the crowded...
Apple releases a new macOS Monterey 12.1 update

Apple releases a new macOS Monterey 12.1 update, more

Apple has released a new macOS Monterey 12.1 update that adds SharePlay, an entirely new way to have shared experiences with family and friends in FaceTime. This update also includes the Apple Music Voice...
UAE's logistics startup Shorages secures $700K Seed

UAE’s logistics startup Shorages secures $700K in seed

Shorages, UAE's logistics startup, has closed its Seed funding round of $700,000, led by Mayfair Holdings. Founded by Rayan Osseiran in 2019, Shorages provides e-commerce platforms with digital, regulatory, and warehouse infrastructure needed...
Meta rolls out 'Lock Your Facebook Profile' to MENA

Meta rolls out ‘Lock Your Facebook Profile’ to MENA region

Meta is reinforcing the security and privacy options available to Facebook users to further underline the company’s commitment to user wellbeing. The new “Lock Your Profile” feature is designed for people, especially women, who want...
Egypt's online grocery Tawfeer secures $500K investment

Egypt’s online grocery Tawfeer secures $500K investment

Alex-based Tawfeer Market, the Egyptian online grocery retail startup, has raised US $500K in a seed round. Alexandria Business Angels Networks contributed to the funding round. The startup operates in Egypt's second populated city, Alexandria,...

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