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Facebook Testing ‘Shop Section’ to Showcase Products Effectively

A new feature is being tested by Facebook, which will allow brands add 'shop section' to page tabs to showcase their products in a native...
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Egyptian booed for refusing to shake hands with Israeli after judo...

RIO DE JANEIRO — Egyptian judo fighter Islam El Shehaby was loudly booed at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after his first-round loss to Israel’s fifth-ranked...
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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%...

Whatsapp Global Outage

World has experienced Whatsapp global outage due to technical issues on 8th of Dec, 2013, affected the application connectivity on all mobile devices

Goodbye Paul Walker

Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walker dies in car crash in California last night, with 40 years old Walker left our world. Van Desiel & Justin Bieber
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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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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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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...
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Donald Trump Wins the 2016 Election, The World in Shock

Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president Tuesday, an extremely surprising victory for a businessman and political newbie who took advantage of racial tensions on his...

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...
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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...
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African Cristal Festival: Sphinx Awards Winners 2015

The Sphinx Awards ceremony revealed the Egyptian winners of the African Cristal Festival in Cairo last week. The Jury, constituted of MENA & International representatives,...
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T-Pay is Taking Part at Mobile World Congress 2016

"T-PAY participated in GSMA Mobile World Congress, from 22-28 February, held in Barcelona because T-PAY wanted to show that they are ready to for the international...
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Egypt Pulls the Plug on Facebook’s Free Basics

Cairo – Egyptian authorities shut down Facebook's free internet service three weeks before the anniversary of the Jan. 25 uprising.  A National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority...
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Nogoum FM Tops All Radio Stations Globally

July 2014, Nogoum FM has been recognized as NUMBER ONE radio station worldwide with +4 million likes on Facebook. Nogoum FM online team has been able to help the...
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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...
Waslet Kheir's Charity Card Helps Shoppers Donate

Waslet Kheir’s Charity Card Helps Shoppers Donate

Giving to charity is becoming easier and more accessible to Egypt's shop goers through a new donations card introduced by Waslet Kheir. Kart El Kheir...
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Total Sponsors Rahhala’s Participation at Upcoming Gouna Rally Special 2017

In a special signing ceremony Total Egypt and Rahhala Racing inked a partnership agreement spanning diverse joint activities to be carried out in 2017...
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8 things that matter this week

Pokemon Go is planning to launch location-based ads, Facebook to introduce disappearing messages just like Snapchat, Twitter ads more rich stuff to drive more...
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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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Meltwater Partners With Sprout Social To Offer Intelligent Social Engagement

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2015 - Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence solutions, today announced a partnership with Sprout Social, a leader in social media management...
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Weekly Digest: Apple ‘AirPods’ is coming, Amazon sponsors FC Barcelona, Facebook...

Big week for tech giants, Apple "AirPods" is coming maybe this fall alongside with iPhone 7, Amazon agreed with FC Barcelona on a sponsorship contract, ZTE...
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A15 and Kijamii join forces to create the biggest social media...

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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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...
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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...

F8: New Facebook APIs for Media Companies

Facebook announced the introduction of new four Facebook APIs designed to help media companies integrate Facebook content and data into their broadcasts &reporting. The announcement comes...
hug digital Wins Festival City Malls Regionally, Dubai, Cairo, Doha

hug digital Wins Festival City Malls Regionally, Dubai, Cairo, Doha

hug digital said that the agency has won a truly regional digital account; Festival City Malls, across UAE, Egypt & Qatar. The agency was already handling digital duties...
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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...
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Egypt to raise fuel prices from midnight

Egypt was set to raise mainstream fuel prices by up to 78 percent from midnight on Friday, an Oil Ministry source told Reuters, in...
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Alibaba’s ‘Singles Day’ sale hit a record of $17.8bn in one...

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 Employment News Bulletin (Feb 5 - 9)

Egypt’s Employment News Bulletin (Feb 5 – 9)

Each week Digital Boom posts available positions within the marketing and advertising industry in collaboration with Wuzzuf.com. Email lina@adigitalboom.com with the details of your vacancies by 5.00pm...
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Instagram Ads Are Coming to Egypt!

Today, Egypt has woke up to a very interesting news on the social media scene. Instagram Ads are coming, very soon. A handful of Egyptians...
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Monetize Your Digital Product Through T-Pay

T-Pay is a new online payment method, introduced to the MENA region. T-Pay enables users to pay for their online memberships, apps, in app-purchases, online...
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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...
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Google, Facebook ban fake news websites from advertising revenues, but is...

Google said it's working on changes to stop websites making money via Adsense. Facebook announced it would not serve ads in apps or websites "containing...
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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...
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Egyptian Mohamed Abo El Fotouh among 50 most influential digital marketing...

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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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...

YouTube Terminates Al Nahar TV Channel

YouTube took down Al Nahar TV channel over alleged copyright violations, the world's biggest online video platform said. "Al Nahar TV has been terminated because...
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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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Sky Sports offers more ways than ever to follow Deadline Day

As the January transfer window reaches its final hours, Sky Sports News HQ will offer more ways than ever before for football fans to stay up to date with the latest breaking news.

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...
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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...
Brands Stop Sponsoring Maria Sharapova over Failed Drug Test Results

Brands Stop Sponsoring Maria Sharapova over Failed Drug Test Results

Nike and TAG Heuer dropped sponsorship of Maria Sharapova, and Porsche suspended all activities with the famous tennis player until details of her failed...
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...
SocialEyez UAE Acquires BSocial Egypt for EGP 10 Million

SocialEyez UAE Acquires BSocial Egypt for EGP 10 Million

SocialEyez UAE Company which is specialized in the field of digital services, announced on Wednesday, April 6, completing a deal for the acquisition of...
Egyptian Cantalop Receives a Seed Funding of $100,000

Egyptian Cantalop Receives a Seed Funding of $100,000

The "job search engine" Cantalop received a seed funding of $100,000 from an anonymous businessman to accelerate the startup efforts in connecting job searchers with...
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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...
Uber Senior Strategist Visits Cairo

Uber Senior Strategist Visits Cairo

Cairo, Egypt – March 9, 2016: David Plouffe, Uber’s chief adviser and former campaign manager for Barack Obama in 2008, made his first visit to...
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Kinda Ibrahim joins Twitter as Director of Media Partnerships, MENA

Kinda Ibrahim (@kindaibrahim) joined Twitter in Dubai, UAE as Director of Media Partnerships for the Middle East and North Africa region, after 12 years of leadership positions with Microsoft, Yellow...

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