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winter solstice, shortest day of the year

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...
Nile FM, 2 million followers on twitter, Egypt, MENa region, most followed

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...
Amazon Reaches an Agreement to Acquire Middle East's SOUQ.com, amazon acquires souq.com

Amazon Reaches an Agreement to Acquire Middle East’s SOUQ.com

Amazon announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire SOUQ.com, an e-commerce leader in the Middle East. Joining the Amazon family will enable...
mirum, mirumtag, JWT, Middle East, Africa, Digital, creative

Mirum launches in Middle East and Africa to do What’s Next

On 1 November, Mirum will launch in the Middle East and Africa, bringing together three regional digital power houses, Cleartag, HeathWallace and Quirk. Renowned...
Facebook introduces new distribution metric

Facebook introduces new distribution metric

Yesterday, Facebook released a new metric called "distribution score" to measure the performance of Facebook pages. The company defined the new distribution score as: The distribution...
Intercontinental Aqaba Resort Secures ISO 22000

Intercontinental Aqaba Resort Secures ISO 22000

InterContinental Aqaba Resort recently renewed their certification with the Food Safety Management ISO 22000 making it one of the few hotels to have received...
A15 exits TPAY, sells entire 76% stake to Helios Investment Partners

A15 exits TPAY, sells 76% stake to Helios Investment Partners

A15, a leading tech investment fund based in the Cayman Islands; announced today that it has successfully sold 76% stake in its UAE-based fintech...
Spotify Will Only Cost EGP49.99 Per Month in Egypt

Spotify Premium Will Only Cost EGP49.99 Per Month in Egypt

Spotify is reportedly launching in Egypt and the MENA region this November, Spotify premium access will cost EGP49.99 per month, $2.7 approximately. Spotify Premium will...
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...
Facebook Launches Verification for Individual Developers

Facebook Launches Verification for Individual Developers

Facebook has released an individual verification process that enables developers to complete the app review process and continue using Facebook Platform APIs without having...

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