Friday 29 April 2016
 
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Top talents honoured at Mena Digital Awards

Leading practitioners in digital advertising were honoured excellence in the use of digital technology and media during the recently held Mena Digital Awards in Dubai, UAE. The third edition of the event followed the success of the fifth Digital Media Forum, which was held earlie

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Iraq bans Al Jazeera network over coverage

Iraqi authorities have revoked the operating licence of the pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera and closed its offices in Baghdad, accusing it of violating government guidelines issued in 2014 to regulate media "during the war on terror." Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, s

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Facebook Q1 revenue up 50pc on mobile ads

Facebook’s quarterly revenue rose more than 50 per cent, beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending. The company's shares rose 9.5 per cent in after-ho

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Wego launches native mobile advertising solutions

Wego.com, a leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, has announced the launch of Native Advertising Solutions for mobile. “With the continued success and popularity of Wego’s travel app across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, iPad, an

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Facebook developing Snapchat-style camera app

Facebook is developing a stand-alone camera app, similar to disappearing photo app Snapchat, to increase user engagement, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The app, being developed by Facebook's "friend-sharing" team in London

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OSN fights back against TV piracy

OSN, a leading pay-TV network in the Middle East and Africa, has scored big wins in its fight against television piracy across the region, having conducted more than 316 raids with the support of government authorities, according to a company statement. The network plans to battle TV-p

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Dubai Airport Show draws strong international participation

The 16th edition of the Airport Show in Dubai, UAE, will have a strong international representation with seven dedicated country pavilions for global exhibitors to showcase and launch their products, services and solutions. The three-day event, the largest aviation show in the re

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Italian string quartet to perform at Abu Dhabi book fair

The prestigious Italian string quartet Quartetto di Venezia is holding a concert in the UAE capital to celebrate the opening of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. Quartetto di Venezia will perform at Abu Dhabi Theatre, Corniche Breakwater, on April 26 as a guest of Abu Dhabi

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Emirates names Leo Burnett as media partner

Emirates Airline, ranked as The Most Valuable Airline Brand in the World by the 2016 Brand Finance Global 500 report, has chosen Leo Burnett Dubai as its new full-service advertising agency, following a competitive, multi-agency pitch.   The partnership between Emirates Airli

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Novo, Coca-Cola ink beverage marketing deal

Novo Cinemas, the largest chain of theatres in the Middle East, has entered into a new five-year strategic beverage supply and marketing partnership with Coca-Cola for its 129 screens and 23,000 seats across the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. The new deal will offer Novo’s enterta

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