Saturday 31 January 2015

Alwaleed to launch pan-Arab news channel

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will tomorrow (February 1) launch Alarab, a pan-Arab satellite news channel with its head office based in Bahrain. Alarab will be the latest player in the Arabic-language television market, after Qatar-subsidised Al Jazeera became the first regiona


Helium balloon team sets new distance record

The pilots of a helium balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean have matched a duration record as they approach North America, marking another historic day for the team that's already surpassed a distance record. Pilots Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russi


Google Q4 revenue up 15pc despite declining ad rates

Google has reported a revenue of $18.10 billion during the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to $15.71 billion in the year-ago period, marking an increase of 15 per cent, falling short of Wall Street's target on declining online ad prices and unfavourable foreign exchange rates.


Art space for local artists, musicians opens in Bahrain

An innovative art space designed to bring local artists and musicians together is opening today (January 30) at Amwaj Islands, Bahrain. Malja (sanctuary) is made up of four sections - a cafe, an art and dance studio, a gallery and a recording studio, said a report in the Gulf Daily


Dubai hosts ‘world’s most expensive’ fashion show

Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) in partnership with Dhamani, recently hosted the “Diamond Fashion Show”, dubbed the most expensive fashion show in the world featuring a display of diamond jewellery worth over $100 million. The event which took place at the Armani Pavili


Social media entrepreneurs role in focus

A forum that opened in Bahrain yesterday (January 28) hopes to shape a new generation of social media entrepreneurs. The third annual Social Media Masters' Forum ends today at the Applied Science University, Eker, under the theme 'Entrepreneurship via Social Media,’


Facebook Q4 earnings up 49pc on mobile ads

Facebook posted a fourth-quarter revenue of $3.85 billion up 49 per cent from $2.59 billion in the year-ago period, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales. But revenue growth was th


Qatar unsure about 2024 Olympics bid

Qatar is undecided whether to bid to host the 2024 Olympics, a leading official has said, suggesting they may hold off for a later edition after two failed attempts to land sport's greatest spectacle. "We don't know if we are going to bid for '24, but bidding for


Infiniti partners with MBC’s TV show

Infiniti, a leading premium automotive brand, has signed a partnership with MBC’s popular ‘Scoop with Raya’ television show. Aired on MBC2, and hosted by Raya Abirached, ‘Scoop with Raya’ enables viewers to access the top movie stars and keeps them u


Adnec gears up to host 4 leading industry events

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) is gearing up to host four leading industry events this week, including Elite Real Estate Exhibition 2015, Tank Storage Middle East, the Bride Show 2015, and Beyond Beauty Arabia Abu Dhabi. The four-day Elite Real Estate Exhibition 201

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