Tuesday 27 September 2016

Qatar to build Bedouin camp for 2,000 World Cup fans

Qatar is to construct a special Bedouin-style desert camp to house thousands of fans during the 2022 World Cup as the country looks to broaden accommodation for the tournament beyond the limited number of apartments and hotels. A fan village among the sand dunes close to the Saud


YouTube launches hub for Arabic TV series

YouTube launched today a new hub called Mosalsalat which features more than 500 of the most iconic Arabic television series dating back to 1962 from across the Middle East and North Africa. Users will now be able to browse through more than 7,000 hours of Arabic series on YouTube


Icflix to enable direct operator billing in ME

Icflix, a leading Internet streaming service in the Mena region, has partnered with SLA Digital, an international digital services company, to bring direct operator billing to more customers in the Middle East. Founded in 2013, Icflix is a streaming and VoD platform that provides


Twitter could take new form under new owner

With speculation mounting that Twitter will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking service - which has long struggled to define its core purpose -may end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions depending on who ends up paying for it.


Oman court jails journalists, closes down newspaper

A court in Oman on Monday ordered the permanent closure of a newspaper which had reported on alleged corruption within the judiciary, and jailed three of its journalists on charges that included undermining the prestige of the state. Witnesses at the court said Ibrahim Al-Mamari,


Some Yahoo users close accounts amid breach fears

Many Yahoo users have closed their accounts and change passwords as experts warned that the fallout from one of the largest cyber breaches in history could spill beyond the internet company's services. After Yahoo disclosed on Thursday that hackers had stolen the encrypted pa


Snapchat to offer camera-equipped sunglasses

Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, chief executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The sunglasses, dubbed Spectacles, will be sold via limited distr


Majid Kids TV celebrates first anniversary

Majid Kids TV, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, is celebrating its first anniversary today, marking a glorious year of entertaining and educating Arab young generation. Founded as an ode to the hugely popular Majid magazine launched over 37 years ago, Majid TV has successfully pr


Twitter initiates talks with tech firms over sale

Twitter has initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself, signalling the start of what is likely to be a slow-rolling auction of the high-profile but money-losing social media company. Twitter has initiated talks with several technology companies to


Yahoo to provide details on data breach: Recode

Yahoo will disclose details this week of a data breach that compromised the data of several hundred million users, technology news site Recode reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the company's plan. Reuters was not able to immediately confirm the report

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