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Treat for movie buffs as IMAX, Novo 7-star open in Bahrain

Movie-goers in Bahrain are in for complete new viewing experiences at the IMAX theatre and the Novo 7-Star at Seef Mall Muharraq, which opened recently. Launched by Emirati company Novo Cinemas, the IMAX theatre features a floor-to-ceiling curved screen, 342 specialised seats for

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Pre-sale of Dubai Music Week tickets on Aug 5

The pre-sale of tickets for the Dubai Music Week, to be held next month, will begin at 10am on August 5. The pre-sale will run till 11am on August 6, announced du Live! and HTC, the official smartphone partner. There will be a number of contests for fans to win tickets t

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Nissan backs cross-continent road trip by Dubai photographer

Nissan has backed a Dubai-based photographer and adventurer on an extraordinary and physically demanding three-month road trip from the UAE to Romania.   Catalin Marin will take his Nissan Patrol Safari with a roof-mounted tent on a 7,645-km journey, where he pl

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Lausanne picked for 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

Lausanne, the Swiss city where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is based, has been chosen to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. Lausanne easily won a secret ballot of IOC members at a convention centre in downtown Kuala Lumpur, beating the only other candidate, the Rom

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Yahoo buys social shopping site Polyvore

Yahoo Inc said on Friday it agreed to buy fashion start-up Polyvore to help drive traffic and strengthen its mobile and social offerings. Yahoo, which did not disclose terms of the deal, said Polyvore will accelerate its 'Mavens' growth strategy. The compan

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Google refuses French order to apply ‘right to be forgotten’

Google is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their "right to be forgotten" online, it said on Thursday, exposing itself to possible fines. The French data protection authority, the CNIL, in Ju

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Yahoo launches new live video texting app

Yahoo has launched a new app for one-to-one live video texting on iPhone and Android phones. Yahoo Livetext blends the convenience and ease of texting, with the immediacy and vividness of live video, but without the audio - so you can use it in any context, said Adam Cahan, senio

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Facebook Q2 profit falls 9pc as costs soar

Facebook Inc reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 per cent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost mobile revenue and future growth. Expenses will grow 55 to 60 per cent in 2015 from last year, including an 82 per cent jump

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Google drops networking platform Google+

Google is dropping Google Plus, the social network platform that it had launched four years ago, withdrawing it as the central hub for all Google-related activity, a report said. It means that you don’t need a Google Plus profile for performing several tasks within Google p

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Magicians plan London ‘Impossible’ show

Grand illusions, mind readings and death-defying escapology come to London this summer in a magic show billed as "the biggest in decades" in the British capital. Running for five weeks, "Impossible" will seek to wow audiences with its line-up of magicians, tri

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