Friday 26 August 2016

WhatsApp to share phone numbers with Facebook

Popular messaging service WhatsApp said it would start sharing users' phone numbers with parent Facebook, marking a notable shift in its stance on privacy. When Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, founder Jan Koum vowed to protect data of its users, saying the deal would not af


Etihad presents top designer at India fashion show

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, presented the celebrated Indian designer Manish Malhotra at the unveiling of his winter festive collection during the kick-off of Lakmé Fashion Week in Mumbai, India yesterday (August 24). Famed for his lavish Bollywood cost


Eset discovers tweet-controlled Trojan

Researchers at Eset, a leader in the antivirus industry, have discovered an Android backdoor Trojan controlled by tweets. Detected by Eset as Android/Twitoor, it’s the first malicious app using Twitter instead of a traditional command-and-control (C&C) server.


Intelsat launches satellite to boost DTH services

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, has launched the Intelsat 36 satellite designed to enhance Intelsat’s media neighbourhoods serving Africa and the Indian Ocean regions. Intelsat 36 was launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 launch ve


Photobooth-ME launches 3 new products

Photobooth-ME, leaders in photobooths in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE has launched three new world-leading products and has trebled its photo/videobooth range due to demand. Approaching its seventh year in operation, Photobooth-ME has unveiled its new range of 18 photo/video/animatio


Samsung showcases new gaming tech at E3

Samsung showcased its latest technologies that provide an immersive on-site gaming experience for thrill-seeking gamers at the recent E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, USA, one of the largest game events in the world. . The technology on display included:


Amazon working on music service for $5 a month Inc is working on a music subscription service that would cost about $5 a month and would only work on its Echo hardware, tech news website Recode reported, citing sources. Amazon would like to launch the services in September, but has not finalized deals with major mu


Image Nation, DIFF to award filmmakers

Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a leading media company, and the Dubai Film Market (DFM), the business arm of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), will join forces for the fourth year running to support local and regional filmmaking talent. The association will see Image Nation and


Facebook stock ‘can climb 20pc on ad growth’

Facebook stock has the potential to climb by more than 20 per cent over the next year given the growing advertising revenue among its platforms, according to a Barron's report on Sunday. The social media giant, which traded at just under $124 a share on Friday, has seen a rec


Batelco offers new social media package

Batelco, a leading telecom provider in Bahrain, is offering its SimSim Prepaid customers a deal with a new social media package priced at only BD 1 ($2.65) weekly, “SimSim Cash”.  The new package features unlimited data and unlimited social media with free Batelc

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