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Emirates Islamic launches ‘Bring Happiness’ campaign

UAE-based Islamic financial institution Emirates Islamic today launched the ‘Bring Happiness’ social media campaign, which aims to connect people in need with those who can offer their support. The initiative was launched to coincide with Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, and ho

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Vice, Moby to launch digital media in Mideast

Vice Media, a top youth media company and content creation studio and Moby Group, a media and communications group, have partnered to bring Vice’s digital and mobile programming into every major media market in the Mena region for the first time. The partnership will also e

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Reel Cinemas to feature laser projectors

Reel Cinemas’ flagship megaplex at The Dubai Mall, is updating its screens this summer, equipping them with advanced Barco Laser Projectors and bringing action on-screen to life like never before. The state-of-the-art Barco Laser Projectors offer viewers the best picture qu

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Facebook signs deals for live-streaming service

Facebook has signed deals worth more than $50 million with media companies and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service, the Wall Street Journal reported. Facebook has signed nearly 140 deals, including with CNN, the New York Times, Vox Media, Tastemade, Mashab

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Twitter buys machine-learning firm Magic Pony

Twitter said on Monday it acquired London-based Magic Pony Technology, a machine-learning startup that specializes in working with images, to deliver better video and picture content. Twitter did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Technology news website TechCrunch cit

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Visa launches global ad campaign for Olympics

Visa, one of the Olympics' top global sponsors, kicks off its global advertising campaign for the Summer Games on Sunday with no plans to cut back on its Olympic presence despite difficulties in host country Brazil. The US payment provider said it has seen no significant canc

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Mobile ad spend seen topping $99bn in 2017

Companies around the world are expected to spend $99.3 billion on mobile Internet advertising in 2017, or 2 per cent more than the amount it expects to be spent on ads seen on web pages on desktop computers. Businesses are set to spend more on mobile Internet advertising than for

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Algeria blocks social media to stop exam cheats

Algerian authorities have temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to try to stop cheats posting high school exam papers online, state media reported on Sunday. Tens of thousands of high school students were retaking part of their baccalaureate

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Dubai South firms briefed on Expo 2020 opportunities

Officials from Expo 2020 Dubai recently met with representatives from businesses in Dubai South to raise awareness of the commercial opportunities the mega event offers to local businesses. The meeting took place at the Dubai South Headquarters Convention Centre, and forms part of the

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TRA launches ‘smart library’ for Emirati readers

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has unveiled the ‘Smart Library’ initiative which allows customers to review more than 200,000 books, periodicals, magazines and other publications through a number of tablets installed at its Customer Happiness Centers.

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