Saturday 25 February 2017

Verizon to pay $350m less for Yahoo

Verizon Communications said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo’s operating business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in a concession for two massive cyber attacks at the internet company. In addition, Verizon and Yahoo will share certain legal and r


Bahrain gears up for 10-day food festival

Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA)is set to organise the second edition of Bahrain Food Festival from February 25 to March 6 in capital Manama. The 10-day festival will serve as a platform to provide participating restaurants and outlets with the opportunity to sh


More global firms sign up to Gulf Print & Pack

Giffin Graphics, Heidelberg, Kodak and Xerox are the latest print industry heavyweights to sign up to exhibit at 2017, the region’s leading business-to-business event in Dubai, UAE.  Already set to be 10 percent larger than 2015’s show, Gulf Print & Pack will


MBC, Ooredoo launch new HD Arabic channel

Leading communications company Ooredoo has partnered with MBC Group, a free-to-air satellite broadcasting company, to launch a new high definition (HD) Arabic content channel on its IPTV service in Qatar. The new MBC + Ooredoo channel launch is part of a multi-year MoU the duo ha


Exechon unveils new robotic manufacturing at Idex

Exechon, a joint-venture company comprising Injaz National, Lockheed Martin, and Sweden-based Tecgrant AB, has unveiled its new robotic manufacturing system at the International Defence Exposition and Conference (Idex) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The XMini is a robotic, next-generation in


Abu Dhabi announces key appointments

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued a decree appointing senior executives to Abu Dhabi Accountability and Housing Authorities and Executive Committee of Abu Dhabi. As per the decree, Hamad Mohammed Al Hu


Dubai Police wants ban on social media in schools

Dubai Police is set to launch an awareness drive in schools across the emirate asking students to avoid surfing and chatting on social media sites when at schools following complaints from parents in this regard, said a report. The Police will also co-ordinate with the Ministry o


Cayan to sue Russian model over Dubai tower stunt

Cayan Group, the leading property developer in the Middle East, has strongly condemned Russian model Viki Odintcova and her assistants’ daredevil stunt of hanging off the edge of the Cayan Tower roof without any restraints, or safety precautions. Odintcova, who risked her l


Ooredoo readies special song for Kuwait National Day

Ooredoo, a leading telecom services operator in Kuwait, said it has produced a special song to mark the National Day on February 25 in style performed by the famous singer Balqees and featuring talk show personality Abla Fahita. The song has been written by lyricist Saad Al Musai


Action launches new identity, new CEO named

Action Global Communications has announced the launch of the agency’s new fresh and simple corporate identity which reflects the company’s strategic transformation. The agency is now being led by its new CEO Chris Christodoulou, who has taken over from the group’s fou

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