Tuesday 27 January 2015

$1m 'Drones for Good' contest attracts 800 entries

More than 800 entries highlight exciting opportunities in use of drone technology to meet public needs, has been received from 57 countries for a $1 million contest. The global competition launched by the UAE, is offering the price amount for the best innovative civilian app


DSF halts programmes to mourn King Abdullah

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in Dubai, and its agency, Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment, have halted all entertainment and musical activities related to the Dubai Shopping Festival till Sunday (January 25) owing to the demise of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz o


DaDeDo wins two branding projects from Adnoc

DaDeDo, a leading independent advertising agency, has won two projects from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Distribution, which aim to focus on providing a variety of valuable services to clients throughout the UAE. Under the creative and strategic brand development of DaD


New entrepreneurship award judges revealed

The Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship has revealed its panel of judges comprising some of the region’s most innovative business minds. The award will see all applicant businesses assessed by the diverse group of judges from January 26 to February 17, with the final categor


Newsweek to launch Middle East edition

Newsweek, a premier weekly news magazine, has sealed a strategic partnership with ARY Digital Network for publishing its Middle East edition in the region. The exclusive licensing partnership will permit ARY Digital Network to publish Newsweek Middle East, a localised newsweekly


Bahrain Expo Milan pavilion draws volunteer interest

Hundreds of enquiries and applications have been received from prospective Bahrain-based candidates in response to a call for volunteers for the Bahrain pavilion in Expo Milano 2015. Almost all applicants reflected on the importance of heritage and environmental depiction of Bahr


Qatar Foundation to digitise Arab culture documents

Qatar Foundation and the British Library have joined hands for a project that will the see digitisation of over one million pages of historical documents about the Islamic world, Arab culture and the Gulf region. Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (


Sharjah Media Centre unveils communication forum agenda

Sharjah Media Centre has unveiled the agenda for the upcoming International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), to be held in the emirate next month. Under the theme ‘Specific Actions….Better Results,’ it will take place on February 22 and 23 under the patro


Twitter buys Indian mobile marketing start-up

Twitter on Tuesday said it will buy Indian mobile phone marketing start-up ZipDial, reportedly for $30 million to $40 million, as the US microblogging service looks to expand in the world's second-biggest mobile market. Bengaluru-based ZipDial gives clients phone numbers for


Facebook adds $227 billion to global economy

With 1.35 billion users of its Internet social network, Facebook would rank as the world’s second-most populous nation if it were a country. While its users may populate only a virtual country, Facebook says it generates a lot of real economic activity – $227 billion

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