Sunday 1 May 2016

Dubai film festival seeks entries

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), a leading film festival in the region, is now accepting film submissions for its 13th edition, which will be held from December 7 to 14. The DIFF enjoyed a record breaking year in 2015, boasting a 10 per cent increase from 2014 with m


Yahoo shortlists 10 bidders; cash deal seen

Yahoo Inc has shortlisted close to 10 bidders in the auction for its core Internet assets, including Verizon Communications Inc, with most offers involving cash rather than a combination with another company, according to people familiar with the matter. The shortlist comprises m


Chinese consortium offers $801m for AC Milan

A Chinese consortium has offered to buy AC Milan soccer club, one of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi's most cherished assets, two sources familiar with the matter said. The offer values the club the four-times prime minister refers to as "my Milan" at aroun


Top talents honoured at Mena Digital Awards

Leading practitioners in digital advertising were honoured excellence in the use of digital technology and media during the recently held Mena Digital Awards in Dubai, UAE. The third edition of the event followed the success of the fifth Digital Media Forum, which was held earlie


Iraq bans Al Jazeera network over coverage

Iraqi authorities have revoked the operating licence of the pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera and closed its offices in Baghdad, accusing it of violating government guidelines issued in 2014 to regulate media "during the war on terror." Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, s


Facebook Q1 revenue up 50pc on mobile ads

Facebook’s quarterly revenue rose more than 50 per cent, beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending. The company's shares rose 9.5 per cent in after-ho


Wego launches native mobile advertising solutions, a leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, has announced the launch of Native Advertising Solutions for mobile. “With the continued success and popularity of Wego’s travel app across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, iPad, an


Facebook developing Snapchat-style camera app

Facebook is developing a stand-alone camera app, similar to disappearing photo app Snapchat, to increase user engagement, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The app, being developed by Facebook's "friend-sharing" team in London

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