Friday 27 May 2016

Google offers new features to local search ads

Google Maps will soon carry promotional offers from nearby businesses along with ads and allow users to browse product inventories and menus. Alphabet's Google said on Tuesday it would introduce the new ad features on both Google Maps and Google Map


Twitter drops photos, videos from 140-character limit

User names and media attachments such as photos and videos will no longer count toward the length of a tweet, Twitter Inc said on Tuesday, but the 140-character limit will stay. Twitter said the change, part of its efforts to simplify its microblogging service, will come into eff


Facebook changes policies on 'Trending Topics'

Facebook said it had changed some of the procedures for its "Trending Topics" section after a news report alleging it suppressed conservative news prompted a US Congressional demand for more transparency. The company said an internal probe showed no evidence of politica


Translate where you need it: new from Google

Google Translate is rolling out some major improvements to its translation solution that is used by more than 500 million people across the world. Google launched Tap to Translate for Arabic in the Middle East and Africa last week. The new updates will roll out over the next few


Emirates remains Middle East's top brand

Emirates airline is the region’s most valuable brand and it continues to soar with a brand value growth of 17 per cent, taking its total to over $7.7 billion, according to leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. The UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to d


Iconic planes on display at Bahrain exhibition

A new exhibition celebrating the strong civil and military aviation heritage between Bahrain and the United Kingdom will open at the Bahrain National Museum tomorrow (May 23). The exhibition is supported by BAE Systems and the UK’s RAF Museum.   Shaikha


Expo 2020 to host International Planning Meeting

Expo 2020 Dubai will host its first International Planning Meeting (IPM), organised with the involvement of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the governing body for World Expos. The two-day meeting, opening tomorrow (May 23), will bring together representatives of n


Geometry Global launches consultancy service in UAE

Geometry Global, one of the largest international brand activation agencies, has launched a bespoke marketing consultancy offering – Geometry Global Intelligence (GGI) – in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The platform is designed to advise and support marketers


Key global role for DIFC Courts chief

DIFC Courts said its chief executive and senior registrar Mark Beer has been named the president-elect of the International Association for Court Administration (IACA), where he will work to raise the standards of justice systems worldwide. Headquartered in Virginia, US, the IACA


UAE Exchange celebrates million facebook fans

UAE Exchange, a leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, said it has recently crossed One Million fans on its official Facebook page, making it the first ever exchange house globally to do so. Under the #FirstTo1Million campaign, the brand marks th

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