Saturday 28 February 2015

Facebook advertisers reach 2m, up 33pc

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that its active advertisers rose to 2 million, a 33 per cent increase from the 1.5 million it had in July 2014. The vast majority of the advertisers, defined as those that have placed an ad on the social media platform in the last 30 days, represent s


Clubs will seek compensation if World Cup held in Nov

European clubs want compensation if Fifa stages the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December while the leagues said such a move would cause "great damage" to domestic soccer. Meanwhile, the world players' union FIFPro said any discussion over shortening the


RT Arabic among ‘most watched’ channels in Mena

Moscow-based news network RT International’s Arabic-language news channel among the top three most watched news channels in many Mena states, according to the channel. RT Arabic is watched by over 6.7 million viewers every day in Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE an


Qatar World Cup ‘must be held in November/December’

The 2022 World Cup must be held in November or December, the head of Fifa's task-force looking into dates for the Qatar tournament told British media. Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation head, had ruled out May, the preferred option of Europ


Tickets for Legend show in Bahrain sells out

Tickets for a Bahrain concert by award-winning American performer John Legend sold out within two hours yesterday (February 23). Hundreds of fans started queuing at a booth in City Centre Bahrain from 9am, even though tickets were not due to go on sale until midday, said a report


ME investment boosts European soccer club revenues

Middle East investment is swelling the coffers of Europe's top soccer clubs whose income from shirt sponsorship has soared to over 687 million euros ($777.75 million) this season -- 20 per cent up on 2013-14, according to analysts Repucom. The German-based global strategy com


Canon launches ultra-compact portable scanner

Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, has announced the Middle East launch of the new imageFormula-208II portable scanner.   Replacing the imageFormula P-208, the compact and stylish P-208II portable scanner is the perfect choice for travelling executives and home


UAE draws up legislations for drones

UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has started drafting regulations for using drones in the country’s airspace, a report said. The regulations are aimed at controlling the import and distribution of these aircrafts on the local market, developing licensing


'Birdman' soars to Oscar heights

The dark comedy "Birdman" held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and received in return the film industry's highest recognition, the Academy Award for best picture. Director Alejandro G Inarritu's story of a washed-up, former superhero actor att


Top stars lined-up for Bahrain’s Spring of Culture

Emirati singing sensation Hussain Al Jassmi, British singer Joss Stone, Egyptian composer Omar Khairat and Korean comedy and martial arts performance Jump join Grammy Award-winning singer John Legend in the line-up for this year's blockbuster Spring of Culture Festival. Full

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