Monday 31 August 2015

Majid Al Futtaim hosts staff in innovation contest

UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim, a leader in leisure, retail and hospitality in Mena, is hosting a hosting a group of more than 80 employees to take part in an innovation competition in Dubai in a bid to improve customer experience. Majid Al Futtaim is empowering its own employees to


Oops! Boy falls, punches hole in $1.5m painting

A T$50 million ($1.54 million) masterpiece by a 17th century Italian artist was back on display in the Taiwan capital on Tuesday after a 12-year-old boy tripped, fell and punched a hole in the canvas, the exhibit organiser said. "Flowers" by Italian master Paolo Porpora


Motorsport portal launches Arabic platform, an international network of online motorsports content, has launched its Arabic-based digital platform, - Middle East. The announcement leverages its acquisition of, a leading provider of online motorsports news and content that cov


Eurostar offers Asianet channels on tablet

Eurostar Group, a leading digital and consumer technology innovator in the Middle East, has launched Asianet Mobile TV Tablet and App for the GCC – a bouquet of 20 popular Malayalam television channels that could be watched on the go. It also includes a range of radio chann


OBG names research duo for UAE report

Oxford Business Group (OBG), an international publishing, research and consultancy firm, has brought in a new team to lead operations for a new edition on UAE’s latest economic developments. Nihan Alan takes on the role of country director in Dubai, working alongside Marc-A


Omnicom to offer data insights to advertisers

Annalect Mena , Omnicom Media Group’s data, technology and analytics division, has partnered with Ensighten, a world leader in enterprise data and tag management, to bring first-party data insights to the region’s advertisers.  This partnership is designed to hel


DIFF-backed Arab films to screen at Toronto fest

Three feature films by Arab filmakers, backed by the Dubai International Film Festival's (DIFF) Dubai Film Market (DFM), is set to screen at the 40th Toronto Film Festival next month.   The line-up includes acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu Assad whos


Two suicides may be linked to Ashley Madison hack

At least two suicides may be connected to the hacking of the Ashley Madison cheating website that exposed the information of clients, and its parent company is offering a C$500,000 ($379,132) reward to catch the hackers, Toronto police said on Monday. In addition to the exposure


Memac Ogilvy launches talent training in Beirut

Memac Ogilvy, a leading advertising and public relations agency in the Mena region, has launched a four-week long training programme to coach and hire young talents in Beirut, Lebanon. “The Red Academy lies at the core belief of our agency. Fresh graduates are willing to ta


Canon ME unveils two ultra-HD cameras

Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging and business solutions, has unveiled two new ultra-high definition (4K) cameras. Unveiled in collaboration with Canon’s partner National Stores, the Canon EOS C300 Mark II is targeted at the professionals in the field of film productio

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