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PayPal brings new mobile payment option to rapidly developing East…

PayPal brings new mobile payment option to rapidly developing East… | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
M-PESA, a mobile payment scheme launched in 2007 by Kenyan mobile network operator Safaricom, has fundamentally changed the way Kenyans interact with money,…
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Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
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TV ad revenues to hit US$236 billion in 2020 » Digital TV Europe

TV ad revenues to hit US$236 billion in 2020 » Digital TV Europe | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
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LinkedIn of Arabia? Egypt’s answer to the recruitment question

LinkedIn of Arabia? Egypt’s answer to the recruitment question | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
It is often the case that entrepreneur experts advise those in their field not to think of regional expansion before their project has reached a certain…
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UAE’s ad market packs in another round of growthUAE - Zawya

UAE’s ad market packs in another round of growthUAE - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
From sky-high billboards to the tiniest digital screens, there was enough happening for the UAE’s advertising agencies through the first-half of the year.
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Shopper Powers Trend 2014 Middle East by Cheil MENA

Shopper Powers Trend 2014 Middle East by Cheil MENA | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Are shoppers changing the way retailers operate? Or are retailers driving the change in the shopper behaviour patterns? Why are malls getting bigger w...
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Twitter to introduce promoted video

Twitter to introduce promoted video | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Twitter is introducing promoted videos to the site. David Regan, senior project manager, TV and video at Twitter posted the announcement on the social...
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How Mobile and Internet is Transforming the Arab World - www.arabiangazette.com

How Mobile and Internet is Transforming the Arab World - www.arabiangazette.com | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
The Mobile and Internet is Transforming and Reshaping the Arab World, as is evident from the recent research report.
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not all parts of the region are shaping up equally, mobile is impacting everything from finance and commerce to cinema and storytelling

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Mobile Networks in the Middle East are an Easy Target for DDoS Cyber Attacks

Mobile Networks in the Middle East are an Easy Target for DDoS Cyber Attacks | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Debilitating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks will be increasingly targeted towards mobile networks in the region as Mobile Network Operat...
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Saudi Arabia to confront ‘cultural war’ on social mediaMedia - Zawya

Saudi Arabia to confront ‘cultural war’ on social mediaMedia - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia is looking amending its anti-cybercrime law to allow legal proceedings against sites and networks that promote alleged sexual depravation, prostitution and atheism and target the Saudi society, according to reports.
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Saudi watchdog to regulate homegrown YouTube shows -newspaper - Zawya

Saudi watchdog to regulate homegrown YouTube shows -newspaper - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia plans to regulate local companies that screen shows on YouTube, a senior official was quoted as saying in local media on Tuesday - a move that could stifle its nascent creative industries.
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Why consumers favour small businesses?

Why consumers favour small businesses? | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
One of the major goals of any business is to increase production and service quality, which will increase revenue. In order to do this efficiently, bu...
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KSA & UAE travellers are top mobile online users in Middle East

KSA & UAE travellers are top mobile online users in Middle East | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
50% of Saudi Arabian and 35% of UAE travellers use smart phones to access online services The Arabian Travel Market’s (ATM) Travel Technology Theatre...
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Arabs watch western TV but want regional content - Zawya

Arabs watch western TV but want regional content - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Findings from a pan-Arab study released on Wednesday show high region-wide concern about cultural preservation and support for media regulation, but also a general embrace of international content.
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38% in ME expect their organizations to suffer from economic crime over the next 2 years

38% in ME expect their organizations to suffer from economic crime over the next 2 years | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Electronic Commerce (e-commerce) can simply be described as doing business electronically. That is, the use of one or more technologies to communicate...
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5 easy ways to green your MENA startup

5 easy ways to green your MENA startup | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Time and money are precious when building a startup. Because going green is often seen as expensive on both fronts, and because it’s a relatively new…
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MENA consumers remain prudent in an uncertain economy

MENA consumers remain prudent in an uncertain economy | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Consumer confidence in the Middle East/Africa region reported a slight decline in the second quarter, as its index score dropped one point from the pr...
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71 million use social media in the Middle East

71 million use social media in the Middle East | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Nearly 30 per cent of individuals participating in the survey considered social media to be the primary source of news.
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Rising Internet Penetration Sparks Shift in Advertising Spend as MEA SMEs Embrace the Power of the Web - Zawya

Rising Internet Penetration Sparks Shift in Advertising Spend as MEA SMEs Embrace the Power of the Web - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Dubai, August 12 2014 - Once viewed as the sole preserve of large organizations with significant resources and large addressable markets, the world of advertising is undergoing a seismic shift across the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Internet
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Advertising is undergoing a seismic shift across the regionMedia - Zawya

Advertising is undergoing a seismic shift across the regionMedia - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Growth in internet advertising market is driving increasing numbers of organisations to leverage low-cost options such as Google Adwords or Facebook Ads to target their customers.
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Smartphones to Play Major Role in 2014 World Cup

Smartphones to Play Major Role in 2014 World Cup | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
According to Groundbreaking Global Research from IAB half of Smartphone-Owning Soccer Fans Across Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Ireland,...
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Arabreneur selects three Palestinian startups to receive $300,000 USD

Arabreneur selects three Palestinian startups to receive $300,000 USD | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Arabreneur invested $440,000 USD in four Palestinian startups: AidBits, Karaz, Fariqak, and Edunation (formerly LiveTop). Now the pan-Arab…
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Can Dubai make it? - www.arabiangazette.com

Can Dubai make it? - www.arabiangazette.com | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Given all the fanfare, regarding Dubai’s mission to position itself as the Islamic economic centre, there is a pressing need for substantial action plans that focus on key deliverables involving people or talent & knowledge. Joy Abdullah explores this in this article—“Can Dubai Make It?”
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Debate over licenses for YouTube channels - Zawya

Debate over licenses for YouTube channels - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Plans are under way by the government's new media watchdog to regulate content on YouTube posted by Saudi-based entertainment companies and individuals, according to the head of the body.
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Digital Advertising Spend to Reach $1B in the MENA by 2017 - Zawya

Digital Advertising Spend to Reach $1B in the MENA by 2017 - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Global ad spend is on track to grow by 5.5% this year and reach $537 billion, with online ad spend accounting for nearly one-quarter of the staggering amount. The global growth of the advertising sector is paralleled closely in the MENA region:
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IHS Forum Identifies Key Points for Middle East Economic Growth - www.arabiangazette.com

IHS Forum Identifies Key Points for Middle East Economic Growth - www.arabiangazette.com | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Global information company, IHS, and their executives identifies and pinpoints key areas that have contributed to Middle East economic growth, especially of the the UAE.
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50% of UAE travelers to spend more on family holidays in next 12 months

50% of UAE travelers to spend more on family holidays in next 12 months | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Global payments’ technology company to present a snapshot of research results during luxury-themed Arabian Travel Market Global payments’ technology...
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