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Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
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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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Jordan ranked 155 out of 197 countries in Freedom House report - Zawya

Jordan ranked 155 out of 197 countries in Freedom House report - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
In the 2013 report, Jordan was ranked 145th globally and had a press freedom of 63.
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Egypt’s Digital Economy: From Planning to Execution

Egypt’s Digital Economy: From Planning to Execution | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Ministry for Communication and Information Technology recently launched a plan on Egypt’s Digital Economy at the American Chamber of Commerce. The plan includes short term priorities, the outlook, goals, impact, and…
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OTA sales in Middle East to reach US$ 3 billion this year

OTA sales in Middle East to reach US$ 3 billion this year | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Tech-focused seminars return to highlight latest innovations and digital insight from global trendsetters - research reveals that one in six consumers...
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Can this Saudi initiative become the Wikipedia of Arabic infographics?

Can this Saudi initiative become the Wikipedia of Arabic infographics? | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
In light of many recent attempts to enhance online Arabic content, three Saudi entrepreneurs have launched Arinfographic.net to archive all Arabic infographics…
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How can the Arab world’s startup ecosystem work against gender discrimination?

How can the Arab world’s startup ecosystem work against gender discrimination? | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
If the global financial system had had more women in decision-making positions, would history have taken a different course? Women at the 2nd UAE Women…
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New Investment Segments for Middle Eastern Companies - www.arabiangazette.com

New Investment Segments for Middle Eastern Companies - www.arabiangazette.com | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
The boom in Chinese education sector could be an attractive proposition for Middle Eastern companies looking into invest in the lucrative sector, experts say.
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UAE job market expected to open up considerably in the next 3 months - www.arabiangazette.com

UAE job market expected to open up considerably in the next 3 months - www.arabiangazette.com | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
UAE job market is on the uptick with companies saying they will hire more people in the coming months.
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Facebook vs. Twitter vs. LinkedIn: What do UAE residents like more, and why? - Zawya

Facebook vs. Twitter vs. LinkedIn: What do UAE residents like more, and why? - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
People across the UAE and the world over are living their lives on social media but in different ways.
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Content marketing- a growing marketing activity in the Middle East

Content marketing- a growing marketing activity in the Middle East | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Just over half of B2B brands and 68% of B2C brands have a content marketing budget in place, finds new research from comms agency Bite, but fewer than...
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Deloitte launches the 2014 Middle East Technology, Media and Telecommunications predictions report - Zawya

Deloitte launches the 2014 Middle East Technology, Media and Telecommunications predictions report - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Deloitte's TMT predictions are built around hundreds of discussions with industry executives, analysts and commentators, along with
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Technology innovations driving digital revolution - Zawya

Technology innovations driving digital revolution - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Technology innovations driving digital revolution
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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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'Media freedom in Jordan dropped by 12 percentage points in 2013' - Zawya

'Media freedom in Jordan dropped by 12 percentage points in 2013' - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
The number of journalists who believe media freedom in the country is on the decline has been increasing over the past three years, standing at 21.3 per cent in 2013,
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MENA region’s digital advertising spend to reach $1bn

MENA region’s digital advertising spend to reach $1bn | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
MENA is a high potential market for Digital media. Regional statistics show that there are 31m million people connecting on Facebook on a daily basis,...
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Challenges and opportunities abound in the Arabic digital content sector

Challenges and opportunities abound in the Arabic digital content sector | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Ninety percent of people in the Arab World want to read their internet in Arabic, say recent statistics from the Economic and Social Commission for Western…
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5 key industries will benefit from Expo 2020 - Zawya

5 key industries will benefit from Expo 2020 - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Five key industries will benefit from Dubai hosting Expo 2020, a new report commissioned by the Federal Authority of Human Resources (FAHR), has found.
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How to raise $18M in the Middle East? 5 tips from MarkaVIP founder…

How to raise $18M in the Middle East? 5 tips from MarkaVIP founder… | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
How do you raise $18 million USD in the Middle East? It’s not easy. Last week I sat down with Ahmed Alkhatib, the man behind the exclusive online shopping…
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GCC To Pioneer Safe and Secure Online Shopping

GCC To Pioneer Safe and Secure Online Shopping | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Experts Tabled Prepaid Opportunities And Threats The United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia feature among the world’s top emerging marke...
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More than 70% of Egyptians, Iraqis, Syrians and Filipinos residing in Jordan use their cellular lines to make international calls

More than 70% of Egyptians, Iraqis, Syrians and Filipinos residing in Jordan use their cellular lines to make international calls | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
More than a quarter of each nationality does so on a daily basis More than 70% of Egyptians, Iraqis, Syrians and Filipinos residing in Jordan use thei...
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Whatsapp's Proposed VoIP under Security Scanner in UAE: Reports - www.arabiangazette.com

Whatsapp's Proposed VoIP under Security Scanner in UAE: Reports - www.arabiangazette.com | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Whatsapp's Proposed VoIP under Security Scanner in UAE
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What are users in the Arab world watching on YouTube? [Infographic]

What are users in the Arab world watching on YouTube? [Infographic] | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
YouTube’s potential for regional startups is clear: Saudi Arabia alone accounts for 190 million YouTube views a day, and other countries watch millions…
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Mena TV industry joins forces to fight piracy - Zawya

Mena TV industry joins forces to fight piracy - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
Broadcasters, satellite operators and service providers across the Mena (Middle East and North Africa) region have joined forces under the 'Anti-Piracy Coalition,' to address and combat all forms of piracy that impact the sector.
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Growing demand for HD channels in the region - Zawya

Growing demand for HD channels in the region - Zawya | Media Intelligence - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | Scoop.it
The satellite TV platform is definitely making a transition from standard definition to high definition in the Middle East and Africa, a top industry executive told Gulf News.
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