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Media (R)evolutions: Attitudes and Behaviors of MENA Internet Users

Media (R)evolutions: Attitudes and Behaviors of MENA Internet Users | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
New developments and curiosities from a changing global media landscape: People, Spaces, Deliberation brings trends and events to your attention that illustrate that tomorrow's media environment will look very different from today's, and will have little resemblance to yesterday's. The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology of Qatar (ictQATAR) published a new report that covers the shifting attitudes of Internet users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regarding cyber safety, online security, and data privacy, as well as their basic habits online. Among the key findings, the report found that the majority of Internet users in MENA countries access the web from home and are much more likely to agree with the statement that “the Internet is making things better for people like me” compared to the world average.  
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REPORT: Facebook Dominates Social Network Usage In The Middle East - AllFacebook

REPORT: Facebook Dominates Social Network Usage In The Middle East - AllFacebook | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Not surprisingly, Facebook was found to be the dominant social network in the Middle East in a new study by Northwestern University in Qatar and the Doha Film Institute.
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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 & Technology in the Middle East | 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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Wamda Research Lab debuts a groundbreaking report on the barriers to…

Wamda Research Lab debuts a groundbreaking report on the barriers to… | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
For entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), scaling their companies is not easy. Challenges to finding talent and marketing products or…
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Facebook Usage High in Egypt and Jordan

Facebook Usage High in Egypt and Jordan | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
More than half of internet users in the Middle East and Africa are Facebookers. However, usage varies by country, and it is highest in Egypt and Jordan. Across the region, Facebook users skew young.
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Travel Biz Monitor :: Wego launches world’s first Arabic iOS travel metasearch app

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Infographic: Online Shopping in the Middle East

Infographic: Online Shopping in the Middle East | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
The Engagement Bureau and the Cashless Pioneers Blog make up MasterCard's news-publishing and conversation ecosystem. It provides people the opportunity to engage with the brand, and to discover amazing and sharable content not only about MasterCard, but the future of payments and the cashless society overall.
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Infographic Social Media in the Middle East

Infographic with the key datapoints related to social media in the Middle East at the end of 2013. Include stats related to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Linke
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Taken from a 2013 round-up of Social Media in the Middle East which can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/ictQATAR/social-media-in-the-middle-east-during-2013

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Where in the World Are Facebook's Developers?

Where in the World Are Facebook's Developers? | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
This new heat map from the world's largest social network shows which countries around the world claim the most Facebook developers.
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Will Investing in MENA Technology Fuel Philanthropy?

Will Investing in MENA Technology Fuel Philanthropy? | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
What will tackle the biggest social, health or economic problems in each country? Philanthropic missions? Innovative technology? Or a version of Bill Gates in each region of the world?
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Twitter campaign highlights poverty in Saudi Arabia

Twitter campaign highlights poverty in Saudi Arabia | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, citizens from the oil-rich nation of Saudi Arabia started making an unexpected complaint via Twitter: raise our salaries, please!
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45% of MENA Internet users are ‘very careful’ about their online activity; but fail in terms of cyber security - JustHere

45% of MENA Internet users are ‘very careful’ about their online activity; but fail in terms of cyber security - JustHere | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
About 45% of MENA Internet users agreed to being “very careful” about what they do or say on the internet, as compared to a world average of 38%. However only 28% were “very concerned” about their online communications being monitored, ... Read More
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Kuwait said to shut down 300 'immoral websites'

Kuwait said to shut down 300 'immoral websites' | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Sources say the websites had been created for online prostitution, indecent activities and night parties
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The Languages of Twitter Users

The Languages of Twitter Users | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Gnip, a provider of social media data, tracked the primary languages chosen by Twitter users.
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Souq.com, the Middle East’s answer to Amazon, raises $75m

Souq.com, the Middle East’s answer to Amazon, raises $75m | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Souq.com, a Dubai-based ecommerce website, has raised $75 million in funding from South Africa’
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Infographic: Online Shopping in the Middle East

Infographic: Online Shopping in the Middle East | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
The fifth annual Online Shopping Behavior Study, which serves as a benchmark of consumers’ propensity to shop online, was conducted in 11 countries across Africa and the Middle East. Download the infographic here.
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Souq.com's US$ 150 million Backing Crests Middle East e-commerce Wave - www.arabiangazette.com

Souq.com's US$ 150 million Backing Crests Middle East e-commerce Wave - www.arabiangazette.com | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Nasper's latest $75mn investment in Middle East's top e-commerce website Souq.com reaffirms the potential of the region.
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First Batch of Tech Startups Graduate From DP World Accelerator

First Batch of Tech Startups Graduate From DP World Accelerator | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
The first batch of tech startups to graduate from the Turn 8 accelerator scheme in Dubai pitched to investors on Saturday evening looking for up to almost a $1 million in funding.
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2 Innovations Changing The Tech Landscape For Women In MENA

2 Innovations Changing The Tech Landscape For Women In MENA | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
The Middle East and North Africa is home to a growing number of women who are, uncharacteristically, demanding equal citizenship and a greater role in society. The impetus? Women are getting educated.
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15 mn users access social network on mobile in M-E daily - Qatar Tribune - First with the news and whats behind it

15 mn users access social network on mobile in M-E daily - Qatar Tribune - First with the news and whats behind it | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
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Every month, 56 million people are active on Facebook across the MENA region, with 50 percent of those returning on a daily basis. 

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How customers connect with brands on social networks [Infographic]

How customers connect with brands on social networks [Infographic] | Media & Technology in the Middle East | Scoop.it
For startups looking to better market their products and engage with consumers, mastering social media is key. According to a recent study conducted by ad…
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