Yahoo is set to launch a mobile website in Arabic tailor-made for the Middle East in June, thus looking to exploit the region?s booming smartphone market, according to reports. Internet users in the Arab world who currently browse Yahoo...
The sheer number of photographs that are taken today are at an all-time high. The question is, can today's photographs be considered art, or simply millions of 'captures' of the mundane? Will billions of new photographers achieve artistic greatness? In previous...
Role of social media in Arab Spring and the ISIS conflict  A panel of leading media experts discussed Tuesday at this year’s Abu Dhabi Media Summit the role social media is playing in the 21st century Middle East and its...
By E. Nina Rothe I first watched The Infidel at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, and immediately knew the film would win audiences the world over. The story, written by David Baddiel, is one that poses questions about...
After targeting a spur of celebrities, royals and commoners, News International is now facing a backlash from Ex-prime minister Gordon Brown. He condemned "the most disgusting work" of?News International?journalists for using known criminals to invade the privacy and feelings of...
By Rahma Rachdi Tarak Ben Ammar was born on 12 June, 1949 in Tunis to a French mother of Corsican origin and Tunisian father. His father was a lawyer who was later appointed as a diplomat. Tarak is the nephew of Wassila Bourguiba, wife...
The Doha Film Institute (DFI) has announced 25 new grants, as financial support to Arab movie makers, at the Cannes. Amid the changing political societies, DFI has called for more collaborative financial support from the Arab world to support...
The weekend saw Hangover Part II debut the theaters globally; and along with it, a character from the movie made an appearance in Mike Tyson?s iPhone game in a Warner Bros. promotion for the film. A free update to the...
Experience Google Street View and go on a virtual tour to the top of the World. Now you can take a virtual tour of the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, without visiting Dubai! For the first time ever, Google has...
Patents, patents and more patents. Woes of Google seems to be never ending. Google recently pointed the finger at its rivals for buying patents in order to hold back the success of Android, a mobile operating system. Apple, Oracle, Microsoft...
The UAE?s ministry of labour has stated that the private sector cannot appoint expatriate women in their public relations section. This job is highly restricted to the Emiratis. ?The ministry of labour will not grant exemptions to any private sector...
Les Hinton, the top executive of Rupert Murdoch's?Dow Jones?& Co, resigned after becoming one of the targets of criticism for the phone-hacking scandal that occurred when he oversaw News Corp's British newspapers, the company said. Mr. Hinton said that he...
In order to be popular in the web, your website needs to be attractive and interesting. To attract traffic to your website, it needs to have that pulling factor, that extra something that will make the online web browsers...
As a part of an unconventional marketing gimmick, the makers of BlackBerry Z10 aired an unusual 30 second ad on America's most watched Super Bowl broadcast. This was aired as a curtain raiser to the launch of BlackBerry Z10...
News Corp. (NWSA)?beat analysts? estimates with a sudden increase in sales allowing it to raise its dividend 27%, thereby cushioning investor losses that followed a phone-hacking scandal which hurt the stock. This Thursday owner of Fox TV and the Wall...
If you?re a crafty, emerging entrepreneur on the prowl for prospective target customers and would like to know how to capture their attention, well then, Mobile Marketing is the right way to go. Needless to say, it is of...
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said he has no plans of selling his share at News Corp .?No change, my investment is strategic, not thinking of selling anything,? he told Reuters by telephone. ?The crisis does not make...
Prepare to be glued to your screen with OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, exclusively releasing new documentaries covering biographical, political, historical, technological, science and space, crime and other intruguing topics via their Reality Checks, a segment...
Iraq's media regulatory body has ordered the closure of 44 media outlets in the country, including the BBC and Voice of America. Sources with knowledge of the order said on Sunday the dispute escalated over broadcast licences. US-funded Radio Sawa and privately-owned...
The Dubai Lynx 7-Day Brief, powered by YouTube, has released the 2014 brief and is now accepting entries into the film competition which puts the region’s creative powers to the test. The brief has been set by UNHCR, the United...
The Hangover Part II is the top film of the week in the US and Canada this weekend, as the film generated $86.5 million for Warner Bros. This is the best debut collection for a comedy ever. The collection at...
Arab entertainment group, Melody group has acquired a license from the Fujairah Media group to begin operations from the emirate?s Creative City media free zone. The license may have been acquired to continue operations from a zone, free of...
One thing certain about Twitter is that it brings an unappealing appearance to first time visitors. You often hear why in the world would someone go for a service that allows sending 140-character updates to your "followers"? Good question...
Kenza Restaurant hosts an iftar for the Media Ramada Downtown Hotel’s Kenza Restaurant hosted a special iftar for media professionals in Dubai last night.  The event was attended by media practitioners from some of the leading publications and media houses...
Dubai eGovernment, the Department in charge of supervising eTransformation in Dubai, has launched Supply2Dubai, the official Procurement Portal of Dubai Government. The website www.supply2dubai.gov.ae is powered by Tejari and acts as the single online destination for all suppliers engaged...
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) opened Wednesday evening amidst glitterati from Hollywood, Bollywood and other regional cinemas. DIFF had its inception in 2004 and is emerging as a major silver screen event in the region. It is the time of...
There’s sense of heightened anticipation that surrounds every movie buff and enthusiast, come the months of February and March. Each year, without fail, the Oscars bring in the feeling of ‘everything-is going-to-fall-into-place’ as far as adjudication of the best...
Advertising is an important ingredient for the success of every business. Organisations spend millions every year on advertising. The sole purpose is to educate the public about the product or service and eventually increase sales. The obvious reasons for spending...
Bahraini government has signed agreements with Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal paving the way to move his Rotana news and entertainment company from Cairo to the Gulf island state, the official Bahrain News Agency reported on Wednesday. The move...
The cool Mediterreanean breeze caressing the Promenade de la Croisette, also carries excitement in the air. The glamorous seaside town, the abode of the rich and famous along the French Riviera, had the spotlight on itself once more, as it...