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Zain supports start-up scene in Jordan

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When it comes to supporting entrepreneurship and youth employment in the Middle East and North Africa, Zain Jordan is taking a large step forward. Last...
Seedstars World focusing on MENA for start-up challenges

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Seedstars World is a global start-up challenge and arguably the only worldwide exclusive competition of its kind, purely focused on emerging economies and high-growth...
Young UAE women encouraged to embrace ICT careers

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Network giant Cisco through its UAE branch saw strong turnout on its annual "Girls in ICT Day" on May 8, with young women learning...
Dubai’s DEWA to make power grid smarter

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said it has signed a contract with the Middle East branch of CESI, an Italian technical consulting and...
Movie about missing flight MH370 to be released in August (see trailer)video

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A film about missing Flight MH370 is among the more unusual projects being pitched at this year's Cannes Film Festival, held from May 14...
Tech start-ups in Gaza get support

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Start-ups in Gaza now have the opportunity to get funding for their business ideas. Gaza Sky Geeks (GSG) is the strip’s first and only...
Gree Ventures raises Asia start-up fund worth $50m

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Tokyo-based venture capital firm Gree Ventures announced that is has collected cash for its second start-up fund of around 5 billion yen (some $50...
OSN to launch video streaming service in Middle Eastvideo

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Dubai-based OSN, one of the biggest pay TV operators in the region, will launch a video-on-demand service in the Middle East next week, looking...
Cloud analytics market to reach $16.5b by 2015 – study

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Market research firm MarketsandMarkets has recently conducted a study on the cloud analytics market, analysing the major market drivers, restraints and opportunities in North...
Dubai SME and Jordan-based Oasis500 form partnership

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Dubai SME, the agency of the Department for Economic Development in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, has signed...
DP World launches round 3 of its accelerator programme

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Dubai-based marine industry group DP World announced that its seed accelerator programme TURN8 will enter its third round of financing to promote entrepreneurship and...
Amazing views of Ho Chi Minh City – from a drone (video)video

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A hi-tech aficionado based in Ho Chi Minh City has recently wowed locals and visitors alike with several videos featuring the beauty of Vietnam’s...
Qatar sees the need for angel investment

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Qatar's Ministry of Information and Communications Technology’s Digital Incubation Center (DIC) organised a training workshop on angel investment on April 22 as part of...
Middle East, Europe entrepreneurs close to matching US counterparts

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Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and Europe almost match their US counterparts when it comes to profits and jobs, a new survey shows. According to...
Kurdistan start-up to introduce e-commerce platform

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ifrosh, one of the first startups in Iraqi Kurdistan will introduce an online, community-based marketplace to connect merchants and consumers. The name, ifrosh, comes...
Pakistan start-up hopes for a global hit with xGear

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Pakistan-based startup xGear is preparing to go global with a gadget that gives drivers detailed data about their journey and their vehicle, Tech in...
Brilliant short film depicts Thailand’s stark contrasts (video)video

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A short film produced by New Zealand director Justin Heaney - Thailand: In The Garden of The Dragon - cut from footage he shot...
Funding competition launched for Mideast start-ups

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Jordan-based tech-focused incubator Oasis500 has launches its first global competition and its first activity completely focusing on urbanism, Omraan, a funding competition for startups...