Monday 26 September 2016

Some Yahoo users close accounts amid breach fears

Many Yahoo users have closed their accounts and change passwords as experts warned that the fallout from one of the largest cyber breaches in history could spill beyond the internet company's services. After Yahoo disclosed on Thursday that hackers had stolen the encrypted pa


Snapchat to offer camera-equipped sunglasses

Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, chief executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The sunglasses, dubbed Spectacles, will be sold via limited distr


Majid Kids TV celebrates first anniversary

Majid Kids TV, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, is celebrating its first anniversary today, marking a glorious year of entertaining and educating Arab young generation. Founded as an ode to the hugely popular Majid magazine launched over 37 years ago, Majid TV has successfully pr


Twitter initiates talks with tech firms over sale

Twitter has initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself, signalling the start of what is likely to be a slow-rolling auction of the high-profile but money-losing social media company. Twitter has initiated talks with several technology companies to


Yahoo to provide details on data breach: Recode

Yahoo will disclose details this week of a data breach that compromised the data of several hundred million users, technology news site Recode reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the company's plan. Reuters was not able to immediately confirm the report


ME brands shine at World Branding Awards

A number of Middle East brands were named “Brand of the Year” at the recently held third edition of the prestigious World Branding Awards at Kensington Palace in London, UK. The event saw 210 brands from 30 countries named “Brand of the Year”.


Google launches Allo, bets on AI to spice up chats

Google-parent Alphabet launched Allo, a messaging app that incorporates Google's search feature and a chatbot that uses machine learning to "improve" itself over time. The new messaging service, which was unveiled in May, will compete with Facebook's WhatsApp an


Tarek Sultan named ‘Industry CEO of the Year’

Agility chief executive Tarek Sultan was named Industry CEO of the Year at the CEO Middle East awards, an annual ceremony held in recognition of the region’s most successful and innovative corporate leaders.   Since Sultan joined Agility in 1997, it has grown from a sma


Lubna Al Olayan tops Forbes' list of most powerful Arab women

Saudi Arabia’s Lubna Al Olayan, who’s at the head of a family empire, tops the Forbes Middle East’s list of “The Most Powerful Women in the Arab World” this year. The list, released for the fifth consecutive year, highlights the region’s most influen


Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Pitt

Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for a divorce from actor Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and romantic partner since 2005, her attorney said on Tuesday, signaling the end of one of Hollywood's most glamorous and powerful couples. "This decision was made for the healt

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