Wednesday 7 October 2015

Spectacular Dubai Electric Run to draw thousands

Thousands of runners are expected to fill the Meydan route of the first ActiveLife Electric Run, a night run combining lights, music and exercise in one unique experience, in Dubai, UAE, on November 6. The much-anticipated course layout for the run has been unveiled by organisers


Aniston wakes up to comfort and luxury on Emirates

Emirates airline has unveiled its new television commercial (TVC) featuring Hollywood actress, director and producer Jennifer Aniston. This marks the first time Emirates has collaborated with the international star in a global digital and TV campaign. The Golden Gl


Stars Of Science shortlists Arab innovators

Stars of Science, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development's (QF) 'edutainment reality' TV programme on MBC4 that encourages science, technology and innovation, has shortlisted the region's most promising Arab innovators for its seventh season. 


Google eyes investment in chat start-up Symphony

Google, which has now morphed into holding company Alphabet Inc, is in talks with messaging startup Symphony Communication Services for a round of fundraising, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Symphony's chat service allows financial firms, corporate customers


Bahrain forum to focus on media’s role in combating terror

Media and its role in fighting terrorism will be the focus of a forum in Bahrain next month. The Third Arab Gulf Forum for Political Media will be held on November 11 under the theme Media and Civil Peace. It is being organised by the Bahrain Institute for Political Development (BIPD) at the


Facebook to expand Internet access in Africa

Facebook Inc said it would launch a satellite in partnership with France's Eutelsat Communications to bring Internet access to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The satellite, part of Facebook's platform to expand internet access mainly via mobile phones, is


Samsung, DIFF launch short film contest

Samsung Gulf Electronics and Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have launched the Samsung Short Film Contest, following phenomenal interest in the competition during its inaugural year.    The organisers have called on all budding filmmakers, art stud


Beco to enhance Arabic online content

Beco Capital, a venture capital firm in the GCC, is boosting its online Arabic content, which will allow Arabic online publishers to create strong businesses with innovative revenue streams, said a top official of the company. Research suggests that the growth in Arabic online po


Abu Dhabi readies for cycling world event

UAE’s Ministry of Interior has completed its preparations to participate in organizing the Abu Dhabi Cycling World Tour, will achieve a significant qualitative leap for the future of the sports industry in the region. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Sport Council (ADSC), the eve


Top Fifa sponsors demand Blatter resignation

Major soccer sponsors have issued co-ordinated calls for the immediate resignation of Fifa president Sepp Blatter in the most significant move by companies supporting the sport since a bribery and corruption scandal erupted at world football's governing body last May. Coca-Co

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