Friday 31 July 2015

Yahoo launches new live video texting app

Yahoo has launched a new app for one-to-one live video texting on iPhone and Android phones. Yahoo Livetext blends the convenience and ease of texting, with the immediacy and vividness of live video, but without the audio - so you can use it in any context, said Adam Cahan, senio


Facebook Q2 profit falls 9pc as costs soar

Facebook Inc reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 per cent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost mobile revenue and future growth. Expenses will grow 55 to 60 per cent in 2015 from last year, including an 82 per cent jump


Google drops networking platform Google+

Google is dropping Google Plus, the social network platform that it had launched four years ago, withdrawing it as the central hub for all Google-related activity, a report said. It means that you don’t need a Google Plus profile for performing several tasks within Google p


Magicians plan London ‘Impossible’ show

Grand illusions, mind readings and death-defying escapology come to London this summer in a magic show billed as "the biggest in decades" in the British capital. Running for five weeks, "Impossible" will seek to wow audiences with its line-up of magicians, tri


Twitter shares fall as user growth stalls

Twitter Inc's shares fell more than 11 per cent in extended trade on Tuesday after the microblogging company said its number of monthly average users grew at the slowest pace since it went public in 2013. "This is unacceptable and we're not happy about it," Jack


Huffington Post launches Arabic edition

The Huffington Post Media Group and Integral Media Strategies have launched an Arabic-language edition of The Huffington Post (, a leading global source of breaking news, opinion, entertainment and community. HuffPost Arabi is The Huffington Post’s 14th si


Facebook to scale up free mobile Internet service

Facebook plans to scale up its service to offer free basic Internet on mobile phones, an executive said, after introducing the application in 17 developing countries over the past year. In a blog post released to mark the first year of the initiative, Facebook said it will open a


New IMAX cinema set to open in Bahrain

A new cinema boasting the country’s largest screen is expected to open on July 31 in Seef Mall Muharraq. The long-awaited IMAX cinema has been brought to the country by Emirati company Novo Cinema, which has already opened theatres in the UAE and Qatar, said a report in the


Alsayegh Media appoints key officials

Alsayegh Media, a leading Emirati full-service communications firm, has appointed Michal Gasior as digital director and Simon Thurston as senior creative copywriter, to the organization’s UAE operations. Both will report to managing director, Leila Almaeena.


South Indian film stars to appear in Dubai red carpet event

Prominent personalities from the South Indian film fraternity and renowned Bollywood stars are set to appear in a red carpet event next month in Dubai, UAE. The South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) will take place on August 6 and 7 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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