Monday 30 May 2016

Hotwire seals partnership deal with Dubai group

Hotwire PR, a global communications consultancy, said it has entered into an exclusive co-branded partnership with Dubai-based Active (Digital. Marketing. Communications) as part of its regional expansion plans. The agreement, which sees Hotwire extend the number of its global ne


Icflix app now pre-installed in WeTek media player

A partnership between Icflix, a leading Internet streaming service, and media player box manufacturer WeTek, will see the Android-based WeTek media player boxes now come pre-installed with the Icflix app. This will offer viewing flexibility to consumers via their television sets.


Manama named Arab Model City

Manama has been chosen as the Arab Model City by the Arab Towns Organisation, which is currently holding its 17th general assembly meeting in Bahrain’s capital, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Iran wants social media data stored inside country

Iran has given foreign messaging apps a year to move data they hold about Iranian users onto servers inside the country, prompting privacy and security concerns on social media. Iran has some of the strictest controls on internet access in the world and blocks access to social me


French prosecutor mulls Qatar 2022 World Cup probe

French financial authorities are considering investigating how Qatar was awarded the 2022 soccer World Cup, financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said on Sunday. "We are thinking about it, we have several elements that encourage us to investigate," Houlette told French r


Forbes event to honour top Arab companies

Forbes Middle East is hosting its fourth annual event to celebrate “The Top Companies in the Arab World 2016” this week in Kuwait. The event, set to be held on May 31 at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, will also, for the very first time, acknowledge Kuwait&rs


Emirates to be Expo 2020 Dubai Premier Partner

Expo 2020 Dubai today announced the formation of its Premier Partnership with Emirates Airline to help bring 25 million visitors to Dubai for the global mega event. Under the agreement, Emirates Airline will be Expo 2020 Dubai's official airline partner. The pa


Grand Cinemas to open first 4D theatre in Kuwait

Grand Cinemas, a leading provider of movie entertainment services in the region, has announced the beginning of a new era in the movie-going experience with the introduction of its first 4D cinema in Kuwait. The world’s foremost 4D cinema technology, MX4D will debut exclusi


Cineco opens new $16m cineplex in Qatar

Bahrain Cinema Company (Cineco) announced the opening of a new QR60 million ($16.4 million) Cineplex at the Gulf Mall in Gharafa, Qatar, yesterday (May 26). The new Cineplex is approximately 5,645-sq-m and holds a total number of 2,318 seats across 13 screens. Encompassing the la


Google offers new features to local search ads

Google Maps will soon carry promotional offers from nearby businesses along with ads and allow users to browse product inventories and menus. Alphabet's Google said on Tuesday it would introduce the new ad features on both Google Maps and Google Map

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