Tuesday 1 September 2015

Ashley Madison still adding users after data hack

Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent company Avid Life Media said on Monday, even after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients. The company also struck back at reports that the site had few genuine fem


Canon reveals #ComeAndSeeMyArabia photo contest winners

Canon Middle East has announced the winners of #ComeAndSeeMyArabia regional photography competition.    Marwan Nasr from Egypt won the first prize of a Canon EOS 760D camera for capturing the rising sun at the Mousa mountains in Saint Catherine, in Egypt, s


Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to 3 years in jail

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry.   The verdict in a retrial was issued ag


Iranian film on the Prophet stirs calls for Tehran to ban it

A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi'ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it.   The state-sponsored "Mohammad, Messe


Instagram adds new photo sizes to attract ads

Instagram has added new layout options in addition to its signature square for pictures and videos in a bid to attract more advertisers and to stop users defecting to more flexible services such as Snapchat. The move is the first major alteration to the photo-sharing, social medi


Apollo Tyres expands ManU partnership to 129 countries

Leading tyre maker Apollo Tyres has extended its association with the Manchester United Football Club to the whole of Africa, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Brunei.   This is in addition to the existing association which spans 67 count


Facebook sees a billion users in a single day

Facebook on Thursday boasted of a new achievement with a billion people using the leading social network in a single day. "We just passed an important milestone," chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page, reported the Gulf Daily News (GD


BNA ties up with Ankara news agency

The Bahrain News Agency (BNA) and the Turkish Anadolu Agency (AA) have agreed to enhance their co-operation by exchanging news, publishing reports and photos, taking advantage of each other’s professional and technical expertise and organising training sessions. This came as a delegatio


Wavetec inks strategic tie-up with Finnish firm

Dubai-based Wavetec, a global leader in customer experience solutions, has partnered with Muodot, a Finnish company specializing in product, industrial and service area design. The partnership will provide both companies with an opportunity to share knowledge, resources and optim


'Made in Jordan' festival opens in Amman

The 'Made in Jordan' festival is set to be inaugurated today (August 27) in Amman, under the patronage of Jordan's King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein with the attendance of a number of ambassadors, diplomats, VIPs and sponsors.   It will run from August

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