Friday 21 November 2014

IBM to launch enterprise email with cloud, social

IBM is reinventing enterprise email with a new freemium social collaboration offering that uses built-in analytics to give employees a new way to converse, find the right people and information fast, and get work done. IBM Verse stems from the company’s $100 million investm


REC honoured for efforts in promoting Saudi’s MICE sector

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiques (SCTA) has honoured the Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC) for its ongoing efforts in promoting meeting, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) sector in the kingdom. The honour was in conjunction with REC’s participation


Doha to host 2019 World Athletics Championships

Doha was chosen on Tuesday to host the 2019 World Athletics Championships as Qatar's latest triumph thrust the Middle East nation, with its massive wealth and boundless ambition to be a sporting super-power, once more back into the spotlight. Less than a week after the contro


Demand for Arabia content to spur Mena media growth

Untapped demand for local, Arabic content will spur rapid regional media growth over the next five years, according to a new study unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit today.   The joint study undertaken by management consultancy Strategy& and Media Zone Authority Abu


Aladdin and Genie on show at Dubai Christmas Fest

The magical figures of Aladdin and his faithful Genie will take a magic carpet ride into the Dubai Christmas Fest next month, guaranteeing festive fun for family and friends in the heart of the city. The two characters from Middle Eastern folklore’s ‘The Arabian Night


Dubai wins top incentive travel industry award

Dubai’s event infrastructure was internationally recognised with the Crystal Award, a top award in the incentive travel industry, at the SITE Global Conference held in Rotterdam, Netherlands recently. The award for best ‘Distinctive Destination – Best Destinatio


Sony aims for hefty jump in movie, TV revenue

Japan's Sony Corp said it is aiming to lift its movie and TV revenue by more than a third in the next three years as it cuts costs and invests in potential hit films, including a new Spider-Man movie. Loss-making Sony has been under pressure to show its entertainment business


Babylon Media signs new transponder lease with Yahlive

Iraq-based Babylon Media Company has signed a deal for the lease of one transponder on Yahlive, a UAE-based satellite broadcasting company. With 13 TV channels already on Yahlive including Korek TV and Kanal 4 TV, Babylon Media plans to add at least four more exclusive TV channel


Ooredoo in deal to build media cloud for Al Jazeera

Ooredoo and Al Jazeera Media Network have signed a major deal to build a global media cloud, in one of the largest and most significant implementations ever announced by a broadcaster.
 Under the agreement, Ooredoo will build and develop a global broadcast and communication infr


100 PR delegates share insights at Amman summit

More than 100 corporate communications and public relations (PR) delegates met with regional and international industry specialists to share insights in Amman, Jordan, on reputation management. The Global PR Trends Summit, a leading PR event, was held in partnership with Zain as

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