Sunday 24 June 2018

Samsung, Disney welcome two new AR emojis

Samsung Electronics and Disney are bringing two more classic Disney characters to life as AR Emojis for its Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphone models.    Daisy Duck and Goofy are the latest characters to join an already star-studded lineup that features Disney&rs


Novo Cinemas CEO gets global advisory role

Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, the CEO of homegrown cinema chain Novo Cinemas, has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Council of CTC, the global cinema technology network. The Middle East's largest movie chain, Novo Cinemas, has played a major role in creating the curre


Alfahim, UAE Triathlon ink new 3-year partnership

Alfahim, one of the UAE’s most successful family businesses, has announced a new three-year partnership deal with the UAE Triathlon Federation. The tie-up will see the Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate work closely with the Federation to increase the number of triathlon events h


'Sniper' Lazzez seals big fight deal in Middle East

Unbeaten MTK MMA star Mounir Lazzez has sealed a fight deal with Middle East giants Brave Combat Federation.   With this move, the Dubai-based welterweight (6-0) – nicknamed ‘Sniper’ - is relishing the chance to raise his profile even further a


Nissan picks marketing veteran for top ME job

Leading auto major Nissan has appointed Francesca Ciaudano as the new general manager of marketing communications for Nissan Middle East Headquarters in Dubai, UAE.   Ciaudano, one of the most valued and known marketers in the regional automotive industry, boast


OBG set to launch Sharjah Report 2018

Oxford Business Group (OBG), a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, will launch The Report: Sharjah 2018, its latest analysis of the emirate’s economy, at an upcoming panel discussion, a media report said. Sharjah’s plans to usher in an economic model bui


Vista deploys cinema ticketing software in Saudi

Vista Entertainment Solutions, a Vista Group company, has deployed the Vista Cinema software suite in the first Saudi Arabian cinema venues and has become the first cinema management software providing fully integrated reporting to the General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) portal.


Reel Cinemas to set up UAE's first ScreenX at Dubai Mall

South Korea's CJ 4DPlex, the world’s first 4D cinema company, has joined hands with Dubai's Reel Cinemas, to bring the first ScreenX - the world's first multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theatre setting - to the UAE


Eid celebrations kick off in Bahrain, GCC

Bahrain has declared Friday (June 15) as the first day of Eid Al Fitr after official announcements were made in Saudi Arabia of sightings of the new Shawwal crescent. UAE has also announced that Eid will begin tomorrow. The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Council (SCIA) moon-


UN adopts text urging greater protection for Palestinians

In an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an Arab-sponsored resolution calling for greater protection for Palestinians, and deploring any use of "excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate" force by the Israeli military against Palestinian c

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