Saturday 10 October 2015

Google says Docs, Drive disruption resolved

Some of Google's services, including Drive and Docs, which were facing disruptions for a few hours on Friday have been resolved, the company said. Google's status page had showed that its file-sharing services such as Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Classroom were facing


Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet wins Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contribution to building democracy after the Jasmine Revolution in 2011, the Nobel Committee said.   The quartet is made up of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the Tunis


Star Trek Beyond begins filming in Dubai

Star Trek Beyond, the latest film in the globally renowned sci-fi franchise, has started filming scenes in Dubai, UAE. The crew will be filming at the Sound Stages in Dubai Studio City as well as key indoor and outdoor locations throughout the city for 13 days, according to the D


Facebook 'Like' button to get more emotive

Facebook's trademark "Like" button is set to get more expressive. The social network said on Thursday it is launching a pilot test of "Reactions", which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger and sadness.


Stage set for top music festival in Bahrain

Acclaimed Arab and international artists will perform during the 2015 Bahrain International Music Festival, which starts today and continues until October 19. The 24th edition of the annual event is being organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) and features a div


Sony to sell music publishing unit

Sony Corp is proceeding with a plan to sell its half of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the world's largest music publisher, the Wall Street Journal reported. Sony, which owns the unit with Michael Jackson's estate, recently triggered a clause in its contract that allows one p


First film line-up for DIFF's Muhr contest unveiled

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has unveiled the first line-up for the highly anticipated Muhr Competition, showcasing the region’s pioneering Arab filmmakers.    Set to take place over the course of the festival from December 9 to 16, th


Kingdom Holding pays $50m to raise Twitter stake

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment firm Kingdom Holding now together own more than 5 per cent of Twitter, the prince's office said on Wednesday. Kingdom Holding has paid $50 million to double its stake in the microblogging site to 0.72 per


Spectacular Dubai Electric Run to draw thousands

Thousands of runners are expected to fill the Meydan route of the first ActiveLife Electric Run, a night run combining lights, music and exercise in one unique experience, in Dubai, UAE, on November 6. The much-anticipated course layout for the run has been unveiled by organisers


Aniston wakes up to comfort and luxury on Emirates

Emirates airline has unveiled its new television commercial (TVC) featuring Hollywood actress, director and producer Jennifer Aniston. This marks the first time Emirates has collaborated with the international star in a global digital and TV campaign. The Golden Gl

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