Friday 9 October 2015

Google eyes investment in chat start-up Symphony

Google, which has now morphed into holding company Alphabet Inc, is in talks with messaging startup Symphony Communication Services for a round of fundraising, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Symphony's chat service allows financial firms, corporate customers


Bahrain forum to focus on media’s role in combating terror

Media and its role in fighting terrorism will be the focus of a forum in Bahrain next month. The Third Arab Gulf Forum for Political Media will be held on November 11 under the theme Media and Civil Peace. It is being organised by the Bahrain Institute for Political Development (BIPD) at the


Facebook to expand Internet access in Africa

Facebook Inc said it would launch a satellite in partnership with France's Eutelsat Communications to bring Internet access to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The satellite, part of Facebook's platform to expand internet access mainly via mobile phones, is


Samsung, DIFF launch short film contest

Samsung Gulf Electronics and Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have launched the Samsung Short Film Contest, following phenomenal interest in the competition during its inaugural year.    The organisers have called on all budding filmmakers, art stud


Beco to enhance Arabic online content

Beco Capital, a venture capital firm in the GCC, is boosting its online Arabic content, which will allow Arabic online publishers to create strong businesses with innovative revenue streams, said a top official of the company. Research suggests that the growth in Arabic online po


Abu Dhabi readies for cycling world event

UAE’s Ministry of Interior has completed its preparations to participate in organizing the Abu Dhabi Cycling World Tour, will achieve a significant qualitative leap for the future of the sports industry in the region. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Sport Council (ADSC), the eve


Top Fifa sponsors demand Blatter resignation

Major soccer sponsors have issued co-ordinated calls for the immediate resignation of Fifa president Sepp Blatter in the most significant move by companies supporting the sport since a bribery and corruption scandal erupted at world football's governing body last May. Coca-Co


Contemporary Egyptian art to go on show at Bahrain fair

Gallery Ward, a leading art gallery in Cairo, is set to showcase contemporary Egyptian Art and introduce works by some of the most dynamic Egypt artists at ArtBahrain.   The first edition event, which will shocase reputed artists and galleries from the wider Mid

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