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Advertising budgets moving to digital in Levant, will reach $1bn in MENA in three years
Feb

11

2014

Advertising budgets moving to digital in Levant, will reach $1bn in MENA in three years

 Today Online advertising spending totalled $300m in the MENA region, and is increasing at a 37% growth rate a year to reach an astounding $1bn in 2017. “Online advertising is an essential driver for the growth of Arab web and mobile businesses. With the increase of ad budgets, the entire digital sector will flourish,” stated Omar Christidis, CEO and founder of ArabNet. As of 2013, the scene…

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Feb

11

2014

Malaysia Eases Rules to Lure Foreign Auto Investments

 By Chong Pooi Koon and Manirajan Ramasamy Malaysia relaxed restrictions on foreign automakers manufacturing small and eco-friendly passenger vehicles as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy competes with Thailand for investments.Malaysia will selectively seek foreign investments that bring advanced technology and offer customized incentives to attract companies, according to M. Madani Sahari, chief executive officer of the Malaysia Automotive Institute, a unit of the trade ministry. Under the previous policy, the licenses only…

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How smart businesses bloom for Valentine’s Day
Feb

11

2014

How smart businesses bloom for Valentine’s Day

 By:ENGEL SCHMIDL A shipment from South America might make or break Stu White’s Valentine’s Day.White, co-founder of Sydney florist Jodie McGregor Flowers, is counting down the hours and days until the storm hits. For staff at McGregor’s, Valentine’s Day is nothing short of a war of the roses.“It’s difficult, a lot of the roses we get now are from South America and last year there was…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Marketing Valentine’s Day On Facebook
Feb

10

2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Marketing Valentine’s Day On Facebook

  By: David CohenWith Valentine’s Day coming up Friday, Facebook provided some statistics to help marketers on the social network take full advantage of the holiday.Facebook provided some key findings, as well as the appropriate responses by marketers, in apost on the Facebook for Business page:Men — and women — often wait until the last minute to make their plans: While small numbers of people begin planning for Valentine’s Day…

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Why Startups Should Steal Ideas and Hire Weirdos
Feb

9

2014

Why Startups Should Steal Ideas and Hire Weirdos

  Image: Paul Bartlett/Getty BY ALEX PENTLAND“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty, because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” — Steve JobsThe most consistently creative and insightful people are explorers….

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15 Incredible Social Media Facts That Will Suprise You!
Feb

8

2014

15 Incredible Social Media Facts That Will Suprise You!

  Everyone rejoice, you are not alone with your social media addictions! With the amount of activity on the World Wide Web streaming at an unbelievably fast pace every minute, it’s almost impossible to keep tabs on social media statistics – that’s why with our friends from Digital Trends, Hubspot and The Social Skinny we bring to you the freshest and most entertaining social media facts of…

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Starting Your Career in Malaysia
Feb

8

2014

Starting Your Career in Malaysia

As part of Malaysia’s efforts to combat the perceived ‘brain drain’ of local talents and professionals overseas, the Talent Corporation was announced by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak. Talent Corp’s objective is to identify the shortage in human capital in key fields and try and attract and retain those skilled individuals in Malaysia. Its mission? To build effective partnerships, and make a…

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How To Startup Your e-Commerce Business
Feb

7

2014

How To Startup Your e-Commerce Business

  by Tito Philips, Jnr.The traditional cost of developing an e-Commerce site is so large that most small businesses are unable to afford one. And then follows the cost of successfully marketing the existence of such site, which is also quite expensive. So what’s your best option? There are a couple of e-Commerce sites that now serve as online marketplaces where buying and selling is done between…

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Learning from the Best Videos of Vine’s First Year
Feb

6

2014

Learning from the Best Videos of Vine’s First Year

By:Faith JonesLast week, Vine turned one. While some of us (myself included) doubted that six-second films would catch on or offer valuable content, Twitter’s video app has proven that engaging work can be squeezed into mere moments. Those of us who doubted have found ourselves entranced with these short looping scenes. As my coworker Kristen noted, “Oh, I’m not wasting that much time; the videos are…

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Microsoft Invests $15 Million in Foursquare
Feb

6

2014

Microsoft Invests $15 Million in Foursquare

BY KARISSA BELLMicrosoft is investing $15 million in Foursquare as part of a licensing deal that will incorporate the the location-based service’s data into Microsoft’s web and mobile platforms. The four-year deal, announced Tuesday, makes Microsoft the largest licensee of Foursquare data. “In the near future, when you use Microsoft devices powered by the Windows and Windows Phone operating systems and products like Bing, places will be…

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