eBay for ideas

GoMadInc.com, a new social networking site born out of the UAE, aims to encourage entrepreneurship and innovative thinking.

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The Arab digital generation
A new generation is emerging in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Born between 1977 and 1997, this demographic represents 40% of the MENA population. A growing number of them are extremely active online and in social networks – with an impressive 83 percent using the Internet... Read more
The power of social media in MENA

A new landmark survey finds that social media can have a dramatic impact on job creation and employment opportunities in the region.

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Government IT spending jumps

A Frost & Sullivan report reveals that IT spending in the Middle East is being fueled by government agencies, with a strong focus on education, healthcare and infrastructure.

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ShelterU’s new courses for SMEs
Shelter Dubai, the community work and events space, will begin offering a collection of workshops and courses for entrepreneurs and business professionals through its Shelter_U programme. Courses offered in the first quarter of the programme include: Beginning Conversational Arabic for Business, Creative Flow, Social Media for Executives and Women... Read more
LinkedIn MENA opens Dubai office

LinkedIn’s Dubai office will service the needs of members and clients across the MENA region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, among other markets.

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SMEs and the Internet economy

With online spending in the Middle East forecast to double by 2016, experts warn that SMEs could be missing out on this growing market.

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Sharjah Govt. Communication Award launched

Sharjah Media Centre launches new award to improve effectiveness of the media and government communication in the GCC region.

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Facebook updates Offers feature

The new features will help people find the most relevant Offers and help businesses better measure results and success.

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Positive outlook for UAE small business

A new survey reveals that 60% of small business owners are making a profit and expect strong results in the near future.

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