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Here’s how UAE SMEs can benefit from this $1m advertising support scheme

Motivate Media Group has launched a $1m initiative to support homegrown UAE SMEs with free advertising and marketing

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UAE government signs agreement with IESF to promote tolerance in esports

An IESF Global Commission of Tolerance and Coexistence in Esports will be formed as a result of the agreement

Dubai Airports partners with OSN to offer streaming service to travellers

Passengers at Dubai International (DXB) will gain complimentary access to OSN’s new streaming app from July 14, 2020

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Motivate Media Group to support UAE SMEs with $1m initiative

Motivate Media Group’s $1m campaign to support SMEs in the UAE has received approval from the Dubai government

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Amazon Prime Video app launched on Microsoft Windows 10

For the first time, the app will allow users to download the videos and view them offline on a Windows device

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Social space: A roundup of all the GCC social media news in June

Fadi Khater, founder and managing partner of digital marketing agency Netizency, provides an overview of social media trends in the region

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Motivate Media Group and Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center launch Dhs1m fund for tech startups

The fund will provide in-kind services including marketing and advertising support across platforms of Motivate’s leading titles

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Facebook to close its TikTok clone Lasso app this month

Facebook has reportedly decided to focus on Instagram’s Reels feature

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Twitter introduces ‘tweeting with voice’ feature for iOS users

Each voice tweet captures up to 140 seconds of audio

Revealed: 10 big ideas post Covid-19 in the GCC

These are some of the biggest trends set to shape the region post pandemic, according to LinkedIn

Saudi’s Millenium Arabia launch first Arabic esports series on Twitter

The series will be streamed every Thursday at 9.30pm UAE time starting June 18

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Dubai Culture launches e-learning initiative in partnership with LinkedIn

There are over 100 training courses that will be available for free primarily for creative professionals within the UAE

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Sheikh Mohammed launches New Media Academy in Dubai

The courses curated by international experts will train students in social media and digital marketing techniques

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All you need to know about the new Sony PlayStation 5

The console is expected to debut in North America towards the end of this year

UAE Public Prosecution warns against misusing national currency

The punishment includes fines and/or jail sentences of up to 25 years

Sheikha Bodour launches Dhs1m fund to empower UAE publishers amid virus fallout

The Emirates Publishers Association will communicate with Emirati bookmakers and guide them on how to avail the provisions

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Emirati develops web tool to analyse Covid-19 data on Twitter in the UAE

The predominant topic of the tweets ranged from the origin of the disease, its spread, government responses and treatments

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Confirmed: UFC Fight Island to take place in Abu Dhabi next month

The events are scheduled for July 11, 15, 18 and 25 at Yas Island

Elon Musk rallies for ‘break up’ of Bezos’ Amazon

The call came after Amazon decided to ban a book about the effects of coronavirus from the platform

Message from regional marketing leaders: Time to be seen

Senior regional marketers from across various industries reveal why and how brands must communicate in the current situation

LinkedIn Stories rolled out for members in the UAE

Members can share photos and videos of up to 20 seconds via their LinkedIn accounts

Social space: A roundup of all the GCC social media news in May

Fadi Khater, founder and managing partner of digital marketing agency Netizency, provides an overview of social media trends in the region

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Twitter tests new user interaction feature

The feature is currently being tested among a small group of Twitter users worldwide

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Game developer Ubisoft files lawsuit against Apple, Google

There have been over five million downloads of the game on the Google Play store alone

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Video: Salman Khan has a message for Abu Dhabi residents amid Covid-19 crisis

The Bollywood star has urged people to stay at home and to get themselves tested in case they develop symptoms of the virus

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Abu Dhabi’s ADQ acquires 100% ownership of National Petroleum Construction Company

ADQ assumed complete ownership of NPCC after acquiring 30 per cent shares previously held by Consolidated Contractors International Company

UAE PR firm Atteline offers pro-bono consultations amid virus pressures

As much as 60 per cent of Atteline’s client base consists of home-grown regional brands

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What role do social media influencers play in the UAE in the current crisis?

The impact of Covid-19 on the influencer industry has been significant. Yet, some are adapting to the crisis to capitalise on a vast new captive audience

Here’s why UAE publisher Motivate is moving to a free distribution model

Even in a serious economic decline, brands can’t afford to miss out on marketing

Emirati media person arrested for making ‘racist comments’ in online video

The video sought to “create divisions based on ethnicity and nationality”, officials said