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Intel Posts 12.5% Fall In Q2 Profit

The technology company posted a year-on-year rise in quarterly revenue to $13.5 billion.

IBM To Expand In The ME

The global technology firm plans to increase regional hiring and open more offices in a major expansion drive.

Future Dewa Bills On Facebook

Future utility bills may be displayed on social networks as government sectors look to improve communication.

Facebook Buys Facial Recognition

The world’s biggest social network acquires the company behind the ‘tagging’ of photos for $60 million.

Nasdaq Reimburses Facebook Claims

The stock exchange will pay $40 million to investors hit by technical glitches during Facebook’s IPO debut.

Microsoft Warns Of Flame Virus

The American computer giant has warned Middle East PC users of the virus penetrating the region.

Facebook Has 45m MENA Users

The social networking site has opened an office in Dubai to try and boost advertising revenues from the region.

Zuckerberg Drops Off Billionaires List

The Facebook CEO has lost $1.5 billion in the last five days, losing his spot among the world’s 40 richest people.

Facebook, Banks, Sued Over IPO

Investors have accused the company of hiding weakened growth forecasts ahead of its $16 billion IPO.

Facebook To Open Dubai Office

The social network eyes regional advertisers as a new source of investment following the firm’s IPO last week.

Facebook Shares Down Already

Tumbling shares wipe billions off Facebook price two days after IPO amid accusations of a poorly constructed listing.

Facebook Listing Falls Flat

The social networking site’s IPO fizzled out on day one, dampening high expectations and expert predictions.

Facebook To Increase IPO Size

The social networking site reportedly plans to float an additional 85 million shares in its IPO.

Apple Crushes Street Targets

The US tech firm posted quarterly revenues of $39.2 billion, a 59 per cent jump on last year.

Gulf Tablets Set To Soar

Out of all handheld consumer technology, tablets have the most glittering future, say experts.

Experts Slam Buying Facebook ‘Likes’

Digital experts have slammed the practice of hiring fake users to ‘like’ a page.

The Rise Of Social Networking

Never before has social media so dramatically shaped the behaviour of businesses in the Gulf, writes Ryan Harrison.

Facebook Buys Instagram In $1bn Deal

The social networking site confirmed that the rival photo-sharing app will not be integrated into Facebook.

We Were Already Behaving Strangely

The seeds for the social media-driven Arab Spring were sown more than five years ago, says Alexander McNabb, director, Spot On PR.

Bahrain Tops Region In Global IT Index

The UAE and Qatar also ranked high for their IT technologies on the global index compiled by the World Economic Forum and INSEAD.

A Digital Spark

The Arab Spring ignited the Gulf’s online passion and participation. And now, there’s no turning back.

Groupon Sued By Investor

The daily deals website has been facing increasing criticism from customers and investors across the world.

Heir To The Mall

The Gulf’s love affair with malls is far from over, but e-shops are making headway, writes Ryan Harrison.

REVEALED: Top 10 Digital Companies To Watch

Gulf Business lists 10 companies to keep an eye on as they move the region’s digital industry forward.

UK No.1 Internet-Based Economy

The internet contributes more to the UK economy than any G20 country.

Windows 8 Set For Debut

The much anticipated Windows 8 is expected to go sale in October.

ME Holds $500m In Start-Up Funds

Regional investors are ready to provide up to half a billion dollars to promote new businesses in the Middle East, say industry experts.

The Revolutionary Future Of Work

Employers need to radically change old working models, writes Alison Maitland, senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School.

Twitter Boasts 140 Million Users

The micro-blogging site, which is celebrating its sixth birthday, is now seeking to find the right revenue model.

ME IT Spend To Grow 6-8% In 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Regional IT spend will grow at double the global rate, according to EMC global CFO.