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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.

Etisalat, Emirates, STC Top ME Brands

Apple tops the global top brands list, which also includes the three entries from the GCC.

New iPad Out In UAE

Apple’s third generation iPad is finally available in select locations across the UAE.

The Problem With Daily Deals

Daily deal websites are having to face down criticism that their vouchers degrade brands and the business model is a passing fad.

SAP To Invest $450mn In MENA

The global software firm is planning to hire 500 new employees and open more offices in the region.

Starting Out

Dania Saadi reports on the new wave of entrepreneurs spreading across the Gulf, boosted by growing funding opportunities.

New App To Control Kids

The mobile app released by Norton in the UAE, will allow parents to monitor their children’s smartphone activities.

Top 10 Global Trends

New business models based on innovation and the latest technologies will make the cut, according to Frost & Sullivan’s top trends.