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Parental supervision tools for Instagram

The new update to Instagram, already available in the US and slated to roll out globally, allows teens to invite a parent to supervise their accounts

How trust in digital payments is priming social commerce for a major uplift

S-commerce has several other factors going in its favour

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Meta announces new initiative to upskill UAE startups and SMBs

The Ministry of Economy’s Entrepreneurial Nation project intends to provide support to startups through a series of public-private partnerships

Gold heads for weekly gain as stocks drop before US jobs data

January’s employment report due Friday is expected to be weak

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Why Facebook and Twitter opened the door to NFTs

For NFT owners, the opening to social media presents an opportunity to add value to their holdings

The art of newsjacking

How the temporary outage on Facebook’s platforms was leveraged as a marketing opportunity by Twitter

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Facebook changes company name to Meta, Zuckerberg announces

The announcement was made at Facebook’s Connect conference

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Update: Here’s what caused Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram outage for six hours

Downdetector.com stated in a post that the Facebook outage has become the largest in its history with over 10.6 million reports from all over the world

Major outage: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down globally

WhatsApp and Facebook took to Twitter, saying it is working to get things back to normal.

Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer to step down

Schroepfer will continue to advise the company in a new part-time ‘senior fellow’ role

Game-changers: Top 10 tech executives across MENA

As organisations across the MENA region march ahead with technology-centric transformations, we profile 10 senior executives from global technology firms with a substantial presence in the region, and who play an influential role in the regional tech industry

Five tips to re-energise your social media feed

With attention spans getting shorter and competition getting tougher, there is a constant need to keep social media content fresh and exciting

Facebook retools messaging again by adding calling to main app

Facebook also started testing a limited version of Messenger’s inbox in the core Facebook app last fall

Facebook says it will expand remote work to all employees

Facebook also is expanding the number of workers who are allowed to move to other countries

Facebook announces $600,000 support for Lebanon SMBs

The #LoveLocal Campaign to boost SMBs affected by coronavirus and Port explosion

Facebook risks Instagram, WhatsApp breakup in antitrust case

U.S. antitrust officials, states, seek to break up Facebook over monopoly fears

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Lexus UAE partners with Facebook for new online showroom experience

Customers can extensively browse through the Lexus range on their Facebook mobile app

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

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

Amazon to let employees work from home through June 2021

The Seattle-based company had previously said workers could stay home until early 2021

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

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

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

Top five social media trends for 2020

Here’s how brands can break through the noise and be heard on social media

Cash flow key challenge in recovery of UAE-based small and medium businesses – survey

Facebook announces grant of USD 544,609 to support Dubai small businesses in their economic recovery following the pandemic

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

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

Half of SMBs in the UAE, 35% in Saudi reduced their workforce due to virus: study

Small businesses turn to digital channels to survive the pandemic

Revealed: Top 10 tech executives in the MENA region

Technologies such as AI are shifting the way the world works, with the Middle East region striving to be at the forefront of this new era. As public and private sector organisations embark on digital transformation strategies, we highlight the regional executives leading this technological revolution

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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

Coronavirus pandemic drags global M&A to lowest level since 2012

Little more than $1 trillion of deals have been announced this year, making for the slowest first half since 2012

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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

Facebook and Khalifa Fund relaunch ‘She Means Business’ mentorship programme in the UAE

The programme will support and train 1,300 women entrepreneurs through a series of virtual training sessions