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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

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Apple refuses to host Facebook Gaming platform on iOS app store

Facebook has reportedly been attempting to launch its gaming platform on Apple’s app store since February

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Facebook acquires Google Street View-competitor Mapillary

Prior to Facebook’s acquisition, Amazon and a few other tech companies had also shown interest in Mapillary

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Covid-19 impact: How have social platforms upped their game?

Are social networks trying to capitalise on “social” distancing?

IBM to no longer develop facial recognition technology

“We believe now is the time to begin a national dialogue on whether and how facial recognition technology should be employed by domestic law enforcement agencies”

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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Facebook, Instagram unveil ‘Shops’ platform to facilitate e-commerce

The new product will be introduced this summer in the US, and will be subsequently rolled out in other markets worldwide

Saudi wealth fund PIF buys Boeing, Citi, Facebook, Disney stakes

The PIF is looking into “any opportunity” arising from the economic wreckage of the crisis, its governor said in April

Saudi wealth fund exploring an investment in Reliance Jio

Facebook last month agreed to pay $5.7bn for a 10 per cent stake in the digital unit

Facebook Journalism Project launches fund to support local newsrooms amid Covid-19

Facebook will work with the International Centre for Journalism (ICFJ) to offer grants, webinars and professional mentorship to support publishers

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What’s trending socially in the GCC

Here’s an overview and analysis of the latest social media news and trends in the GCC

Is a tech bubble looming?

Facebook hopes to have five billion users by 2030

Facebook Buys Facial Recognition

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