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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.