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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

Apple to offer contact tracing without Covid-19 app

Exposure Notifications Express (ENE) is available with iOS 13.7 update

Huawei mobile app store attracts 1.6 million developers

CBD app available on Huawei app store, joining DEWA, RTA, Talabat and others

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Google services slowly recover after global outage

Users reported that Gmail, Google Docs and Drive were not working

Google to wind down its Play Music service by December

Google to focus on YouTube Music streaming service after failing to gain traction with Play Music

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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

Google to use authenticated logos to reduce phishing attacks

Scammers hijack the logos of popular brands to trick people to click on malicious links or share personal details

Huawei launches mid-range Nova series 5G phone in the UAE, price revealed

The smartphone comes with AppGallery, Huawei’s official app marketplace

Google launches AI-powered tool to decode Egyptian hieroglyphs

Fabricius will expedite the process of collating, cataloguing and understanding ancient hieroglyphs

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Google’s Loon balloons now offer commercial internet access in Kenya

Loon has collaborated with Telekom Kenya to provide internet connectivity by way of 35 balloons covering an area of 50,000 square kilometres

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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

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Google paying billions to Apple to remain default search engine in Safari

Google reportedly pays approximately $1.5bn every year to Apple to remain as its default search engine in mobile Safari in the UK alone

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Google launches AI-backed Pinterest-rivalling app called Keen

The new service is available on web and Android platforms

Google says China, Iran targeted American presidential campaigns

Google has alerted the respective campaigns and law enforcement agencies

Google faces $5bn lawsuit on tracking Chrome users in ‘incognito mode’

The class action lawsuit demands damages of at least $5,000 for each person affected by Google Chrome’s privacy policy

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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Google to launch six free games on its Stadia platform in June

The cloud gaming service is attempting to attract a wider subscriber base by way of these free games

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Game developer Ubisoft files lawsuit against Apple, Google

There have been over five million downloads of the game on the Google Play store alone

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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

Google reveals how Covid-19 has impacted mobility in the GCC

The average mobility reduction for the GCC region during Q1 2020 was 34.1 per cent

Apple Drops YouTube App In New Software

Next generation iPhones and iPads will no longer have Google’s YouTube app pre-installed in the software.