Tag: Tech

Tomorrow’s TV

How worried should the region’s traditional broadcasters be about the rise of Internet TV? By Laith Abou-Ragheb The battle for viewers and ads is heating up between the region’s established TV networks and over-the-top upstarts like YouTube and Netflix, which…

Microsoft Ditches Nokia Staff and Android Phones

As part of a major new restructuring strategy, Microsoft announced it will shed 12,500 jobs from its recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services division and scrap its poorly-received X line of Android smartphones. The low-cost X handsets, which were only…

The MENA Market Awaits Your Ingenuity

Rather than lazily copying existing global tech fads, Jordanian entrepreneurs would be wiser to focus their efforts on meeting the needs of the region. Startup Jordan- Robert Carroll Delivery startups for pets, apps that share photos in unnecessary ways, and…

The Right to be Forgotten

As we immerse ourselves ever deeper into the digital world, can we really expect to control what information appears about us online? Tech Talk- Zeid Nasser Five years ago, a Spanish lawyer took Google to court because he wanted to…

Digital Disruption

The disruptive march of Internet in Jordan just keeps gathering pace, with new figures released by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) starkly illustrating canada goose Expedition Parka just how quickly new digital forms of communication are laying waste to established…

A Creative Oasis

Oasis 500, which has primarily positioned itself as a tech accelerator until now, is branching out into the creative industries. The decision to set up a dedicated training and investment track for more artistic business endeavors came after the fund…

Nokia XL: Bigger isn’t Always Better

Nokia finally buckled this year and launched Nokia X, its first range of Android-powered smartphones. The largest of the bunch, the suitably titled Nokia XL, is now retailing for less than JD150. But just how much bang do you get…

Internet of Things

Technology trends don’t come more dazzling or daunting than the Internet of Things. In simple terms, it involves virtually every object around you, whether an alarm clock or a mid-sized family sedan, being hooked up to the Internet via sensors….

Hikma’s Health App

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, which was founded in Jordan in 1978 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2005, has just unveiled a new app which is designed to help users better monitor their health. The Hikma Health app, which is…

Latest Lumias Launched

The first set of Lumia devices have just been launched in the region since Microsoft finally completed its acquisition of Nokia’s mobile phone arm. The new Lumia lineup includes the flagship 930, the mid-range 630, and its dual-SIM counterpart, the…