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The turnaround king: Zain's Sheikh Farhan

The turnaround king: Zain's Sheikh Farhan

Vicious competition and a saturated marketplace have made life tough for Saudi Arabia’s third mobile operator, Zain KSA. But the appointment last year of one of the kingdom’s top telecoms figures, Sheikh Farhan Al Faisal Al Jarbaa, has helped the firm...

Red or dead? Mars One boss Bas Lansdorp

Red or dead? Mars One boss Bas Lansdorp

Despite sceptical media, a lack of cash and no spacecraft, Mars One boss Bas Lansdorp remains convinced he can pull off a plan to send a team of Earthlings on a one-way trip to the Red Planet

The future of freelancing

The future of freelancing

Muhammad Osman Khan, country manager, UAE, for Elance-oDesk, explains how the online staffing platform is changing the face of hiring in the region

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For Twitter or for worse: Shailesh Rao

For Twitter or for worse: Shailesh Rao

Twitter plans to open an office in Dubai, at the heart of its fastest-growing region. The social networking site’s regional boss, Shailesh Rao, explains why

More than just an Illusion: Faisal Memon

More than just an Illusion: Faisal Memon

Founder and CEO Faisal Memon reveals the Dubai-headquartered tech firm’s incredible global growth story as it enters a new unprecedented expansion phase, rolling out a pioneering worldwide travel marketplace and transitioning to the latest cloud technology...

Linkedin: 347 million users, 24 languages and a valuation of $33.5bn

Linkedin: 347 million users, 24 languages and a valuation of $33.5bn

Co-founder Allen Blue describes the extraordinary rise and rise of the popular networking site

From Elite models to La Perla lingerie: Silvio Scaglia's growing fashion empire

From Elite models to La Perla lingerie: Silvio Scaglia's growing fashion empire

The Italian businessman made his billions in the engineering and technology sector but is now hoping that luxury fashion will boost his fortunes in the Middle East

Driving loyalty: UrbanBuz interview

Driving loyalty: UrbanBuz interview

Mustafa Sadek and Salam Saadeh tell Tamara Pupic why they built the customer loyalty and retention platform, UrbanBuz

A man of Vertu: Massimiliano Pogliani

A man of Vertu: Massimiliano Pogliani

Just how did Massimiliano Pogliani rescue phone brand Vertu? The company’s CEO tells Arabian Business how he revolutionised and resurrected the fortunes of the once technology-shy luxury mobile phone business, and why moving step-by-step can pay dividends...

Ringing in a new era: Ooredoo Oman CEO Greg Young

Ringing in a new era: Ooredoo Oman CEO Greg Young

Oman’s second telco, Nawras, has now officially rebranded as Ooredoo, spreading the Qatar-based firm’s global reach. Ooredoo Oman CEO Greg Young explains why the move will create noise not only in the domestic but in the international telecoms industry...

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Smart move: Interview with Lojain Jibawi

Smart move: Interview with Lojain Jibawi

Lojain Jibawi is fast building a reputation as an important figure in the smart technology sphere, thanks to his Arabic voice recognition programmes. He explains how he got into the tech industry, and what he plans to do with the fast-changing software...

Tech mavericks at DSOA

Tech mavericks at DSOA

Towards the end of 2014, Dubai Silicon Oasis held its new entrepreneur competition, revealing the uniqueness of the UAE’s tech start-up community. Tamara Pupic met with the DSO’s tech stars and their supporters to hear what should be on their to-do lists...


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