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Salim Akil: The database giant's bid to attract 400k SMEs

Salim Akil: The database giant's bid to attract 400k SMEs

At the recent Arabnet Dubai Digital Summit, Salim Akil, founder and CEO of Search in MENA, a B2B online marketplace, spoke about creating the Middle East’s Alibaba in the making.

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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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