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The new space race: Beating Branson with balloons

The new space race: Beating Branson with balloons

Six years and four deaths after Virgin Galactic claimed it was close to taking tourists into space on rocket-propelled spaceships, the company founded by Sir Richard Branson and backed by Abu Dhabi is at risk of being surpassed by helium balloons. One...

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Meet the man who created YouTube but what did Chad Hurley do next?

Meet the man who created YouTube but what did Chad Hurley do next?

Chad Hurley made half a billion dollars when YouTube, the video-sharing behemoth he co-created, was sold to Google. In an exclusive interview, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur talks mentors, money and motivation

Smooth operator: Etisalat CEO Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar

Smooth operator: Etisalat CEO Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar

Ten years since going into its first overseas market, Etisalat is now one of the world’s largest telecoms firms, as well as being the biggest public company in the year. In an exclusive interview, group CEO Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar talks tech, targets...

A feast of photography: Lumitrix interview

A feast of photography: Lumitrix interview

Since launching online photography gallery Lumitrix, Cara Connell has not only helped raise the profiles of numerous photographers across the world, but also raise the standard of home decoration across the UAE

Facebook: One billion friends and counting...

Facebook: One billion friends and counting...

Facebook is taking over the world, one ‘like’ at a time. The woman who oversees the tech giant’s operations on three continents, Nicola Mendelsohn, talks power, prospects and privacy

Revealed: how to sell your car in 30 minutes

Revealed: how to sell your car in 30 minutes

The UAE’s second-hand car industry is worth over $2.5bn but remains a nightmare to navigate. Serial entrepreneur Saygin Yalcin’s latest venture, SellAnyCar.com, is threatening to completely revamp the sector

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Lighting the way: Eros chief Deepak Babani

Lighting the way: Eros chief Deepak Babani

Half of all televisions and mobile phones sold in the UAE make their way to the shelves via the Eros Group. Chief executive Deepak Babani explains how he has managed to stay ahead of a rapidly evolving market and what he thinks will drive the group over...

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Creating an icon

Creating an icon

Perhaps India’s most famous home-grown corporate, Infosys, has fallen on relatively hard times recently. Co-founder and chief executive S D Shibulal talks exclusively to Arabian Business about the IT giant’s storied past, and his plans to reinvigorate...

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Little Majlis’s big impact

Little Majlis’s big impact

Anna Bolton-Riley and Annabelle Fitzsimmons reveal to StartUp how they’re making a big impact on the UAE’s arts and crafts scene

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Buzz Aldrin: Man on a mission

Buzz Aldrin: Man on a mission

Now 84, Buzz Aldrin represents what, for many people, is one of America’s greatest ever achievements. The former astronaut speaks to Arabian Business about commercial space exploration, life on Mars, and why he will never be happy with being second

Interview: Axiom Telecom CEO Faisal Al Bannai

Interview: Axiom Telecom CEO Faisal Al Bannai

For Faisal Al Bannai, CEO of Axiom Telecom, adaptability is key to success in a rapidly changing mobile phone sector

Ronaldo Mouchawar: How I created Souq.com

Ronaldo Mouchawar: How I created Souq.com

Meet Ronaldo Mouchawar, who runs the Middle East’s biggest home-grown website. With Souq.com expanding tenfold over the last two years alone, what does the all-conquering e-commerce giant have in store for the future?

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The fragile finances of Formula One
By this time next year, five of the current 11 Formula One teams will probably be out of business. It’s now not a question of if it will happen but merely when it will happen. Marussia and Caterham have already gone and the Sauber, Lotus and Force India teams seem ready to join them. So in 12 months time there could be just six teams left on the grid, all forced to run three-car teams to maintain the semblance of a show. That is the harsh truth that spells out the finances of Formula One today.

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