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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...

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...

300 million members and counting: How LinkedIn became a $28bn company

300 million members and counting: How LinkedIn became a $28bn company

Professional networking site LinkedIn has cornered the market for connecting professionals. Senior vice president for global solutions Mike Gamson says it is now aiming to list every professional vacancy on the planet.

Backed by Edward Snowden and aiming to replace the BlackBerry: Introducing the Blackphone

Backed by Edward Snowden and aiming to replace the BlackBerry: Introducing the Blackphone

The ultra-secure smartphone is swiftly becoming the communications device of choice for billionaires, governments and ruling families around the world. Mike Janke, who runs the firm, explains more.

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Interview with Majed Al Suwaidi

Interview with Majed Al Suwaidi

The man behind Dubai Internet City has been at the forefront of Dubai’s transformation into a knowledge economy, and is now purposely encouraging entrepreneurs to innovate and create change. Tamara Pupic caught up with Majed Al Suwaidi, managing director...

Heroes’ welcome: Interview with young achievers

Heroes’ welcome: Interview with young achievers

A quartet of innovative computer programmers were honoured at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards for their new app, Heroes. The group of Dubai-based students explain why they developed the cancer-oriented social networking concept, and how technology...

Time to do away with credit cards and cash?

Time to do away with credit cards and cash?

You may not know much about Network International, but its name is on nearly every receipt issued in the UAE. Chief executive Bhairav Trivedi explains how we may pay for goods and services in the future.

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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