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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

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More than just an Illusion: Faisal Memon

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

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

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

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A man of Vertu: Massimiliano Pogliani

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Smart move: Interview with Lojain Jibawi

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Tech mavericks at DSOA

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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.

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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

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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...


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