Travora Media announces MANGO, the World’s first travel-style mobile marketing platform

Travora Media announces MANGO, the first travel-style mobile marketing platform. MANGO, which stands for Mobile Ad Network on-the-GO, represents top travel and lifestyle publishers, providing advertisers with unparalleled scale for reaching travelers at all stages of their travel plans. At launch, MANGO provides access to over 350MM monthly mobile pageviews from best-in-class travel and lifestyle brands, spanning pre-trip planning to in-destination research and post-trip sharing. Content providers and brands include…

Doha: London 2012 Olympics Through Media at Katara!

July 2 - To commemorate the 30th Olympic Games set to start in London, the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) will organise the ‘Olympics Through Media’ exhibition at the QMA Gallery (building No.10, in Katara), from July 4 to September 9. Important historical artefacts and visual materials sourced from the Qatar Olympics and Sports Museum, and QMA’s media collection will be displayed. Commenting on its importance, QMA CEO Mansoor Al Khater…

UAE, Qatar setting the pace: Expert

The UAE and Qatar are world leaders in developing intangible infrastructure and their focus on a knowledge-driven economy is setting the pace, says a British academic. Addressing the ‘Securing Asia’ security summit in London, Professor Rory Miller, director of the Middle East & Mediterranean Studies Programme, King’s College, London, said: “The UAE and Qatar are not just regionally, but globally, at the forefront of such development ventures, both independently and…

Qatar Telecom pursues rest of Kuwait’s Wataniya

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar Telecom says it is seeking approval to buy the remaining stake of Kuwaiti telecom operator Wataniya that it does not already own. The Qatari company said Tuesday it has submitted its request to Kuwaiti regulators, who have halted trading in Wataniya shares while they review the bid. Qatar Telecom already owns a 52.5 percent stake in Wataniya, known officially as the National Mobile Telecommunications…

Qatar tops Gulf and developed nations in research spending

Qatar has achieved significant results in scientific and industrial research according to global indicators of a knowledge-based economy as well as global competitiveness indicators, a Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (Goic) study has said. Qatar is leading GCC countries with regards to spending on scientific research, allocating 2.8% of its GDP to endorse research and development projects since 2009, surpassing the developed countries’ allocation of 2.5%, the study said. Qatar…

Qatar wants sweeter terms in Glencore-Xstrata deal

Commodities trader Glencore International said Wednesday that it is considering changes in incentives for senior employees of Xstrata, amid growing shareholder concerns over its proposed takeover of the mining company. The possible revision of the offer comes barely two weeks ahead of a shareholders vote on the deal. Glencore's announcement followed a demand by a Qatari investment fund for better terms for its 10 percent stake in Xstrata. It wants…

قطر تتوسع في الصفقات الناجحة

قالت نشرة وكالة بلومبيرغ المالية أن قطر تعتزم زيادة وتيرة استثماراتها القوية والتي جعلتها من أفضل المستثمرين في المشروعات الناجحة حول العالم. وبعد نجاحها في شراء محلات هارودز العملاقة في لندن يسعى صندوق الاستثمار السيادي الوطني لزيادة أرصدته التي تبلغ حاليا 100 مليار دولار من خلال التوسع أكثر في الصفقات الناجحة. وتسعى قطر حالياً لشراء شركة اكستراتا السويسرية التي هي من اكبر الشركات في قطاع المناجم بالعالم بشكل كامل خاصة…

“Booming” Dubai art market forced to shift gears

Dubai has discovered there really are some things money can't buy. After a decade of petrodollar-driven success that has established it rapidly as a regional financial, trade, tourism and retail centre, the emirate has hit a speed bump in an unexpected arena - art. Burgeoning enthusiasm for collecting art convinced many that Dubai was about to become an overnight sensation in the international market, putting a gloss of sophistication on…