Online content recommendation company Taboola has gained a strategic investment infusion from Chinese search engine company Baidu.com. The two parties plan to introduce Taboola’s content recommendation services into the Chinese market. Taboola just completed its series E financing of USD117 million in February 2015. The new investment from Baidu further proves the industry’s confidence in Taboola and the content discovery market. The exact amount of Baidu’s commitment was not readily available, but media are reporting it as a “multimillion dollar deal”.
Ooredoo companies have announced a series of initiatives to support relief work in earthquake hit Nepal. Its companies across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia have joined hands to help victims of this devastating natural disaster. Ooredoo Maldives offered calls to Nepal free of cost for all its customers over a three-day period. The company also lowered the cost of calls to Nepal in Qatar and Oman. Mobile communications have made a significant difference in Nepal’s aid efforts and they have helped families in the nation to reconnect and ask for help.
TAIPEI–Telpa, a Turkish mobile phone supplier, is planning to work with Taiwan-based high-tech giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海) to roll out mobile phones and tablet computers in Turkey, according to Reuters. Cited in the report, Telpa Chief Executive Sebahattin Yaman said that while Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, plans to invest in Turkey to produce cellphones and tablets, the Taiwanese firm is also considering moving production of other gadgets to the country.
Under the contract Huawei ‘s ‘Per-Service-Per-User’ approach will be used to ensure optimum quality and superior experience for Etisalat ‘s customers. This contract is a result of both parties’ commitment to intensify their corporate alignment and partnership towards delivering innovative solutions in Customer Experience Management (CEM) area. As part of this strategic cooperation, Huawei has engaged with several other Etisalat Opcos such as but not limited to:
Dubai, UAE, Feb 2, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, the premier festival and awards for the creative communications industry in the Middle East and North Africa, has released the first 28 names that will make up this year’s juries.