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Google evades taxes worldwide

Google is repeating a familiar story by avoiding tax payments, to achieve maximum short-term revenues, while ordinary people are left to pay the bill for basic services which directly benefit the company.

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Vast growth in local Internet advertising in 2015

Advertising through the Internet is vastly growing during this period, said Natalie Youssef, CEO of Enova Digital Marketing & Advisory, noting that it grows with rates of more than 10% to date. She added that the industry grows steadily in the Middle East, especially Egypt. The North African country has all the major elements needed …

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Middle East Internet advertising spending to reach $666.4m by 2018

An advertising spending report by strategy consultancy firm McKinsey & Company has shown that internet marketing is the second highest advertising means in terms of growth worldwide. The business is expected to achieve global annual growth of 9.6% between 2013 and 2018, with digital advertising spending expected to increase from $476.2m in 2014 to reach …

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Internet companies link price reduction to TE solving infrastructure issues

Following Telecom Egypt’s (TE) decision to replace the copper Internet cables with high speed fibre optic cables, competing companies have been losing internet services, forcing customers to switch to TE Data, as it is the only company providing services in the meantime. “We cannot discuss enhancing prices and Internet speed service, while Internet providers lose …

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Broadband: A hidden treasure that could make every Egyptian $3,140 richer

By Bjørn Lomborg Where should the global community focus its attention over the next fifteen years? Health, nutrition and education may seem like obvious top priorities but, more surprisingly, there is also a strong case for broadband access to be considered. Tripling mobile internet access from 21% to 60% in developing countries over the next …

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Ministry of Communications to launch 2 new IT projects

By Mohamed Alaa El-Din The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology offered a tender to supply devices for the electronic document-archiving system for the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC). According to the ministry, the financial and technical bids will be viewed on 22 March. The ministry also offered a tender to supply the devices …

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Microsoft plans acquisition of Israeli company developing touch services

By Sally Saad US technology company Microsoft will purchase Israeli company N-trig, specialised in fast-response touch techniques and digital pens, with a total cost of $200m. The 190 company’s employees will be moved to Microsoft to be part of a research centre developing the touch technology and digital pens, according to Israeli newspapers Yedioth and …

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Invest in better energy technology to fight climate change

By Dr. Bjørn Lomborg Climate change has certainly received immense exposure among the most eminent issues of the 21st century so far. The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon argues that it is “an existential challenge for the whole human race”. On the other hand, when over seven million people were asked by the UN what …

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EGP 4.5bn total sales of dual-SIM smart phones in 10 months

By Mohamed Alaa El Din The smart phone market in Egypt witnessed a retreat in the sales of dual-SIM smart phones at the end of October to reach 70.9% of the total market sales compared to 75% last August. According to a report by GFK, the total sales of dual-SIM smart phones reached 463,400 devices …

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