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Instagram introduces endlessly looping videos
Culture & Education | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 6:19 pm
When Vine introduced loop counts, it instantly replaced likes and shares to become the default metric to gauge the popularity of a video. Facebook has dabbled with a similar technique for auto-play videos in users' mobile Newsfeeds, but only now has it appeared on its other popular social network,...
Black & Veatch appointed consultant for major Jeddah desalination project
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 2:31 pm
Black & Veatch has been chosen by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) as engineering and design consultant for the Jeddah 4 project. This major desalination scheme will augment dramatically water supply in Saudi Arabia’s second largest city. Jeddah 4 will enhance water resources for...
SAUDIA (SV) and SAP Sign MoU to Support Kingdom’s Workforce of the Future
Technology & IT | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 2:05 pm
SAUDIA, the Kingdom’s national carrier and global enterprise software leader SAP, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost the Kingdom’s economy and employment opportunities.In the Kingdom, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 90 percent of all businesses and 60...
Expo showcases over 600 innovative projects by Saudis
Culture & Education | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 8:55 am
Hamad Al-Sheikh, deputy minister of education, inaugurated the Saudi Science and Innovation Festival (SSIF) exhibition here, which put on display 605 innovative projects by young Saudi inventors. Among other highlights of the event was participation of NASA, the US agency for space research, which...
Machinex Arabia 2015 leads Kingdom’s industrial drive
Business & Money | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 8:14 am
The stage is set in Jeddah for hosting the 2015 MACHINEX ARABIA from 9-12 February at Jeddah Center for Forums and Events with the participation of more than 150 national and international companies.The fifth edition of MACHINEX ARABIA is organized by Al Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE). It...
TAQA and Halliburton sign JV Agreement
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 8:10 am
The Industrialization & Energy Services Company (TAQA) and Halliburton Multi-Chem recently signed a Joint Venture Agreement, with the official signing ceremony held today in the offices of TAQA in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The JV will establish an industrial complex to produce specialty chemicals...
Business & Money | Tuesday 3 February, 2015 2:51 pm
The National Air Services Group (NAS Holding) announced the appointment of Mr. Bandar Al-Muhanna as Chief Executive Officer of the Group, replacing HE Mr. Sulaiman Al-Hamdan, former CEO of the Group.Mr. Ayed Al Jeaid, Chairman of the Board at NAS Holding, commented on the new appointment, "We...
King’s resolutions will give stability to housing sector
Business & Money | Tuesday 3 February, 2015 7:55 am
Welcoming the resolutions by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, the chairman of the Housing Committee in Jeddah Chamber of Commerce, Khalid Bashoair, said on Monday the housing and real estate sector will witness stability within the next five years.He was speaking at a meeting, which...
Business & Money | Tuesday 3 February, 2015 1:07 am
After capping a historically successful year in 2014, King Abdullah Economic City is set to start the new year with a bang by showcasing its prestigious “Golf Community” land plots and villas. The luxury high-end residential offering is considered to be one of the most premium communities of...
Gaining Staff Loyalty and Attracting Best Talents A Viable Family Business Strategy
Business & Money | Tuesday 3 February, 2015 12:03 am
Corporate governance can become an integral part of a corporate culture only if it stems from the senior management, namely, from the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officers. Integrity, transparency and accountability are the mainstay of a good governance structure and every employee must...