Technology

A load of cobblers

Filed in Middle East marketing, Technology by on July 12, 2016 0 Comments
A load of cobblers

At some point in reading our blog, you may well notice a gap in posts from 2014 to 2016. It’s a case of cobblers, to be honest… The old proverb that a cobbler’s children are the last to have shoes is probably never so true as it is when applied to the marketing and communications […]

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UAE is world smartphone leader

Filed in Mobile, Technology by on August 29, 2013 0 Comments
UAE is world smartphone leader

The United Arab Emirates leads the world in smartphone penetration, with 74% of mobile subscribers carrying one of the natty little devils in their pockets. The Emirates is closely followed by South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Norway in the ranking, compiled by Statista from the results of Google’s ‘Our Global Planet’ survey. Amazingly, the […]

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Counting the days to the ArabNet Digital Summit

Counting the days to the ArabNet Digital Summit

The ArabNet Digital Summit will take place in Dubai from the 24th-26th June 2013. It’s the first time ArabNet has been held in Dubai – the event launched in Beirut back in 2010 and instantly established itself as the Middle East’s premier regional digital event. We knew a winner when we saw one and we’ve […]

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iPad chat

Filed in Internet, Mobile, Technology by on March 8, 2012 0 Comments
iPad chat

Alexander McNabb appeared on Dubai Eye radio’s Business Breakfast today to talk about the launch of Apple’s new iPad, which boasts an HD screen, powerful graphics and improved photo and video editing features. If you missed the show, you can listen to the podcast below anytime! Listen to the podcast Alexander McNabb on Apple’s ‘iPad […]

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We’re no longer wowed…

We’re no longer wowed…

In my thirty-odd years of involvement with technology, my favourite acronym remains TWAIN. In an industry so littered with acronyms, that’s some achievement. You may well recognise it if you’ve ever used a scanner hooked up to your computer – changes are that you’ll have been told you’re using a TWAIN driver. To my continued […]

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Disintermediation and the media

Disintermediation and the media

Phil used to typeset my work. I’d send him my copy, marked up by hand and he’d send me back galleys, long strips of single columns of type which the graphic artist would then ‘lay out’ onto boards, creating pages of book and magazine out of strips of type glued down with ‘SprayMount’, a highly […]

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Mr. Futurist

Filed in Mobile, Social media, Technology by on July 31, 2009 0 Comments
Mr. Futurist

The way we talk to technology and the way we talk to each other is changing at a pace that I can only describe as frightening. You understand, the ‘f’ word is coming from a life-long technocrat. Right now, we type on mobile keypads to retrieve or dial a number. We sit, fingers crashing down […]

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