Amazon Confirms Deal to Buy Middle East E-Commerce Leader Souq.com


Amazon on Tuesday confirmed that it has agreed to buy Souq.com, the leading online retailer in the Middle East, reportedly edging out rival Emaar Malls’ $800 million offer. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but Amazon reportedly agreed to pay less for Souq than Emaar had offered. Souq, led by cofounder and CEO Ronaldo Mouchawar, claims to be the largest online retail and marketplace platform in the Arab world, selling more than 8.4 million products across 31 retail categories.

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Sliding Revenues


Apple’s earnings disappointment thudded into view last week in the middle of an afternoon of briefings at Oracle’s Modern Marketing Experience conference in Las Vegas. In that context, it gave me a lot to think about — especially the difference between a one-time earnings disappointment and something more serious. I have a feeling that Apple is only the most visible instance of the wheels beginning to wobble on the truck of tech. The legacy software vendors have fundamental challenges ahead as they continue to march to the cloud.

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Cloudy with a chance of nagware: Windows 10 upgrade notification disrupts weather broadcast

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Windows 10 upgrade notifications can strike at any time — even in the middle of your live AccuWeather forecast.

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Microsoft gives Skylake a one-year reprieve, will support Windows 7 through 2017

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Microsoft has backed down from its plans to kill Skylake support for Windows 7 by the middle of next year. Instead, it will continue to provide security updates through 2020 and will support shipping systems with Windows 7 until mid-2018.

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Monaco is making artificial 3D printed reefs to help preserve coral populations

Thanks to the disastrous effects of climate change, planet Earth is currently in the middle of the biggest coral die-off in known history, leaving many of the reef’s inhabitants without a place to call home.

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Apple's 50,000-square-foot retail store in Dubai to open in August

Apple’s largest retail store yet, and its first in the Middle East, is on track to open in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates this summer, a new report reveals.



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Lenovo bundled adware on some laptops, leaves users with staggering security vulnerabilities

Chinese PC maker Lenovo has found itself in the middle of a public relations disaster, following revelations that it sold a number of notebook computers with pre-installed software that hijacks users’ browser sessions to inject customized advertisements and seriously degrades the security of encrypted connections.



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Kid-friendly Fable tablet comes to public schools, will hit stores in March

When long-time educator Janice Gauthier looks back on her years as a middle and high school English teacher, she said she wishes she had access to the kinds of technology — like tablets — that are currently playing an increasingly larger role in classrooms across the country. Now, as Director of Curriculum and Development at Everett Public Schools in Everett, Mass., Gauthier has been able to oversee a pilot program from Massachusetts-based consumer device company Isabella Products Inc. that has placed Fable, a new browser-free and child-friendly tablet, in one of her school’s classrooms. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/27/kid-friendly-fable-tablet-comes-to-public-schools-will-hit-stores-in-march/

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Intel pulls ads over sexism in video game drama

On Thursday, a major tech company stepped into the middle of a vicious two-month-long battle among video game fans, scholars, developers and journalists over the representation of women in games.

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Intel pulls ads over sexism in video game drama

On Thursday, a major tech company stepped into the middle of a vicious two-month-long battle among video game fans, scholars, developers and journalists over the representation of women in games.

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First Apple Store in the Middle East to open in Dubai next year – report

Apple looks set to launch its first official retail presence in the Middle East with a new store in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates, according to a new report, with the location said to be the largest the Cupertino company has ever built.



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