HyperPanda promotes ‘touch and feel’ experience

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HyperPanda has upgraded its hypermarket in Dubai Festival City based on consumer feedback. According to Muwaffaq Jamal, CEO of Azizia Panda United, the top request was for a ‘touch and feel’ experience. Electronics are now displayed in a way that allows customers to touch and feel them. WiFi will also be provided to allow them [...]

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Turkish Airlines’ profits soar

28.08.2014, 15:46 by

Turkish Airlines’H1 2014 earningsreached $5.2 billion, up by 15 per cent from last year, the carrier reveals. Italso reported $234 million in operating profit and $190m in net profit in Q2, completing H1 with $152m in operating profit and $88m in net profit. Passenger traffic for H1 climbed 17 per cent to 26 million. Available [...]

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Nido offers BTS scholarship

28.08.2014, 15:03 by

Dubbed Nido Q4 Back to School campaign, the initiative is offering $100,000 in rewards. Mothers interested in taking part are required to visit nidolove.com and share what they would like to tell their child on the first day of school that she or he will remember on graduation day. This message of love will also be sent to [...]

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Burger King buyout of Tim Hortons is official

28.08.2014, 14:29 by

The US burger giant and the Canadian doughnut chain ink an $11 billion deal allowing Burger King to take over the Ontario-based Tim Hortons. The deal will create the world’s third-largest fast-food company, with more than $23bn in annual sales and more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries. The deal had created controversy in the US [...]

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Monte Carlo Stars kicks off ‘Back to School’ campaign

27.08.2014, 16:33 by

Monte Carlo Stars (MCS) launches a ‘Back to School’ campaign. The restaurant, located in Dubai Marina with several schools in its immediate vicinity, is offering discounts to student groups. MCS had earlier rolled out a students’ campaign to mark the restaurant’s inauguration. “We look at all segments of visitors and then single out those who [...]

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Etisalat and Microsoft team up for Xbox One package

27.08.2014, 16:13 by

The two companies offer a package including the new Microsoft Xbox One gaming platform and a one-year Xbox Live subscription. UAE customers can choose from monthly instalments of $22 for 24 months or buy the Xbox One for $517. Gamers can visit Etisalat’s key retail outlets when the console is launched on September 5. Rashed [...]

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Nespresso and Clooney launch $545million sustainability project

27.08.2014, 16:07 by

Nespresso and brand ambassador George Clooney launch a sustainability initiative. The Positive Cup is based on a $545m investment during the next six years, part of which will be used to set up new a Sustainable Development Fund. Members of the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board (NSAB), including the Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade International and the International [...]

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Twitter broadens European ad network

27.08.2014, 14:17 by

Twitter expands its advertising system across Europe, doubling the number of countries in which it is available, reports Reuters. Marketers in 12 nations, mainly in central and eastern Europe, will be able to buy Twitter ads, including promoted tweets, from local sales teams for the first time, adding to the eight European markets in which [...]

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Dubai lands on Peeta Planet

27.08.2014, 11:03 by

Qabeela New Media joins the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing’s #MyDubai initiative to produce a 12-episode Dubai travel series, curated by Peeta Planet. The ‘#MyDubai Trip’ is a social travel series that will document the journey of Instagrammers from around the world as they experience the emirate. Their itineraries will be curated and crowd-sourced from [...]

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Etisalat launches post-paid mobile business packages

27.08.2014, 10:16 by

Etisalat has introduced post-paid packages for Lumia handsets, targeting business customers. Subscribers can choose from a range of subscription packages and phones, including the Lumia 925, 625, the six-inch 1520 and 635. All handsets are equipped with the Windows Phone 8.1 OS. John Lincoln, Etisalat’s senior vice-president of small and medium businesses, says: “Our new [...]

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