As we enter Q2 of 2019, it’s time to see the the current state of the world’s digital usage penetration with the Q2 2019 report by Hootsuite and We Are Social. Plenty of interesting tidbits for the Middle East region.
With on-going issues with trade, one country with a large population may reap the economic and consumer rewards when it comes to Apple’s production chain. I’m talking about India.
Amazon held its AWS Summit recently in Dubai, with some key highlights on Middle East businesses that use them and some new product additions.
Mobile is a big playing field, especially given the number of native apps for various services. The fierce competition to promote users to install and use them also influences their discoverability, and Apple saw the opportunity by debuting Search Ads on the App Store few years ago to select countries. Few days ago, they’ve now been rolled out to more than 30 countries including the Middle East.
Huawei wasn’t completely keeping a closed lid on the successor to the P20 series, and they’ve officially unveiled the new P30 Series in Paris.
Months of speculation and closed-door discussions have now bore fruit for Careem – Uber has officially acquired their Middle East competitor. In a reversal of their exits from other markets, Uber is looking to double down on the Middle East and North Africa region.