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Qatar’s e-commerce industry set for steady growth: expert

Qatar’s e-commerce industry set for steady growth: expert

Qatar’s e-commerce market is expected to grow from QR4.7bn ($1.3bn) in 2017 to QR12bn ($3.2bn) in the next five years.

EU Parliament rejects controversial copyright law

EU Parliament rejects controversial copyright law

The European Parliament rejected Thursday a highly controversial EU copyright law proposal that has pitted Beatles legend Paul McCartney against internet giants and the creators of Wikipedia.

Google to invest $550 mn in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

Google to invest $550 mn in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the US internet giant's efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including Amazon.com.

Turnbull wants Zuckerburg to answer questions in Australia

Turnbull wants Zuckerburg to answer questions in Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would ‘love’ Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to be grilled by Australian lawmakers, he said Thursday, in the wake of revelations the tech giant allowed Chinese smartphone makers access to user data.

Ooredoo pushes forward with 5G network rollout

Ooredoo pushes forward with 5G network rollout

Ooredoo CEO Waleed al-Sayed announced that Katara is officially the second live 5G network site in Qatar.

Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top official said Monday.

More than six million tweets on Harry and Meghan's big day

More than six million tweets on Harry and Meghan's big day

Over six million people tweeted on Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle, more than three times the number during his older brother's wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said Sunday.

Apple-Samsung iPhone design copying case goes to jury

Apple-Samsung iPhone design copying case goes to jury

Jurors return to a Silicon Valley courtroom Monday to put a price on patented iPhone design features copied by Samsung in a legal case dating back seven years.

HRW slams Iran's banning of Telegram as 'unjustifiable'

HRW slams Iran's banning of Telegram as 'unjustifiable'

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday hit back at Iran's ‘unjustifiable’ decision to ban the Telegram messaging app, warning Tehran against stifling access to information.

Thousands rally in Moscow to send Telegram support

Thousands rally in Moscow to send Telegram support

In an usually strong turnout, at least 8,000 people including top opposition leader Alexei Navalny turned up in the centre of the Russian capital, many holding placards and shooting paper airplanes.

British TV commentator sues Facebook over 'scam' ads

British TV commentator sues Facebook over 'scam' ads

A personal finance expert who appears regularly on British television launched legal action on Monday against Facebook, claiming it had published more than 50 fake posts bearing his name last year.

Qatar Airways first in MENA to provide gate-to-gate Internet onboard

Qatar Airways first in MENA to provide gate-to-gate Internet onboard

A decision by Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) will allow the provision of Internet service onboard aircraft at all altitudes.