Harvard Business Review: Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

HBR recently published a research showing how Arab immigrants have made major contributions to American science and technology. The aim is to document the extent of Arab contributions to American innovation at times where the Trump administration is trying to limit immigration from several Arab states. What they did was match Arabic first names with international patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty . The end-result is not 100% accurate as there are several…

Attention all Lebanese Developers: Join The Facebook Messenger Challenge

Facebook is challenging all Middle East Developers to create the smartest bots for FB Messenger and asking people to sign up and join the contest. Developers, in teams of up to three people, are invited to create bots in three categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good. The judging criteria will be on technical quality , non-technical quality and user-experience . Bots must comply with all Facebook for developers Messenger Platform developer…
Art

ASHEKMAN Taking Part in Saudi Arabia’s First Ever Comic-Con

5 months ago
Saudi Arabia is currently hosting its first ever Comic-con, a three-day festival of anime, pop art, video gaming and film-related events. Two prominent “Game of Thrones” stars attended the event: Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle) ...
Art

Transforming Arabic Words Into Illustrations Showing Their Meaning

5 months ago
I’m not really sure who’s behind these illustrations to be honest but I love the concept and execution. Basically, they manipulated Arabic words and turned them into illustrations that show the literal meaning of these ...
Advertising

Royal Jordanian Mocks Trump’s “Muslim” Ban Once Again

5 months ago
RJ took another hit at Trump’s Muslim ban by slashing their prices and changing the Ban to “Bon Voyage”. The old ad that came out before Trump won said “Just in case he wins … ...
Critiques

Appointment of a Lebanese as Head of PR Causing a Stir in Saudi Arabia

5 months ago
I have no idea who Kristie Sarkis is, but her recent appointment in a senior position at Saudi Airlines has caused a twitter storm in Saudi Arabia. Saudis are upset that their national airline chose ...
Fun

The 2016 Democracy Index: Lebanon a Hybrid Regime, The U.S A Flawed Democracy

6 months ago
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index for the year 2016 is out. It is a yearly report that classifies countries as one of four types of regimes: – Full Democracy: a nation where civil liberties ...
Middle East

Best AP 2016 Images From The Middle East

6 months ago
2016 has been unfortunately a bloody year for the Middle East and the majority of this year’s top AP images are from wars or suicide bombings mainly from Iraq & Syria. Mercifully as put by ...
Middle East

Several Lebanese Reported Missing And/Or Injured At The Istanbul NYE Reina Attack

6 months ago
39 people, including at least 15 foreigners, were killed in a terrorist attack on one of Istanbul’s most famous nightclubs, Reina. At least 69 people are being treated in hospitals according to Turkey’s interior minister ...
Fun

Celebrating Arabic Language Day: The Different Arabic Language Dialects

7 months ago
A Kuwaiti, a Lebanese, an Iraqi, an Emirati, an Eritrean and a Palestinian explore the many different ways of saying the same thing in Arabic. Some of these terms are pretty interesting hehe : – ...
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