Category : New Apps

25 Mar

What’s up with WhatsApp

by شهد دولة

Why would Facebook buy WhatsApp for $19 billion? Was I the only person to gasp when the announcement was made? Given that there were hundreds of articles surrounding the story, I have a feeling I wasn’t the only one in shock. Although Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the WhatsApp deal was a bargain, others […]

24 Dec

So you think your 10-year-old is ready for a mobile phone?

by Anirudh Sharma

My 10-year-old son is going on a school trip from Doha to Switzerland for a week soon. This is the first time he’ll be away for such a long duration and he’s a bit worried about getting lost in an unfamiliar city without his parents. So, he’s asking me and my wife to get him […]

01 Dec

Richard Adler: Broadband Blueprint Leads To Rapid Change

by William Nestor

The astonishing pace of development of modern information and communications technologies is profoundly changing all sectors of society and the way in which we live our daily lives. Individuals and organizations alike are relying on modern infrastructure and services to an extent that was hard to even imagine just a few years ago. Evidence that […]

20 Nov

Let’s cull the trend of digital media rumors

by Anirudh Sharma

I’m sure you’ll nod in approval if someone asked you about having encountered a hoax or a fake image on social media. The phenomenon has existed since 1934 when Colonel Robert Wilson supposedly snapped a photograph of the Loch Ness monster but in our times of instant communication and news-sharing the Sphinx of hoaxes and digital […]

08 Oct

The State of the Net in Qatar

by William Nestor

Northwestern University in Qatar’s third Media Industries Forum brings to lights a plethora of interesting and relevant research results regarding digital content, e-commerce, internet usage and sentiments towards speaking your mind online in Qatar. The results from various studies and surveys were discussed during the forum by many leading representatives in publishing, electronic media, digital […]