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The Hypentrepreneur

For the past 3 to 5 years, all I hear has revolved around the buzz on how great it is to be an entrepreneur. Local and international publications have been blowing the horn of entrepreneurship loud enough to bring down the walls of Jericho. The amount of buzz words related to this has grown so out of proportion that it induces immediate unpleasant physical side-effects when I hear any of them. Here, try it yourself, repeat these words out-loud until you become lightheaded or nauseous: Incubator, ...
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ArabNet – Digital Technology Poised To Reshape Middle East Business

The ArabNet 2013 Digital Summit is getting closer and closer (reminder: it starts on June 23rd 2013). We have already made a small introduction and overview about the event, and from now on, until the ArabNet Digital Summit takes place, we are going to cover specific topics that are going to be featured as well as press releases. Below is the press release related to the impact of digital technology on the business practices in the Middle East region. Dubai, May 22 - Middle East business will be ...
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Online: How Companies Adopt Different Sales Models

Websites. You know, these things we head to in order for us to... to what exactly? In fact, when thinking about what we actually do on the Internet, things boil down to a few activities, in the end: we conduct some random searches to find out more about a word, a recipe, a product or an event, we consult our social networks pages, we read news here and there, we check our emails, we buy things, and basically, that's for it. Hence websites can be classified in these few categories: Search Engines ...
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Disqus: Are Web Comments a Good Business?

Disqus claims 42% of internet users read the comments after a story or contribute one of their own. And they definitely know what they're talking about, since this figure is extracted from the company’s more than 2 million clients. However, two main schools debate over the impact comments might have on the overall perceptibility of online content, the first school putting comments at the very core of online content appreciation, giving more value to the original content, while the other simply ...
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Behind the Scenes: Depicting the Netflix Model

Ever wondered how services similar to Netflix function? At first, the model looks pretty simple and rather plain. But things get a little more complicated once you dig deeper into the effective workflow before generating a final movie product to the masses. Netflix is a movie-streaming service, pretty much like the one offered by Apple through iTunes, and by Google through Google Movies. Facts are also that Netflix streams to multiple devices: Xboxes, iPads, connected TVs, just to name a few. ...
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