Archive for February, 2006

Software outsourcing and offshore development: an inside view from China

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Under the title ‘China. We’re not India’ this Always-On story gives an insider view of the opportunities, challenges (and sheer size) of the software outsourcing industry in China, while comparing it to India.

Remember, in Jordan we were saying, we ‘don’t want to be India’, we ‘want to be Ireland’. At the height of the Jordanian [...]

The UAE’s newest telecom brand: du

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Telecom liberalization is knocking the UAE’s door. The country’s second telecom operator, which was tentatively called Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company has revealed its brand: du.

A shockingly simple name and a very abstract design. The logo, as implemented on the company’s
launch site is implemented in different colors on different pages, including blue, navy, green and [...]

Nokia Concept Store to open in Mecca Mall

Monday, February 20th, 2006

The development of retail in Jordan is definitely heating up. Larger and more sophisticated stores are on the way. I expect this trend to gain even more momentum with opening of City Mall (this year?). In Mecca Mall I noticed that a new Nokia Concept Store is being constructed on the ground floor of the [...]

What do you think of the new JTV?

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Have you watched JTV recently? I am interested to know what you think of it. The reason I’m asking is because I’m doing a bit of research on the matter for an upcoming article..

What do you think of the content.. And what about the new look. I’d really appreciate if you people out there could [...]

Aqaba doubles its fast food offerings, with a bang!

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

While in Aqaba on Friday, I heard that the Ayla Park project would be opened that evening. I was there in time for the big fireworks and the loud Arabic pop music. The Ayla park is a retail development project that mainly features, at the moment, fast food outlets. So this is something geared toward [...]

Aqaba tourism website launched

Friday, February 17th, 2006

The Aqaba Special Economic Zone’s Tourism Department has just announced the launch of Aqaba’s first comprehensive tourism website. The site was developed by Batelco.

During the tourism promotion session of the ‘Aqaba: turning vision into reality’ event, the tourism deparment also announced several advertisng campaigns to promote Aqaba’s tourism in the UK, Spain, Scadinavia as well [...]

Talal Abu Ghazaleh Group announces Aqaba Smart Village

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Among the numerous presentations at the ‘Aqaba: turning Vision into Reality’ event there was an announcement that stood out from the rest: the Talal Abu Ghazaleh Group announced a project to develop a Smart Village in Aqaba. This village will consist of serviced office facilities as well as a convention center. The village is [...]