Quick Impressions of Qatar

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

It was my first time to the region and my time in Doha was all too brief, but I will share a splattering of thoughts: The people of Qatar I met were friendly, hospitable, ambitious, and keen on continuing to improve their country.

More global innovation

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Innovations from various parts of the world we don’t usually expect innovation from Arab Lady Technologists - Oman, Qatar Unique ID - India Kinect and Sign Language – China Amazon’s Fashion Studio – Brooklyn Airport Advertising - various US airports.

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More New Florence

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on the innovation blog Artificial Clouds (to provide shade) in Qatar Chips optimized for mobile apps The crowdsourced math project The world’s largest model airport Reid Hoffman’s Networked Graph. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

[Infographic] Best Business Climates Of The World


In fact, Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates are amongst the top five cities in the first world (based on the Human Development Index) that have the best business climates. Did you know that the many of the best cities around the world for business is actually in the Middle East?

Confession of an entrepreneurial optimist

Escape From Cubicle Nation

I would watch my web traffic with wonder, looking at the world map and seeing a pin in Ireland or Qatar or Ghana and think “Holy guacamole, someone from all the way over there is reading my blog!” I am cruising into my 17th year in business.

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Going Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility

Inc Startups

Mowgli currently operates in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Qatar, and Syria. Companies can advance social goals by nurturing startup ecosystems. The old paradigm of development is unsustainable.

Five Years Later: Has the Economy Bounced Back?

Inc Startups

the richest large country in the world, ranked seventh by the World Bank, behind smaller nations like Qatar and Switzerland. On the anniversary of Lehman''s fall, let''s take a look at where the economy stands, and where it still needs to go.

Now Is The Time To Enter The Middle East Markets


Qatar is expected to grow anywhere between 8-12% and overheating is more talk of the town than austerity. Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Mikko Silventola, partner at Annia Capital. Are you interested in expanding your start-up company or growth company to the Middle East?

Vodafone femtocells inside your house soon ?

Fred Destin

A Qatar deployment has been announced , but are we about to see the first UK operator deploying at home ? Vodafone has just put up an unassuming little note on their website touting femtocells are "safe" wireless devices. The big picture is what interests me: " Vodafone is developing femtocells to enhance the connection to our network from inside our customers’ homes or small office locations."

Dubai - A Destination Of Choice For Private Fund Managers

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Whilst Bahrain is recognised as the first financial centre in the Middle East, with its focus on banking and Islamic finance, the emergence of the DIFC in 2004 and the Qatar Financial Centre in 2005 were hugely significant for the region.? By Benjamin Aller, Bilkis Ismail and Jean-Claude Kheryati SJ Berwin LLP Introduction.