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ElBalto: Healthcare app connecting patients, doctors, caregivers

ElBalto, a mobile-based platform, was launched by a startup aiming to transform healthcare through connecting patients, doctors, and caregivers. The co-founder and CEO of the company, Mahmoud Abdalla, explained that receiving medical assistance in non-emergency cases often meets unneeded hassles and obstacles, such as traffic jams, doctor cancellations, or no-shows He added that in Egypt’s …

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Most important quality criteria at Samsung maintenance centres

Samsung is the largest smartphone maker in Egypt and the world. The company held 39% of smartphone sales in the Egyptian market at the end of April. Its control over a large share of smartphone sales increases the number of phones in maintenance services compared to the rest of the companies, given Samsung’s large market …

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Telecom Egypt’s EISCC buys MENA-SCS for $90m

Telecom Egypt has announced that its 50% subsidiary, the Egyptian International Submarine Cables Company (EISCC), has completed an agreement with Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT) for the purchase of OTMT’s shareholding in Middle East and North Africa Submarine Cable System (MENA-SCS) for a total value of $90m. The transaction aims to be concluded …

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Apple takes 47% of April tablet sales in Egypt

Apple accounted for 47.1% of Egypt’s tablet sales in April, leading the domestic tablet market. Apple’s share increased by nearly 3% compared to March, when its market share was 44.3%. Samsung came second on the list with 34% of market sales in April 2018 compared to 39.4% in March. Samsung’s market share of tablet sales …

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Flat6Labs Cairo graduates 10 innovative startups at its 10th Demo Day 

Flat6Labs, the regional early-stage investment company and accelerator, held on Monday its 10th Demo Day in Cairo with 10 new startups graduating from its first cycle in 2018. Flat6Labs Cairo’s 10th cycle commenced on 13 February in 2018 and welcomed 10 promising new teams, filtered from about 400 applications, who are now excited to launch …

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Do web directories still work for marketing in 2018?

Internet user penetration in Egypt reached 48% in 2017 according to Statista. The internet has become a very important platform, especially as 81% of internet users in Egypt say that they cannot live without it, according to eMarketing Egypt’s eighth annual report “visions for e-marketing in Egypt”. Nowadays, it is hard to find internet marketers …

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Fawry Plus POS to reach 360 outlets in two years: Okasha

Fawry, an e-payments company, aims to expand its Fawry Plus services in the coming period. According the company’s managing director, Mohamed Okasha, it now operates 60 Fawry Plus points of sale (POS). Okasha said the company intends to reach 120 outlets by the end of the year and 360 outlets in two years. Last year, …

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IDC hosts Egypt’s most influential ICT leaders for annual CIO Summit in Cairo

The International Data Corporation (IDC) hosted the fourth Egypt CIO Summit at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo. The annual summit, titled Developing a Blueprint for Thriving in the Digital Economy, brought together more than 100 of the country’s most influential ICT leaders and chief information officers (CIOs). The distinguished guests engaged in full-day discussion sessions …

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Weak purchasing power postpones R-series launch in Egypt: Oppo

Andy Shi, Oppo brand director for the Middle East and North Africa, said that the company does not intend to launch the R-series in the Egyptian market in the near future. He noted that the R-series phones are the leading series of the company’s devices, which come with a hefty price tag, so the company …

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Egypt’s internet users decline by 3.6m in January

The total number of internet users in Egypt declined in January by 3.6 million, reaching 37.8 million users compared to 41.4 million in December 2017. According to a report issued by the Ministry of Communications, the number of mobile internet users decreased from 32.8 million in December 2017 to 29.3 million in January 2018. The …

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La Reina raises $1m from Algebra Ventures, 500 Startups

La Reina, Egypt’s first online platform for rental couture, announced receiving $1m in a series A funding round, led by Egypt’s largest venture capital fund, Algebra Ventures, with participation from the global VC fund, 500 Startups. For her part, the co-founder of La Reina, Ghada El Tanawy, said that La Reina aims to grow its current …

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Communication minister discusses investment opportunities in IT sector

The Fifth Annual Conference of the General Division of Digital Economy and Technology will begin today under the title Tech Invest 2, in the presence of Yasser El-Kady, minister of communications and information technology. Khalil Hassan Khalil, a member of the board of directors of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) and head …

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Slight growth in ADSL users in January

The ADSL market acquired 129,500 new users in January this year, increasing its base from 5.1 million users in December 2017 to 5.32 million. In a different context, Telecom Egypt gained 7,500 new landline clients in January, increasing from 6.6 million in December 2017 to about 6.61 million in January 2018. The internet market added …

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Oppo reveals F7 specs ahead of launch

Oppo Electronics Corporation is set to launch its F7 smartphone in the Egyptian market within a few months. The F7 will feature a 25 MP camera on the front and a 16 MP camera on the back. The company said that the new phone will be able to snap better selfies via AI Beauty 2.0—a …

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Egyptians’ smartphone screen preferences

Specifications of smartphones vary based on their price segment. Each price segment has specifications different from the other, such as the screen size and accuracy, in addition to the processor, the RAM size, the camera, and even colours. The resolution of smartphone screens vary between 360×640 and 1366×768 pixels. A report issued by StatCounter shows …

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