P&G nombrado anunciante del año en el Dubai Lynx 2012

El Festival Internacional de Publicidad de Dubái, conocido por reconocer a los anunciantes más destacados de Oriente Medio y Norte de África por sus trabajos de marketing innovadores y que animan el trabajo creativo de sus agencias, ha nombrado a P&Gcomo anunciante del año.

El trofeo Lynx de Anunciante del Año de Dubái 2012 será entregado a Al Rajwani, vicepresidente y director general de P&G para la Península Arábiga y Pakistán, durante la ceremonia Dubai Lynx Awards que tendrá lugar en el Madinat Arena de Dubái el próximo 7 de marzo.

“Nos sentimos honrados por recibir el galardón Dubai Lynx 2012 como Anunciante del Año, reconociendo las comunicaciones innovadoras de las marcas de P&G y el trabajo creativo producido por nuestras agencias asociadas. El Festival Internacional de Publicidad de Dubái nos ofrece la oportunidad de aprender ideas creativas de toda la región”, aseguró Al Rajwani. “Las grandes ideas son un elemento esencial en la construcción de marca, y requieren un nuevo nivel de creatividad, profundidad, relevancia y autenticidad, fomentada por las ideas de los consumidores. Nuestro objetivo nos centra en los consumidores a los que servimos y nos inspira a entenderlos, dirigiéndonos a ideas que inspiran innovaciones para mejorar el día a día”.


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El Festival Internacional de Publicidad de Dubái, conocido por reconocer a los anunciantes más destacados de Oriente Medio y Norte de África por sus trabajos de marketing innovadores y que animan el trabajo creativo de sus agencias, ha nombrado a P&Gcomo anunciante del año.

El trofeo Lynx de Anunciante del Año de Dubái 2012 será entregado a Al Rajwani, vicepresidente y director general de P&G para la Península Arábiga y Pakistán, durante la ceremonia Dubai Lynx Awards que tendrá lugar en el Madinat Arena de Dubái el próximo 7 de marzo.

“Nos sentimos honrados por recibir el galardón Dubai Lynx 2012 como Anunciante del Año, reconociendo las comunicaciones innovadoras de las marcas de P&G y el trabajo creativo producido por nuestras agencias asociadas. El Festival Internacional de Publicidad de Dubái nos ofrece la oportunidad de aprender ideas creativas de toda la región”, aseguró Al Rajwani. “Las grandes ideas son un elemento esencial en la construcción de marca, y requieren un nuevo nivel de creatividad, profundidad, relevancia y autenticidad, fomentada por las ideas de los consumidores. Nuestro objetivo nos centra en los consumidores a los que servimos y nos inspira a entenderlos, dirigiéndonos a ideas que inspiran innovaciones para mejorar el día a día”. Leer más “P&G nombrado anunciante del año en el Dubai Lynx 2012”

LinkedIn Statistics BETA


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On Socialbakers.com you can find LinkedIn Statistics from all their136787073 users. If you click on a country, you will be able to see LinkedIn statistics together with more details (currently in beta state).

Monuments & Landmarks of the World

18. Aug, 2010 0 Comments 20diggsdigg 0 Comments 2 These are the Famous Monuments/Landmarks of the world. This collection includes Famous Places, Statues, Minarets, Mosques, Temples etc. I’m going to paste these in Alphabetical Order. I am apologizing in advance if I forgot any Famous Monument, but please point it to me so I’ll be adding it here. Allah’s Home, Kaba, Saudi Arabia: Acropolis Parthenon, Athens, Greece: Admiral Nelson Column, Montreal, Canada: Admirality Arch, London, England: Angkor Wat Cambodia: Arc de Triomphe, France: Ayers Rock, Uluru National Park, Australia: Azadi Monument, Iran: Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan: Big Ben, Westminister, London, UK: Blue Mosque, Istambol, Turkey: Burj Al Arab, Dubai: Burj Dubai, Dubai, UAE: Castle s Angelo, Rome, Italy: Castle of La Mota, Spain: Catles of Fussen, Germany: Cliff Dwellings, Mesa Verde, New Mexico: CN Towers, Canada: Colosseum, Rome, Italy: Easter Island Heads, Chile: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France: Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan: Forbidden City, China: Four Freedoms Monument, Evansville, USA: Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri, USA: Gateway of India, Mumbai, India: Gazprom Building, St. Petersburg, Russia: Gazzadonf Carcassonne, France: Giza Pyramids, Egypt: Golden Pavillion, Japan: Great Wall of China, China: Great Budda, Japan: Great Minaret Samarra Mosque, Iraq: Great Mosque of Timbaktu, Mali: Jefferson Monument, Washington, USA: Kościuszko Mound, Kraków, Poland: Kuwait Towers, Kuwait: Lahore Fort, Pakistan: London Tower Bridge, England: Louvre Pyramide, Paris, France: Machu Picchu, Peru: Masjid Nabwi, Madina, Saudi Arabia: Mayan Aztec Temple, Mexico: Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan: Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, USA: National Monument, Islamabad, Pakistan: Edinburgh National Monument, Scotland: National Monument, Jakarta, Indonesia: Notre Dame Cathedra, Paris, France: Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Petronas Towers, Malaysia: Pisa Tower, Italy: Polata Palace, Lhasa, Tibet: Qutb Minar, India: Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy: Statue of Liberty, USA: Stonehenge, Wiltshire County, UK: Taj Mahal, Agra, India: The Sphinx, Egypt: Quaid-e-Azam Tomb, Karachi, Pakistan: Tours to Bijapur, India: Washington Monument, USA:


These are the Famous Monuments/Landmarks of the world. This collection includes Famous Places, Statues, Minarets, Mosques, Temples etc. I’m going to paste these in Alphabetical Order. I am apologizing in advance if I forgot any Famous Monument, but please point it to me so I’ll be adding it here.

Allah’s Home, Kaba, Saudi Arabia:

Acropolis Parthenon, Athens, Greece:

Admiral Nelson Column, Montreal, Canada:

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The Torch 9800: BlackBerry’s Big Jump

The BlackBerry Torch offers many improvements, including a touchscreen, but may not be able to reverse RIM’s reputation as a tired brand

By Rich Jaroslovsky

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Many among the digerati dismiss the BlackBerry as a tired remnant of yesterday’s technology. And its maker, Research In Motion (RIMM), often gets lumped with Microsoft (MSFT) and Nokia (NOK) as wireless pioneers who squandered early advantages and are sinking toward irrelevance. The BlackBerry Torch 9800, which went on sale in the U.S. on Aug. 12, is RIM’s latest effort to answer the charge.

The Torch—which will cost $199 with a two-year AT&T (T) contract—is the first BlackBerry to combine its trademark physical keyboard with a touchscreen and the first to run a new operating system, BlackBerry 6. By and large it should succeed in keeping RIM loyalists satisfied. It may also appeal to those who have yet to make the move from more limited devices, though it doesn’t provide users of competing smartphones with a compelling reason to switch.

There’s no mistaking the Torch for anything but a BlackBerry. It has that classic shape and, unfortunately, heft: It weighs about 5.7 ounces, making it approximately 18 percent heavier than an iPhone 4. That’s largely because of the keyboard, which slides out from behind the 3.2-inch screen.

After some trouble setting up the Torch to work with my e-mail system—the phone froze twice while configuring itself—it finally took. From then on it functioned smoothly, providing the same stable and secure e-mail and messaging services that have made BlackBerry so beloved by corporate IT departments—and so frightening to governments like those of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have threatened to ban or restrict them unless RIM makes it easier to monitor encrypted transmissions.


The BlackBerry Torch offers many improvements, including a touchscreen, but may not be able to reverse RIM’s reputation as a tired brand

By Rich Jaroslovsky

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Many among the digerati dismiss the BlackBerry as a tired remnant of yesterday’s technology. And its maker, Research In Motion (RIMM), often gets lumped with Microsoft (MSFT) and Nokia (NOK) as wireless pioneers who squandered early advantages and are sinking toward irrelevance. The BlackBerry Torch 9800, which went on sale in the U.S. on Aug. 12, is RIM’s latest effort to answer the charge.

The Torch—which will cost $199 with a two-year AT&T (T) contract—is the first BlackBerry to combine its trademark physical keyboard with a touchscreen and the first to run a new operating system, BlackBerry 6. By and large it should succeed in keeping RIM loyalists satisfied. It may also appeal to those who have yet to make the move from more limited devices, though it doesn’t provide users of competing smartphones with a compelling reason to switch.

There’s no mistaking the Torch for anything but a BlackBerry. It has that classic shape and, unfortunately, heft: It weighs about 5.7 ounces, making it approximately 18 percent heavier than an iPhone 4. That’s largely because of the keyboard, which slides out from behind the 3.2-inch screen.

After some trouble setting up the Torch to work with my e-mail system—the phone froze twice while configuring itself—it finally took. From then on it functioned smoothly, providing the same stable and secure e-mail and messaging services that have made BlackBerry so beloved by corporate IT departments—and so frightening to governments like those of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have threatened to ban or restrict them unless RIM makes it easier to monitor encrypted transmissions. Leer más “The Torch 9800: BlackBerry’s Big Jump”

Companies in Brief


Barnes & Noble: After Booking Losses, a Bookseller on Sale

Yielding to pressure from investors as a shift to digital books hits the bottom line, the biggest U.S. bookstore chain has put itself on the block. In May billionaire Ron Burkle, who owns 19 percent of Barnes & Noble (BKS), launched a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the bookseller’s “poison pill” defense against takeovers to boost the value of his holding; the sale could give him what he wants. Chairman Leonard Riggio, B&N’s biggest shareholder, says he may join with a group that will bid for the company. In June the chain forecast a possible loss of 40 cents a share for the current fiscal year due to a $140 million investment in its digital book unit.

—By David Rocks, Edited by James E. Ellis Leer más “Companies in Brief”

Facebook Wins Facebook.Me Domain: New Product or Simple Redirect?

Facebook has just captured the domain Facebook.me from a United Arab Emirates-based squatter, and the domain is already pointing users to Facebook.com.

But we recall another Facebook-based application created by a Facebook (Facebook) staffer that bore the same name; this product would turn your Facebook profile into a Tumblr (Tumblr)-esque mini-blog. Is it possible that Facebook’s sudden interest in this domain is a signal that this side project will become a larger, official part of Facebook’s offering? Or will the redirect remain just that for now?

AllFacebook reports that the domain was snagged by Amjad Abbas of the United Arab Emirates during a 2008 .me-TLD land grab for $5,115. He also allegedly grabbed oracle.me, trump.me and other domains that were likely illegal and unethical for him to own.


Facebook has just captured the domain Facebook.me from a United Arab Emirates-based squatter, and the domain is already pointing users to Facebook.com.

But we recall another Facebook-based application created by a Facebook (Facebook) staffer that bore the same name; this product would turn your Facebook profile into a Tumblr (Tumblr)-esque mini-blog. Is it possible that Facebook’s sudden interest in this domain is a signal that this side project will become a larger, official part of Facebook’s offering? Or will the redirect remain just that for now?

AllFacebook reports that the domain was snagged by Amjad Abbas of the United Arab Emirates during a 2008 .me-TLD land grab for $5,115. He also allegedly grabbed oracle.me, trump.me and other domains that were likely illegal and unethical for him to own. Leer más “Facebook Wins Facebook.Me Domain: New Product or Simple Redirect?”

BlackBerry Challenges Grow as Countries, RIM Collide

Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, faces increasing challenges to its overseas expansion as developing countries tighten restrictions on mobile e-mail.

The United Arab Emirates, home to Middle East business hub Dubai, said yesterday it may suspend BlackBerry e-mail services in October because of concern the devices could be used in crimes. The move comes days after an official in India said that country may ban BlackBerry e-mail use and reports that Saudi Arabia could take similar steps.

“It’s a reflection of fears of cyber-security and espionage that now extend to mobile phones,” said Ron Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who helped colleagues uncover a plot against the Indian government that involved computers in China. “It’s the type of thing that will become more common for RIM as they grapple with public policy and ethical issues in emerging markets.”


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By Anthony DiPaola and Hugo Miller

(Updates with RIM’s global sales in fourth paragraph.)

Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, faces increasing challenges to its overseas expansion as developing countries tighten restrictions on mobile e-mail.

The United Arab Emirates, home to Middle East business hub Dubai, said yesterday it may suspend BlackBerry e-mail services in October because of concern the devices could be used in crimes. The move comes days after an official in India said that country may ban BlackBerry e-mail use and reports that Saudi Arabia could take similar steps.

“It’s a reflection of fears of cyber-security and espionage that now extend to mobile phones,” said Ron Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who helped colleagues uncover a plot against the Indian government that involved computers in China. “It’s the type of thing that will become more common for RIM as they grapple with public policy and ethical issues in emerging markets.” Leer más “BlackBerry Challenges Grow as Countries, RIM Collide”

BlackBerry Challenges Set to Spread as Governments, RIM Collide

By Anthony DiPaola, Hugo Miller and Vivian Salama

Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, faces challenges to overseas expansion as developing countries tighten restrictions on mobile e-mail.

The United Arab Emirates, home to Middle East business hub Dubai, said yesterday it may suspend BlackBerry e-mail services in October because of concern the devices could be used in crimes. The move comes days after an official in India said that country may ban BlackBerry e-mail use and reports that Saudi Arabia could take similar steps.

“It’s a reflection of fears of cyber security and espionage that now extend to mobile phones,” said Ron Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who helped colleagues uncover a plot against the Indian government that involved computers in China. “It’s the type of thing that will become more common for RIM as they grapple with public policy and ethical issues in emerging markets.”

RIM, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is focusing on countries including India, the U.A.E., Indonesia and Brazil as a decade of North American expansion slows. Revenue from outside North America and the U.K. nearly doubled last quarter as U.S. sales, which account for a quarter of revenue, dropped 7 percent.

For RIM, the pioneer in handheld e-mail devices, security is one of the main advantages it touts over competitors. All BlackBerry e-mails are handled by the company’s own enterprise servers, making the devices popular with companies and government officials including Barack Obama, who kept his BlackBerry after becoming U.S. president.


By Anthony DiPaola, Hugo Miller and Vivian Salama

Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, faces challenges to overseas expansion as developing countries tighten restrictions on mobile e-mail.

The United Arab Emirates, home to Middle East business hub Dubai, said yesterday it may suspend BlackBerry e-mail services in October because of concern the devices could be used in crimes. The move comes days after an official in India said that country may ban BlackBerry e-mail use and reports that Saudi Arabia could take similar steps.

“It’s a reflection of fears of cyber security and espionage that now extend to mobile phones,” said Ron Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who helped colleagues uncover a plot against the Indian government that involved computers in China. “It’s the type of thing that will become more common for RIM as they grapple with public policy and ethical issues in emerging markets.”

RIM, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is focusing on countries including India, the U.A.E., Indonesia and Brazil as a decade of North American expansion slows. Revenue from outside North America and the U.K. nearly doubled last quarter as U.S. sales, which account for a quarter of revenue, dropped 7 percent.

For RIM, the pioneer in handheld e-mail devices, security is one of the main advantages it touts over competitors. All BlackBerry e-mails are handled by the company’s own enterprise servers, making the devices popular with companies and government officials including Barack Obama, who kept his BlackBerry after becoming U.S. president. Leer más “BlackBerry Challenges Set to Spread as Governments, RIM Collide”

UAE to Ban BlackBerry E-mail, Web Browsing and Messaging

Citing national security concerns, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that it will soon ban e-mail, web browsing and messaging for the BlackBerry smartphone.

“In the public interest, we have today informed the providers of telecommunications services in the country of our decision to suspend the Blackberry services of messenger, email and electronic browsing,” stated Mohammed al-Ghanem, the chief of the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

“Today’s decision is based on the fact that, in their current form, certain BlackBerry services allow users to act without any legal accountability, causing judicial, social and national-security concerns,” continued the government’s statement. According to al-Ghanem, “It’s a final decision,” but they are continuing discussions with Canadian-based Research in Motion (RIM), makers of the BlackBerry device.


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Citing national security concerns, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that it will soon ban e-mail, web browsing and messaging for the BlackBerry smartphone.

“In the public interest, we have today informed the providers of telecommunications services in the country of our decision to suspend the Blackberry services of messenger, email and electronic browsing,” stated Mohammed al-Ghanem, the chief of the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

“Today’s decision is based on the fact that, in their current form, certain BlackBerry services allow users to act without any legal accountability, causing judicial, social and national-security concerns,” continued the government’s statement. According to al-Ghanem, “It’s a final decision,” but they are continuing discussions with Canadian-based Research in Motion (RIM), makers of the BlackBerry device. Leer más “UAE to Ban BlackBerry E-mail, Web Browsing and Messaging”

Breathtaking Visions of Earth Photos From National Geographic

National Geographic take some of most amazing photography related to vision of Earth. Editor picked photos and added in vision of Earth collection; this showcase consists of the best nature images from around the world and collected top 30 picks from last few years of Vision of Earth.


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National Geographic take some of most amazing photography related to vision of Earth. Editor picked photos and added in vision of Earth collection; this showcase consists of the best nature images from around the world and collected top 30 picks from last few years of Vision of Earth.

251 Breathtaking Visions of Earth Photos From National Geographic

Gulf of Aqaba – Surrounded by thousands of golden sweepers, photographer Magnus Lundgren spun his camera to capture this shifting school off Elat, Israel. After 200 tries he got it: a whirlpool of four-inch fish. (Magnus Lundgren)

241 Breathtaking Visions of Earth Photos From National Geographic
Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar – Rocks turned to razors, eroded limestone pinnacles rise 300-plus feet (91.4 meters) from the forest floor of this park—challenging researchers who study the island’s rare and endangered species. (Olivier Grunewald)

112 Breathtaking Visions of Earth Photos From National Geographic

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Flight test: Emirates A380 business class


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Flight test: Emirates A380

Recline in a glossy walnut-panelled private suite in Emirates A380 business class. 

Aircraft Emirates A380.

Route Sydney to Dubai (A380); Dubai to Munich (Boeing 777-300).

Class Business on the A380 (seat 14A) and on the 777-300 (seat 8F). Leer más “Flight test: Emirates A380 business class”