Noon is the eCommerce platform that was funded by Mohamed Alabbar and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). It has an initial capital of $1B.
Currently available in UAE, however judging from the job vacancies, it’ll be available in Saudi Arabia soon.
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said it would allow women to drive in the Kingdom, in the latest move in a string of social and economic reforms underway in the country.
King Salman issued the decree, according to a royal court statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The decree may seem trivial but think about this, Saudi Arabia is the only country where women are prohibited to drive or like at least not give a driver’s license.
I’m placing the link from SPA regarding the decree.
Shannon Liao, writing for The Verge;
Saudi Arabia is lifting a year-long ban on Skype and other services like WhatsApp and Snapchat, effective at 8PM ET today. According to a statement from Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications authority posted on Twitter, any voice and video apps that meet the rules will be allowed.
Here’s the tweet from CITC;
You can read Saudi’s CITC official announcement here, the translated version here.
Saudi Arabia block VoIP-based messenger more than 4 years ago. It make sense for the Kingdom to remove the block specially in a state of economic crunch, since an increase in data consumption will be an additional revenue for telecom provider.
Internet voice and video calling apps such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp will be unblocked in Saudi Arabia from next week.
Coordination between the Communications and Information Technology Commission and telecommunications service providers is under way to enable everyone to benefit from applications that provide voice and video communications over the Internet, said Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawahah, the minister of Communications and Information Technology.
VoIP apps like Skype, Viber and WhatsApp have been blocked in the Kingdom for more than 4 years now.