Another bad week for the gold price without a single day of rising prices, short covering, etc; palladium is the hands-down winner of last week’s proceedings.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone Left BlackBerry Slim Chance in the Smartphone War
Even though many believed that Microsoft’s operating system cannot make a significant progress on the smartphone market, the Windows Phone proved them wrong. The device has finally succeeded in snatching the third position from BlackBerry in terms of sales.
A new Q1 report published by IDC states that Microsoft sold 7 million Windows Phones. That is an impressive rise compared to only one year ago. During the first quarter of 2012, the operating system registered 3 million shipments. Its share back then was equal to 2% and now it reached 3.2%.
Viral pandemics occur with surprising regularity throughout world history and today we are battling with not one, but two respiratory viruses which threaten to cause global outbreaks. The novel coronavirus connected to the Middle East has infected a total of 40 people, while new bird flu in China is killing more and more patients. Is the danger of deadly pandemic real? Global health officials seem to explain there is no need of panic. Read more
Until recently, mobile technology was seen mostly as a source of personal entertainment. People mainly used their smartphones and tablets PCs to browse the web and download various types of applications. However, the tendencies are now changing. Mobile devices are becoming more useful since they offer constant access to the web no matter the time or the place. Read more
Businesses in Dubai are confident of growth trends continuing to the second quarter of 2013, shows the quarterly business confidence survey conducted by the Department of Economic Development (DED). While optimism runs across the whole economy, it is particularly high among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and exporting firms as reflected in the composite Business Confidence Index (BCI), which stood at 113 points during Q1 2013. Read more
Here are the top stories on Dubai Chronicle on April May 18th, 2013. To read the complete articles, click on the bolded headlines.
An Infographic by Open Colleges
An Infographic by Open Colleges
Master of over-the-top Hollywood director Baz Luhrmann is bringing opulence back in fashion with its adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, the movie takes us back in the 1920’s where bigger parties, looser morals and mindless spending are worshipped by higher classes of American society.
Google Adds New Features to Google Wallet Service
Without a doubt, Google Wallet is a really innovative payment service. It relies on NFC technology to make mobile payments. That offers many advantages. However, Wallet still does not enjoy the customers attention PayPal gets. That is mainly because most stores and mobile devices have not adopted the new system. Although, from Google do not reveal the number of Wallet users, the general assumptions are that it is more than modest. In addition, the fact that many key figures behind Google Wallet fled the company may suggest some issues.
The Cannes Film Festival started yesterday and celebrities put on their best (or worst) clothes for another big red carpet show. As soon as that happened, the movie buzz was pushed to the background by the powerful magic of fashion. This unusual runway show was characterized with pricey dresses and jewelry. However, unlike previous years, stars were not seen to follow any particular trends. Instead they showed a good amount of diversity. Let’s now take a closer look at the best and worst dresses worn by Hollywood icons at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.