With Saudi Arabia one of the most active countries in the Middle East on social media, it is no surprise that Saudi users continue to adopt new platforms, a recent study found. Twitter and Facebook, however, remain at the top of the social media pile.
What is the single indicator related to the online market opportunity in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia that beats all other developed and developing countries? Almost everyone has a smartphone.
A guest contributor to the Saudi Gazette lamented the Kingdom's inability to stop pirating, saying "Because of our negligence and violation of intellectual property rights, we have been prevented from buying electronic books from the world’s major providers of such material."
Two years ago there was Stuxnet, a virus that targeted Iranian uranium-enrichment infrastructure. Now Flame, a mutating piece of malware, is continuing to spread, infecting more than 1,000 Windows-powered computers across the Middle East.