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Weekly Digest, April 12 - 19

By ArabNet Team | April 19, 2014 | Section: Lists |

In this weekly digest, we share EMC's 5 technology trends and predictions, the giant companies' race to take wearable technology by storm, the four best media campaigns in Dubai Lynx 2014, and a debate on whether to outsource social media or do it in-house.

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Mapture: Mobile Photo Community for Anonymous Shooters

By Wael Nabbout | April 18, 2014 | Section: Reviews |

Mapture is a online mobile community for people to anonymously share photos. All of the uploaded content is tagged with the date, time and location of the shooting. All the users remain anonymous. The service comes in the form of an iOS app that allows users to upload their captured images. The service will then tag the photos with the timing and location of the shot. This is done automatically - location is captured from the device’s GPS while the date and time are pulled from the web. This means that users cannot create or alter tags as they are not allowed to input the location themselves. Fiddling around with the phone’s clock or date setting will not affect the timestamp either. All the resulting photos are displayed on a map for easy viewing and access.

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Crowd Analyzer Performs Arabic Sentiment Analysis Regardless of Dialect

By Wael Nabbout | April 17, 2014 | Section: Analysis |

Crowd Analyzer is an online social media monitoring platform that offers users a variety of tools that monitor people's feelings about their brand through sentiment analysis. This enables companies to generate improved customer insights or understand why a particular campaign failed to achieve its target. Crowd Analyzer is also the 1st fully automated social web monitoring tool in the MENA region which supports Arabic sentiment analysis. Not only that, but the service can also recognize and understand the different dialects.

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Free Mobile Game of the Week: Minion Rush

By Romeo Chalfoun | April 17, 2014 | Section: Reviews |

GameLoft recently launched an Arabic version for the world famous iOS and Android game “Despicable Me: Minion Rush”; where millions of users have been running and catching bananas ever since the sequel of the movie was released in July 2013. If you’ve been playing the game in English and want to play it in Arabic; all you have to do is update it, go to the settings menu, and choose the Arabic language from there. Simple.

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