Golden Dubai, Why do they hate us and other stories you should not have missed this week on the web…
April 27, 2012 2:23 by kippreport
One from the vault: a 1970’s article from The Economist gives us a peak at the UAE of the time, its leaders, and how Dubai was always primed to become the hub it is today.
Frans Hofmeester began filming his daughter Lotte when she was born, and 12 years later, he’s created a time lapse video with the weekly shots he took of her. The result is not only impressive, but also quite moving.
The real war on women is in the Middle East – that’s according to Mona Eltahawy, the Egyptian-American columnist who ignited a fury of retaliation against her article –and its accompanying pictures- in Foreign Policy. The piece takes a relentless look at discrimination against women in the Middle East, and Foreign Policy subsequently published commentary by six different observers.
Africa is the continent where “mobile money”—monetary transactions on mobile phones—is by far the most advanced. According to a new survey of financial habits by the Gates Foundation, the World Bank and Gallup, in 20 countries more than 10% of adults said that they had used mobile money at some point in the previous 12 months; 15 of those countries were in Africa.
This may be a minority viewpoint — in fact, I’m positive it’s a minority viewpoint — but I get far more excited about new versions of Apple’s iOS than I do about new iPhones and iPads. There’s only so much Apple can do to reinvent hardware that will always consist of thin slabs of glass and metal, but the potential to improve iOS is infinite.