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2017 Q1

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Curators of United Arab Emirates
PE Hub

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala attracts $2.5 bln in Europe private equity deal: Reuters

Funding Messaging
TechJuice

Wasim Akram joins Careem as a CEO, but only for a day

CleanTechnica

EDF Joins Masdar Group In 800 Megawatt Dubai Solar Project

CNET

Cast of Starz's new 'American Gods' talk faith, lust and blood

TNW

Apple wants to sell HBO, Showtime and Starz in new premium TV bundle

Video streaming
@backlon via Re/code

Apple wants to sell HBO, Showtime and Starz in a single bundle

TechJuice

Confiz enables Stylo Group to become the first retail network in MENA to migrate to Cloud

VentureBeat , PE Hub

Ride-hailing firm Careem considers acquisitions and possible IPO

Foreign affairs
Business Insider

Etihad Airways is giving some customers a major perk to defy the US government's laptop ban

CNET

Amazon, looking to grow overseas, snags Souq.com

Retail Asia
$650,000,000
VentureBeat , TechCrunch , Business Insider

Amazon to acquire Dubai's Souq, fighting off last-minute rival bid for ecommerce startup

Wamda ME

Amazon buys Payfort

CoinDesk

BitOasis Expands Credit Card Bitcoin Buying to 5 New Countries

GeekWire

Amazon reportedly to acquire Middle East e-commerce giant Souq.com

Retail Report Asia
PE Hub , TechCrunch

Amazon to buy Middle Eastern online retailer Souq.com, say sources: Reuters

Asia Retail
CNET

Amazon's next big market: Dubai?

Retail Asia
Wamda ME

Fetchr buys Bahrain courier company in expansion push

Wamda ME

Jamalon signs agreement with Lulu.com in a Middle East publishing expansion

Wamda ME

Lawyering up getting easier with Dubai startup

$1,300,000 Seed fund
CPI Financial

Used car market place CarSwitch.com raises $1.3 million