Digital analysts have expressed their surprise at the explosion in popularity of video and messaging app Snapchat in the Middle East region. A global study by a leading research consultancy firm established that the proportion of internet users in the UAE who use Snapchat increased from 15% in 2014 to 53% this year.
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YouTube have chosen Dubai to open its tenth space which further illustrates the success the online video platform is enjoying in the MENA and UAE region. The Google owned company has expanded its business from funny cat video, to a broadcaster in its own right - producing high-quality shows that range from anything such as fitness experts uploading their fitness regimes - to culinary enthusiasts sharing their recipes for tasty meals.
A recent report conducted by IT market research firm 6Wresearch has found that the UAE is leading an innovative strategic shift in using CCTV from citizen security to Smart City quality of life services. Public and private sector organizations have installed thousands of CCTV cameras.
The creation of a Dubai Police ‘smart app’ has received resounding praise for enabling residents of the city with the opportunity to report those guilty of carrying out traffic violations - that may be putting their lives or other motorists lives at risk.
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