Middle East UAE Sky News Arabia Uses Cloud Mapping Technology to Power News Website
Friday, October 26, 2012

Sky News Arabia wanted to create the most technically advanced news operation in the Middle East, using a cloud-based mapping platform to highlight news coverage from all countries on its website. The recently launched Arabic language channel chose Bing Maps from Microsoft due to its flexibility, cost effectiveness, and local support. Microsoft is now a strategic partner, with further developments planned for the future.

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Microsoft opened its Dubai-based Middle East office in 1991. Microsoft today has four subsidiaries in the Middle East region: Microsoft Gulf which oversees Microsoft activities in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Oman and Yemen, Microsoft Arabia covering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Microsoft Egypt and Microsoft North Africa East Mediterranean and Pakistan that oversees Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine Territories and Pakistan.

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Microsoft Middle East's Web site is: www.microsoft.com/middleeast

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