Tag: technology

Columnists
Turning the TRNC into a tech hub

In spite of the prevailing challenges for the TRNC’s economy, international students in North Cyprus are teaming up to form “TECH-TRNC”. Believed to be the first tech community in North Cyprus, this new TRNC Tech Meet-Up Group aims to create awareness among university students of the evolving possibilities in the tech world, and to position […]

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Christmas cheer for Uber in Turkey as Court of Appeals lifts nationwide ban

An appeals court in Turkey has ruled to lift the block on popular transportation application Uber. The news was confirmed on Uber’s Turkey Twitter account on Christmas Eve. In their first post since April 2020, Uber Türkiye wrote: “We are very pleased the block on Uber in Turkey has been cancelled following a decision by […]

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Pandemic innovations bring JJ Foodservice new business and record sales

JJ Foodservice has reported record sales as the eating out market picks up and home consumers continue to shop in bulk. Sales in August 2020 increased by 9.27% compared with the same period last year, with the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme boosting sales as people started eating out again. “We are by […]

Entrepreneurs
Turkey’s first unicorn: game firm Peak bought by Zynga for record-breaking $1.8 billion

American social game developer Zynga Inc. has agreed to buy Turkish mobile-game maker Peak Games for $1.8 billion. Announced on Monday, the record-breaking deal is the largest acquisition ever for the gaming sector, comprising of $900 million in cash and $900 million in Zynga stock. According to Bloomberg, the Peak purchase “eclipses earlier transactions”, including […]

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JJ’s launches Amazon-style real-time mobile alerts for its deliveries

  National wholesaler JJ Foodservice is the first UK wholesaler to introduce an Amazon-style notification system to give customers an estimated time of arrival based on real-time data. Sedat Kaan Hendekli, Head of Operations at JJ Foodservice, said, “Customers are sent an email notification when their order is first dispatched and then again when the […]

News - Global
Turks are Europe’s biggest talkers on mobile phones
 

A European survey into the average time mobile phone users spend talking on their phones was topped by Turkey. According to figures from 2016’s third quarter, Turks spend an average of seven hours and 16 minutes (436 minutes) per month chatting, compared to four hours and 17 minutes (257 minutes) for the rest of Europe. […]

Entrepreneurs
Nevzat Aydın: ‘the best boss in the world’

A Turkish entrepreneur whose online business was recently sold in a multi-million pound deal has hit the headlines following his decision to share his newly-made fortune with his staff. Nevzat Aydın (pictured above) is the co-founder and CEO of Yemeksepeti, a food delivery company in Turkey that he started with three others 15 years ago. […]