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A World Affairs Council Near You

January 08, 2015 Comments

Each week I look forward to “It’s Your World,” on KQED, the San Francisco based NPR radio station. The show is a broadcast of the local World Affairs Council’s weekly guest speaker/presentation. The Bay Area branch of the World Affairs Council regularly brings in interesting guests to discuss vary...

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Does Your E-business Accept UnionPay?

December 09, 2014 Comments

The global ecommerce market has grown dramatically in every region around the world over the past few years. China is leading the pack with ecommerce growth. A recent Payfort report states that China ecommerce growth is over 35% for 2014. In 2013 China’s digital consumer spending exceeded the United...

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Arabic Fonts: The ongoing challenge

November 25, 2014 Comments

Finding an Arabic font with the 4 faces: Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic is like finding a needle in a haystack. If you find it, you are hampered with the technical challenges you face if you decide to use it. So what’s the problem? Why are there only a few trusted and faithful fonts for Arabi...

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Arabic, Font, Fonts, Typography, Arabic Script, Right to Left Language, Joining Script, Diacritics, glyph, Harakat, Tashkeel
The Rise of E-Commerce in China

November 10, 2014 Comments

Long gone are the days of having to run down to your neighborhood market in order to buy a new pair of shoes, a book, or even food. They have been replaced by turning on your computer or mobile device, finding your desired product and completing the transaction all in a few minutes with just a few ...

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Arabic Fonts: The Ongoing Challenge

October 27, 2014 Comments

You hear it all the time in the discussions about web or digital design with the Arabic language. I don't like the Arabic fonts or Arabic typography used in general. No one is satisfied with the font their designer used on the web site! Why are you using that classical, less stylish font for Arabic ...

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Culture and E-Business in India - Infographic

July 15, 2014 Comments

If you are planning to do online business in India, if you want to be successful in targeting the Indian marketplace, it is important to understand the needs of your target customers, the consumer behaviors, the Indian traditions, the languages and the key insights about the market. This blog pos...

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