أعلنت ياهو مكتوب اليوم عن شراكةٍ مع “مزيكا” لتوفير أبرز الأعمال الفنية العربية الموسيقية والمصورة، الجديد منها والقديم، على موقع ياهو مكتوب، وعبر “شاشة” ياهو مكتوب.
ومزيكا هي واحدة من أكبر شركات إنتاج وتوزيع الأغاني العربية في المنطقة، وتملك 14 علامة تجارية لإصدار الألبومات، بما فيها الألبومات الغنائية لفنانين لامعين على مستوى المنطقة، مثل تامر حسني وعمرو دياب وراغب علامة. واعتباراً من اليوم، ستتوفر تسجيلات الفيديو والإصدارات الغنائية الجديدة من “مزيكا” للمشاهدة والاستماع أولاً على ياهو مكتوب قبل إطلاقها بشكل رسمي. كما سيتمكن عشاق الفن والموسيقى من الاستمتاع بمحتوى ترفيهي مميز وحصري لنجومهم العرب المفضلين، فضلاً عن مقاطع فيديو للتحضيرات التي تجري وراء الكواليس ومقابلات حصرية معهم، وذلك على موقع ياهو مكتوب: http://maktoob.celebrity.yahoo.com.
وفي هذه المناسبة، قالت أميرة رشاد، رئيس قسم الإعلام لدى ياهو مكتوب: “نحن سعداء لإثراء تجربة هواة الأغاني والموسيقى على ياهو مكتوب وإمتاعهم بأفضل محتوى سمعي وفيديو تنتجه شركات الإنتاج العربية. ولذلك فإننا نعتبر شراكتنا مع مزيكا خطوة إلى الأمام في تعزيز ما نقدمه على صعيد الأغاني والموسيقى عبر مواقع الترفيه التابعة لنا، وتقديم محتوى ترفيهي مميز يثري عادات الناس اليومية على الإنترنت”.
من جهتها، قالت ريم رؤوف، مديرة التسويق لمجموعة مزيكا: “يسعدنا جداً أن نرتبط مع ياهو مكتوب بهذه الشراكة كي نوفّر للشريحة الواسعة من مستخدمي الموقع في المنطقة أفضل محتوى موسيقي وغنائي على الانترنت، سواء كان ذلك أغانٍ مصوّرة حديثاً أو صوراً حصرية أو آخر أخبار نجومكم المفضلين.”
Yahoo Maktoob announced today a partnership with Mazzika to provide premium exclusive Arabic video content as well as archived and new music releases on Yahoo Maktoob Celebrity and Yahoo Maktoob Screen.
Mazzika, who is one of the strongest Arab music production and distribution companies in the region, owns 14 music labels including regional stars like Tamer Hosny, Amr Diab, and Ragheb Alama. As of today, new music videos and artist releases from Mazzika will become available to view first on Yahoo Maktoob prior to their official launches. Music fans will also have access to unique content including behind-the-scenes videos and exclusive interviews with some of the most famous Arab stars in the region on Yahoo Maktoob via <http://maktoob.celebrity.yahoo.com>.
“We are excited to be enhancing our music experience on Yahoo Maktoob and offering users some of the best premium video content that the Arab music scene has to offer,” said Amira Rashad, Head of Media at Yahoo Maktoob. She added, “Our partnership with Mazzika is a step forward in enhancing the overall music offering on our entertainment sites and providing entertaining and inspiring content to enrich people’s online daily habits.”
Reem Raouf, Marketing Director at Mazzika Group, said “We are delighted to partner with Yahoo Maktoob in order to bring some of the best content from the music industry online to its wide audience in the region, whether it is recently released video clips, exclusive photos, or all of the latest news on your favorite stars.”
Kimora Lee Simmons talks about new KLS fashion line during recent visit to Dubai
Model and entrepreneur, Kimora Lee Simmons speaks with Yahoo Stars in an exclusive interview about her new label KLS launching in Spring 2015. During her recent trip to Dubai as a fashion judge and style panelist for Galeries Lafayette as part of the Dubai Summer Surprises event, she tells Yahoo Stars that her fashion line embraces multi-ethnic women of all shapes and sizes, sharing glimpses of the line on Yahoo Maktoob. Kimora says being a size 0 or 2 is unrealistic and the important thing is the way you carry yourself and take care of yourself.
Being a fashion icon, TV host, mother, author, creative director, and designer is no easy task, but Kimora Lee Simmons says she loves her role being a mother to Ming (14 years), Aoki (11 years), and Kenzo (5 years). She says that motherhood is the most fulfilling job, but simultaneously finds that being a businesswoman, creative director, and designer is “my calling”.
To watch the full interview with Kimora Lee Simmons on Yahoo Stars as well as other celebrity and Hollywood news, check out http://en-maktoob.entertainment.yahoo.com/yahoo-stars for all of the latest.
Anupam Kher shares new details on his new talk show
Anupam Kher, Bollywood comedian, gives the inside scoop to Yahoo Stars about his new talk show, The Anupam Kher Show, claiming it is different from other talk shows because it has no format and lets viewers in on different celebrities lives’ including their struggles and perspectives on reaching where they are.
Kher also compares Hollywood and Bollywood as he has been in previous American movies like Bend it like Beckham and Silver Linings Playbook.
“[Hollywood] is more organized,” he says when he was filming Bend it like Beckham, due to pre-production preparation before filming starts. Though the differences are becoming narrower in recent years, he hopes that there will be more talented writers in Bollywood.
On the recent tragic death of Hollywood comedian, Robin Williams, Kher says he is saddened by the news especially because of the struggles Williams had to endure, including loneliness. He tells Yahoo Stars, “As Indians, we have many outlets…we share things… I wish he had someone to talk to.”
To watch the full Anupam Kher interview on Yahoo Stars and catch up on other Bollywood news, visit http://en-maktoob.entertainment.yahoo.com/yahoo-stars.
From the timeless momentos of the past to the smartphone selfie phenomenon of today, the concept of photography has evolved rapidly in recent years to become one of our most prominent and engaging daily habits. Today, on World Photography Day, we are exploring how photo sharing platforms such as Flickr cater to and have evolved to encompass the changing nature of photography.
Photo Credit: SDASM Archives, Bernard Bujold, dominic, iwanp, Nick Nguyen,Gitte Herden, Verena KK, Antonio Gonzalez, Ricardo Mantero, Kathrineich, Sarah van Quickelberge, Akimasa Harada, Freaktography, Angelo di Blasio, Andrew Fish
The rise of the cameraphone, and the ease with which photography apps such as Flickr inspire users to capture, store, browse and share every moment, anywhere, at any time, have shifted photography from just being about capturing a moment, to now living in it. So far throughout 2014, iPhones (5, 5S, 4S & 4) have dominated the list of the top cameras used on Flickr, with both Sony and Samsung camera phones also in the top five brands. Since the launch of Flickr 3.0 in April 2014, global mobile uploads on Flickr have increased by 50%. This demonstrates that photography is now more immediate, personal, mobile and a part of our everyday lives, whether it is an image of a world event, an iconic building, a living legend, or simply a #selfie. Today, more than ever a picture really does speak a thousand words.
Home to over 10 billion photos, uploaded by more than 92 million unique users, it is estimated that more than 3.5 million photos are uploaded to Flickr each day, with the need for speed and instant sharing capabilities clearly a priority of many users in our fast-paced society today. Since introducing auto-uploader on the iPhone in October 2013, over 40% of photos are now auto-uploaded through the app.
Despite the impromptu nature of photography today, photos are still the memories of our lives which should be protected and saved in their original beauty and quality, and with 1TB of storage, each user can save an average of 250,000 photos in their original quality on Flickr - a lifetime of photos all in one place.
Through photo sharing platforms such as Flickr we have the ability to store these relentlessly powerful moments behind the photographs, not just in our minds, but forever in their physical form as well.
Yahoo responds to the ALS Ice Bucket challenge!
Missed Taylor’s livestream? Not to worry, you can watch the whole thing right here: http://yahoo.com/TaylorSwift
Hussein Freijeh, Managing Director at Yahoo Middle East, Africa, shares his thoughts on the digital sphere and Yahoo’s to-do list for the rest of 2014.
Today Yahoo is joining in the celebration of International Youth Day, recognising the efforts of the world’s youth and celebrating the roles of young men and women as essential partners of change.
Here at Yahoo EMEA we support this vision, attracting and retaining the best young talent in the industry and fundamentally changing the way we market to drive a young culture internally and externally throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We strive to create a workplace that works for everyone, driven solely by a culture of innovation and excellence.
As the world around us becomes increasingly more digital, International Youth Day is an occasion for us to spotlight some of the great young talent driving our business at the heart of that shift.
We believe the creativity and innovation of Yahoo’s young talent is essential when building products and campaigns that both entertain and inspire our users. Over the past year we have tapped into the daily lives of our young audience by creating relevant content and products including our new apps: Yahoo News Digest, Yahoo Aviate and Yahoo Sport as well as exclusive live streaming of some of the biggest films premieres of the past year, such as The Hunger Games and One Direction’s This Is Us and the delivery of big impact campaigns such as On The Road and Wireless, all adding to our commitment to the younger demographic.
On top of all of that, we think the inclusive and dynamic culture here at Yahoo is what makes it a great place for young people to work, but don’t just take our word for it, hear it from some of the young talent driving our business throughout the EMEA region…..