Hussein Freijeh , Managing Director MEA. (The Daily Star/HO)
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Despite political and economic turmoil, Internet users in Lebanon and throughout the Levant remain active and engaged in the digital world, particularly on mobile devices, said Hussein Freijeh, Yahoo's managing director for Middle East and Africa operations.Still, Lebanon is lagging behind regional markets in investments.Dubai-based digital startups are surrounded by a wellspring of capital with good banking, business and digital infrastructures, making the Gulf city an increasingly desirable investment landscape, according to Freijeh.Following global trends, much of the investment regionally is directed toward increasingly popular mobile platforms.Like others in the industry, however, Freijeh is concerned that the best and brightest young minds in the MENA region tend to emigrate.Still, Freijeh anticipates that the clear potential of the youthful market will make MENA countries increasingly attractive to young professionals in digital industries.
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