Egypt Independent: Egypt-Main news en Study: Online buying continues to rise in Egypt <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div><div>A study by the MasterCard Foundation on a sample of 4,000 people from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa, showed that 52 percent of Egyptian respondents have bought goods online during the three months prior to the study, of whom 80 percent said they were satisfied with this new method.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Aaron Oliver, head of Emerging Payments in the Middle East and Africa, said this is an indication that people are aware of the efficiency and safety of e-commerce.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The study also showed that home appliances, electronics and smartphone applications were among the goods most selected, followed by music download sites, computer programs, clothes, accessories, hotel and restaurant reservations and food delivery.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:40:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2448718 at sites/default/files/photo/2015/04/04/499612/internet.jpg Police official: Driver injured after underground train hit a platform in Cairo <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div><p>&nbsp;An underground metro train hit a platform inside a station in Cairo&#39;s Abbasiya neighbourhood on Sunday leaving the driver with injuries, a police official said.&nbsp;</p><p>The accident did not cause any deaths and the injured driver has been hospitalised, the director of the police&#39;s administration for transport told Aswat Masriya. &nbsp;</p><p>The spokesman for the metro authority said a statement on the incident will be issued shortly.&nbsp;</p><p>Egypt began constructing the metro in 1982, launching the transport system in 1987. Egypt&#39;s metro operates in Greater Cairo. It has recently been expanded and there are plans for further expansion.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></div><div>This content is from :<a href="" target="_blank">Aswat Masriya</a></div> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:14:00 +0000 Aswat Masriya 2448711 at sites/default/files/photo/2015/03/31/16030/helwan.jpg Lawsuit to rescind Wael Ghoneim’s citizenship referred to State Commissioners <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The Administrative Court on Sunday referred a lawsuit, which was filed by lawyer Samir Sabri demanding they revoke activist Wael Ghoneim&#39;s&nbsp;Egyptian citizenship,&nbsp;to State Commissioners.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The State Commissioners are to give their legal opinion before the August 25&nbsp;hearing.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The lawsuit claims Ghoneim, a marketing manager at Google Middle East, portrayed himself as a patriot and a revolutionary, but turned out to be a tool of external forces. US authorities were the first to search for him as if he was their own man, says the lawsuit. This occurred when Ghoneim was held by Egyptian security forces for 12 days while demonstrators in Tahrir Square were being shot down.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The lawsuit also says that Ghoneim was in Dubai on January 25, 2011, then secretly arrived in&nbsp;Egypt the next day to participate in the January 28 demonstrations. At that point, the lawsuit claims demonstrations seemed to have increased.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It further alleges&nbsp;that Ghoneim had never been a revolutionary who suffered as did other Egyptians. As a result, he should not speak in their name, but rather admit he was a US agent planted in Egypt.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Lawyer Samir Sabri has filed most of his lawsuits against the Brotherhood, Hamas and young icons of the January revolution.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:54:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2448716 at sites/default/files/photo/2015/04/26/1755/wael_ghoneim.jpg CAPMAS: 66 patents granted to Egyptians in 2014 <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>A total of 2136 applications were submitted to the Egyptian patent office in 2014, including 752 presented by Egyptians, compared to 2,057 applications in 2013 (including 641 Egyptian ones), according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In a press release issued on Sunday on occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day, CAPMAS said that 415 patents were granted in 2014, 66 of which were given to Egyptians, compared to 465 patents in 2013 (86 issued to Egyptians).</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>13 percent of the 131 patents granted in chemistry and metals in were given to Egyptians in 2014, compared to a total of 28.2 percent out of 71 patents in the field of humanitarian aid and 4.8 percent out of 63 patents in education and transportation.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Egyptian office granted 84 patents to the United States, 66 to Egypt and 34 to Germany.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Also, 10,062 trademark applications were submitted by Egyptians in 2014, compared to 9,254 in 2013, marking an 8.7 percent increase.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In total, 6,095 trademarks were granted to applicants in 2014, compared to 4,471 in 2013, according to the press release.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Egyptian applicants received 4,300 trademarks (70.5 percent of the total amont granted), United States was granted 563 trademarks (9.2 percent), whereas 135 were issued to UK appkicants (2.2 percent).</div> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:37:00 +0000 Egypt Independent 2448705 at sites/default/files/photo/2015/04/26/39/patent.png