Archive for October, 2008


Screenshot Yamli's the Arabic transliteration technology now available on iGoogle custom homepage.Yamli's  gadget now allows users to type in English and get Arabic letters right  from their Google homepage, to search the web, news, images, videos, wiki, or to use the notepad to copy and paste somewhere else. This is a smart move by Yamli to enable i...
Screenshot If you are a blogger or a mid-sized website who wants to monetize your traffic and manage your ads easily and with less hassle, the free open source company OpenX 's announced OpenX Hosted is the solution for you. OpenX Hosted, the hosted version (SaaS) of the company’s popular open source ad server that powers a community of more than 100,00...
Screenshot Joining forces with Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) , Intel announced its investment in Dubai-based Sphere Networks, an emerging Arab based software development firm specialized in enterprise management. Intel Capital did its first investment in the region in 2000, when it poured an undisclosed amount of money into a portal company,  Arabia Online, ...
Screenshot Press Release: The Arab social Web shopping portal, SouqElArab.com, partners with LebanonPath.com to better serve Arab communities across the globe with the finest Lebanese and Arab products. LebanonPath.com is an Online Lebanese shopping Web site that serves directly from the heart of Lebanon with products such as Lebanese sweets, food, coff...
Screenshot UPDATE: Google removed the ads on .jo .ae .com.sa UPDATE 2 and 3: see end of the post. UPDATE 4: response from Google. It came to my attention today that when you search for Yamli on google.jo .ae or com.sa you get ads for google’s own Arabic transliteration editor called Ta3reeb (Arabization) that competes with Yamli. To my understan...
Screenshot UPDATE: see Editor's note bellow. I have received from Delphine Eddé the founder of Wikeez an email answering my questions and giving more insight into Wikeez: Who are we ? An online community for fans ! As you said it  in your article we're a social entertainment site, it defines it very well ! Wether your are fan of a movie, an actor,...
Screenshot   Wikeez a Lebanon based new social entertainment web site has received USD $250,000 from Kuv Capital, the funding will be used for development and attracting market adoption. Wikeez allow people to publish and exchange on their favorite subjects centered on entertainment topics (TV shows, movies, celebrities, music and sports). In wikeez...
Screenshot Hampshire, UK. New research has forecast that over 400 million mobile subscribers worldwide will use their mobile phones for ticketing by 2013. However, the study concluded that trials and pilots are not being implemented into full mobile ticketing services as quickly as expected for several reasons including bar code reading issues, lack of reader...
Screenshot Muslim.com the Muslims social network which was launched late 2006, is planning to launch a  virtual world like SecondLife  but for Muslims. Unlike second life TechCrunchUK reports that this idea will be more tailored to the Muslim world. The service which will be launched in 4-6 weeks will allow things such as Muslim women to ware hijab, and ...
Screenshot As The Kuwaiti cellular market awaits the launch of the third mobile operator Viva  by the end of 2008. A new report from Arab Advisors Group titled "Kuwait Communications Projections Report ", projects cellular subscribers to grow at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2008 to 2012, reaching 4.37 million and a penetration rate of 97.2%. Kuwait’s telecom mark...
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