Archive for December, 2008


Screenshot The Arab techies gathering was 4 days workshop held in Cairo, Egypt - from 23-26 December 2008. ArabCrunch was present and demonstrated itself there. This post is to sum up the workshop. written by Zeinab Samir a guest writer to ArabCrunch, Zeinab is an Egyptian Web designer who creates designs and themes for Drupal CMS. She also has a personal...
Screenshot Royal Jordanian and OnAir signed an agreement whereby RJ, a oneworld member, will provide passengers with OnAir’s inflight Internet and mobile phone services, including email, SMS and voice calls, the first airline in the Middle East to offer such facility. President/CEO Samer Majali who signed the agreement with OnAir CEO Benois Debains said ...
Screenshot Yesterday I visited Citex Software's ( the company behind Adhere) office office in Cairo Egypt, met its founder and CEO Hussein F. Salama also met with Citex team. We spent  many hours talking about Adhere, mobile advertising and starups in the Arab word. He also displayed to me Adhere and showed me a demo of how it works. This post profiles in g...
Screenshot Middle East’s largest user generated content UGC community, Jeeran.com, announced the launch of a new marketing tool that allows bloggers and users to get insights about the traffic on their blogs and pages on Jeeran.com. The new tool, “Visitors” , features statistics and charts of the number of visitors each page/blog receives, with the ...
Screenshot I have arrived yesterday and I started this visit to Egypt in meeting cool and innovative IT Egyptian startups .  Right now am posting this entry from the office of one of those startups. ArabCrunch is here to attend a tech workshop tomorrow, in which I will write about it later. I am staying here for around 10 days. Anyone who wants to cont...
Screenshot This is a great news for us in Jordan, now iPhone is available in all Orange stores across Jordan, making Jordan the second Arab country to officially have iPhone 3G after Egypt.  ArabCrunch was first to publish the news about the iPhone introduction in Jordan , in which the price we mentioned were close to Orange announced prices and plans ...
Screenshot OpenX Technologies, has announced that the company has experienced significant growth across its various product lines and in the size of its publisher community. As of December 2008, more than 300 billion ad impressions now run through OpenX’s open source software monthly. In addition, the company’s recently launched OpenX Hosted (Saas Version...
Screenshot Mashable announced the winners of The 2nd Annual Open Web Awards, a multilingual, international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology. Through an online nominating and voting process, the Open Web Awards recognizes and honors the top achievements of websites and services in 26 categories. Over 100 Blog Partner...
Screenshot Funded by ex-googlers, yamli.com is first to introduce expanded search engine technology Yamli.com, a startup targeting the Arabic Web, unveiled its new search engine that allows users to easily search Arabic content in all its forms.  Transliterated Arabic content is ubiquitous among many Arab Internet users due to a large portion of Arabic ...
Screenshot Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) is holding "Strategic Planning Process: A Must to Survive in Today's Global Environment" Seminar with Dr. Niren M. Vyas a Professor in the University of South Carolina Aiken, USA, Dr. The Seminar will take place on Wednesday, December 17 2008 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM, at the Friendship Auditorium - Prin...
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