Archive for February, 2009


Screenshot Arab tech startup companies got their chance at ARABCRUNCH DEMO to showcase new products on stage before an audience of press, investors, IT professionals and IT students. ARABCRUNCH DEMO 09 EVENT was organized by ArabCrunch - a blog dedicated to profiling Arab originated startups and established companies, and DART- the student entrepreneurship...
Screenshot UPDATE: Sorry guys the live streaming did not work, we will have the event’s videos online soon. Our big event is here ...
Screenshot   We talked before about solutions that let you get out bound Twitter SMS  back after Twitter ended its SMS service in most of world, but most of the solutions offered  are paid.  Though there are other MicroBlogging platforms which offer SMS updates, regionally WatWet and Location-Based BrighKite . Now with Twe2 you can get Twitter SMS ...
Screenshot   Advertising online in the Arab world was very marginal and hard thing to do; advertisers did not know much about online advertising, while websites struggled to get ads, until E-Marketing MENA was born in 2005.  Khaled Jabasini founded E-Marketing MENA using only$15,000 of investment.  He came up with a simple idea, instead of each publi...
Screenshot   Finally the US$50 million Intel Capital Fund in Middle East and Turkey is moving, after several years with money setting in the bank with no investments. Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, has announced an investment in three UAE-based technology companies: Conservus International FZ-LLC, Pulse Technologies F...
Screenshot 2 days ago Facebook announced on the homepage (once logged in) that face book in English UK is available. The drop down menu offered an array of  international languages including Arabic as beta. Before Arabic was only available in the facebook’s translation app. Now it is an option for any user to add it without installing the app. The in...
Screenshot Watch now the live broadcast: The Twestival or Twitter Festival according to its website “ does have similarities to a Tweet-up in the sense that people from Twitter connect offline to network and catch up socially. There are three key reasons to explain what is special about Twestival. 1) It is a much larger event in scope which involves...
Screenshot My take is short this event was inspired by TechCrunch 50 and DEMO events and Mashable meetups, it is bringing a mix of both of them to the Arab World. Bellow is the press release pleas repost in your blog/website, and do not forget to embed the badges found here  in your blog too, to spread the word about this event and the great Arab startups wh...
Screenshot eSpace was founded in the year 2000 at the hands of eight fresh graduates from the Computer Science Department, Alexandria University, Egypt. They started the company with a mere investment of 200$, using initially a shared apartment. During its 9 years, eSpace has undergone a series of changes and today it is seen as a leader in Open Source s...
Screenshot   Interactive Ventures Holding Company (“IV Holdings”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Accelerator Technology Holdings (“ATH”), that  invests in Internet and Interactive companies serving the global Arab audience, has become a strategic financial investor in MediaScope Ltd, a pioneering digital marketing and publishing company based in ...
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