Archive for July, 2012


Screenshot 500 Startups, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator that helps grow startups and get them on track to success, has investments in over 20 countries, and just announced its first in the Arab World, one it hopes will be of many. The start up is the local reviews site Jeeran, a reviews platform based in Jordan...
Screenshot Yahoo! Maktoob has launching a dedicated Ramadan destination on the English Yahoo! Maktoob, which comes to complement its Arabic Ramadan offering, and is targeted towards English speaking Muslims and non-Muslims who might want to learn more about this time of year. The dedicated destination (http://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/ramadan/) is for anyo...
Screenshot In a case against Valitor, formerly VISA Iceland, Reykjavík District Court just ruled the company had violated contract laws by blocking credit card donations to Wikileaks. After WikiLeaks' publications revealing U.S. war crimes and statecraft in 2010, U.S. financial institutions, including VISA, MasterCard, Bank of America, erected a banking bloc...
Screenshot Wikileaks started today to publish Syria Files – more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012. This extraordinary data set derives from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign A...
Screenshot N2V, one of the largest Internet holding groups in Arabia focused on consumer web and mobile ventures, invested in iAraby. Based out of Jordan, iAraby focuses on developing mobile applications that are targeting Arab users. iArabay develops both content mobile apps and mobile games. d. Ahmed Barqawi iAraby’s CEO, Said highlighting their visio...
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