Top Arab Startup and Tech Stories from ArabCrunch in 2013 (Lessons Learned)

31 Dec, 2013

Here we come tomorrow 2013 will end and 2014 will start, what were the most popular Arab tech and startups stories in 2013 on ArabCrunch?

Well we have put a list using google analytics showing the most popular first, note that ArabCrunch site was hacked earlier this year and the hack destroyed our SEO ( we did not announce it, but if someone to blame it is the CIA/Mossad) so most views to this posts are direct or referral traffic.

Here are the stories

1- Palestinian Hacker Khalil Shreateh Posts Facebook Bug Report on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Wall

2- Updated:Facebook Blocks Log-ins from Tor Browser Putting Thousands of Political Activist at Risk.

3-(Updated) Yahoo Closed Cairo Office and Fired All Employees There.

4- Meet the CuBox-I, a Palestinian Founded $45 PC that Runs Linux and Android

5- RIP Amr Abdel Rahman iPhoneIslam Managing Director Killed by the Egyptian Army

6- Pakistani Freelancer Makes $1 Million by Selling a Single WordPress Theme

7- SphinUX the First Open Source 100% Egyptian OS

8- Lebanese hardware startup littleBits raises $11.1 million launches Synth Kit

9- Apple is Negotiating $4.5 Billion Apple iPad Deal with Turkey

10- Algerian Hacker Who Hacked 217 Banks Arrested in Thailand To be Extradited to the U.S.

What lessons can be learned for content marketers and startups?

The above tells us which type of content goes viral and reaches thousands of people and what things that would help you or your company become popular and they can be:
1- Tying your startup to a celebrity
2- events that affects the freedom and safety of people
3- Sad news tied to major internet brand in a troubled country
4- Disruptive innovation that affect the masses
5- A sad story that many people can relate to
6- Success story of over a million USD.
7- Localized version/effort of a popular platform
8- Major funding round for something rare in the Arab world “hardware startup”
9– big deals
10- major hacker news


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