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Screenshot Yesterday night Internet users in Egypt told ArabCrunch that Twitter and Facebook are unblocked in Egypt and they can access normally both social networks. Egyptian authorities blocked both social networks to prevent activists from using them in order to prevent them form informing the public about the revolution that started in Egypt on Jan 25...
Screenshot Sweden based mobile and Computer live streaming service bambuser has confirmed our report that it was blocked in Egypet at 1 CET today. Along with Twitter and other news websites reporting on the demonstrations. Bambusa said in a blog post "Prior to services like Bambuser entering the field, protestors would record videos, uploading them t...
Screenshot Egyptian authorities went into blocking spree, Egyptian users told ArabCrunch that  Twitter is blocked where the hashtag #jan25 is being used to update users about the revolution in Egypt against government dictatorship and corruption. VodaFone Egypt Twitter account confirms this with this tweet. other web sites reported blocked are: Ba...
Screenshot This 25th of January, the day Egyptian activists rallied Egyptians to demonstrate across Egypt against the rule of Egypt's President Hussni Mubarak and harsh economic conditions. 10s Thousands of rallied across Egypt in a bid to emulate the Tunisian revolution that toppled its dictator Zien Al Abden Ben Ali. Egyptians were creative in usi...
Screenshot Plug and Play Silicon Valley startups incubator and accelerator has launched its offices in Cairo Egypt in Smart Village calling it PlugandPlayEgypt. PlugandPlayEgypt will offer Egptian entrepreneurs and startups physical office space, mentorship, access to its network for angel and venture capitalists and funding from its Venture Capital pa...
Screenshot F.B.I. director Robert Mueller III travled to Silicon Valley, Tuesday, to meet with top executives of several tech companies including Facebook and Google about a proposal that would make it easier to  spy on Internet users. According to NY Times report, under Mueller's proposal, " firms would have to design systems to intercept and unscram...
Screenshot Sawari Ventures a venture capital (VC) firm founded by its chairman Ahmed El Alfi used to be based in LA, CA, USA has moved recently to Egypt in order to invest in Arab tech companies and startups. Today in a press release Arab Finance got hold of Sawari Ventures has announced that it invested in Vimov Alexandria, Egypt based iPhone and iPad de...
Screenshot Our friend Slim Amomo 33 years old free speech and open source activists was arrested around 2 weeks ago during the Tunisian revolution against the regime of fallen president Zien Al Abden ben Ali. Slim was released few days ago and now has been appointed by the prime minister as Secretary of State for Youth and sports in Tunisia. Slim is a ...
Screenshot Mohamed Bouazizi, an unemployed 26-year-old university graduate (correction he did not finish a BA degree as per Tunisian Arabic newspaper Sabah who interviewed his sister) sold groceries illegally in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid to survive as he could not find a job. When police confiscated his produce because he didn't have a permit he becam...
Screenshot On the 29th of November ArabCrunch represented by its founder Gaith Saqer, went to Egypt’s boarders with Gaza strip at the city of Rafah, trying to get an entry to the besieged strip. Saqer’s intention from entering Gaza is purely humanitarian and non political, the plan was to connect with relevant parties and AC’s team in Gaza to p...
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