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Screenshot Facebook released its first-ever transparency report on Tuesday, detailing the number of times governments around the world asked for information on its users and how many times the facebook turned over the data requested. The report reveals that Egypt have asked for the data of 11 users but those request were denied by facebook. Qatar h...
Screenshot In collaboration with Discover Digital Arabia, Startappz released Videographic recapping changes in the tech industry in the Middle East for the year 2012. Highlights of the videographic include: • Facebook & Linkedin opening offices in the Middle East. • New incubators and investment funds launching in different parts of the Middle East ...
Screenshot The Palestinian security researcher who posted into Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook wall to bring in attention to a bug he discovered on facebook that allows users to post in the walls of non friends will get at least $11,000 as a reward — but not from Facebook, it will come from an online donation crowdsourced campaign. The reward was collected ...
Screenshot Yahoo! today announced that it has appointed Dawn Airey as senior vice president and lead of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operation, effective immediately. Airey will be based in the company’s London office and will report to COO Henrique de Castro. Beginning November 1, Christophe Parcot, who has served as Yahoo!’...
Screenshot Jordan has been debuted as silicon valley of the Arab world excluding the occupation state of “Israel”. Many well known regional and global IT and Internet brands came from Jordan: Maktoob which was acquired by Yahoo! Jeeran, TeleFinity, Globetel, Ketab Technologies, Optimiza and Rubicon to name a few. But that might be changing as represent...
Screenshot Palestinian information system expert says he was forced to post a bug report on facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page after the social network’s security team failed to recognize that a critical vulnerability he found allows anyone to post on someone's wall even if they were not friends on facebook. The vulnerability, which was ...
Screenshot A group of top mobile phone distributors from across the Kingdom held a press conference on Sunday 28th July, 2013, at the Sheraton Hotel in Amman. Attended by a group of prominent local media representatives, the press conference was aimed at discussing the recent increase on the special tax imposed on mobile phones, based on law no. 64 for the ...
Screenshot Wamda the entrepreneurship platform that has been founded by Dubai Abraj Capital which acts as a media arm covering entrepreneurship in the Muslim world, a VC fund and entrepreneurial event organizer chaired by Aramex founder and vice chairman Fadi Ghandour and is run by its CEO Habib Hadad who is also the cofounder of Yamli- has been organizing ...
Screenshot The ICT Sector Competencies, Skills, & Needs Assessment Report, Jordan 2012 published by The Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan-int@j has shown results related to private ICT sector companies demand on ICT majors in Universities. From those majors of high demand were Computer Science, Software engineering and Computer ...
Screenshot Today the first day of Ramadan in many countries around the world. In this occasion we send our greetings to all Muslims worldwide and specially AC's Muslim readers. and to our non Muslim readers of ArabCrunch we also wish you a happy month :) It is worth mentioning that Ramadan Kareem is trending on Twitter today. As with every year here are ...
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