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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 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...
Screenshot GameTako announced today that it will be holding its second region-wide “Game Zanga” game development weekend and competition on 12-14 July 2012. and will be held in four cities: Amman, Beirut, Cairo and Riyadh. Game Zanga is a 72-hour game development weekend event where professional and aspiring game creators gather to socialize, learn...
Screenshot Following the news last April that Zawya is expected to be sold in a multi million dollar deal, Thomson Reuters announced today that it has acquired Arab world business portal and financial information service provider Zawya. This news means that Saffar Holdings, a Dubai investment company that holds a 60 per cent stake in Zawya has successful...
Screenshot The organization that oversees Internet domain names has appointed Lebanese descent Fadi Chehade as new CEO. Fadi will start his new job at ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) in October. He is currently CEO at Vocado, a company that provides cloud-based administrative software for educational institutions. The 5...
Screenshot A year and a half after its launch, Basharjobs.com merged with Careermideast.com, ( here is our past review of Bashar jobs) bringing together the former’s job matching algorithm and the latter’s 200,000+ profile in what is now called Wuzzuf.com.   . Many online recruitment agencies post job vacancies online and let job-seekers apply to the...
Screenshot Yahoo! Maktoob, and a real estate property portal propertyfinder.ae, announced today the launch of a new co-branded real estate destination. The destination will be part of the Yahoo! Maktoob network and accessed through its homepage, making propertyfinder.ae the exclusive real estate partner of Yahoo! Maktoob. Available in both Arabic and Engli...
Screenshot Yesterday Aljazeera announced that it launched two magazine apps for android devices geared towards Arabic readers. The two magazines allow readers to follow what aljazeera Arabic website and Aljazeera documentary offer. Aljazeera documentary magazine include analysis and articles about documentary films, cinemas and information about what t...
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