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Screenshot The “Israeli” army is banning its soldiers from using social media and networking sites such as Twitter and facebook for what it calls fears on national security leaks. In justifying the move the Israeli army noted that soldiers post secret photos of bases and compounds and would post future battle plans on social media sites which can ...
Screenshot It was a dream to me, it was a dream to see Arab corrupt tyrants to fall one after the other. However this comes with a price. First our friend Slim Amumu was arrested in Tunisia (now he is a minister) second Wael Ghonim was arrested in Egypt to be released later. Now the turn is for Syria. Anas Marawai founder of popular Arabic android blog Ardr...
Screenshot Humans do make mistakes. and the media is not an excpetion, even NY Times was once misinformed about a story. This might be the first time we post wrong information. We posted that Aranim which is founded by the son of Jordan's current prime minster "Suleiman Bakhit" has launched the Arabic FarmVille Clone "the happy farm.". But Aranim...
Screenshot The interest in learning Arabic in the world has increased in the last decade, specially in in USA. There many reasons behind "why" many are learning or interested in learning the language. Some are Muslim reverts who do not know Arabic and want to learn it in order to better understand Quran and Hadith. Some are CIA/FBI agents who want to learn it...
Screenshot It’s arguably proven that the internet had played the most important role as a tool that led to the successful revolution in Egypt, eMarketing Egypt made a study to explore how Egyptians dealt with the internet during the revolution. Ossama El-Badawy, the Online Competitive Intelligence Manager, stated that it is obvious that the internet in E...
Screenshot We are witnessing a growth in the number of seed stage investment and accelerator hubs in the region. There is Oasis500 and Medyan in Jordan, Tahrir sq in Alexandria Egypt and PlugAndPlay in Cairo Egypt. N2V is planning to launch its own, and now we have Tenmou. Tenmou which is based in Bahrain does not offer a fiscal space, but cash investment ...
Screenshot 3 years old Jordan based Arabic microblogging platform Watwet has closed down, in a massage posted on the site the site admins says that they are pulling the plug on WATWET and All your information on WATWET will be deleted permanently. However they are offering microblogging service to organizations. Why did WatWet fail and close? I wrote ...
Screenshot E-commerce in the region is reaching the tipping point, as the market seems more mature to deal with this type of commerce, yesterday LivingSocial one of the leading group buying sites in the world acquired GoNabit. Earlier this month, Ideavelopers closed a deal with Sherif Nassar, Founder and CEO of nefsak.com, where Ideavelopers will invest 1...
Screenshot Updated: below the post. Dan Stuart CEO & founder of GoNabit confirmed that LivingSocial has acquired GoNabit. He told ArabCrunch that LivingSocial does not want to disclose terms of the deal. He said "we have high plans and high expectation and we will expand to new markets" GoNabit is now a LivingSocial company "and likely down the road...
Screenshot Update: the deal is confirmed. Looks like group buying giant has acquired UAE daily deals startup startup GoNabit that has presence in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait. and indonesian startup DealKeren. The news comes from Indonesian tech startup blog Daily Social. according to the blog the logo on DealKeren’s website today ...
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