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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 ...
Screenshot Amman, Jordan based MenaITech, the regional company specialized in building and deploying human resources applications, underwent a full acquisition from Jordanian systems’ integrator Optimiza. The company stated that the acquisition process included 100% of its shares. but did not state how much was payed. Optimiza is a the only Jordanian publi...
Screenshot Apple has resonated to Israeli demand to remove 3rd Palestinian Intifada iPhone app from the iPhone app store. "Israel today" is reporting that "Israeli" Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein sent a letter to Apple requesting the app be removed, and a day later it was. he said "By its action, Apple has proven, as Facebook did, that it shares ...
Screenshot Syrian animation startup OX Animation has launched Anmish, a do-it-your-self video animation creation. On Anmish users can choose from various ready-made collection of caricatures of famous figures in the world to create animations. After choosing the caricature you can record a voice over and play with the different emotions for the cha...
Screenshot We reviewed around 2 years ago Microsoft Mareen from Cairo Microsoft Innovation Lab (CMIC), the tool competes with US startup Yamli and google's Ta3reeb as the tool converts Romanized Arabic text into Arabic. Since then the CMIC has been busy innovating new tools and technologies that help Arabic language online under the name of Afkar, and thes...
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