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Screenshot Arab Spring had an impact on BCC Arabic website visitors as with all other news sites. At Arab Advisors Media Telecom Convergence conference today in Amman, Jordan, Falko Mortiboys and Rufus Weston from Digital Insights at BBC World Service shared their insight in how Arab Spring affected growth in audiance at BCC Arabic, and we would like to ...
Screenshot Amid growing protests in most syrian cities against the regime of Bashar al Asad, Syrian authorities have shut down the Internet in the country, sources told ArabCrunch. You can look at Google Transparency Report where you see a drop in traffic to all google services up to zero. We do not know what are the exact reason behind shutting dow...
Screenshot Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) met with Eric Schmidt Executive Chairman of Google at the George V hotel, Paris. According to a press release from KHC, AlWaleed and Schmidt discussed business and economic issues. The two also discussed Prince Alwaleed’s investments in the US in l...
Screenshot Cairo, Egypt based iPhoneIslam has developed a program to turn iPad into a working phone that also can run facetime. The app has not been launched but iPhoneIslam says they will launch it soon. the program can send and receive calls and text massages iPhoneIslam says it needs jailbreaking to work: Here is the video to demo iPhoneIsl...
Screenshot We wrote before and e-commerce in Jordan and compared a number of sites, the winner who got investors confidence is Wheels Express. a  shopping and delivery site that expanded from just delivering DVDs into a number of other items including laundry. Today at a press conference in Amman, Jordan, Oasis500 announced that Wheels Express has revive...
Screenshot In a press conference today in Amman, Jordan ,Oasis500 a startup accelerator announced the first two investments resulting from its first Oasis500 Angel network event. Where tow Jordanian startups MarkaVIP and Wheels Express, have received funding "investment". MarkaVIP a flash shopping website targeting the Arab region and compete with Jab...
Screenshot Shutting down the internet cost egypt millions of dollars according to studies in the mater, however that crime did not go unpunished. An Egyptian court has ordered former egyptian president Husni Mubarak and other former officials to pay 90 Million USD for shutting down the internet and cell phone networks during the Egyptian revolution. ...
Screenshot Last year a young American girl started the shameful page "draw Mohammad Day" competition on Facebook, that event brought backlash against Facebook in Pakistan as the site was ordered blocked to reopen later. And Pakistan’s Deputy Attorney General has launched a criminal investigation against the CEO of facebook Mark Zuckerberg, which might lead...
Screenshot A team in University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA have discovered 1,000 tombs, 3,000 ancient settlements and 17 pyramids via satellite infrared survey. According to BBC the team analysed images from satellites orbiting 700km above the earth, equipped with cameras so powerful they can pin-point objects less than 1m in diameter on the earth's...
Screenshot Things are changing for Arab seed startups, as we are witnessing many programs that funds seed startups being launched across the region: Oasis 500 and Meydan in Jordan, Tahrir Sq. in Alexandria Egypt, PlugandPlayEgypt center in Cairo, and Seeqnce in Lebanon. The new addition to these programs is SeedStartup a startup accelirator based in Dubai....
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