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Screenshot The Egyptian government plans to get 500 busses internet connectivity via WIFI in 2014. Minister of telecommunications of Egypt Afit Helmi has said that the government is negotiating with a number of companies to provide the solution among them is Alcatel. Helmi also said that the busses will work using natural gas and that the service will be ...
Screenshot Yahoo Middle East has closed it office in Cairo and fired all its employees at the office. We do not know why they did so? But we will contact yahoo to get more details. Update: Yahoo! has sent us the following statement: " Official Media Statement – October 23: Today, Yahoo announced that we plan to close our Cairo office at the end...
Screenshot The ICT Association of Jordan – int@j announced the ICT and IT Enabled Services (ITES) industry statistics for the year 2012 on October 21, 2013. The 2012 survey results show the ICT and ITES industry numbers for 2012: Total IT revenue of USD 617 Million USD (domestic IT revenue of 317 Million USD, and export IT revenue of 300 Million USD). Mor...
Screenshot Pro Bashar Al Assad Regime Syrian hacker propagandist group " Syrian electronic army " has used "DNS hijack attack" and compromise the Qatar Domain registrar "registry.qa.” The hackers successfully managed to change the DNS records of high profile websites and defaced them for about a day. The list of affected websites includes Government an...
Screenshot As part of its ongoing efforts to provide users with relevant local content across platforms, Yahoo Maktoob has teamed up with Mobinil to provide users in Egypt with mobile services and the best Yahoo Maktoob digital content via subscription services. Yahoo Maktoob is committed to providing users with the latest digital content while on the go...
Screenshot Meet SolidRun, a start-up headed by two Palestinians from Nazareth in occupied Palestine in 1948, has developed a $45 PC Cubox-I that can do almost anything a big computer can do – with all design and manufacturing done in “Israel.” The Palestinian founders are Kossay Omary as CEO and CTO Rabeeh Khoury founded the company on 2010 .Solid...
Screenshot There are 3 Telecom operators in Jordan Orange which offers fixed and mobile access Zain and Umniah offering mobile and Internet access compete mainly in the mobile access arena. So how these 3 telecoms doing on Twitter? An infographic submitted by @maisAbusalah reveals the answer. The data in the infographic is dated as of Aug 2013. Few hi...
Screenshot Anonymous hacker group have defaced briefly a webpage on Jordan’s prime ministry website in objection to government plans to raise taxes and prices. and left a message in Arabic to Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur. "Hi uncle, how are you? We are sorry, we hacked your website. Are you upset? We feel much worse when you raise prices. The people kn...
Screenshot To overcome media blockade by mainstream media to its news and views and to talk directly to the general Arab public, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS)launched its Twitter account @dw_sham tweeting in Arabic about the Levant branch. The state was formed after Abu Baker Al Baghdadi Al Hashimi Al Qarashi leader of the Islamic State...
Screenshot A new survey from the Arab Advisors Group probed the media consumption habits in the UAE. The survey provides insights into the broadcast and online media consumption habits in the country. The Arab Advisors Group concluded a new survey of the UAE population (above 18 years of age) probing media adoption and usage. The survey revealed high lev...
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