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Screenshot muslimbc whose CEO Rias A. Sherzad I interviewed back in April 08, is in few days time –next Tuesday-  to rebrand to SALAMBC short for Salam Business Club. (Screen shots at the end of this post.) MuslimBC was initially aiming to be a Linkedin for Muslims, but the startup found out a different target market than initially planned accordi...
Screenshot If you are a blogger or a mid-sized website who wants to monetize your traffic and manage your ads easily and with less hassle, the free open source company OpenX 's announced OpenX Hosted is the solution for you. OpenX Hosted, the hosted version (SaaS) of the company’s popular open source ad server that powers a community of more than 100,00...
Screenshot   Wikeez a Lebanon based new social entertainment web site has received USD $250,000 from Kuv Capital, the funding will be used for development and attracting market adoption. Wikeez allow people to publish and exchange on their favorite subjects centered on entertainment topics (TV shows, movies, celebrities, music and sports). In wikeez...
Screenshot Hampshire, UK. New research has forecast that over 400 million mobile subscribers worldwide will use their mobile phones for ticketing by 2013. However, the study concluded that trials and pilots are not being implemented into full mobile ticketing services as quickly as expected for several reasons including bar code reading issues, lack of reader...
Screenshot Founded in 1996 as a subsidiary of the Egyptian company LINKdotNET, LINK Development‘s Facebook Dynamics CRM Connector, is a new application to enable companies to communicate with and handle queries from customers through Facebook. As facebook has reached more than 100 million members worldwide including millions in the Arab world, now...
Screenshot If you are outside USA, Canada and UK, you no longer can get your twitter friends update via SMS, though a number of starups came along to offer you twitter SMS but with hefty charge per SMS. Well that change now if you use Brightkite (BK)- which is still in privet beta- because BK now supports international SMS updates via a UK number, in-boun...
Screenshot HAMPSHIRE, UK -- The increasing availability of mobile handsets capable of receiving free-to-air analogue and digital terrestrial TV signals will adversely impact the prospects for dedicated mobile broadcast TV networks, according to a new report from Juniper Research. While the report says that more than 330m mobile users worldwide will own...
Screenshot Do you know Al-Kindi (also known as Alkindus)  (Arabic: أبو يوسف يعقوب إبن إسحاق الكندي )? most probably not. He was a 9th century pioneer in cryptanalysis  and cryptology, he also devised new methods of breaking ciphers, including the frequency analysis method. Using his mathematical and medical expertise, he  also ...
Screenshot Once mobile Location based Social networks from startups such as Brightkite, weNear, Plazes, and others, become mainstream, or even Facebook, Myspace and Linkedin entering the mobile location based marketplace.Then advertisers from big corps to mom and pop shops can target in real-time consumers based on their locations and profiles, opening new ef...
Screenshot UPDATE BELLOW: Here at ArabCurnch we are big fans of TechCrunch, it is a must read for anyone involved with the internet industry specially web 2.0 ( Disclosure ArabCrunch is not affiliated with TechCrunch it is just we both have cool names  :) ) I love this new design it is more streamlined and cuts the clutter. And now I will be able t...
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