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Screenshot Today the first day of Ramadan in many countries around the world. In this occasion we send our greetings to all Muslims worldwide and specially AC's Muslim readers. and to our non Muslim readers of ArabCrunch we also wish you a happy month :) It is worth mentioning that Ramadan Kareem is trending on Twitter today. As with every year here are ...
Screenshot Tech Mahindra Limited, a specialist provider of information technology (IT) solutions and services to the telecommunications industry and Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, recently announced the formal amalgamation of Mahindra Satyam with Tech Mahindra. The merged entity, which has been ranked among the top fiv...
Screenshot Egypt based startup accelerator Falt6labs has launched in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. This comes as part of Flat6labs expansion plan in the Arab Gulf area and other Arab countries. The Cairo-based accelerator, was formed in a partnership between the American University of Cairo and the venture capital firm Sarwari Ventures, was founded at the start...
Screenshot Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud , led a consortium of investors advised by QInvest LLC, Qatar's leading investment bank, for the acquisition of a strategic stake in 360buy Jingdong Inc. for the value of $400 Million. The investment by KHC in this deal was approximately $125 Million. Th...
Screenshot Apple's VP of Education, John Couch, is negotiating a high-stakes Apple iPad deal with Turkish President Abdullah Gül. The deal is for 15 million Apple iPads that would be used for Turkish students. Apple is trying to get the country to sign a contract that would value the tablets at $300 USD for each unit. Some of the talk focused on the Tu...
Screenshot Saudi Arabia is looking for investors for a $109 billion plan to create a solar industry that generates a third of the nation’s electricity by 2032 according to bloomberg. The plan is to have 41,000 megawatts of solar capacity within two decades, nuclear, wind and geothermal would contribute 21,000 megawatts. The government is targe...
Screenshot Opera Software today released the beta version of Opera 12, codenamed “Wahoo”, the latest entry in Opera’s long line of desktop web browsers. Opera 12 is both smarter and faster than its predecessors and introduces new features for both developers and consumers to play with ahead of the final launch. Discover Opera 12 for yourself at http...
Screenshot Saudi Arabia occupied the first rank among the countries with the highest proportion of mobile phone users in the world with a ratio of 188%, followed by Vietnam and Oman in the second and third places respectively, according to a recent study. The study conducted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and development (UNCTAD) indicated t...
Screenshot Twitter is now available in four new languages Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu. This happened after Thirteen thousand volunteers around the globe worked in translating and localizing Twitter into these languages. Twitter is now available in 28 different languages around the world. Twitter says that it solved the issue when Tweets co...
Screenshot The number of mobile subscriptions in the Middle East (see note) will cross the 250-million mark during 2012, reaching 271.27 million at end-2012 and rising to 352 million at end-2016, according to forecasts by Informa Telecoms & Media. Additionally, the average mobile penetration rate for the Middle East will cross the 100% mark in 2012: It wil...
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