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Screenshot In a globalised economy, developing innovation is a key factor in creating and securing jobs, especially in times of crisis. The Marseille Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) through the IT1 programme, coordinated by the European Investment Bank (EIB) with the support of the European Commission (DG Research), answers this challenge: the CMI...
Screenshot Opera Software and Umniah, Jordan’s fastest growing telecom operator, are partnering to deliver to Umniah customers unlimited browsing and an enhanced mobile web experience, with the launch of a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile web browser.   Umniah’s two million customers can now download a special version of Opera Mini tailored ...
Screenshot Seven House Republicans asked the FBI in September to demand that Twitter take down the accounts of what the U.S government thinks are terrorist groups, such as Hamas, Hezbollah and Somalia's al Shabaab Al Mujahed “Mujahdeen Youth Movement”. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) told in an email The Hill , “Allowing foreign terrorist organizations lik...
Screenshot Bayt.com the leading job recruitment site is feeling the heat from Linkedin entrance to the Arab world, as linkedin offers job recruitment like bayt.com does and so far has a larger community that Bayt.com. Bayt.com is now trying to redefine its self and evolve into professionals social networking. In that front it recently launched the stream a Q&...
Screenshot Google announced yesterday an initiative to build a vibrant Arabic web and boost the amount of Arabic content online: “Arabic Web Days” a one-month program with initiatives by both global and regional players in the Arab world to inspire users to create more content in Arabic.  The program theme is “It’s better in Arabic.” Google h...
Screenshot A new Arab Advisors Group’s survey of cellular users in Egypt reveals insightful details on the Smartphones adoption and usage patterns. Egypt Smartphone survey follows the five Smartphone survey reports concluded in Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Lebanon.   The Arab Advisors Group concluded a survey of cellular users in Egypt probing ...
Screenshot Updated. IF you are following the news you probably heard about the Israeli barbaric and terrorist attack against Gaza which killed 15 people so far including Hamas’ military leader Ahmed Al-Jaabari. Hamas and other mujahdeen organizations retaliated, and Israel is now considering a ground invasion into Gaza. This comes at time where Israeli ...
Screenshot It is not only facebook and Twitter are growing fast in the Arab world, it is also linkedin which has more reach than Twitter. Linkedin has 5.8 million members in the Arab world) (1.1 million in UAE alone) and a regional growth of 123% against 43% worldwide. Which means that business social networking is important as consumer social networking. ...
Screenshot In july 2010 an ambitious startup was launched in Syria, Msrfoi, which aims to provide a platform for the average user to get to know his expenses on a daily bases. But around a week the startup announced its closing down. Msrofi was meant to be like Mint for the Arab world, Mint was acquired by Intuit for $170M USD. the and was founded by Aaron...
Screenshot SocialEyes the company that monitors and analyzes social media content from the MENA region and beyond has issued an infographic about how iPhone 5 launch was welcomed in UAE. The launch of iPhone 5 according to the infographic generated around 6,654 comments online 57% of them coming from Twitter. In September iPhone 5 was mentioned 15,950 ti...
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