Archive for the ‘Regions’ Category


Screenshot 2 days ago I arrived  to my beloved country Egypt. I am planning to stay here for few days, in mind with  a new project that would help push entrepreneurship in Egypt and the region and I would like to meet the startup and tech community here. The post title says that ArabCrunch is in Egypt, not that ArabCrunch is not here, it is. We already h...
Screenshot Tech bloggers and the media in the recent weeks were busy pointing out the conflict of interest TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington and his the blog standing as he has founded a Venture Capital fund "Crunch Fund". As he would favor some startups and companies he funds over the others. But that was not the only conflict of interest the site su...
Screenshot AreebaAreeba a business social network geared towards residents of the Arab world has reported reaching 650 thousand registered users from 110 countries, in less than a year since its launch. The Dubai based AreebaAreeba offers smiler functionality to Linkedin, users can post status update where other users can comment on them, start and join gr...
Screenshot Apple has opened today its online store in UAE, not to be confused with Apple's App store, Apple online store enables consumers buy Apple's hardware and software online. Now residents in UAE can buy online from Apple products such as iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPods and MacBook Pro at prices lower than those in the physical reseller market and deviled ...
Screenshot Microsoft Corp. announced the promotion of Ali Faramawy to Corporate Vice President Microsoft Corporation and President – Microsoft Middle East & Africa. The promotion recognizes Faramawy’s strong leadership and his contributions to helping "to fuel growth across the region. " It also underlines the growing role of MEA (Arab world) as an ar...
Screenshot It seems folks at Oasis500 are boycotting ArabCrunch, they do not send us their news nor invite us to their press events, even after repeated calls from our side! In a press release handed to the media Oasis500 the second accelerator program after Meydan in Jordan announced that it has secured a USD 1 million investment from TIMAR Ventures, a Tu...
Screenshot Deputizing for Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the El Hassan Science City and the Royal Scientific Society, today has welcomed the winners of the fourth round of Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition (QRNEC). Founded by the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship in 2004, with the ful...
Screenshot If you use iPad it is most likely that you use Flipboad, a popular social magazine that aggregates web content from Twitter and Facebook and displays them in a magazine style. 2 days ago Flipboard announced that Aljazeera is available in Flipboard giving it access to millions of its users. I can say that Al Jazeera is one of the best Arab M...
Screenshot Saudi Arabia Communications and Information Technology Commission, a government body that overseas the sector, has issued its report for the first half of 2011. The report (Arabic link) says that there are 12.5 million Internet users in Saudi Arabia representing 44% of the population a growth from 5% in 2001. Saudi Arabia’s population is 27 mi...
Screenshot There are some controversy about the role Wikileaks has played in the recent Arab Awaking or the Arab Spring that ousted 3 tyrants so far. However today the role has become clear, as around 200 military veterans and activists demonstrated in front of the US embassy in Amman, Jordan. The first demo in front of the embassy in Amman since 25 year...
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