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Screenshot Arabreneur announced the first investment of around half a million US Dollars in four Palestinian startups The announcement was made today by Dr. Abdulmalek Al-Jaber, Founder of Arabreneur and MENA Apps, to the media. “We are pleased to announce the first investment of 440 thousand USD in four leading, innovative startups”. Arabreneur, ...
Screenshot Last year the revelation about NSA massive spying on American and International citizens whether allies to the US or potential enemies came to alert the public about the importance of their privacy online and securing it, also the growth of online hacking has was no doubt an opportunity for startups to offer more secure solutions in our digital lif...
Screenshot Most of the stories that we and other who publish news about Arab tech and startups tend to focus on web startups, but what about inventions in other teach sectors namely hardware? From now on we will be posting stories about Arab hardware inventions and startups. Today we present a story about Egyptian students designing an ROV Underwater Re...
Screenshot Here we come tomorrow 2013 will end and 2014 will start, what were the most popular Arab tech and startups stories in 2013 on ArabCrunch? Well we have put a list using google analytics showing the most popular first, note that ArabCrunch site was hacked earlier this year and the hack destroyed our SEO ( we did not announce it, but if someone ...
Screenshot The technology ecosystem in the Arab world is improving with more M&A deals happening, when Yahoo! Acquired Maktoob, the Jordanian founders of Maktoob launched Jabbar group to invest in e-commerce businesses, while they themselves become angle investors. Like wise cobone and travel website Triperna founder and CEO Paul Kenny become a VC after ...
Screenshot Go Gluf has created an infogrpahic about online ad spending in the Arab world, it says that it is growing at a rate of 37% each year.  Currently, estimated at 10% of the total Ad spend, digital Ad spend in the Middle East is expected to reach $1 Billion by 2017.  UAE account for 47.1% of GCC online ad spending followed by Saudi Arabia at 33%,...
Screenshot Before the events of 911 AlQaeda had a website called Alneda.com the site was publishing AlQaeda news and views in Arabic. Soon after the 911 events the US government seized the domain and started publishing fake stories to change it strategy and close the site all together. The first speech by Osama Bin Ladin after the US strikes against Afgh...
Screenshot The community of Arabic digital content and open source movement in Egypt, Palestine and the Arab world has lost one of its pioneers and heavy weight evangelists: Ali Shaath. Ali Shaeth, son of the Palestinian leader Nabeel Shaat a computer engineer and cofounder of Cairo, Egypt based Arab Digital expression in 2005 with his wife Ranwa Yehia ...
Screenshot This autumn, L’Oréal Paris launches its first e-commerce platform in the Middle East in partnership with the exclusive online fashion store Mooda.com, where they will make their L’Oréal Paris product line available for customers in the U.A.E. The idea is to offer the total look as beauty plays such a big part in fashion. Online shoppers...
Screenshot Rocket Internet Berlin based mega internet giant which launches and grows web brands in Europe and emerging markets has launched Lamudi a real estate portal in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Lamudi helps people in the property market find their home, land or commercial property. The service does not cut real estate agents but wor...
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