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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...
Screenshot Arabic content makes only 3% of the internet it dropped from the seventh spot 2012 to eights in 2013 Google spokesperson told Al Arabiya News. There are up to 630 million Arabic-speaking users around the world, Maha Abouelenein, head of communications at Google for the Middle East and North Africa, told Al Arabiya News. Fayeq Oweis, Google's...
Screenshot Around a year ago Linkedin opened its office for the Arab world in Dubai, where its members from the region was around 5 million users. Few days ago Linkedin announced that this year it has doubled the number of members of last year reaching 10 million members. Linked in also revealed a number of stats about the Arab world: • Top compani...
Screenshot Lebanese hardware startup littlebits who got its seed investment round from mostly Arab investors like Fadi Ghandour Chairman of Wamda and founder of Aramex, has secured series B in funding of $11 million from Foundry Group, Vegas Tech Fund, Two Sigma Ventures and angel investors Jun Makihara, Jay Dvivedi and Mohamed Nanabhay. The round was led b...
Screenshot Nabbesh the pan Arab freelancers site which claims it has around 30,000 freelancers is enabling payment services via the site. Now freelancers can get paid via the site for services and work they do via accepting freelance jobs from others. New payment system now allows freelancers to send a work proposal, a deposit request or an invoice, w...
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