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Screenshot Google makes most of its money via Adwords, but not much on Mobile ads, AdMob that was founded by Syrian Entrepreneur Omar Hamoui, was the king. This a one of the biggest success for Arab entrepreneurs with an excite at $750 Millions AdMob total funding was around $47 millions. To know more about the deal read our friends post at TechCru...
Screenshot As7ab which means Friends in Arabic is one of first  Arabic social networks owned now by Yahoo! Maktoob, the social network  was launched around 2 years ago by Maktoob, since then it has been adding features gradually. The new features As7ab has added is alerting users of people who work at the same company or study at the same school. I...
Screenshot No one can deny that Arabic is one of the best looking written languages out there, it’s considered a highly sophisticated art form in addition of it being a communication medium. Yet the amount of Arabic fonts that are available on Windows, Mac, Linux and the Web is very few. This problem was a discussion topic about between some of the p...
Screenshot This is the 3rd funding/grant story covered by AC, BeryTech , an incubator that is based in Lebanon is awarding 100,000 Dollars  for technology projects in 2009. Winners of the projects will be selected by a committee of experts who will select projects based on certain qualities; technological and scientific quality, creative aspect, economic ...
Screenshot DubAi Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) was a dream to turn Dubai into the silicon valley for the Arab region, that dream was shattered when multi national tech companies and other mid and small tech companies, chose the Oasis as a sales and marketing hub for their operations, not as an R&D center. However DSOA has plans to change that, As ...
Screenshot twofour54 an Abu Dhabi government supported organization that aims to help turn Abu Dhabi into a media production hub has announced few days ago that its arm ibtikar, the media industry funding and support pillar of twofour54 has launched twofour54 ibtikar: creative lab, a grant funding scheme aimed at helping young Arabs get their ideas off the gr...
Screenshot Etisalats ,the Emarati Telecom company has launched today its own kids phone, the device is geared for families to monitor and stay in touch with their kids. KidsPhone is a simple device that comes only with a 4 programmed numbers, GPS and SMS. The device will alert parents via SMS and email if their kids leave a predefined zone such as school, ...
Screenshot Update: Kzalek was on private beta, the download link has expired, sorry for late update it was  a miss communication with its founder. Last month, I nagged and was wondering why the current Twitter AIR based Desktop apps such as TweetDeck and Seesmic do not support Arabic text on Mac or Linux? But now I can breathe the sigh of relief. ( Arabi...
Screenshot Creative Commons (CC) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to make it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. CC provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work  so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof. With this launch, Jeeran CC c...
Screenshot Updated. After Reaching the 1 million user mark, the Arab/Pakistani iPhones duo who won the best User Interface award of 2009, has just launched a new great dead simple 2Do application for iPhone and iPod Touch. Earlier on, at AC , I started blogging about  Squeezer (Update: Squeezer, the stunning iPhone apps, developed by  Naser AL Zah...
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