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Screenshot Jeeran one of the popular social media communities in the Arab world has  recently launched a new subsidiary called Jeeran Research a research agency tailored to the Arab world (they call it MENA !) that competes directly with Yahoo’s Matoob Research. The new company is using a new reward based Arabic/English survey community called Nazra...
Screenshot Jordan based Wizrads Productions was founded by serial entrepreneur and ex-maktoobian Sohaib Thiab along with Hussam Hammo, Afif Toukan and Omar Turk and was angel funded by 3 friends of Sohaib. The startup which specializes in Arabic online multiplayer games, started with the hit game Arabain Hitman in March 2009 that achieved today around 94,400...
Screenshot Google had google Answers a questions and answers community site that was based on paying researchers , however that service was shutdown in 2006. In the Arab world Google just entered again the Q&A market with Google Egabat which is still in Beta. (Egabat means answers in Arabic) Egabat differs than Google Answers mainly that anyone c...
Screenshot The Middle East’s number one job site announced today the launch of a mobile version of its website, which will enable job seekers to access the Bayt.com website on their mobile devices, while on the move. Job seekers can simply enter m.bayt.com into the web browser of their mobile device, then instantly search all of the jobs that are currently ...
Screenshot Seems that facebook has finally just started rolling out its promised new tweaked inbox with a new more Ajaxy layout. On the left bar of the new Inbox page it shows a search bar, your Facebook messages, updates from facebook Fanpages you subscribed to and your sent items. Messages and Updates can now be filtered into “All” and “Unread...
Screenshot Google has been serious about the Arab world since around a year, with Arabaizing many of its products or for example launching a controversial google.ps domain for Palestine. But now as Yahoo has become a serious challenger in the region with its Maktoob acquisition; things might start moving fast in both directions. Today Google launched an ...
Screenshot D1g.com the Amman, Jordan based startup that is best known for its video and photo sharing services has announced the launch of 7asnaa.com a revamped version of the woman focused forum it has acquired almost a year ago. 7asnaa which means in Arabic "pretty woman" (7 is written in Arabizi which stands for the litter "Hha" in Arabic) has now vide...
Screenshot Update 2: Vodafone and other contacts from Egypt confirmed the avalibilty of iPhone 3GS on Vodefone and Mobilnil stores. The new iPhone 3Gs that was announced during The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last June, has great upgraded features to Apple's former iPhone 3G, such as faster speed, Video with 3 Megapixel Camera, cute, c...
Screenshot Yesterday, the second day after the biggest news in the Arab Internet world since ever -Yahoo! Acquisition of Maktoob- I had the chance to record a video Interview with Keith Nillsson Senior Vice President International Emerging Markets Yahoo and Samih Toukan Co-Founder of Maktoob, now Director of Jabbar. The 15 minutes interview covers topic r...
Screenshot ArabCrunch broke the news at the global level, that Yahoo has acquired Maktoob and I updated the acquisition post and wrote with the completion of the deal, the remaining Maktoob Group companies – including Souq.com an e-commerce and auction website, cashU.com online payment card , Araby.com an Arabic search engine, and Tahadi.com an MMO ga...
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