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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...
Screenshot Following Yahoo! acquisition of?Maktoob?and Noupe Acquisition by Smashing magazine, I was tipped from a VC friend of mine of another good news for the Tech industry in Jordan and the Arab world in general. As of 10 days ago, Bahrain based private Equity firm, GrowthCapital announced that it acquired 30% of? Amman, Jordan based?Rubicon. Rubic...
Screenshot In a move to integrate Opera Unite with Opera browser. Opera, the leading web browser company announced that Opera Unite is now available in the new beta release of Opera 10.10. Opera Unite turns your PC into a server, allowing you to host websites locally and share  files and photos directly from your PC with your fiends with no need for web...
Screenshot Updated. Aljazeera, the popular Arab TV Network and the only English TV station that is based from the Arab world has officially launched its blog network called Aljazeera Blogs . Update: Aljazeera English TV station remains blocked by US cable operators with no reasonable justifications rather than being racists. was blocked, as it seems the b...
Screenshot Updated. Few days ago Smashing Magazine, the popular design and web development website with over 4 million visits per month has acquired the popular Egyptian blog Noupe which  also specializes in website design and  development. Noupe was founded in Egypt 2007 by Noura Yehia, and has grown significantly with great posts tutorials and ho...
Screenshot Last June, AC exclusively published the full profiles of MIT Arab Business Plan Competition 2008-2009 winners, back then we said that it is one of the great initiatives that are helping entrepreneurial drive in the region. The competition which is the equivalent of MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competitions in Boston, has launched its 2009-2010 edi...
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