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Screenshot A study run by online business networking service MeettheBoss shows that Middle East executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing their professional experiences and learning from their peers. MeettheBoss surveyed 6,000 of its 27,000 Middle East members to understand more about what effect Web 2.0 has had on the region’s busine...
Screenshot Seven service providers in six countries in the Arab World offer commercial IPTV services in May 2009, up from four service providers in three countries offering IPTV in August 2007. As broadband adoption increases in the region, several operators in the Arab World have plans to implement IPTV in the near future, according to a new report published...
Screenshot Social Networking and video portal site d1g.com, which allows users to share, discuss, and distribute rich online content, has tapped into the knowledge and expertise of online data mining and data strategist, Dr. Usama Fayyad, appintement is a big win for D1g.com.  Dr. Usama Fayyad served as Yahoo!’s Chief Data Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Screenshot Remember Aljazeera crowd-sourced mapping mashup “Mapping the War on Gaza” we reported last January 2009 ? the story ? that got ArabCrunch on Slashdot? Well, the crowed sourcing news concept is hitting the region again, but this time it is about the Lebanese June 7th parliamentary election with sharek961.org. Like Aljazeera’s “Mapping...
Screenshot During the second day of the 6th Media and Telecommunications Convergence Conference which was concluded yesterday in Amman-Jordan, We live streamed via my mobile few sessions, and we also held a mobile payment panel discussion between 3 involved parties from Jordan and UK: Janit Abdallah, Director of Business Development of PayNet a Jordanian ba...
Screenshot Update: post has been edited. During the 6th Media and Telecoms Convergence Conference in Amman, Jordan, we managed to stream a live video interview with Johan Lallerstedt Vice President-Marketing & communications Ericsson and Jeremy Foster Marketing Director, Marketing and strategy Middle East. The cool news is that Alfa  which is one of...
Screenshot Habib Haddad the cofounder of Yamli, the Arabic transliteration utility and search engine,  delivered an interesting lecture titled" Idea to Reality" on May 18th at Princess Sumaya University in Amman, Jordan, as part of The Entrepreneurs Week which was organized by Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) from the 16th  tell the 21st of ma...
Screenshot Inside Jo is the 1st Jordanian startup to develop a GPS car navigation system. The company is a joint venture between Jordan based, Delaware, USA incorporated award winning backup company Genie-Soft  which was founded by a Jordanian young entrepreneur Muayyad Shehadeh in 2001, and Jordan based companyREBORN INDUSTRIES which specialized manufacturi...
Screenshot  Yamli which started as an Arabic transliteration service that changes Latin characters into Arabic text, and later went into opening its API to any developer and then launched an innovative search engine, it has just launched a FireFox toolbar in beta ( All ArabCrunch past coverage related to Yamli can be found here .) The Firefox toolbar i...
Screenshot If you have been using Twitter for a long time, you might know Twitpic, an add-on service to twitter that lets you tweet your pics. but what about video tweets? Until recently there have not been any offerings, you had to go to video sharing sites like youtube, upload a video and then shorten the url and post it to twitter. But the san Francisco...
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