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Screenshot Updated.   Coinciding with Google’s executive trip to Jordan and across the region, I’ve been hearing rumors that Google is in acquisition talks with a Jordanian internet startup, the deal is rumored to be in millions of dollars. I have the name of the startup but I won’t mention it, if these rumors were true it will mark the 1st Goo...
Screenshot The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) has recently announced that it has been selected to join the Microsoft BizSpark Program as a Network Partner.  The BizSpark Program is a new global program launched by Microsoft in many countries of the world. The program is Microsoft’s answer to the growing use of free open source te...
Screenshot You pass into many websites, webpages, blogs, blog posts, videos and pics everyday. Many of them might have important information to you that you want to save for later retrieval. Browser built in bookmarking option provides this wanted feature, while Delicious provides it on the cloud and as a FireFox extension, with the option of adding notes...
Screenshot   Google launched Google Blog Arabia is as the official blog for Google in the Arab world. The blog is hosted like all Google’s corporate blogs on Blogger. Currently there is only one post at the blog, a hello word or a welcome message posted by Google Middle East and North Africa team. I just hope they change that Middle East North Af...
Screenshot No more Jailbreaking, now Apple has added Arabic language support in their latest iPhone OS 3.0. The update is currently available as a beta for iPhone developers. The iPhone is now available in 4 Arabic speaking countries: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan and Egypt. And it will be available in Qatar soon (any one from Qatar ping me once it is launched th...
Screenshot Doodles are different versions of the Google logo, where they are used to celebrate different people, events or special dates and are displayed at Google’s homepage during the special day or event. Now for the first time in the Arab world Google is gona display a local Egyptian doodle designed by Egyptian Orphans and chosen by the public on Go...
Screenshot Jordan based, CIApple, is a startup that aims to work in the field of computational intelligence, has won The first place in the Arab Technology Business Plan (Seed Stage Category) which is organized by Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) in cooperation with Intel Corporation. (Disclosure: Hussein Al-Netsha founder or CIApple is a frie...
Screenshot   The Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) announced the launching of its current funding cycle (first half of 2009) of  'The Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ) Grant for Funding Scientific Research and Innovation in Technology in the Arab World'.  This cycle is the eighth that has been managed so far by ASTF, under the sponsorship of Abdul...
Screenshot Us: Arabs or those who speak or currently learning Arabic, find it difficult to understand slang language that are used in other Arab countries than ours, as each Arab country has a different dialect and its own set slang expressions. For example Examples (Enta Men 3dam el Ra2beh - إنت من عضام الرأبه ) is used in lebanona and Jor...
Screenshot Update 2: I made a typo it was 18 videos not 8, sorry Dan. Updated for Contest section:  According to Dan Stuart, 18 videos where submitted, plus about 2x with many drawings, storyboards or assorted portfolio samples. Contributors were generally global with the majority from MENA (the Arab world). Pan-Arab Virtual Job Fair: Bayt.com, the...
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