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Screenshot Updated. Aljazeera Arabic the well known Qatar based TV network, has just added listeners tweets to its “ Minbar Aljazeera” talk show. This move makes Aljazeera the first Arab TV to integrate with twitter. Minbara Aljazeera, (which mean Aljazeera Forum) is a weekly Arabic listeners live talk show, that tackles different issues and top...
Screenshot User generated locations directory for places in Dubai, Places.ae, which ArabCrunch reviewed last year here, has launched recently a new service that allows you to send an email and get requested information right to your email inbox, a concept that is similar to what an IVR system can do but via email. This service is useful and saves time, si...
Screenshot MENA 100 Business Plan Competition, is organized by the MENA-OECD Enterprise Financing Network, in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank and the MENA Center for Investment. and in partnership of MENA 100 regional Partners including QRCE. The MENA 100 Competition addresses innovative entrepreneurs, from the 18 Arab countries participating...
Screenshot UPDATE: More details of the deal at the end of the post. WebProNews reports that Google and the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology have signed a $10 million contract regarding business and workforce development in Egypt.  According to the site the deal was signed in Washington D.C during the Egyptian Minister of...
Screenshot In August 2008, Juniper Research forecasted that Service Provider revenues, derived from mobile money transfer services and remittances, will exceed $5bn globally by 2013. While the research firm Informa, predicts that by the same year, more than 424 million mobile users will be sending money to other mobile users in the same country via their mobi...
Screenshot Folowen the Jordanian startup which was previously reviewed by ArabCrunch here, has just gone out of private beta, which means people can start using folowen without an invitation code. Folowen is a search tool that uses Google AJAX Search API to help you find profiles of people and organizations in different social media sites (currently 20.) T...
Screenshot Post updated. I am sorry for not posting much on AC during the last week because I was -and still- busy with multiple projects, however today’s post is about my recent interview with an interesting and successful Arab serial entrepreneur, Kamal Nasser, CEO of Dubai, UAE, based, Conservus International winner of the Red Herring 100 Europe in ...
Screenshot The interest for learning Arabic is increasing recently with millions of Muslims and new coverts who live in the west wanting to learn Arabic to read the Quran and to dig deeper in to Islam or non Muslims who have an interest to learn the language and the culture. In USA that made many American universities to open Arabic classes. While in the Arab...
Screenshot MIT Arab Business Plan Competition is one of the great initiatives that are helping entrepreneurial drive in the region. This year competition saw applicants from 17 Arab countries representing 1,200 teams. The competition announced the 4 winners last week, who were chosen among the top 10 finalist, but who are the winners and what do they do? ...
Screenshot Updated. Google's new product” Translator Toolkit” is an awesome product for anyone involved in translating from English to any of the 43 languages it currently supports, including Arabic. Because it is a smart and a faster translation SaaS based suite that is free for anyone to use, and I've never seen something like it elsewhere. Unlike...
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