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Screenshot Dr. Abdallla Alnajjar, chairman of the Arab Sciences and Technology Foundation (ASTF), has stated that Cairo will be hosting the 6th Investing in Technology Forum for this year 2009. The forum will be held in the Fairmont Towers Hotel, on May 12-14 under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Ahmed Nazif, prime minister of Egypt. ASTF is organizing the forum in...
Screenshot Around 10 days ago ArabCrunch was 1st (or one of the 1st)  to leak Michael Arrington's  near finished Internet-tablet project: CrunchPad via a tweet from the popular US blogger Socbelizer. This caught the attention of Engadget the 3rd most popular blog in the world (according to Technorati) where they published a story and attributed i...
Screenshot Update 1&2 at the end of the post. After Linkedin the business social Network, blocked Internet users in Syria and then unblocked them and apologized (as ArabCrunch has reported.) It was confirmed to us that Internet users in Sudan (an African Arab country) still cannot access Linkedin, who were blocked by Linkedin since several months ...
Screenshot Oracle Corp.  just announced that it will Acquire Sun Microsystems. This might not be happy news to the open-source community, since Sun owns the most popular open source database: MySQL, which it bought last year for around 1 billion $, and Oracle has its own property database, the question is what Oracle will now do with MySQL? It is impor...
Screenshot Update1 &2: end of the post. After ArabCrunch broke the news that linkedin kicking off Syrian users, which caused an outrage among Arab internet users. Kay Luo LinkedIn Sr. Director of Corporate Communications  said that the block was made by a human error,  and it will be resorted shortly . In an Email to ArabCrunch she said: “I ...
Screenshot Update: as a result of this post ArabCrunch.NET was developed and launched in private beta to help Arab startups and help the region innovate, continuing ArabCrunch Mission. In this post I would highlight a few points that I think can help  in creating a vibrant startup-based IT  sector in the Arab world. This came up to me in light of my...
Screenshot Updated. Update 2. Update 3: Linkedin Bows: Restores Service to Syrian Users, Says a Human error! AnasOnline blog reports (Arabic link) that Linkedin (AC Group here) completely blocked all Syrian users. According to the blog post: 3 weeks ago when Linkedin blocked all Syrian IPs users , but they were able to access the site by using IP...
Screenshot Bayt.com the largest job portal in the Arab world has just launched Intilaq an Arabic word which means "Launch" in English, which is an initiative that aims to fund and support aspiring entrepreneur technologists in early-stage technology startups. It is the first initiative of its type that comes from Arabian based Internet company. That you ...
Screenshot OpenX, the world’s largest open-source ad server for web publishers, has launched today OpenX Market which is an e-Bay like ad auction marketplace that connect publishers and advertisers, the marketplace has been available in Alpha for a while, and it seems that it is ready to be rolled up.  Publishers can route any or all of their ad impress...
Screenshot For over five thousand years, from the dawn of the pharaohs to the modern era, Egyptian culture is one of the world’s richest -if not the richest – with historical wonders, which made it the touristic destination to millions of tourists every year.  Even though the web is full of images about Egypt, the recent announcement of "Egypt Memor...
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