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Screenshot Update: facebook responded by saying that the new translation button is powered by Bing translation engin, meaning it supports all the languages the bing supports (about 50) For now, the button is visible only to people who have installed the translations app. If a human translation is also available, they show that, instead. The way it works i...
Screenshot We have great news, Anas Marwai has been freed in Syria according to Ardriod blog post. Anas Marwai founded Ardroid that specialize with Arabic news and views about Android. Anas Marwai was arrested in July 2011 with no charges, by the security forces in Syria, obviously for political freedoms. We do not know if Anas was tortured, this is...
Screenshot Twitter finally has enabled right to left writing, which is great news for languages such as Arabic Hebrew and Farsi. Before this feature when writing in Arabic in Twitter, the tweeted message used to mixx words togather, in many times changing the meaning of the tweet. This case gets worse when adding an english word. Now, this problem...
Screenshot Google has its ways to greet Muslims during Ramadan, it has announced that it is launching Makkah Live a channel that is  video live streaming from Al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca during Ramadan. The live streaming is done in collaboration with Saudi culture and media ministry....
Screenshot Today Gate2Play, an end-to-end payment and value-added services platform based in Amman, Jordan, announced a first-time partnership with social games developer Zynga to distribute Zynga Game Cards in 16 countries throughout the Middle East and Africa. As a result of the partnership, Zynga Game Cards will be available for purchase soon in thousands...
Screenshot Folks at Yahoo are raising the white banner and surrendering their social networking site in the Arab world "As7ab". In an email sent to Yahoo Maktoob’s Arabic social network Asa7b members, Yahoo is saying that they will shut down the service as of 18/9/2011 and deleting everything, the email urges members to download their voice and video...
Screenshot Wonder why the U.S Government attacked Wikileaks? they claimed it is national security, but the truth is that they did not want the world to know about their crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries, whether it is the number of civilians including children and women the US army and the CIA killed, or to know about illegal torture and rap...
Screenshot Saudi based National Net Ventures or (N2V) is one of the largest Internet holding companies in the Arab world, it invests “venture funds” in Arab Internet and mobile startups and owns and develops its own ventures. The Company owns a number of popular websites including: HawaaWorld an Arab women destination site, N2V Development House a so...
Screenshot Scapehouse is a new social media site that might a little bet late to the Google+ game. the startup comes with a new vision for online discussion, On facebook people share stuff with their friends only, on Twitter the game is different, people share with their followers who do not have to be their friends. Scapehouse brings both: users c...
Screenshot The “Israeli” army is banning its soldiers from using social media and networking sites such as Twitter and facebook for what it calls fears on national security leaks. In justifying the move the Israeli army noted that soldiers post secret photos of bases and compounds and would post future battle plans on social media sites which can ...
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