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Screenshot Reporters Without Borders condemned the arrests and trials of netizens in the United Arab Emirates, yesterday. It also listed the UAE as a country “under surveillance” in its 2012 report on “Enemies of the Internet.” “The Emirati authorities are cracking down harder on bloggers and netizens who criticize the regime,” Report...
Screenshot YouTube, Lenovo, and Space Adventures announced last Thursday the two global winners of YouTube Space Lab (b), the worldwide science competition that challenged 14-18 year-olds to design a science experiment that can be performed in space. Amr Mohamed from Egypt (17-18 year old age group) and Dorothy Chen and Sara Ma from the U.S. (14-16 year old ...
Screenshot Twitter is now available in four new languages Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu. This happened after Thirteen thousand volunteers around the globe worked in translating and localizing Twitter into these languages. Twitter is now available in 28 different languages around the world. Twitter says that it solved the issue when Tweets co...
Screenshot News surfaced end of last month that Saudi based Kammelna Games! has been acquired by Turkish game developer Peak games! a maker of social games. Sources familiar with the matter has confirmed to ArabCrunch the deal and said the price tag was 10 million USD in cash and stocks. Kammelna is a web based card games popular among Saudis...
Screenshot ArabCrunch World's only independent and most popular English tech news site focused on Arab tech, startups and social media has announced its selection of the person of the year 2011. Starting 2010, each December, ArabCrunch selects Person of the Year featuring and profiling a person, group, idea, place, or machine that has done the most to in...
Screenshot Facebook is going away from its traditional zero cost marketing efforts to boost membership to its social network and counter its upcoming rival Google+. Historically Facebook relayed on viral marketing to push current members to invite their friends. But recently several Facebook ads has been popping in the Arab world at Google's AdWords on ...
Screenshot What might be worrisome for Arab online activists that Twitter might collaborate with Arab oppressive regimes after Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, and Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), announced today, Monday, December 19th 2011, a combined investment of $300 Million in Twitter. Prince Alwaleed has a strong presence and influence ...
Screenshot Google has launched recently a website dedicated to Egyptian parliamentary election that starts today. The site http://google.com.eg provide a number of services, news about the election aggregated from the web and that can be filtered according to any egyptian political party or issue. It also has a section which provides a google map mash...
Screenshot According to sources in Egypt, Mobile service is offline in Tahrir square in Cairo Egypt, the square is witnessing a new revolt against the military rule in Egypt with around 1 million people demonstrating. We do not know if it was switched off intentionally by mobile operators -after a request from the government in Egypt - or not. Vodafon...
Screenshot Twitter trending topics are the most discussed topics on Twitter, last year Twitter added local trending topics to some US cities and some countries around the world, where it buzzed the most discussed topic coming from a given location. However now we can see United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey were added to the list , where users can see trendi...
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