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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...
Screenshot Yosri Al Tarqi who come by A"bu Qatada The Tunisian" was executed 2 days ago in Iraq despite Tunisian officials attempt to stop his execution. In response, Tunisian youth launched cyber attacks against many Iraqi government web sites that they accused in being collaborators with the American government leaving. Iraqi oil ministry website was h...
Screenshot Activists in Syria are reporting that hacker group "Syrian Electronic Army" which is affiliated with the Syrian regime is using phishing tactics on Facebook to steal users emails and passwords. The scam uses an interesting hot story with a fake link often like: http://facebook.com-video-php-v222423423.homsrev.webgoof.com/video/video.ph...
Screenshot Nearly 2.5 million Muslims begin the annual Islamic ritual of the Hajj today, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Hajj represents one of the five pillars of Islam; it requires all Muslims around the world who are able-bodied and can afford it to perform the pilgrimage once in their lifetime. YouTube has partnered with Saudi Ministry of Culture and Infor...
Screenshot On Wednesday dozens of mental health doctors in the general secretary of mental health in Cairo Egypt protested in front of Abasia hospital against transferring Dr. Basma El Aziz manager of media at the secretary to investigation, after she issued a statement that rejected transferring political activists and those with opposing opinion to ment...
Screenshot Many startups specially Arab ones underestimate the importance of public relations in branding their products and in marketing them. Take a look at startup weekends events in recent Arab countries, does anyone remember them or what they do? does anyone use them? where are they now? Public relations is a cheapest way to market your products o...
Screenshot Tech bloggers and the media in the recent weeks were busy pointing out the conflict of interest TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington and his the blog standing as he has founded a Venture Capital fund "Crunch Fund". As he would favor some startups and companies he funds over the others. But that was not the only conflict of interest the site su...
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