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Screenshot Around a year ago Linkedin opened its office for the Arab world in Dubai, where its members from the region was around 5 million users. Few days ago Linkedin announced that this year it has doubled the number of members of last year reaching 10 million members. Linked in also revealed a number of stats about the Arab world: • Top compani...
Screenshot Few months ago the region witnessed the launch of crowed investment platform eureeca.com, the platform showcase small and mide size business in the Arab region for investors to invest in. The process goes as followed : The startup submit and investment proposal which includes an executive summery and a business plan and set its funding goal, ...
Screenshot 41% of Internet users in the kingdom tweet, with more than 90 million views on YouTube a day A recent study has showed that 41% of Internet users in Saudi Arabia are on Twitter social network, thus the Gulf state tops the world list of Twitter penetration as proportionate to the area and population. According to the survey conducted by BI Int...
Screenshot "Demons of Hack” a hacker group that support the Palestinian cause has hacked 13,000 “Israeli” accounts on facebook and publish them online. "Israeli" channel 10 has reported the incident according to Barq News and said the hacker group come from Gaza and Tunisia. The channel said that the hacker has infiltrated these accounts in the ...
Screenshot In UAE posting photos or video without permission can bring up to six months in prison and fines as high as 500,000 dirhams, nearly $140,000. Authorities in UAE are warning social media user, that photos of individuals posted online without their consent could lead to jail. According to UAE’s Al Ittihad newspaper. The newspaper quotes Interio...
Screenshot In order to become a Muslim a man or a woman must say and believe the testimonial of faith or the Shahada which is “there is no Lord but God and Mohammad is the messenger of God” and it should be said in Arabic “La Ilaha Ila Allah Mohammad Rasoul Allah.” Facebook has around 43 million users in the Arab world who are mostly Muslims and 10...
Screenshot There are 3 Telecom operators in Jordan Orange which offers fixed and mobile access Zain and Umniah offering mobile and Internet access compete mainly in the mobile access arena. So how these 3 telecoms doing on Twitter? An infographic submitted by @maisAbusalah reveals the answer. The data in the infographic is dated as of Aug 2013. Few hi...
Screenshot To overcome media blockade by mainstream media to its news and views and to talk directly to the general Arab public, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS)launched its Twitter account @dw_sham tweeting in Arabic about the Levant branch. The state was formed after Abu Baker Al Baghdadi Al Hashimi Al Qarashi leader of the Islamic State...
Screenshot If you have been following mainstream media you would have heard about the news of the hostage taking at the luxurious mall in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The Al-Shabaab Jihadi Group who is fighting African Western poppets occupation of Somali has claimed responsibility for the attacks on Twitter in retaliation for Kenya’s occupation of Somalia...
Screenshot Okay people the rumors are true, this is my first tweet ever using Iran's state cell phone internet service without VPN!!!— Thomas Erdbrink (@ThomasErdbrink) September 16, 2013 Access to Facebook and Twitter are restored back in Iran. It’s been four years since the government shut off access to most social media during protest...
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