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Screenshot Syrian Electronic Army a hacker group affiliated with Bashar Al Asad regime has claimed responsibility for taking down Linkedin Blog http://blog.linkedin.com/. As of writing this post Linkedin in blog is down. This is the zone-h info of the hack....
Screenshot Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on facebook that his company is acquiring iPhone and Android popular photo sharing startup Instagram. Mark did not say how much was the price, Update: the price is $1 billion in a combination of cash and shares of Facebook according to facebook announcement. but he said unlike other facebook acquisitions...
Screenshot Google's YouTube has launched a UAE domain name ...
Screenshot So Muslim Brotherhood has announced last night that they will nominate from their part Khairat Alshater as presidential candidate for Egypt. The news was very much controversial on socialmedia as some denounce it and others supported it. Right after his nomination Alshater official facebook page has been setup and it received so far 43,000...
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 ...
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