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Screenshot As7ab which means Friends in Arabic is one of first  Arabic social networks owned now by Yahoo! Maktoob, the social network  was launched around 2 years ago by Maktoob, since then it has been adding features gradually. The new features As7ab has added is alerting users of people who work at the same company or study at the same school. I...
Screenshot Jeeran is an interesting Arab internet company because its story resembles the stories you hear about in Silicon Valley (USA): A Tech startup that starts from the founders' garage or dorm and then makes it big (example: HP, Yahoo and Google to name a few.) Jeeran was founded in 2000 by then two Jordanian students and entrepreneurs Omar Kouds...
Screenshot Seems that facebook has finally just started rolling out its promised new tweaked inbox with a new more Ajaxy layout. On the left bar of the new Inbox page it shows a search bar, your Facebook messages, updates from facebook Fanpages you subscribed to and your sent items. Messages and Updates can now be filtered into “All” and “Unread...
Screenshot Update: Video Interview here. More Updates here: Jabbar acquired e-Marketing MENA. Update: Yahoo press release is at the end of this post, Financial terms were not disclosed, but my sources say the deal is over than 100 million. Update: As we said other Maktoob websites that are not branded under Maktoob name will be called "Jabbar"...
Screenshot Update: below Since yesterday,  several people in Jordan were not able to access facebook. Some people thought that Orange the main ISP in Jordan, the second mobile operator and the only landline service provider in the country, is behind the blocking. A senior executive in Orange confirmed to ArabCrunch that accessing facebook is a pro...
Screenshot After deleting  the fanpage of Esmail Haneea the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority from The Islamic Resistances Movement (HAMAS.)  (Haneea is now the acting prime minister of the government in besieged Gaza strip only, as the occupied West bank territories are under the Palestinian President Abbas’ own government) Now facebook de...
Screenshot [caption id="attachment_170" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Twitter logo"][/caption] Update: (Sorry guys there was miss understanding, It is a source/s inside and outside Zain who confirmed that Zain is in talks with Twitter for SMS notifications deal across their branches in the region. As for Zain PR they wrote on an email, that SMS c...
Screenshot // Recently Internet Services Providers (ISPs) in Egypt announced a new subscription policy called "The Policy of Equitable Downloads" that limits downloading bandwidth and the capacity of download speeds for Internet subscribers. That led to an online revolt by many Internet users across Egypt, using social media platforms, blogs and for...
Screenshot A new project to aggregate tweets in the region has popped up today, BabTounes aggregates tweets from Tunisia whenever someone mentions Tunis in English or Arabic in their tweets. BabTounes also allows its members to use it and to cross post tweets from the website to twitter, one of the nice features it has and Twitter lags is the ability for t...
Screenshot Around a week ago, my friend explained to me how cool friendfeed is, and explained to me how its founders are open to its users and engaged with them. That raised my respect to friendfeed and I started using it more often than just linking my Twitter account to it. You probably heard the news that Facebook has just acquired friendfeed and yo...
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