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Screenshot Wael Ghonim has been silent politically since Al Sisi coup in Egypt, his twitter account had around 6 tweets only since July 2013 the date of the coup. Wael was google MENA marketing head when his facebook page We are All Khaleed Saed called for the Egyptian revolution in Egypt January 25, 2011 a revolution that turned now into a guerrilla wa...
Screenshot Updated. stion  German e-commerce group Rocket Internet agreed to buy Kuwait-based food delivery service Talabat for about $169.6 million according to Reuters as part of efforts to create one of the largest delivery network in the world. This is the largest Arab tech exit since Maktoob Yahoo deal in 2009.  Talabat, operates in GCC...
Screenshot The world does not progress with stuff like buzzfeed, however people like entertainment in the US people like entertainment stories more than political news, thats why buzzfeed which is focused on viral entertainment stories has around 200 million visitors a month. RaheebFeed comes to clone buzzfeed but in Arabic, we do not know if that will ...
Screenshot HolidayMe is a Dubai-based online travel start-up which aims to simplify a user’s holiday by offering on-the-go customized travel options and giving the user the ability to design holiday packages or book standalone hotels, sightseeing, activities and transfers for destinations all over the world. Our website offers over 100,000 hotels and over...
Screenshot How many times did you face problems with your car while driving and couldn't figure out what was wrong? How many times were you able to get your car checked in the same time and place where it broke down? How many times did you go to the car repair shop and felt they were overestimating the size of the damage, but didn't have the needed ...
Screenshot Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Award for Entrepreneurs that offers prize value of to $270,000 announced the year 2014 winners at a ceremony in  the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. Best Male Entrepreneur winners are Amer Bukvić CEO of Bosna Bank International (BBI) from Bosnia Tarek Hussein Kamel Mansor founder of iPhoneIslam Tha...
Screenshot Cookpad (TSE:2193) announced today that it reached a definitive agreement to fully acquire Netsila, the Lebanese company behind Shahiya.com, the leading Arabic recipe website, for $13.5 million. Shahiya is the go-to digital cooking destination in the Arab world, with more than 3 million monthly users of which 90% are women; in Saudi Arabia al...
Screenshot Wednesday evening the winner of the Get in the Ring Regional Final of the Middle East, better known as ‘The Olympics for Startups’ was selected in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was the first ever Regional Final of Get in the Ring hosted in the Middle East after Get in the Ring started a strategic partnership with Saudi Telecom Company (STC) i...
Screenshot Mohamed Shawky the CEO Luxery Watches e-commerce startup Kanary Watches sent us the following Q&A as a profile for his company, mentioning the current status and achievements of Kanary Watches and his plans to expand into Kanary Gifts in Jan 2015 selling luxury watches, jewelry, bags, perfumes, pens, eyewear and accessories. 1. Describe ...
Screenshot Wysada, the leading luxury online retailer of home goods, décor and interior furnishings in the Middle East, today announced it has completed a Series A investment round of over $5 million. The round was led by Badia Impact Fund, a venture capital fund belonging to Silicon Badia, a global group of venture funds based in New York City and Jordan,...
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