Archive for the ‘Startups’ Category


Screenshot Updated: see below. The realtime Web tracking and analytics startup Woopra that was founded by 2 Lebanese off their homes (and reviewed by ArabCrunch here and here) announced that in the coming weeks it will remove the beta label and introduce paid accounts. Soon, Woopra will be open to anyone to register for paid accounts thus eliminati...
Screenshot Updtate: Filaty told me that the attack they got was a DoSS type, the site seems up and running now. Saleh Al Zaid the founder of Untiny the Saudi based short url untiny service provider (reviewed by AC here.), just told AC that his site is under DoS Attack since yesterday. Though the site and its services is still up and running. While Fil...
Screenshot Feedoor, Jordan based Feed management service has moved its servers to Rack Space Cloud. Cloud Computing a set of pooled computing resources, delivered over the web, powered by software. The main benefit of cloud computing is that website owners do not have to spend a lot of money and resources in managing their own servers, in cloud computing they...
Screenshot Jordan based Wizrads Productions was founded by serial entrepreneur and ex-maktoobian Sohaib Thiab along with Hussam Hammo, Afif Toukan and Omar Turk and was angel funded by 3 friends of Sohaib. The startup which specializes in Arabic online multiplayer games, started with the hit game Arabain Hitman in March 2009 that achieved today around 94,400...
Screenshot D1g.com the Amman, Jordan based startup that is best known for its video and photo sharing services has announced the launch of 7asnaa.com a revamped version of the woman focused forum it has acquired almost a year ago. 7asnaa which means in Arabic "pretty woman" (7 is written in Arabizi which stands for the litter "Hha" in Arabic) has now vide...
Screenshot E-commerce and online shopping did not take off in Jordan and the Arab region for many reasons. Payment processing and delivery solutions are not as efficient as they are in other parts of the world. As electronic and credit cards are not common in Jordan as it is in USA . In this post I examine the different startups and companies that are off...
Screenshot ArabCrunch broke the news at the global level, that Yahoo has acquired Maktoob and I updated the acquisition post and wrote with the completion of the deal, the remaining Maktoob Group companies – including Souq.com an e-commerce and auction website, cashU.com online payment card , Araby.com an Arabic search engine, and Tahadi.com an MMO ga...
Screenshot I do not understand why some people clone something famous, well this is somehow the case of WeziWezi, the new twitter like microblogging, 1 to 1 and group messaging project that was just launched in Beta stage from Amman, Jordan. Right now, WeziWezi has the same features you already find on Twitter and its other regional clone WatWet but wi...
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 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...
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