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Screenshot Update: Idriss Al Rifai co founder and CEO if Fetchr was working with the french military according to his linkedin profile "Advised the French Minister of Defense for 2 years on France's strategic involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Cote d'Ivoire" the french occupation of central Africa resulted in the extension of Muslims there ...
Screenshot San Francisco based mobile-app-based transportation network Uber which allows consumers to submit a trip request via their mobile phones, which is routed to crowd-sourced taxi drivers has launhced in Amman Jordan. The launch in Jordan makes Amman the 300th city for Uber in the World.Yazeed Abul Failat, presenter of Jordan Star&...
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 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 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,...
Screenshot Investment in the Question Answering Application Coincides with their Release of Kngine 3.0 Which Outperforms Others By a Factor of 3 Kngine announced today it has received a new round of investment from Samsung Open Innovation Center, USA, and Vodafone Ventures Egypt. The investment round aims to help Kngine further revolutionize the question a...
Screenshot Zameen.com, Pakistan’s leading property portal, has closed a venture round with Singapore-based Catcha Group and Frontier Digital Ventures. Following this deal, both Catcha Group and Frontier Digital Ventures have acquired a substantial but non-controlling interest in Zameen.com. Zameen.com was founded in 2006 by two Pakistani entrepreneur ...
Screenshot There are a very few Bitcoin ATMs in the United States, and many more worldwide but for the Arab world until recently there has been non. For those who do not know what Bitcoin is, it is a cryptocurrency that is P2P and is not controlled by any central authority. Sergey Yusupov co-founder of umbrellab a bitcoin software company posted on T...
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