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Screenshot   Wikeez a Lebanon based new social entertainment web site has received USD $250,000 from Kuv Capital, the funding will be used for development and attracting market adoption. Wikeez allow people to publish and exchange on their favorite subjects centered on entertainment topics (TV shows, movies, celebrities, music and sports). In wikeez...
Screenshot If you are outside USA, Canada and UK, you no longer can get your twitter friends update via SMS, though a number of starups came along to offer you twitter SMS but with hefty charge per SMS. Well that change now if you use Brightkite (BK)- which is still in privet beta- because BK now supports international SMS updates via a UK number, in-boun...
Screenshot The Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF), a regional and international non-profit NGO, in collaboration with Intel announced the launch of the 4th Arab Technology Business Plan Competition, and the start of the 2nd Made in the Arab World Competition, across more than ten Arab countries including the UAE, KSA, Jordan and Egypt. ASTF was ...
Screenshot  Current Arabic based SaaS blogging platforms are even homegrown such as Maktoob Blogs , Jeeran Blogs , and Albawaba Blogs. Or International platforms like Wordpress.com and Blogger (from Google) .  While they all offer similar features -AC will review them later-, HydePark has a different approach, in which it wants to take Arabic blogging to a...
Screenshot Watwet the micro blogging & social networking Arabian clone of Twitter has launched a new design today with some new features. ( I have reviewed watwet in the past here) What is new: The new design is very nice, sleek and straightforward, I personally like it. And it seems other wawaters did. The new design also comes with a nu...
Screenshot Press Release from Arab Advisors Group Edited by AC. The entrance of a fourth cellular operator in December 2007 has enhanced growth and competition in the Yemeni cellular market. A new report from Arab Advisors Group analyzes the Yemeni communications markets. عرض خريطة بحجم أكبر Yemen’s Ministry of Telecommunicatio...
Screenshot 3alarasi is an interesting Jordanian startup, which is an entertainment portal that mix its in-house produced unique animated cartoons, caricature, audio productions, and articles, with users generated & sharing of content:Games, videos, audios and photos, with many social networking features. 3alarasi means in local Jordanian dialect: I acc...
Screenshot UPDATES Look at the end of this post. I wrote few hours a post about Twitter ending its UK SMS receiving service thus blocking most of the world. On Twitter every one not in USA, Canada, and India is complaining Few minutes after publishing my last post I was followed by TweetSMS which aims to solve the SMS problem for Twitter, and bring ba...
Screenshot International Twitter users received a message from Twitter stating that Twitter is no longer delivering outbound SMS over its UK number, which is the number that was used for UK users and to users in the rest of the world to receive and updates "tweets." By this move most of the world including the Arab world won't get Free SMS updates fro...
Screenshot eMapia is a new startup from the people behind the delivery services marketplace  Darrb. eMapia still in beta, is an enhanced Do-IT-your-self e-commerce site but with GoogleMaps, It enables individual or business sellers to list items for sale in according to their location, while shoppers can find items for sale in or near their neighbor...
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