Archive for the ‘e-commerce’ Category


Screenshot The concept of car polling or ride sharing is not new, but it is new to the region. Kartag has developed an iOS and Android app that enables car drivers in Cairo Egypt to share their ride with friends and friends of friends. The concept is simple. If you are looking for people to join you in your ride you post a request and people who want to ...
Screenshot Rocket Internet'sNamshi, the Middle East’s leading online store for fashion and lifestyle, has secured funding through its German holding company of US$13 million by the growth equity firm Summit Partners to sustain its accelerated growth target. This is the second investment by Summit Partners in Namshi, further affirming the investors’ c...
Screenshot iMENA Holdings, an integrated and actively managed group of leading online businesses in the MENA region, announced that it invested in OpenSooq.com, a leading Arab world online classifieds business that offers its users the ability to buy and sell products and services online through online classifieds postings across many categories including...
Screenshot PayPal will finally launch in Lebanon and Egypt in 2013, the general manager of the online payment gateway, Elias Ghanem, announced Thursday at the ArabNet conference. Paypal is fully enabled – meaning buyers and sellers with locally issued bank accounts can do complete transactions – in the GCC and Jordan. In Yemen, Morocco, Tunisia and...
Screenshot Cobone.com, the largest daily deal company in the Middle East, has been acquired by international investment firm Tiger Global Management, leaving the startup firm with additional capital to further its long-term commitments in the Middle East. Amount of the deal where not disclosed. But TechCrunch says the figure of would be around $40 ...
Screenshot Doctoruna makes booking for an appointment with a doctor an easy task. You just enter the site choose Doctor or Dentist by Specialty choose location which currently only Dubai is available and choose your insurance plan then you get results of doctors and their time availability, in the specialty you picked. You can refine doctors by language...
Screenshot Dubai based Bayut.com, a leading Dubai real estate portal, now speaks Arabic. Arabic is spoken by nearly 300 million people around the globe and along with that, it is also the official language of 27 states, making it the third most widely spoken and understood language in the world. With the new Arabic website of Bayut.com, the site will be a...
Screenshot RealTime web stats analytics platform Woopra has announced recently forming a partnership with CRM leader slaesforce.com. This partnership integrates Woopra with sales force bringing behavioral customer data to customer relation ship management aka CRM. Ron Huddleston, senior vice president, ISV & Channel, salesforce.com, commented: “Woopra...
Screenshot Orange Jordan, the sole integrated telecom operator in the Kingdom, recently announced signing a partnership agreement with the online bookstore Jamalon. This step comes as part of Orange Jordan’s ongoing aims to expand the bouquet of services it provides through its flagship Orange Money service, enabling its customers to make book purchase...
Screenshot The Education for Employment Foundation Egypt (EFE Egypt) and Souq.com have teamed up to launch Egypt’s first dedicated e-commerce training program, designed to identify needed skillsets in today’s modern workplace and develop tailor-made programs that build this capability among Egyptian male and female graduate students.  The e-Commerce As...
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