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Screenshot Yesterday Aljazeera announced that it launched two magazine apps for android devices geared towards Arabic readers. The two magazines allow readers to follow what aljazeera Arabic website and Aljazeera documentary offer. Aljazeera documentary magazine include analysis and articles about documentary films, cinemas and information about what t...
Screenshot Edited Data analyzed by News Group, the region’s leading media intelligence group, shows that voting in Egypt will conclude in a run-off between Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsy and the independent Islamist candidate Abdel Monem Aboul Fotouh. The findings are based on months of research, monitoring and analysis conducted by Soc...
Screenshot Spam is a major problem that the internet suffers from, to fight spam websites uses captcha when submitting a form or registering for an account. Up until now Capthca has been using random English letters that a users needs to submit in order to go to the next step in registration or in posting a comment. But few days ago, UK based Hsoub launch...
Screenshot UK based newspaper the guardian has launched an Arabic version of its website. The new site offers translation into Arabic from its English edition. The Arabic site displayed news in chronicle order and sure the Guardian can do better to enhance it....
Screenshot Saudi based National net ventures (n2v) has announced that it invested in Mjalati. The startup offers multiple online Arabic magazine-networks for women, lifestyle, and business. The company was an internal startup project inside N2V founded and managed by Haitham Massoud from Jordan. Ahmad Takatkah,  Early stage Investment Director at N2V, co...
Screenshot If you use iPad it is most likely that you use Flipboad, a popular social magazine that aggregates web content from Twitter and Facebook and displays them in a magazine style. 2 days ago Flipboard announced that Aljazeera is available in Flipboard giving it access to millions of its users. I can say that Al Jazeera is one of the best Arab M...
Screenshot Yahoo! Maktoob and the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) have announced that the 2011 People’s Choice Award will be hosted on Yahoo! Maktoob, reaching the sites’ 55 million users in the Middle East and North Africa.  The People’s Choice is the category in the AIB’s international media excellence awards which is open to onlin...
Screenshot US government keeps talking about its values of democracy, freedom in general and freedom of press. But when it comes to exposing their own crimes or publishing views of the "other side", freedom of press is not anymore free and one sided view should be the only one "beamed." A confidential US cables from US embassy in Doha, Qatar where Aljazeer...
Screenshot Two Jordanian startup who were incubated in Jordan based startup accelerator Oasis 500 have secured investment rounds. Masmoo3 turns Arabic books into Arabic Audio formate available through several channels such as Apple’s App store, Google Android, Windows Mobile 7, web and others, while Dakwak reviewd by AC in July 2010 offers websites crow...
Screenshot Info2cell.com, one of the Arab region oldest mobile service application provider in the Middle East, has announced the recent launch of 3ala TV ( means on TV), a specially-designed interactive TV guide website - for users to find selected TV channel schedules and information about their favorite shows and actors. Users can also sign in the websit...
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