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Screenshot The first regional conference about Arabic digital content ContentArabia.me will be held in Amman Jordan in the 7th of November 2012 under the patronage of price Hassan Bin Talal and with the attendance of many official and non governmental organizations in addition to many parties involved in the production of Arabic digital content. The eve...
Screenshot Yahoo! Maktoob is debuting today a new Arabic Web drama series titled “Fasateen”, produced by International Digital Emmy Award-winner Batoota Films and shown exclusively on Yahoo! Maktoob. The show marks Yahoo! Maktoob’s first foray into original scripted programming, and follows the life of three Lebanese women as they navigate through life...
Screenshot 500 Startups, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator that helps grow startups and get them on track to success, has investments in over 20 countries, and just announced its first in the Arab World, one it hopes will be of many. The start up is the local reviews site Jeeran, a reviews platform based in Jordan...
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...
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