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Screenshot Following the news of Dice  holdings -which owns the well known tech jobs websites Dice- acquisition of Dubai based, Wordlwideworker for 6 million USD, we made a followup Interview with Worldwideworker CEO Frederik Rengers, to tell us more about his company and the acquisition. Thanks Fredreik for your time and I hope it will be a benefit for ...
Screenshot What appears to be the biggest exit in the Internet industry for this year, Dice Holdings, Inc.,a NYSE Listed specialized career websites for select professional communities has acquired United Arab Emirates (UAE) based Energy job sites WorldwideWorker. In a press release Dice Holdings announced on May 10th that the purchase price consists ...
Screenshot E-commerce is an old school in USA, but in the Arab world it did not really take off for many reasons starting with credit cards are not common to borders and customs between Arab countries that complicate issues further. And because of that, solving a problem in this sector might get you funded as Gate2Play has officially received the first rou...
Screenshot According to a credible source Twitter application twitvid has scored a new round of funding from a number of high profile Arab and American angel investors, as well as Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DJF). DFJ, which has invested in startups such as Hotmail (now part of Microsoft) participated in the round...
Screenshot It is ironic to read that US President Obama said at Hampton University, Virginia,"information has become a distraction that is putting new pressures on the U.S.A. and "democracy." " I do not know who advised Obama to say these words but Social Media has played a major role in Obama's Presidential campaign success bringing him 10s of million...
Screenshot In a press release 2 days go, the Egyptian minister of Communicates and Information technology, announced the launch of Arabic as the first non-latin top level domain (TLD) "مصر." You can visit http://موقع.وزارة-الاتصالات.مصر/ar/default.aspx to see the domain live, though according to a CNET article "To type and view...
Screenshot When we released ArabCrunch.NET in private beta as the social platform that empowers the Arab tech ecosystem only in English, an Arabic Interface was part of our plans and today it is opening live to anyone to signup. Now millions of Arabic native entrepreneurs technology professional, geeks, academia students will have access to all the g...
Screenshot Yahoo! Middle East has today announced the official opening of its new offices in Dubai, UAE and Amman, Jordan. Rich Riley, who joined 1999 when Yahoo! acquired the start up company he co-founded and serve as the Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Yahoo! in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) has travelled to the region in or...
Screenshot Under the them, "communications empowerment" the Amandla forum has lineup some of the top-notch minds to train the regions' communications professionals in the latest trends in the industry. They include renowned brand transformation strategist, Marty Neumeier, author of bestsellers such as BRAND GAP and ZAG and thomas Gensemer, the CEO of blu...
Screenshot As AC broke yesterday the heavy rains that stormed the Saudi capital Riyadh flooded many parts of the city, causing damage and putting human life in danger. Many were trapped and some unverified reports suggest incidents of death. As we reported Twitter was instrumental in almost everything related to this sad event. Since ArabCrunch also ...
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