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Screenshot Sine it acquired Maktoob, Yahoo announced  in many occasions its plans to integrate its websites and services with those of Maktoob , in this front the last post today was about Yahoo Maktoob's website redesign and logo remake. But further digging unveiled more information: When I tried login into Maktoob Mail I saw Yahoo announcing that now us...
Screenshot UPDATE: Ahmed Nassef, VP and managing director of Yahoo! Middle East told ArabCrunch that there will be No dropping of brand name 'Maktoob'," hence the naming of the brand Yahoo! Maktoob. The new brand will be the integration of both." Following Yahoo's announcement of shuting down around 26 Maktoob websites, Yahoo! Middle East has today ma...
Screenshot Updated. Following Obama's steps in using social media and using it to help in his campaign to change egypt and topple Egyptian President Hussni Mubarak, via elections, Former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Nobel Peace Laureate ElBaradei along with his supporters has been using social media extensively and the Inter...
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...
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