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Screenshot Yahoo! Maktoob, and a real estate property portal propertyfinder.ae, announced today the launch of a new co-branded real estate destination. The destination will be part of the Yahoo! Maktoob network and accessed through its homepage, making propertyfinder.ae the exclusive real estate partner of Yahoo! Maktoob. Available in both Arabic and Engli...
Screenshot We covered Yamil since our first days about 4 years ago, the service allows users to type in Latin characters to get their equivalent Arabic terms. Yamli was founded by Lebanese entrepreneur Habib Haddad from the US and was aiming to sell to Google, but instead Google developed its own service ta3reeb. Habib Haddad last year went to joi...
Screenshot Facebook is going away from its traditional zero cost marketing efforts to boost membership to its social network and counter its upcoming rival Google+. Historically Facebook relayed on viral marketing to push current members to invite their friends. But recently several Facebook ads has been popping in the Arab world at Google's AdWords on ...
Screenshot Around 2 years ago Yahoo acquired maktoob the largest Arab portal for around 200 million USD. And people started speculating when an Arabic version of Yahoo Mail will go live. Few days ago Yahoo! Maktoob announced launching the Arabic version of the already popular Yahoo! Mail. this is a very important step for Yahoo in the Arab world. As some...
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 A US diplomatic cable sent from US embassy in Amman and published on Wikileaks this week discussed Jordan’s IT sector status and plans after Yahoo acquisition of Jordanian portal Maktoob. The cables dates in 10/15/2009 said that Yahoo maktoob acquisition has generated excitement in the country about Jordan's future as a regional IT hub. The Em...
Screenshot Folks at Yahoo are raising the white banner and surrendering their social networking site in the Arab world "As7ab". In an email sent to Yahoo Maktoob’s Arabic social network Asa7b members, Yahoo is saying that they will shut down the service as of 18/9/2011 and deleting everything, the email urges members to download their voice and video...
Screenshot As with every year at the time of Ramadan Yahoo! Maktoob has created the a Ramadan site, designed as a one stop destination that provides access to a host of rich spiritual, lifestyle, and entertainment content. The dedicated site (maktoob.ramadan.yahoo.com) brings together content relevant and not relevant to Ramadan, pulled from multiple lea...
Screenshot Yahoo Maktoob is spending ad dollars on advertisements being displayed on Taxi cars in Cairo Egypt. Seems the Arabic branch of Yahoo wants to push more into mainstream Egyptians. The ad asks Egyptians to make Yahoo Maktoob their default home page to access Yahoo mail Facebook and so-forth. Yahoo has recently redirected its homepage in th...
Screenshot We wrote 2 times before about the floods in Pakistan that killed an estimated 1,600 people, made 4 millions homeless and affected  about 20 million human-beings. Yahoo! has joined the effort and added a link to its logo on its website to Pakistan Floods how to help Page on yahoo that offers a guide in how to help a long with a list of ...
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