Screenshot Seven service providers in six countries in the Arab World offer commercial IPTV services in May 2009, up from four service providers in three countries offering IPTV in August 2007. As broadband adoption increases in the region, several operators in the Arab World have plans to implement IPTV in the near future, according to a new report published...
Screenshot Social Networking and video portal site d1g.com, which allows users to share, discuss, and distribute rich online content, has tapped into the knowledge and expertise of online data mining and data strategist, Dr. Usama Fayyad, appintement is a big win for D1g.com.  Dr. Usama Fayyad served as Yahoo!’s Chief Data Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Screenshot Remember Aljazeera crowd-sourced mapping mashup “Mapping the War on Gaza” we reported last January 2009 ? the story ? that got ArabCrunch on Slashdot? Well, the crowed sourcing news concept is hitting the region again, but this time it is about the Lebanese June 7th parliamentary election with sharek961.org. Like Aljazeera’s “Mapping...
Screenshot During the second day of the 6th Media and Telecommunications Convergence Conference which was concluded yesterday in Amman-Jordan, We live streamed via my mobile few sessions, and we also held a mobile payment panel discussion between 3 involved parties from Jordan and UK: Janit Abdallah, Director of Business Development of PayNet a Jordanian ba...
Screenshot Update: post has been edited. During the 6th Media and Telecoms Convergence Conference in Amman, Jordan, we managed to stream a live video interview with Johan Lallerstedt Vice President-Marketing & communications Ericsson and Jeremy Foster Marketing Director, Marketing and strategy Middle East. The cool news is that Alfa  which is one of...
Screenshot The Arab World boasts close to 24 million broadband Internet users and hosts 474 Free to Air satellite channels. Close to 500 sr. executives will attend Arab Advisors Group’s Sixth Annual Media and Telecommunications Convergence Conference 2009 to discuss market trends/growth strategies, and the boundaries between media and telecom operators. ...
Screenshot Habib Haddad the cofounder of Yamli, the Arabic transliteration utility and search engine,  delivered an interesting lecture titled" Idea to Reality" on May 18th at Princess Sumaya University in Amman, Jordan, as part of The Entrepreneurs Week which was organized by Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) from the 16th  tell the 21st of ma...
Screenshot folowen which is currently in closed-beta is a useful tool that enables users to find profiles of people and organizations in different social media sites ( currently 18.) Users can save searches and chose which social media networks they want the results to be yielded from. The service uses Google API to fetch results, yielding in few cases inaccu...
Screenshot Inside Jo is the 1st Jordanian startup to develop a GPS car navigation system. The company is a joint venture between Jordan based, Delaware, USA incorporated award winning backup company Genie-Soft  which was founded by a Jordanian young entrepreneur Muayyad Shehadeh in 2001, and Jordan based companyREBORN INDUSTRIES which specialized manufacturi...
Screenshot  Yamli which started as an Arabic transliteration service that changes Latin characters into Arabic text, and later went into opening its API to any developer and then launched an innovative search engine, it has just launched a FireFox toolbar in beta ( All ArabCrunch past coverage related to Yamli can be found here .) The Firefox toolbar i...
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