Screenshot In his "famous" Cairo speech in 2010, US president Obama made a promise for a new beginning with Muslims. While many observers call it a new conspiracy or decoy under the banner of "help," others call it a genuine one for a new beginning. Among the pillars of his promise is to help foster entrepreneurship and tech innovation in the Muslim world. W...
Screenshot What might be worrisome for Arab online activists that Twitter might collaborate with Arab oppressive regimes after Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, and Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), announced today, Monday, December 19th 2011, a combined investment of $300 Million in Twitter. Prince Alwaleed has a strong presence and influence ...
Screenshot As 2011 is about to end, history was rewritten in 3 Arabs countries and counting. Bu Azizi started something that can not be stopped. But what where the top search terms coming for Egypt and Saudi Arabia? Google released today it is annual Zeitgiest a look into the year's top google searches. We would like to note that Facebook and Twitter a...
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 Competing for $40,000 and six scholarships to the university of Sharajah in UAE, 120 promising Arab students and scientists concluded their participation in the 2nd Annual Intel Science Competition at an award ceremony help last night in Sharjah under the patronage of Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi, member of the UAE Supreme Council. Anas Eshtaya...
Screenshot Many people have startup ideas but they never see the light. GoodorGreatIdea.com tries to change that. The site offers its users to submit startup ideas and rate and disuss it with others. The submitter of the idea earns points depending on his idea rating. As a result, both great ideas and people with great ideas bubble up over a period of time....
Screenshot The number of mobile subscriptions in the Middle East (see note) will cross the 250-million mark during 2012, reaching 271.27 million at end-2012 and rising to 352 million at end-2016, according to forecasts by Informa Telecoms & Media. Additionally, the average mobile penetration rate for the Middle East will cross the 100% mark in 2012: It wil...
Screenshot Google has launched recently a website dedicated to Egyptian parliamentary election that starts today. The site http://google.com.eg provide a number of services, news about the election aggregated from the web and that can be filtered according to any egyptian political party or issue. It also has a section which provides a google map mash...
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...
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