Screenshot It seems folks at Oasis500 are boycotting ArabCrunch, they do not send us their news nor invite us to their press events, even after repeated calls from our side! In a press release handed to the media Oasis500 the second accelerator program after Meydan in Jordan announced that it has secured a USD 1 million investment from TIMAR Ventures, a Tu...
Screenshot Deputizing for Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the El Hassan Science City and the Royal Scientific Society, today has welcomed the winners of the fourth round of Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition (QRNEC). Founded by the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship in 2004, with the ful...
Screenshot If you use iPad it is most likely that you use Flipboad, a popular social magazine that aggregates web content from Twitter and Facebook and displays them in a magazine style. 2 days ago Flipboard announced that Aljazeera is available in Flipboard giving it access to millions of its users. I can say that Al Jazeera is one of the best Arab M...
Screenshot Saudi Arabia Communications and Information Technology Commission, a government body that overseas the sector, has issued its report for the first half of 2011. The report (Arabic link) says that there are 12.5 million Internet users in Saudi Arabia representing 44% of the population a growth from 5% in 2001. Saudi Arabia’s population is 27 mi...
Screenshot Last year Google started something useful for the Arab tech and startups ecosystem by hosting events in several Arabian cities branded gdays. As with last year Google developers conference is coming to the region once again. Google has announced that gJordan is coming to Amman (the capital of Jordan) on October 23 & 24! and to Dubai g|uae on...
Screenshot There are some controversy about the role Wikileaks has played in the recent Arab Awaking or the Arab Spring that ousted 3 tyrants so far. However today the role has become clear, as around 200 military veterans and activists demonstrated in front of the US embassy in Amman, Jordan. The first demo in front of the embassy in Amman since 25 year...
Screenshot Amman, Jordan based Akhtaboot one of the major players in online recruitment has rolled out a new video application feature that would enhance companies recruitment filtration of job applicants . The video application feature provides companies with the option of asking job seekers to record and save a 60-second video answer to a question speci...
Screenshot There are many cooking resources online, but what distinguish Zaytouneh is that it provides short quick and professionally done tutorial cooking videos. Founded by Jordanian female entrepreneur Fida Taher Alawieh, the site is currently available in Arabic but plans an english version in a couple of months according to Fida’s tweet. Fida says o...
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 US government keeps talking about its values of democracy, freedom in general and freedom of press. But when it comes to exposing their own crimes or publishing views of the "other side", freedom of press is not anymore free and one sided view should be the only one "beamed." A confidential US cables from US embassy in Doha, Qatar where Aljazeer...
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