Screenshot In a press conference today in Amman, Jordan ,Oasis500 a startup accelerator announced the first two investments resulting from its first Oasis500 Angel network event. Where tow Jordanian startups MarkaVIP and Wheels Express, have received funding "investment". MarkaVIP a flash shopping website targeting the Arab region and compete with Jab...
Screenshot Shutting down the internet cost egypt millions of dollars according to studies in the mater, however that crime did not go unpunished. An Egyptian court has ordered former egyptian president Husni Mubarak and other former officials to pay 90 Million USD for shutting down the internet and cell phone networks during the Egyptian revolution. ...
Screenshot Last year a young American girl started the shameful page "draw Mohammad Day" competition on Facebook, that event brought backlash against Facebook in Pakistan as the site was ordered blocked to reopen later. And Pakistan’s Deputy Attorney General has launched a criminal investigation against the CEO of facebook Mark Zuckerberg, which might lead...
Screenshot A team in University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA have discovered 1,000 tombs, 3,000 ancient settlements and 17 pyramids via satellite infrared survey. According to BBC the team analysed images from satellites orbiting 700km above the earth, equipped with cameras so powerful they can pin-point objects less than 1m in diameter on the earth's...
Screenshot Things are changing for Arab seed startups, as we are witnessing many programs that funds seed startups being launched across the region: Oasis 500 and Meydan in Jordan, Tahrir Sq. in Alexandria Egypt, PlugandPlayEgypt center in Cairo, and Seeqnce in Lebanon. The new addition to these programs is SeedStartup a startup accelirator based in Dubai....
Screenshot MIT Arab Business Plan competition which organize a yearly business plan competition for Arab startups has announced round 3 finalists. 12 teams from 30 semi-finalist teams hat qualified for Round 3. The 12 teams will fly to Tunisia and attend a coaching session with Booz & Co. guiding them through how to better perform in oral presentations...
Screenshot Mobile, Fixed and Internet operator in Jordan is launching Orange Apps Award 2011 aimed at mobile developers companies or individuals. With applications in Arabic ( english is a plus) for Android/ Blackberry/ Java /Symbian /Windows only are accepted. Orange Jordan divided the winning prizes into 5 categories: Community Category, Entertainmen...
Screenshot It seems that Syrian secret police or "Mukhabrat" is behind issuing forged facebook's security certificate in Syria when accessing via https connection or man in the middle attack, which enables them to get users password and spy on Syrian facebook users' activities. This event happened around a week ago. users in Syria are adviced not to lo...
Screenshot achtART is an E-Commerce site for Arts and Crafts says it aims at helping regional and Lebanese artists and crafts-people showcase their artistic creations through an online platform and offer those creations for sale. The site showcase artists products according to the category they belong to: paintings, home/ office accessories, design ...
Screenshot Jabbar's group buying site Cobone has expanded to Cairo, Now offering special offers to the resident of the city. Like Groupon and Livingsocial Cobone works by offering special deal with deep discounts on restaurants health club and so on, users commit to the deal and if enough people buy the deal it goes live. With this move Cobone compete...
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