Screenshot The time was around 10:00-11:00 pm, the day Thursday April 19th 2010, the first ArabCrunchStart meetup has just concluded in Amman, Jordan. The meetup was planned as a starting point for a series local meetups in Jordan  as a preparation to launch ArabCrunchStart as monthly event in Jordan. I went to check ArabCrunch.com's current visits, it...
Screenshot Update: end of the post. Motorola has been a Mobile handset icon in the Arab world for a long time, but in the past few years the star has diminished to rivals such as Nokia and now iPhone and BlackBerry. That case was not specific to the Arab world, its has been a problem that Motorola faced in its mother land: USA, but with the launchin...
Screenshot The 6 years and so old company Facebook has hit officially a major milestone: 500 Millions active users. Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the news via a blog post. Looking at the largest countries in terms of population we see China #1 with around 1,3 billion people and India with 1,81 billion. This makes Facebook stands 3r...
Screenshot In what appears the result of the massive wave of cyber attacks against thousands of Israeli websites by turkish hackers following the "Israeli army" assault against the Flotilla the aid ship which left 9 unarmed Turkish citizens dead, Tens of Thousands of email address, passwords and personal details of Israeli web users appears to have been c...
Screenshot Group-buying is one of the web’s fastest-growing retail platforms, and UAE based GoNabit is the first to bring it to the Arab world. CEO and Co-Founder Dan Stuart answered some questions we had about GoNabit and its quest to bring value to consumers and businesses in the Arab world. [Rock Sfeir]: What is GoNabit and what value does it bri...
Screenshot After Yahoo acquired  Maktoob last year, many of Maktoob group companies were merged under one independent brand called Jabbar. Somehow similar precedence happened with Orascom Telecom's LinkDotNet 150 million USD buyout to Mobinil, but at a larger scale. Orascom Telecom which is one of the largest tech and telecom groups in the Arab world, ha...
Screenshot H2O New Media the UAE company that offers social media software and services announced 2 days ago that it has bought out Public Relations firm MILK from Olive Communications FZC in a cash deal. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. With this acquisition, MILK becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of H2O and will be known as H2O MILK. In the ...
Screenshot Facebook used its translation tool to crowed source its International site wide translation efforts. Where users submit translations and they are voted up or down or others can suggest better translations. Dakwak a Jordanian startup founded by Waheed Al-Braghouthi former ROR developers with Arabic micro blogging site WatWet, was launched today...
Screenshot Saudi based, restaurants social review site or "Yelp for the Arab world" Qaym has launched a new design for its Arabic site that includes a number of features: new cities page design that now includes restraints guide, badges for active members, improved search that now comes with suggestions among other additions. In the blog post (Arabic lin...
Screenshot TwitVid the leading Twitter video sharing platform founded by  University of Waterloo students Mohammad Al Adham from Jordan and Adil Lalani from Pakistan, just launched SocialAds a self-service  an "AdWords" and "AdSense" like for Twitter. Social Ads is the first and only video advertising network that offers advertisers a direct way to gain ...
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