Screenshot Today is the launch of SUKAR (Sukar profile  on arabcrunch.net,) a new type of startup that Jabbar ( the company that emerged after Yahoo Maktoob deal) invested in with a  close to 5 millions $ USD, according to sources. Sukar which means sugar in Arabic  is an e-commrece site that is different than any other as it is a private shopping club...
Screenshot When mergers or acquisitions happen companies tend to close down unsuccessful products or those that overlap with each other. The other effect is downsizing the acquired companies' staff in which Yahoo fired around 60 employees of Maktoob recently. For Yahoo the mother company in USA, acquiring or launching sites and services and then shutt...
Screenshot Following TechWadi's  Forum  in silicon valley  last month,  TechWadi is holding a new version of the forum in Washington D.C.  Bringing again entrepreneurs  and executives to share ideas and consider opportunities in the Arab region. TechWadi's  Washington D.C. forum is the only partner event to obama's summit that is focused on te...
Screenshot Twitter is picking up in the Arab world, as more users are joining and more developers developing Arabic and english application on top of it. TwitSot is a new Arabic Twitter app that joins Twitter Arabic apps, it allows users to signup via their Twitter account and pots polls about anything so other users can cast their votes and add t...
Screenshot Capinnova Investment Bank, the Shari’a compliant investment banking arm of BBK (Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait), announced 2 days ago a minority investment of $20 million in EBLA Computer Consultancy. EBLA was established in Kuwait in 1993, and currently has subsidiaries in Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt and branch offices in Syria, Jorda...
Screenshot Nokia has announced today three new handsets - the Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 said in a press release "These new handsets feature full QWERTY keyboards, and enable access to a range of different email accounts, IM communities and social networks.-including twitter and facebook." -Nokia C3 is the first device to bring a full QWERTY keybo...
Screenshot Google is pushing further  to support  Arabic and  other 41 International languages in its quest to further increase its Internationalization revenues. In the Arabic front we reported recently about Google's Tashkeel,  yesterday Google announced a new step to support Arabic online with an announcement to added Google automatic translation ...
Screenshot We have a noble mission at ArabCrunch which is to help enable a technology revoluation in the Arab, Muslim and emerging world. But it seems some people do not like us to the level that made them launch a brutal DDoS attack since last thursday night on this blog, forcing us to shut down for around 4 days. DDoS attacks are attempts to make a...
Screenshot As a followup to our last post about Zain's Jordan launching Ibda3 a startup incubator Dr. Abdul Malik Al Jaber CEO of Zain Levant Region along with Reem also from Zain were kind  to answer via email our questions and provide more information about the program: AC: What type of support you provide the startups? funding? resources what type?...
Screenshot Zain Jordan a branch of one of the largest mobile operators in the world has announced launching Ibda3 program; Ibda3 an incubator program for youth between 18 to 25 years old. Zain's website says that the program provides "highly combined business development processes, tools & specialists, teamed up to nurture and support the early s...
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