Screenshot Google announced yesterday that it has added a new feature to its contextual online advertising platform Adwords, for advertisers targeting Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The new feature allows advertisers in both countries to target ads only to specific region, city or geographical location. Google is able to deliver regional targeting because it knows...
Screenshot As an estimated three million pilgrims have gathered yesterday on the plains of Arafat in Mecca for a key rite of Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage. Worldwide, around two billion Muslims are celebrating the holiday known as Eid Al Adha. In this occasion ArabCrunch greets every Muslims worldwide: Eid Mubarak and may God bless you. For our re...
Screenshot Do you love Arabs and the East? Do you want to help your nation excel in technology? Do you Tweet and use Facebook all the time? Are you passionate about startups, web apps, social media and mobile devices? Do you know Arabic Fus7a and English very well? If you answered yes to all the above questions, then this position might be perfect for you....
Screenshot Ciapple a Jordanian startup artificial intelligence software for customer relationship management startup funded by the European Commission-SRTD program represented by its Founder and General Manager Eng. Hussein Al-Natsheh, has recently won the 3rd place award in a regional business plan competition“MENA 100” . The final stage took place i...
Screenshot Abraaj Capital Group announced today that it agreed to acquire all of Riyada Ventures the leading venture capital firm in the MENA region. The acquisition is at the core of a major new push by Abraaj into the small and medium enterprise (SME) space, which is aimed at stimulating and supporting entrepreneurial activity in this vital segment of t...
Screenshot Update: The rumored price was for Maktoob Wslaat acquisition. Launched last year, Mrrha which was founded by Mahmoud Elmasoudy and his brother from egypt right from there home, allows you to upload your files synchronously on the Internet and send (mirror) them to the most famous file uploading services, the site was acquired by the Emarati...
Screenshot Another Investemnt round made recently in the tech sector in Arabia as Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment subsidiary, announced yesterday an investment in NeuString, a UAE-based telecommunications analyst software company. With this investment Intel Capital total investment in Arab based companies this year, totals to six, fro...
Screenshot Our friends at QRCE along with other partners have organized an entrepreneurship week. The week started this Sunday with interesting speakers including Joi Ito CEO creative common and early investor in Twitter, Reid Hoffman founder and CEO of LinkedIn , Mitchell Baker Chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation,, Laith Al-Qaem CEO, Arabian Business Cons...
Screenshot Creative Commons (CC) the equivalent body to open source software foundations but for content has finally launched its Amman chapter. The launch was part of CC first Salon in Jordan and in the Arab world which took place Talal Abu Ghazaleh business Forum. The forum also focused on how CC could be applied to business, artistic, entrepreneurial a...
Screenshot ArabCrunch Broke at the global level that Yahoo Acquired Maktoob, today it was announced that the deal was completed on Thursday noon. Yahoo's acquisition of Jordan based Maktoob is the first major investment by a US tech company in the Arab region. As we said before this is a game changer to the startups and the tech scene in the region, a...

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