Screenshot DubAi Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) was a dream to turn Dubai into the silicon valley for the Arab region, that dream was shattered when multi national tech companies and other mid and small tech companies, chose the Oasis as a sales and marketing hub for their operations, not as an R&D center. However DSOA has plans to change that, As ...
Screenshot twofour54 an Abu Dhabi government supported organization that aims to help turn Abu Dhabi into a media production hub has announced few days ago that its arm ibtikar, the media industry funding and support pillar of twofour54 has launched twofour54 ibtikar: creative lab, a grant funding scheme aimed at helping young Arabs get their ideas off the gr...
Screenshot Etisalats ,the Emarati Telecom company has launched today its own kids phone, the device is geared for families to monitor and stay in touch with their kids. KidsPhone is a simple device that comes only with a 4 programmed numbers, GPS and SMS. The device will alert parents via SMS and email if their kids leave a predefined zone such as school, ...
Screenshot Updated. Hyzonia is a new startup from Dubai, UAE that aims to simplify Game based banner advertising. The startup offers “Adver-gaming As A Service” , a new concept that enables advertisers to use video games to advertise a product and run their ads  in adver-gaming network without the need to have special platforms, devices or compli...
Screenshot Update: Kzalek was on private beta, the download link has expired, sorry for late update it was  a miss communication with its founder. Last month, I nagged and was wondering why the current Twitter AIR based Desktop apps such as TweetDeck and Seesmic do not support Arabic text on Mac or Linux? But now I can breathe the sigh of relief. ( Arabi...
Screenshot Creative Commons (CC) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to make it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. CC provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work  so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof. With this launch, Jeeran CC c...
Screenshot At ArabCrunch, every now and then, we publish guest posts from thoughtful readers. Today's guest post writer is Ayman Alkhateeb who works at Oracle as a senior enterprise 2.0 consultant. Ayman is passionate about social media, web 2.0 technologies and is also a mobile casual developer. His opinion here does not represent Oracle. Ayman can be found...
Screenshot Updated. After Reaching the 1 million user mark, the Arab/Pakistani iPhones duo who won the best User Interface award of 2009, has just launched a new great dead simple 2Do application for iPhone and iPod Touch. Earlier on, at AC , I started blogging about  Squeezer (Update: Squeezer, the stunning iPhone apps, developed by  Naser AL Zah...
Screenshot Following Yahoo! acquisition of?Maktoob?and Noupe Acquisition by Smashing magazine, I was tipped from a VC friend of mine of another good news for the Tech industry in Jordan and the Arab world in general. As of 10 days ago, Bahrain based private Equity firm, GrowthCapital announced that it acquired 30% of? Amman, Jordan based?Rubicon. Rubic...
Screenshot In a move to integrate Opera Unite with Opera browser. Opera, the leading web browser company announced that Opera Unite is now available in the new beta release of Opera 10.10. Opera Unite turns your PC into a server, allowing you to host websites locally and share  files and photos directly from your PC with your fiends with no need for web...

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