Screenshot Jordan is relatively poor in conventional energy resources and is basically a non-oil producing country, it has been a pioneer in using solar energy, since the 80s tens of thousands of homes has been using solar energy to heat water and many local companies has been investing in that field. Recently The energy center of the University of Jo...
Screenshot As7ab which means Friends in Arabic is one of first  Arabic social networks owned now by Yahoo! Maktoob, the social network  was launched around 2 years ago by Maktoob, since then it has been adding features gradually. The new features As7ab has added is alerting users of people who work at the same company or study at the same school. I...
Screenshot HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation has launched The Arab Knowledge Report 2009: Towards Productive Intercommunication for Knowledge during the Arab Strategy Forum. The report is the fruit of a collaborative effort between the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation an...
Screenshot No one can deny that Arabic is one of the best looking written languages out there, it’s considered a highly sophisticated art form in addition of it being a communication medium. Yet the amount of Arabic fonts that are available on Windows, Mac, Linux and the Web is very few. This problem was a discussion topic about between some of the p...
Screenshot This is the 3rd funding/grant story covered by AC, BeryTech , an incubator that is based in Lebanon is awarding 100,000 Dollars  for technology projects in 2009. Winners of the projects will be selected by a committee of experts who will select projects based on certain qualities; technological and scientific quality, creative aspect, economic ...
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...

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