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Screenshot The most popular business plan competition is launching the 7th cycle of the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition from more than 20 cities across the region. On Monday, October 28th at 3PM GMT, 20 cities across the Arab region will all be connected online for 90 minutes to listen to a major speaker on entrepreneurship. For higher ...
Screenshot Jordanian tech executive Rami Al Karmi who is the former CEO of N2V’s seed stage investment arm has joined Startup Labs as venture partner focusing on the Arab world. Startup Labs takes a new approach to early stage investment, it’s a fast track acceleration for 90 days, Think of it is a longer startup weekend. It co-invest with other loca...
Screenshot Google has revealed YouTube most popular videos in the Arab world in the year 2012. In a Blog post Google says “ 2012 has been a big year for YouTube in MENA. With more than 260 million views every single day” ” This year, Korean Pop music transcended boundaries and took the world by storm. Comedy, Entertainment, Music and People ...
Screenshot Yahoo! Maktoob is debuting today a new Arabic Web drama series titled “Fasateen”, produced by International Digital Emmy Award-winner Batoota Films and shown exclusively on Yahoo! Maktoob. The show marks Yahoo! Maktoob’s first foray into original scripted programming, and follows the life of three Lebanese women as they navigate through life...
Screenshot Facebook is going away from its traditional zero cost marketing efforts to boost membership to its social network and counter its upcoming rival Google+. Historically Facebook relayed on viral marketing to push current members to invite their friends. But recently several Facebook ads has been popping in the Arab world at Google's AdWords on ...
Screenshot A number of mobile operators reported over Twitter that BlackBerry service is off in the Arab world and Europe due to problems from RIM. Mobinil one of Egypt's mobile operators says over Twitter the services resolution time is about 4 pm GMT today. Update 12 GMT 11/10, service still have problems and not yet restored fully to all users. Upd...
Screenshot #Press Release. Two-thirds of consumers in the Middle East use the internet to research products and services, according to new research published by Econsultancy and Real Opinions. The Middle East and North Africa Digital Consumer Report shows that 66% of consumers in MENA are using the internet to look for products or items to buy prior t...
Screenshot Things are changing for Arab seed startups, as we are witnessing many programs that funds seed startups being launched across the region: Oasis 500 and Meydan in Jordan, Tahrir Sq. in Alexandria Egypt, PlugandPlayEgypt center in Cairo, and Seeqnce in Lebanon. The new addition to these programs is SeedStartup a startup accelirator based in Dubai....
Screenshot Google has launched today Google Maps domains enabling local search within a country in Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. The Interface of these local maps is available English and Arabic as well French in some countries. Google navigation comes enabled with new Google Maps domains. Go...
Screenshot One of the oldest online news sites in Jordan Ammoon has accused Jordan Intelligence in hacking the site. The sites’ editor in chief Bassel Elkour told Jordanian newspaper Assabel the hacking happened when the site posted a statement from some of Jordan’s tribal leaders criticizing certain parties inside the government and corruption in...
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