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Screenshot Google announced yesterday an initiative to build a vibrant Arabic web and boost the amount of Arabic content online: “Arabic Web Days” a one-month program with initiatives by both global and regional players in the Arab world to inspire users to create more content in Arabic.  The program theme is “It’s better in Arabic.” Google h...
Screenshot Twitter is now available in four new languages Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu. This happened after Thirteen thousand volunteers around the globe worked in translating and localizing Twitter into these languages. Twitter is now available in 28 different languages around the world. Twitter says that it solved the issue when Tweets co...
Screenshot UK based newspaper the guardian has launched an Arabic version of its website. The new site offers translation into Arabic from its English edition. The Arabic site displayed news in chronicle order and sure the Guardian can do better to enhance it....
Screenshot Saudi based National net ventures (n2v) has announced that it invested in Mjalati. The startup offers multiple online Arabic magazine-networks for women, lifestyle, and business. The company was an internal startup project inside N2V founded and managed by Haitham Massoud from Jordan. Ahmad Takatkah,  Early stage Investment Director at N2V, co...
Screenshot When learning one of the common programming languages like C++, English language in most cases is a barrier for young Arab kids to learn software programing at a young age. Kalimat comes to bridge the gap by offering an Arabic educational programing language for kids in which developers write the code using Arabic letters. According to Moham...
Screenshot The interest in learning Arabic in the world has increased in the last decade, specially in in USA. There many reasons behind "why" many are learning or interested in learning the language. Some are Muslim reverts who do not know Arabic and want to learn it in order to better understand Quran and Hadith. Some are CIA/FBI agents who want to learn it...
Screenshot We reviewed around 2 years ago Microsoft Mareen from Cairo Microsoft Innovation Lab (CMIC), the tool competes with US startup Yamli and google's Ta3reeb as the tool converts Romanized Arabic text into Arabic. Since then the CMIC has been busy innovating new tools and technologies that help Arabic language online under the name of Afkar, and thes...
Screenshot Souq.com was launched in 2005 from Maktoob group (Now Jabbar Group) as an auction site, it initially covered Jordan, then expanded into UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The site is not anymore just an auction site, but rather a marketplace for anyone to sell or buy, Souq.com supports many formats (auction, fixed price and Classifieds for the Real ...
Screenshot eHow is an online guide with more than 1 million articles and videos about how to do things. The site is owned by Demand Media a US company that is set to hit NASDAQ, as it filled for an IPO early this month. Critics of eHow label the site as a content farm which pushes together an inventory of low quality articles and videos produced by lo...
Screenshot There are a number of  pure Arabic distributions for the free and open source operating system Linux, Ojuba is one of the most recognized one. Few days ago the 4th edition of Ojuba has been launched under the name "Riyadh", the most notable features are support for 64 bit CPUs, a personal lock folder for encrypted files, activating 3G connec...
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