Posts Tagged ‘Google’


Screenshot Google has been serious about the Arab world since around a year, with Arabaizing many of its products or for example launching a controversial google.ps domain for Palestine. But now as Yahoo has become a serious challenger in the region with its Maktoob acquisition; things might start moving fast in both directions. Today Google launched an ...
Screenshot Updates: at the end of the post. Over the years google has been adding many of the world’s local domains like google.co.uk and google.jo in which case they provides localized search results. Today Google added google.ps.  yourname.PS is where domains in occupied Palestine are registered like .com or .co.uk. And according to Google Ara...
Screenshot Yahoo rolled out a preview of its new homepage in U.S. 10 days ago and said will start rolling out to other market this month. Thought it seems the new homepage has already arrived to the Arab world. I spotted the page today on my PC, then asked my friends in Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Algeria to confirm, they all confirmed getting the new hom...
Screenshot NOTE: Linkedin GoDaddy and Google are doing the Blocking NOT  the Government of Sudan.) Update: Linkedin GoDaddy and Google are doing the Blocking NOT  the Government of Sudan. Both Linkedin and Google said before they have to be in compliance with US laws. Google confirmed that nothing has changed from their point. The sanction though do...
Screenshot digg_url = 'http://arabcrunch.com/2009/07/breaking-google-friend-connect-now-supports-47-additional-languages-including-arabic.html'; Update: localize your current member gadget, at the end of the post. Google Friend connect, which aims to bring the social world into all over the web, has just announced adding support to 47 additiona...
Screenshot UPDATE: More details of the deal at the end of the post. WebProNews reports that Google and the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology have signed a $10 million contract regarding business and workforce development in Egypt.  According to the site the deal was signed in Washington D.C during the Egyptian Minister of...
Screenshot Folowen the Jordanian startup which was previously reviewed by ArabCrunch here, has just gone out of private beta, which means people can start using folowen without an invitation code. Folowen is a search tool that uses Google AJAX Search API to help you find profiles of people and organizations in different social media sites (currently 20.) T...
Screenshot Updated. Google's new product” Translator Toolkit” is an awesome product for anyone involved in translating from English to any of the 43 languages it currently supports, including Arabic. Because it is a smart and a faster translation SaaS based suite that is free for anyone to use, and I've never seen something like it elsewhere. Unlike...
Screenshot (Welcome StumbleUpon visitor feel Free to subscribe to our RSS Feed) Updates: 1,2 and 3 at the end of the post. Google has local domains for almost every country in the world. And Morocco is one of them http://google.co.ma/ . However it appears that it is hacked, as of now. Once you try to access the domain, you get a message that says...
Screenshot Updated. Update 2. Update 3: Linkedin Bows: Restores Service to Syrian Users, Says a Human error! AnasOnline blog reports (Arabic link) that Linkedin (AC Group here) completely blocked all Syrian users. According to the blog post: 3 weeks ago when Linkedin blocked all Syrian IPs users , but they were able to access the site by using IP...
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