Posts Tagged ‘Kuwait’


Screenshot ​The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) is the oldest sovereign wealth fund  in the world was founded in 1953. KIA invests in real estate and wide array of sectors in order to maximize the return on its fund. Looking at Crunchbase profile we could track 4 investments KIA has made in 2015 and 2014 and they are: 1-Alkem Laborato...
Screenshot Updated. stion  German e-commerce group Rocket Internet agreed to buy Kuwait-based food delivery service Talabat for about $169.6 million according to Reuters as part of efforts to create one of the largest delivery network in the world. This is the largest Arab tech exit since Maktoob Yahoo deal in 2009.  Talabat, operates in GCC...
Screenshot A New Arab Advisors Group's survey conducted on February 2012 of cellular users in Kuwait reveals some details on smartphones and tablets adoption and usage patterns. The survey probed general cellular usage habits, smartphones awareness in addition to tablets availability among cellular users in Kuwait. The survey revealed that iPad is the ...
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 Again we come to the area of location based services, Foursquare and Gowalla offers users to check-in at locations, add tips and so on. There are some differences between both in terms of the game playing elements and other features at Gowala where users can share pics and so on about a certain venue. Yallawain from Kuwait revolves around th...
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 Update 1: see at the end, before the video. Update 2: see at the end, before the video. Sakhr one of the oldest Arabic software companies that was founded in 1982, has officially launched today one of its  break-through technologies, the Arabic Language Buddy™ for iPhone. This speech-activated translator enables Real-Time, interactive ...
Screenshot [caption id="attachment_170" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Twitter logo"][/caption] Update: (Sorry guys there was miss understanding, It is a source/s inside and outside Zain who confirmed that Zain is in talks with Twitter for SMS notifications deal across their branches in the region. As for Zain PR they wrote on an email, that SMS c...
Screenshot MENA 100 Business Plan Competition, is organized by the MENA-OECD Enterprise Financing Network, in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank and the MENA Center for Investment. and in partnership of MENA 100 regional Partners including QRCE. The MENA 100 Competition addresses innovative entrepreneurs, from the 18 Arab countries participating...
Screenshot In August 2008, Juniper Research forecasted that Service Provider revenues, derived from mobile money transfer services and remittances, will exceed $5bn globally by 2013. While the research firm Informa, predicts that by the same year, more than 424 million mobile users will be sending money to other mobile users in the same country via their mobi...
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