Posts Tagged ‘LBS’


Screenshot Plug and Play Silicon Valley startups incubator and accelerator has launched its offices in Cairo Egypt in Smart Village calling it PlugandPlayEgypt. PlugandPlayEgypt will offer Egptian entrepreneurs and startups physical office space, mentorship, access to its network for angel and venture capitalists and funding from its Venture Capital pa...
Screenshot The launch of facebook locations has taken lots of buzz, the service allows users to check in using their touch phones into different location, know where their friends are and get information about places and discover new ones. Facebook places competes head to head with startups such as NY based Foursquare, texas based Gowalla and Face2face...
Screenshot There are no shortage in location based services, the leader is foursquare followed by Gowalla, But Face2face takes another approach. After you download the app in your mobile device (iPhone, Android or BlackBerry) you do not need a to signup with a new user name, use your existing Facebook, linked, Twitter or Myspace accounts to connect and u...
Screenshot Since years Location based services (LBS) has been a hot topic that did not take off until recently. There were many attempts to tap into this market from brightkite to ArabCrunch demo 09 demoer wenear to Yahoo it self with fire eagle. Many experts agree that location based and intention based advertising is the next big multi billion dollar ...
Screenshot User generated locations directory for places in Dubai, Places.ae, which ArabCrunch reviewed last year here, has launched recently a new service that allows you to send an email and get requested information right to your email inbox, a concept that is similar to what an IVR system can do but via email. This service is useful and saves time, si...
Screenshot I had few questions for H20 New Media in light with their first funding round, Steve Vaile - Founder & CEO of H20 New Media answered me, then I followed with some more via email. So I thought to put them all here. Many thanks to Steve for answering them. AC: who is your competition in the region in each of your product and service? We ...
Screenshot If you are outside USA, Canada and UK, you no longer can get your twitter friends update via SMS, though a number of starups came along to offer you twitter SMS but with hefty charge per SMS. Well that change now if you use Brightkite (BK)- which is still in privet beta- because BK now supports international SMS updates via a UK number, in-boun...
Screenshot Once mobile Location based Social networks from startups such as Brightkite, weNear, Plazes, and others, become mainstream, or even Facebook, Myspace and Linkedin entering the mobile location based marketplace.Then advertisers from big corps to mom and pop shops can target in real-time consumers based on their locations and profiles, opening new ef...
Screenshot eMapia is a new startup from the people behind the delivery services marketplace  Darrb. eMapia still in beta, is an enhanced Do-IT-your-self e-commerce site but with GoogleMaps, It enables individual or business sellers to list items for sale in according to their location, while shoppers can find items for sale in or near their neighbor...
Screenshot You know UPS, DHL, ARAMEX, well meet Darrb which means "way" in Arabic. It is a crowd based shipping online community, or shipping 2.0  which was beta launched recently. Unlike conventional shippers who have paid staff to deliver items, and charge a predefined charge. Darrb shippers can be any one (including you !) who is welling and can de...
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