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Screenshot After closing its offices in Cairo, Yahoo Maktoob or Yahoo Middle East is closing its offices in Amman Jordan by end of the year. Yahoo office in Jordan was the HQ of Maktoob before Yahoo's acquisition. After the acquisition Yahoo kept Amman office and moved it to new location in Amman. The office had different type of employees mostly engin...
Screenshot Yahoo Maktoob announced on Maktoob blogs that they will be putting and end to the platform on 31/3/2013. Maktoob blogs was launched years before Yahoo acquired maktoob in 2009. It used wordpress MU as a platform offering free blogging. It seems Maktoob blogs did not gain much traction so that is why they are shutting it down....
Screenshot During her visit to the region Yahoo's CEO Carl Bartz shared How Yahoo sees huge opportunity in the Arab region. in a press releases sent to us, Yahoos says that Maktoob homepage is the fifth most popular home page on Yahoo with around 50 million unique users compared 30 million unique users when Yahoo acquired Maktoob for around 200 million US...
Screenshot Yahoo Maktoob is spending ad dollars on advertisements being displayed on Taxi cars in Cairo Egypt. Seems the Arabic branch of Yahoo wants to push more into mainstream Egyptians. The ad asks Egyptians to make Yahoo Maktoob their default home page to access Yahoo mail Facebook and so-forth. Yahoo has recently redirected its homepage in th...
Screenshot Updated: Confirmed by many users in Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Morocco. more below. Yahoo.com is offering redirect to this like (http://nxd.search.yahoo.com/404handler?src=topdomain&fr=404_topdomain&url=xa.yahoo.com/) It seems that Yahoo.com is under DNS hijack, at least here in Jordan and Saudi Arabia: We are not sure...
Screenshot Yahoo! announced today that it will start running its customer base operation for 9 languages via IBM service delivery center in Cairo, Egypt. These languages are: Arabic Spanish, German, French, Italian, Turkish, Polish, Romanian, and Russian. After Yahoo’s acquisition of Maktoob late last year there was fear many employees would be laid ...
Screenshot UPDATE: Ahmed Nassef, VP and managing director of Yahoo! Middle East told ArabCrunch that there will be No dropping of brand name 'Maktoob'," hence the naming of the brand Yahoo! Maktoob. The new brand will be the integration of both." Following Yahoo's announcement of shuting down around 26 Maktoob websites, Yahoo! Middle East has today ma...
Screenshot Yahoo! Middle East has today announced the official opening of its new offices in Dubai, UAE and Amman, Jordan. Rich Riley, who joined 1999 when Yahoo! acquired the start up company he co-founded and serve as the Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Yahoo! in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) has travelled to the region in or...
Screenshot When mergers or acquisitions happen companies tend to close down unsuccessful products or those that overlap with each other. The other effect is downsizing the acquired companies' staff in which Yahoo fired around 60 employees of Maktoob recently. For Yahoo the mother company in USA, acquiring or launching sites and services and then shutt...
Screenshot Yahoo! Middle East recently announced the appointment of Anas Abbar as Head of Product and Product Marketing Management for the organisation responsible for Yahoo! global and regional products in the region. This was announced while I was on ArabNet conference and Anas sets next to me. Anas Abbar played a major role in enabling technologies ...
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