Posts Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’


Screenshot 41% of Internet users in the kingdom tweet, with more than 90 million views on YouTube a day A recent study has showed that 41% of Internet users in Saudi Arabia are on Twitter social network, thus the Gulf state tops the world list of Twitter penetration as proportionate to the area and population. According to the survey conducted by BI Int...
Screenshot Telecom authorities in Saudi Arabia has blocked “Israeli” mobile messaging app Viber for reasons Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission says that the app does not comply with Saudi regulations. And to be specific those regulations are that the messenger Istant messages are encrypted. It has nothing to do with the fact tha...
Screenshot Egypt based startup accelerator Falt6labs has launched in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. This comes as part of Flat6labs expansion plan in the Arab Gulf area and other Arab countries. The Cairo-based accelerator, was formed in a partnership between the American University of Cairo and the venture capital firm Sarwari Ventures, was founded at the start...
Screenshot Saudi Telecom Company and Iris Capital (STC Ventures’ Fund Manager) announced today that STC Ventures Fund has recently concluded the acquisition of a significant minority stake in IT Interactive Software Company (Acadox). Acadox is one of the early startup companies that has recently graduated from the New Ventures & Entrepreneurship Prog...
Screenshot Jeeran’s growth and focus on local content resulted in bringing over 150 thousand businesses to the online world in more than 15 cities around Saudi Arabia. Realizing the importance of providing information “On-the-go”, Jeeran recently released a more advanced version of its popular apps for iPhone and Android phones which allow users ...
Screenshot You must heard the news about facebook new news feed, where it filters your news feed into different categories. Well for Twitter the filters has came with Twitlamp. a new startups from Saudi Arabia that brings Twitter to new dimensions. On Twitlamp the user’s feed is broken down into categories: Photos, Videos, Links, Text, hashtags and...
Screenshot Social media agency social Clinic has published an infographic about social media stats in Saudi Arabia. It shows that there is 3 million twitter users around 12% of the population growing 3000% with an average 50 million tweet per month, 840,000 linkedin users representing 4% of the population, and 6 million facebook users representing 23% of t...
Screenshot Mobile internet and fixed line operator STC announced on Twitter that iPhone 5 will be available on their store on Friday 14th of December 2012: ...
Screenshot Aramco, Saudi Arabia's national oil company, said on Sunday that the company was back in operating 30,000 workstations after a malware attack put put to hold these workstations at the company. In a statement on the company's Facebook page , Aramco said that it had "restored all its main internal network services" that were affected by a malware ...
Screenshot Saudi Arabia is looking for investors for a $109 billion plan to create a solar industry that generates a third of the nation’s electricity by 2032 according to bloomberg. The plan is to have 41,000 megawatts of solar capacity within two decades, nuclear, wind and geothermal would contribute 21,000 megawatts. The government is targe...
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