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Screenshot Yesterday top government officials unveiled plans for UAE and the Muslim world first Mars mission called “hope” or Amal in Arabic. The mission aims to provide  global picture of the Martian atmosphere through an unmanned probe to be launched in July 2020 to reach Mars in 2021, according The Gulf News. “Our science mission is t...
Screenshot You must heard the term crowd funding, it exploded in the recent years in US with sites such as Kick Starter and Indiegogo. Crowd funding comes in many forms, the most popular is offering a donation for a cause or a product and there is collecting investments from the crowed for exchange of equity. Here is a list of 8 crowed funding platforms...
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 Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. Google keeps taking street view to new places this time the Arabian desert specifically Liwa Desert in UAE. In doing so, google used a Camera on a came...
Screenshot Egyptian Startups accelerator Flat6lab is expanding to Abu Dhabi, UAE after it expanded to Jeddah Saudi Arabia, and they hired Nina Curley the former editor in chief of American government backed Wamda the startups media platform and a VC firm at the same time. After starting her doctoral degree in neuroscience/psychology Nina moved to the A...
Screenshot Souq.com, the largest e-commerce platform in the Arab region or the Amazon of the Arab world, has secured US$75 million (AED 275.5m) in an additional round of funding from existing investor Naspers Limited. This round of funding brings the total amount raised by Souq.com to US$150 million (AED 551m) - the largest amount raised by any Internet-based...
Screenshot The UAE government is working in using drones to deliver official documents to its citizens as part of an initiative to develop government services. One UAE government official has demoed a drone that is 1 meter long and works via a buttery and can carry mail, the drone has the UAE symbol and has 4 fans. The drone will be tested in Dubai ...
Screenshot The technology ecosystem in the Arab world is improving with more M&A deals happening, when Yahoo! Acquired Maktoob, the Jordanian founders of Maktoob launched Jabbar group to invest in e-commerce businesses, while they themselves become angle investors. Like wise cobone and travel website Triperna founder and CEO Paul Kenny become a VC after ...
Screenshot Nabbesh the pan Arab freelancers site which claims it has around 30,000 freelancers is enabling payment services via the site. Now freelancers can get paid via the site for services and work they do via accepting freelance jobs from others. New payment system now allows freelancers to send a work proposal, a deposit request or an invoice, w...
Screenshot Sony Mobile Communications and du have announced yet another partnership with the exclusive launch of the new XperiaTM Z1. du Customers can enjoy the new smartphone’s unparalleled features coupled with AED 500 discount, 10GB of free data every month for a year through du’s special offer. Ruediger Odenbach, Vice President, Sony Mobile Commu...
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