Posts Tagged ‘UAE’


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...
Screenshot In UAE posting photos or video without permission can bring up to six months in prison and fines as high as 500,000 dirhams, nearly $140,000. Authorities in UAE are warning social media user, that photos of individuals posted online without their consent could lead to jail. According to UAE’s Al Ittihad newspaper. The newspaper quotes Interio...
Screenshot Superior Business Solutions SBS group, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, announced today the completion of acquisition of a Hyderabad, India based company - WebTag India. As per the agreement signed, the acquisition will encompass transfer of all assets and intellectual properties to a new entity branded SuperiorTag Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.,...
Screenshot A new survey from the Arab Advisors Group probed the media consumption habits in the UAE. The survey provides insights into the broadcast and online media consumption habits in the country. The Arab Advisors Group concluded a new survey of the UAE population (above 18 years of age) probing media adoption and usage. The survey revealed high lev...
Screenshot With a growing pool of Arabic fashion talent in the Middle East, Diwanee launched Mooda.com offering regional fashion designers a premium online platform to showcase their creativity and grow their business by reaching customers worldwide. Mooda.com goes one step further by supporting its e-commerce with premium fashion content. In addition to a ...
Screenshot Dubai UAE based Wally joined over 1,000 online and technology startups and entrepreneurs at ArabNet’s Digital Summit in Dubai to announce its first phase of funding in the amount of $400,000 (approximately AED 1.5 million). “Securing our first round of funding is an important milestone for the company, and one which will allow us to scale an...
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