Archive for May, 2008

Anasheed MouslimTube, Online Islamic Nasheed Repository

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Anasheed MouslimTube is a new service that is currently in beta that aims to become a repository for Islamic nasheeds, a form of Islamic song that is currently surging in popularity around the Muslim world. The website users can find nasheeds by going through available albums, viewing work by different nasheed artists, picking tags that [...]

The Importance Of Having An API For Arab Startups

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Over the past few years, one of the really important trends and directions we’ve been seeing with online services is the move towards opening their platforms, mainly through APIs (Application programming interfaces), so that people can build a set of tools around them, pull or push information through them easily, and so as to make [...]

Analysis: Dwwen Blog Aggregator Almost Shut Down

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

A few days ago, Arab blog aggregator service Dwwen announced they would be shutting down on June 15th this year due to financial and resource burdens. The announcement came on the blog of Tareq Abu Zeid, the founder of Dwwen, where he said that the lack of financial backing for the service doomed it and [...]

Getmo Arabia To Bring Digital Downloads To The Middle East

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Arvato Middle East Sales and Abu Dhabi Media Company yesterday announced the launch of Getmo Arabia, a new digital media platform for the Middle East and Africa, at the MECOM 2008 conference in Abu Dhabi. Getmo Arabia will offer services direct to consumers through where customers can download over three million songs, videos, movies, [...]

Resto Tunisie, Community Powered Directory Of Restaurants in Tunisia

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Resto Tunisie, is a Tunisian website that aims to become a comprehensive directory of restaurants in Tunisia, aiding people to make their decisions on which eatery to pick. The site’s users as well as restaurant owners get to suggest restaurants for addition, by filling out a contact form, specifying the address of the restaurant and [...]

Waleg & Ikbis Launch ‘The Online Arabian Star’ Contest

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Waleg, the first and largest blog network in the Arab world, and Ikbis, the popular Arab video and photo sharing service, have teamed up to launch a new online contest under the name of ‘The Online Arabian Star‘. Talent TV shows; like Star Academy, SuperStar and a bunch of others on a bunch of Arab [...]

Why Startups Fail

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

David Feinleib from venture capital firm Mohr Davidow Ventures recently published a great post about why some startups fail. He answers that they fail because they run out of money. But then he develops it a bit further, listing a number of points that get them there. In this post, I’ll be quickly listing them [...]

Jmami, Online Community For Moroccans Around The World

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Jmami, is a Moroccan service that uses the phrase “Moroccans of the world” as its tagline, and just that mainly explains what the website’s goal is, to create a central community place for Moroccans from all over the world to connect with old friends, make new ones, as well as write and share content with [...]

On Following The Traditional Path

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

“The traditional path will get you only traditional results. And traditional results means performing the same as everyone else—being satisfied with mediocre or average levels. — Mark Hughes ; ‘Buzzmarketing‘

Ikbis Launches It’s First Comedy Channel “Ground Zero”

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

When Ikbis, the popular video and photo sharing service, launched their new design last week, there was a little teaser ad showing two primitives and a mosquito, promising a new surprise soon, without any details or hints. Well now we know what that surprise is, it’s a new comedy channel called “Ground Zero” that was [...]

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