Archive for September, 2008

UAE Second Most Socially Networked Country In The World

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

A recent worldwide survey by market intelligence firm, Synovate, revealed that 58% of people don’t know what social networking is, plus over one third of social networkers are losing interest. Over 13,000 people between the ages of 18 and 65 in seventeen markets around the world took part in the survey. Across these 17 markets surveyed, 42% of [...]

The New Media Event, 14-18 December, JW Marriott, Dubai

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The New Media Event is a new event, being organised for the first time in the Middle East, that is dedicated to the growing power of new media and will identify the most important new media tools used by major corporations and organisations around the globe. The event will be taking place from 14 – 18 [...]

ShooFeeTV To Broadcast From Jordan Media City

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

ShooFeeTV has signed an agreement with the Jordan Media City (JMC) to transmit its free-to-air satellite channel from the JMC site in Amman. ShooFeeTV’s state-of-the-art data center will link to JMC by a fiber-optic connection that will carry the signal from ShooFeeTV to the satellite platform ArabSat via JMC’s facilities. After extensive market research, ShooFeeTV [...]

Tvosz Introduces New Video Player & More Advertising Options

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Tvosz, the Egyptian video sharing service, has launched a new video player, which looks neater, is quite faster, and introduces a number of new options like the possibility to control brightness, contrast and saturation; and direct access to a mini guide of other videos (related, top rated, most viewed, recent, …etc) while your video loads. [...]

Bahrain’s Mobile Penetration Rate Rises To 138%

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Bahrain’s mobile penetration rate has the potential to reach 164 per cent by 2012, a penetration rate, which is already being reached in some European countries and in other parts of the Middle East. By the end of 2007, the number of mobile subscribers in Bahrain had increased to 1.116 million, translating to a penetration [...]

Untiny, A Tool To Expand Shortened URLs

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

A bunch of URL shortening services have been popping up everywhere recently, made popular by the advent of micro-blogging, each offering users the base functionality to take long urls and shorten them, with some adding some small yet interesting functionalities on the side. Untiny is a new service that does the exact opposite, giving you [...]

Jordan’s Internet Penetration Rate Grows To 21%

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

According to official numbers released by the Jordanian Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, the number of internet users in the kingdom reached 1.2 millions users at the end of the first half of 2008, which represents a penetration rate of more than 20.5% of the Jordanian population which currently stands at around 6 million. The numbers show [...]

Tools4Com OIS, A Simple Online Invoicing System

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

By now it’s basically no secret to anyone that the future of software is through the browser and ever more specialized web applications, and this is confirmed by the different new web applications that are popping up everywhere to fulfill individuals’ and companies’ needs, competing in spaces that were previously reserved for desktop applications. Tunis [...]

Hyde Park, Group Blog With Social Networking Features

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Hyde Park is a new interesting Arabic project, currently under development, and which has been wrapped in a veil of secrecy up to now. We at StartUpArabia have been able to get our hands on some information about the project that we’d like to share with you. Hyde Park is a group blog with integrated [...]

More Innovative Partnerships On The Way For Etisalat’s Internet TV Solution

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Etisalat revealed to that more innovative partnerships are in the pipeline for their recently launched internet television solution, which gives broadcasters and content owners the ability to upload content onto Etisalat’s network. Etisalat’s IPTV solution was officially launched on September 10th through a partnership with MBC to enable online viewing of the top nine programmes being [...]

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