Archive for October, 2008

Yamli Releases iGoogle Arabic Transliteration Gadget

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Yamli has gone on and released a new iGoogle gadget that allows easy access to its award-winning Arabic transliteration technology directly from users’ customized Google homepages. Yamli’s Smart Arabic Keyboard allows users to type Arabic using Latin characters by converting their words in real time into Arabic text. The gadget integrates the functionality to convert words [...]

Dubai-based Content Syndicate Wins YourBusiness SME Awards

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

At a recent industry event organised by YourBusiness magazine and Visa, Dubai-based Content Syndicate was awarded two prestigious awards, emerging triumphant in the ‘Best New SME’ as well as the overall ‘Best SME in the GCC’ categories. The awards were sponsored by HP and Visa International as platinum sponsor of the overall winner category. The [...]

Intel Capital Invests In Dubai-Based Startup Sphere Networks

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Intel Capital, Intel’s investment arm, joined Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) by announcing its investment in Sphere Networks, an emerging Dubai-based startup specialising in next generation network management software.

FindWhere Expands Presence In MENA’s GPS Market

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

FindWhere, a pioneer and global leader of real-time GPS location tracking, announced a few days ago that its website is now fully available in Arabic at The new website arrives on the heels of FindWhere’s recently announced joint venture with Dubai-based I2TC. The partnership creates the Middle East’s leading location-based service provider. FindWhere’s expanding [...]

ABAN Hosts Fourth Annual Entrepreneur – Investor Matchmaking Event

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

The Arab Business Angels Network (ABAN), a subsidiary of Dubai International Capital (DIC), in partnership with Young Arab Leaders (YAL), hosted its 4th annual entrepreneur-investor matchmaking event, taking forward the concept of angel or seed capital investing, a relatively new phenomenon in the Middle East. The event, held on October 20th at the Dubai International [...]

SouqElArab Partners With LebanonPath To Provide More Products From Lebanon

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

The Arab social Web shopping portal,, just announced a partnership with to better serve Arab communities across the globe with the finest Lebanese and Arab products. is an Online Lebanese shopping Web site that serves directly from the heart of Lebanon with products such as Lebanese sweets, food, coffee, books, flowers, [...]

Google Launches Arabic Transliteration Tool, Takes On Yamli

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Google recently launched a new Arabic transliteration tool, that allows users to use their Latin keyboards to type in Arabic text. This move puts them in direct competition with Yamli, a small startup that has proven very popular and generated great feedback; simulating a modern day tech reenactment of David vs. Goliath. This isn’t the first [...]

DemoCamp Dubai 3 – The Agenda

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

As previously announced, the third DemoCamp Dubai will be taking place at the Radisson SAS in Dubai Media City on October 28th at 7:30PM. The following four demos will be taking place at the event: Jawaker is a multi-player online gaming site that is dedicated to card games from the Arab world.  Twffaha is a job portal for women, aiming to promote recruiting women in the [...]

Muxlim Wins World Summit Awards Nomination

Monday, October 20th, 2008

At the Mindtrek conference in Tampere,  Muxlim, an online Muslim social media community service, was awarded the World Summit Awards Finland nomination in the “e-Inclusion & Participation” category. This award gives the company the opportunity to compete in the WSA 2009 with some of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications. Muxlim was founded [...]

New Startup Job Vacancies On StartUpArabia

Monday, October 20th, 2008

A number of new job vacancies have been posted to the StartUpArabia job board. The jobs available now are at a newly launched startup in Lebanon called Wikeez, that will be reviewed very soon here. The open positions are all based in Beirut, Lebanon, and are as follows: Webmaster Marketing Manager Journalist For those of [...]

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