Archive for November, 2008

Accelarabia, Online Lending Portal For The Middle East

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Accelarabia is an online portal with the goal to enable mortgage and loan seekers to compare the different options available out there, select the best product for their individual needs, pre-qualify and apply for it directly from the portal in real-time. Users can also use the site to submit the documents required in order to complete their loan [...]

StartUpArabia Launches Arab World Tech Events Calendar

Friday, November 28th, 2008

To provide information about the various events taking place all around the Arab world; that are related to technology, internet, entrepreneurship, investment and more; StartUpArabia has gone ahead and launched its Events calendar., Hospitality Career and Networking Portal

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

In the backdrop of the continuing growth trail and potential of the regional hospitality industry, a new hospitality networking and human resources portal,, was launched yesterday by Dubai-based VR Online Group. Promoters of the new portal said the sector’s rate of growth in job opportunities in the Middle East, North Africa and Levant is estimated [...]

Al Jazeera Launches Citizen Journalism Platform ‘Sharek’

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The New Media team at Al Jazeera just launched a new citizen journalism platform by the name of ‘Sharek‘ earlier today. (Sharek means contribute or share in Arabic.) Sharek enables users to upload video material that they’ve recorded using their webcams, video cams or mobile phones; reporting the news that is happening around them. Other [...]

Minixr, A New Microblogging And Lifestreaming Platform

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Minixr is a new Microblogging and lifestreaming platform launched from Algeria.  The service enables users to post and share their status updates, links, different types of files (videos, photos, audio) and events with their friends through the website. Basic social networking features, enabling users to find and follow their friends, building their own personal network [...]

MIT Arab Business Plan Competition 2008

Monday, November 24th, 2008

The MIT Arab Business Plan Competition is a competition designed to encourage all entrepreneurs in the Arab world to start their own company and, ultimately, create a nest of leading firms in the Arab world.

3alaRasi, A Portal For Comedy Entertainment Content

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

3alaRasi is a Jordanian entertainment portal that features a mix of funny cartoons, caricatures, articles, videos, photos and audio. The portal’s content comes both from in-house productions, as well as content generated and submitted by the site’s users. The site integrates all the regular sharing and social networking features that allow users to create their [...]

The Man Who Thinks He Can

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

I came across a little poem called “Thinking”, also known as “The Man Who Thinks He Can”, by Walter D. Wintle, that I thought I’d share, and that I think embodies the spirit an entrepreneur needs to have to succeed. If you think you’re beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don’t. [...]

Abu Dhabi Media Company Launches

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Abu Dhabi Media Company, one of the largest media companies in the region, has launched, the UAE’s first international standard fantasy football game which is playable both online and on mobile devices in Arabic and English. Based on the English Premier League, players can compete in a virtual league to win the top prize [...]

StartUpArabia Launches New Mobile Version

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

StartUpArabia has just launched a new mobile version that aims to enable you to quickly and easily access the latest news, articles and reviews while on the go.

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