Archive for January, 2009

RIP Fadi Francis Dababneh, Founder & CEO of

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Fadi Francis Dababneh, founder & CEO of SouqElArab, has passed away. I only met Fadi a couple of times in person, but we got to talk many times and know each other over the internet, and something I admired about him was that he was a true entrepreneur; very passionate about his work, a hard [...]

Tunisia: Number Of Internet Users Reaches 2.8 Million

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The number of internet users in Tunisia has reached nearly 2,8 Million and the ADSL networking rate stands at 11,1 Gigabits per second.

DemoCamp Dubai 4 – Live Coverage

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

DemoCamp Dubai 4

Partnership Agreement Signed between QRCE and Al-Ahli Holding Group

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Press Release: Partnership Agreement Signed between QRCE and Al-Ahli Holding Grp. AMMAN, Jordan – (Jan. 2009) Under the patronage of Dr. Adel Al-Twaysi – Chairman of the founding committee of El-Hassan Science City – the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) held a press conference to announce partnership with Al-Ahli Holding Group-UAE through which it [...]

CareerJunction Middle East Launches Mobile Version

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

CareerJunction Middle East, an online recruitment web service, has just launched a mobile version of their application that allows its registered users to search and apply for jobs using their mobile phones, furthering their goal to provide CareerSeekers access to top regional jobs anywhere and anytime in all confidentiality. CareerJunction Middle East’s mobile application gives registered [...]

DemoCamp Dubai 4 – January 28th 2009 – The Agenda

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The fourth DemoCamp Dubai will be taking place at the Radisson SAS in Dubai Media City on January 28th at 7:30PM; with four demos from, StartUpArabia, eMapia and w2task.

Ras2Ras Releases New Version Of Their Comparison Service

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Ras2Ras, the comparison research service from Yemen; which is based on the simple of concept of putting any two comparable things against each other, and letting people vote on which they like best; has released a new version. The new release comes with a slightly different new design and layout that still hangs on to the [...]

ABAN Signs MoUs To Set Up Three New Business Angel Networks In MENA Region

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

The Arab Business Angels Network (ABAN), established by the Young Arab Leaders (YAL) with Dubai International Capital as its founder and lead investor, recently announced the signing of three strategic memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with companies in the MENA region to collaboratively work towards establishing three new business angel networks in the region. ABAN’s agreement [...]

3zeema, An Arab Event Organization And Invitation Service

Monday, January 19th, 2009

3zeema is a new Arab service that was recently launched in its beta version to make it easier for people to organize events and invite their friends and contacts to them, whether it’s a personal or professional event. The service is free and pretty simple to use; after signing up you can directly start creating [...]

Al Jazeera Goes Mobile In Both English And Arabic

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Al Jazeera today announced the beta launch of its Arabic and English Mobile websites.  The websites will work on any mobile handset that has web browsing capabilities.   Users can access the websites through their mobile phones and devices at the following addresses: for English news and for Arabic news The mobile websites [...]

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