Archive for February, 2009

Yamli’s Habib Haddad On World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders 2009 List

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The World Economic Forum has announced the Young Global Leaders (YGL) 2009. The honour, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes and acknowledges between 200 and 300 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. The Forum has [...]

ShooFeeTV Launches Newly Designed Bilingual Version

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

ShooFeeTV, the free online Arabic television guide, is officially launching a new bilingual version of their website a bit later today, at a launch party held in their Amman offices. The new version comes in both Arabic and English, with a new more simplistic design, as well as a more powerful search engine, allowing users to find [...]

Submit, The Conference For Middle Eastern Internet Entrepreneurs & Professionals (April 8-9th, 2009)

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Submit is a gathering taking place in Dubai’s Habtoor Grand Hotel, on the 8th & 9th of April 2009, for entrepreneurs and professionals involved in the Internet industry in the Middle East.

How will the current economic crisis affect Arab online startups?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

A new poll has gone live on StartUpArabia, you can find it on the first sidebar on the right or vote straight from this post. Ever since the current economic crisis began, opinions have been divided on what kind of effect it will have on online startups in the Arab world; from some arguing it [...]

Intel To Invest In Three UAE Based Technology Companies

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Intel, the world’s largest maker of computer chips, announced it will be investing in three UAE-based technology companies. The funding will come from the $50 million Intel Capital Middle East and Turkey Fund, and is aimed to assist the companies in pursuing regional growth and development plans in addition to extending their product offerings.  The three [...]

Content Syndicate Announces Investment By IV Holdings

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Content Syndicate has officially announced that it has received strategic investment from Interactive Ventures Holding Company (“IV Holdings”), a leading venture capital firm, focused on internet and interactive companies, and based out of Amman, Jordan. The funding will be used to support Content Syndicate’s rapid growth and development of its content services platform. “In its private beta alone, Content [...]

Viva To Launch Mobile Payment Solution In Kuwait

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

STC’s Kuwaiti subsidiary Viva announced that it will be launching a new mobile payment solution in Kuwait, using a platform provided by Irish firm Macalla. Viva, the third mobile operator in Kuwait, which launched services in December of last year, will provide payment services in Arabic and English directly to Viva subscribers and also via its dealer [...]

Cyber Gear Launches DIYads For Self Serve Advertising

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Cyber Gear, a UAE based web design and online marketing firm, has just launched DIYadsonline.com, a new “do it yourself” online ad creation, placement and performance analysis service for the Middle East. The service is targeted at advertisers who are on a budget, and need to cheaply put together an online display ad, and get it [...]

Ikbis Introduce New Direct Webcam Upload Feature

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Ikbis, popular Arab video and photo sharing website, has launched a new feature enabling users to upload videos directly from their webcams. This means that users who have a webcam and microphone connected to their computers can directly click on ‘Webcam upload’ to access a new interface where they can start recording their messages after enabling the [...]

Questler Launches Mobile Information Channels With Orange

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Questler, the informal online learning network, just announced the launch of a couple of mobile information channels in Jordan with Orange, through the help of Beecell, a mobile value added services and solutions provider. Two mobile channels have been launced, one in Arabic and the other in English. Subscribers to any of the channels will get the [...]

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