Archive for May, 2009

Folowen, A New Social Media Search Tool (Private Beta Invites)

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

folowen is a new social media search tool that just went live in private beta and enables users to search for the social profiles of different people and organizations on several social media sites, returning all found profiles in one search result. The aim is to make it simpler for anyone to find and follow [...]

Yamli Releases Beta Of Their Official Firefox Toolbar

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Yamli, the startup that specializes in smart transliteration technologies for the Arabic Web, just unveiled its new official Firefox browser toolbar. A Yamli toolbar or extension has been a user request for quite a while now, and Yamli has answered with this toolbar that extends the possibility to use Yamli’s Arabic transliteration technology to any site or [...]

TasmeemME: An Online Networking Service For Creative Talents In The Middle East

Monday, May 25th, 2009

TasmeemME, Tasmeem Middle East, is a new service that was launched in its beta version from Jordan, and which its creators describe as the first online networking site for creative talents across the region. TasmeemME recognizes the link between social connections and finding the right job (if you’re an individual) or the right person for a [...]

Twitvid.com, A Service to Tweet Videos Quickly And Easily

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

EatLime, the online video and file sharing service that was previously reviewed here, has gone on and released a new service call Twitvid.com that presents users with an easy way to post their videos to Twitter. The service doesn’t just post a link to a video when the user tweets, but it uses the patent-pending EatLime [...]

What do Arab startups need the most? [Poll]

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

A new poll went live on StartUpArabia, you can find it on the sidebar on the right or vote straight from this post. This poll asks a pretty straightforward question in a little quest to find out what people think Arab startups need the most at this point in time to be able to make [...]

Jordanian Government To Launch Two Venture Capital Funds

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The Government of Jordan, represented by Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO), has launched a Call for Proposals to pre-select one or two fund managers to provide services in relation to the establishment and management of the up-coming Early Stage and Capital for Growth funds in Jordan. The Funds are part of the Jordan Enterprise Venture [...]

The 10 Finalists Of MIT Arab Business Plan Competition 08-09

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

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. The current version of the competition officially started on November 10th 2008, by opening up registrations. Now, after two rounds of selection, [...]

Watwet’s New Version With Twitter Link, Channels And Better Language Support

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Watwet, the Arab social networking and micro-blogging platform, has released a new version of their web application code named ‘Suzie’, and with it come a bunch of really interesting new features. With the recent migration to the Rails 2.2 framework, they’ve worked on better language support on Watwet, which translates into better handling of Arabic [...]

Launch Of Global Business Opportunities Program’s 2nd Version

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The second version of the Global Business Opportunities program was officially launched yesterday by the Al-Ahli Holding Group in partnership with the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE), in a ceremony presided over by HRH Princess Sumaya Bint El-Hassan. The program aims to train a group of young entrepreneurs of various nationalities in order to [...]

IIT Forum 6: The Arab World’s Top 10 Investment Ready Startups

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The 6th Investing In Technology Forum; an event that aims to be a networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, regional corporate CEOs, and all technology leaders in the region to get together to share experiences, develop relationships and explore business opportunities; took place in Cairo, Egypt, last week. One of the items on the event’s agenda [...]

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