Archive for June, 2009

MENA 100 Business Plan Competition: A Call For Arab Innovative Entrepreneurs

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

The MENA 100 Business Plan Competition, which is organized by the MENA-OECD Enterprise Financing Network, in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank and the MENA Center for Investment, has just been launched. The primary objective of the MENA 100 business plan competition is to encourage existing and inspire potential entrepreneurs and connect the 100 best [...]

Folowen Releases Public Beta With New Features

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Folowen, the social media search tool that aggregates social profiles of people and organization’s on several social media sites into one search result, and that was previously covered here, has just gone into public beta. The tool makes it easier for users to follow a person or organization’s social web; be it a Facebook profile, page, group, [...]

TeleGeography: Middle East Sees Growth In Broadband Numbers

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

The Middle East has witnessed a growth in wireless and broadband subscribers despite the global market showing a decline in 2009, a new research has found. According to TeleGeography, a telecommunications research, analysis and consulting company, wireless subscribers in the Middle East at the end of Q1 2009 were at 232 million, which is a [...]

Ayna Adds Satellite Imagery To Mobile Version Of Ayna Maps

Friday, June 19th, 2009

As promised when they first launched the mobile version of their mapping service, has gone on and launched a satellite imagery feature for this mobile version, allowing users to see a high-resolution aerial snapshot of the location they are looking for. Users of the service can now enter any address in the Middle East [...]

MasterCard Survey: Online Shopping In UAE Peaks In Fourth Quarter Of 2008

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Per capita online shopping in the UAE reached $1,193 (Dh4,378) in the fourth quarter of 2008, making it the highest in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa region, according to the latest MasterCard survey. Online shoppers made an average of 3.6 purchases in the fourth quarter of 2008, compared with 3.1 during the same quarter [...]

Int@j Introduces 20 Jordanian ICT Companies to Intel Capital

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Int@j, the Information Technology Association of Jordan, recently conducted an event with Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corporation, including more than 20 companies from the ICT community in Jordan. The event focused on introducing the Jordanian ICT sector to Intel Capital and sharing various business aspects and relations among the various [...]

Silatech And Cisco To Build Invitational Technology Platform

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Silatech recently announced that it will be working with Cisco, which is one of its founding members and its global strategic technology provider, on the development of an ‘Invitational Technology Platform’, which will deliver Silatech services and solutions to the youth across the Middle East and North Africa. Silatech is an initiative, that was launched by Her [...]

Winners Of The MIT Arab Business Plan Competition 08-09

Friday, June 12th, 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. A few hours ago, the [...]

DemoCamp Cairo – June 14th 2009 – The Agenda

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

As previously announced, the first DemoCamp Cairo will be taking place at the Cairo International Convention & Exhibition Center (Mycerinos Auditorium) on June 14th 2009 at 6PM. The following six demos will be taking place at the event: Exorcist: A puzzle game for the iPhone and iPod Touch by Vimov. TVOSZ: An Egyptian video sharing service that was previously reviewed [...]

ATH Moves To Invest In Mobile Technology In The Arab World

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Accelerator Technology Holdings (ATH) has announced that it is working on establishing a company to fund investment in mobile technology in the Arab region. ATH is a holding company that acts through a group of companies established in Jordan and Bahrain to identify, invest in and help build best of breed ventures in the ICT [...]

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