Archive for September, 2009

Bedkash, A New Palestinian Free Classifieds Portal

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Bedkash is a new free classifieds portal for Palestine that was just recently launched in its beta version, providing the service for users in all Palestinian cities. The service enables users to post the objects they want to sell or the service they can provide, or what they are searching for, for free on the [...]

WebDialn@ Study Of Algerian Internet Users Results

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

A new study entitled WebDialn@ (meaning ‘our web’ in the Arab Algerian accent) by Med&Com and Ideatic that polled about 6,000 Algerian internet users on ADSL, mobile internet, online advertising and e-commerce, estimates that 4.5 million people (12.8% of the Algerian population) use the internet, and that they heavily rely on it for news, research and activities [...]

Talasim One Of Six Winners At Seedcamp Week 2009

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Seedcamp has announced the six winners of this year’s edition of Seedcamp Week, after an intense week of mentoring in London by a diverse mentor, investor and entrepreneur network. Among the six winners is Jordanian startup Talasim, an online social network and photo sharing service for comedy/funny content, which was founded by Zeid Koudsi and [...]

Shawshara, An Online Encyclopedia For Arabic Music

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Shawshara is a community based project aimed at collecting and documenting all aspects of Arabic music in an online encyclopedia. Shawshara is set up as a wiki based platform enabling anyone to add and modify the contents of any page, without the interference of site administrators, in order to enrich the content and grow the [...]

MENA Broadband Subscribers To Reach 27 Million By 2014

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

According to Informa Telecoms & Media’s new Middle East & North Africa Broadband report, the MENA region will continue to experience some of the world’s highest growth rates in broadband subscriber numbers. The report states that the 66 percent growth that the region witnessed in 2008 will be leveling out at around 24.9 percent (compound [...]

Woopra To Come Out Of Beta And Launch Paid Accounts

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Woopra, the innovative and real-time web analytics tool, just announced that their beta program is coming to an end and that in the coming weeks, the beta label will be dropped and the waiting list for the service ended. From then on, different levels of paid accounts will be introduced and registration will be open [...]

Nahel.com, A New UAE Online Shopping Destination

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

In an Arab internet scene where e-commerce remains largely untapped, Nahel.com from Dubai is a very welcome addition, with a very big goal: to establish itself as a prime B2C online retailer. They’ve worked on building an inventory of thousands of new brand-name products covering several categories, from electronics, to games to perfumes, watches and [...]

Search Advertising’s Double-Digit Growth In The Arab World

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

As several regional reports and studies have shown, online advertising in the Arab world is pretty much still in its infancy, with it only representing around 1% of total advertising spends in the region. Search advertising which is a relatively newer form of online advertising has just started making inroads into the market over the [...]

Tamtem, A Site To Anonymously Share What’s On Your Mind

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Tamtem is a new Arabic service where people can use an anonymous name to post their everyday anecdotes, embarrassing or weird situations from their lives, as well as get certain secrets off their chests and share it all with the world. The site follows pretty much the same concept as FMyLife, and adopts a similar look. [...]

International Conference On E-Commerce, E-Payment And Applications, Marrakech, 25-27 September 2009

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

For three days this month, from September 25th to 27th 2009, in the city of Marrakech (Morocco), the ICEP’09 Conference (International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Payment and Applications) will be gathering researchers and executives from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in e-commerce and in e-payment solutions. Speakers have been invited from academic [...]

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