Archive for October, 2009

Tiba3a, Enabling A Wider Range Of Arabic Fonts Online

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

One of the problems that all web designers face is the limitation of what fonts they can use online, and having to use only the default system fonts that are available with all operating systems. Arabic is yet another language where web developers suffer from the same problem, even more so because of the beauty [...]

Mobile Monday Morocco, Casablanca, November 3rd 2009

Friday, October 30th, 2009

The 5th edition of Mobile Monday Morocco has been announced and will be taking place this coming “Tuesday”, November 3rd 2009, which would make it more of a Mobile Tuesday, but that doesn’t sound as cool, I guess. The event will be taking place at l’Office des Changes in Casablanca, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. The program [...]

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority To Launch Global Technology Fund

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the region’s largest integrated technology park, is planning to launch a global technology fund middle of next year. “Some of the investments will be from ourselves, some from local and regional investors and also international investors,” said Ray Milhem, the new chief technology officer of technology investment at DSOA. He said, [...]

Twofour54 Ibtikar Launches Creative Lab Media Industry Grant Fund For Young Arabs

Monday, October 19th, 2009

twofour54 ibtikar, the media industry funding and support pillar of twofour54 Abu Dhabi, has launched twofour54 ibtikar: creative lab, a grant funding scheme aimed at engaging with young Arabs and stimulating creativity in order to build a long term sustainable media industry in the Arab world. twofour54 ibtikar: creative lab offers grant funding and business [...]

Qanawati, Check Flight Details & Availability Using SMS

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Qanawati (‘My Channels’ in Arabic) is a new mobile based service that was just launched from Saudi Arabia by Remal IT, allowing you to check for flight reservation availability via SMS. The service enables you to check for the availability of seats to be reserved specifically for the following airlines: Saudi Airlines, Nas air and Sama; as well [...]

Third Edition Of MIT Arab Business Plan Competition Launched

Monday, October 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. It also brings to the Arab world all the MIT expertise in entrepreneurship and in running such competitions. The equivalent [...]

Woopra Real-Time Web Analytics Tool Officially Comes Out Of Beta

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Woopra, the innovative and real-time web analytics tool, has just officially come out of beta, with the company announcing the beginning of Woopra’s general availability. With this launch, Woopra have introduced a whole paid plans structure, with registration now open to everyone opting for one of the paid plans, that range from $4.95 per month [...]

Arab Technology Business Plan Competition 2009 Semi-Finalists

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

The Arab Technology Business Plan Competition, which is a regional Technology investment competition organized by Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) in cooperation with Intel Corporation, has just announced the list of semi-finalists for this year’s edition of the competition. The list of 12 semi-finalists includes, in no particular order: AqarMap (Yemen): An online real [...]

Nakhweh, A Volunteer Matching Portal For Jordan

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Nakhweh is a new portal that was recently launched in Jordan, aimed at being a tool to foster and develop voluntary work in the community, through bridging the gap between available programs and volunteers. The site tries to achieve its goal by offering a number of online features to support the networking of leaders and volunteers [...]

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