Archive for June, 2010

Video: Twtrtales Collaborative Story Writing Through Tweets At DemoCamp Dubai

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Twtrtales is a new project that was launched out of the UAE, which aims to enable collaborative story writing through tweets. Users would basically get to start a new hashtag for a story, and then they’d start contributing to writing the story one tweet at a time by appending that hashtag. On the site, readers would [...]

Video: Loomni Presents Education Project At DemoCamp Dubai

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Loomni is a new service for the region that aims to empower continuing education, making it more accessible and affordable to everyone. The service was previously reviewed here. The overall idea of the startup is to fill the existing gap and provide learning opportunities for people who can’t afford expensive courses, nor have the time [...]

Skype Confirms Plan For Regional Headquarters In Bahrain

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Skype, the internet telephony company has confirmed it will be setting up its Middle East headquarters in Bahraini capital Manama, to better target internet users in the Middle East and Africa. Skype said Bahrain’s liberal and advanced ICT infrastructure and policies and its geographic position providing unparalleled access to the Gulf’s trillion dollar market were [...]

Video: AdGoing Online Ad Marketplace At DemoCamp Dubai

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

AdGoing is a Saudi based company that bills itself as an online ad marketplace, aiming to make it easy to buy and sell advertising online, giving advertisers and publishers a platform to find each other. The service supports both banner and text ads, as well as their variations. The system is mainly targeted at smaller [...]

Video: The Question Company Presents SMS Based Q&A Service At DemoCamp Dubai

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

The Question Company is a UAE based company that provides a question and answer sms-based service, that enables users in the UAE to sms any question to them and get an answer back in a few minutes time. The guidelines to use the service are really simple, you basically just think of a question, text [...]

Video: O-Minds Presents FlashFirebug At DemoCamp Dubai

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

O-Minds is a Jordan-based IT company with a focus on open source and web development. They’re active participants in the Drupal community, and work on advanced Adobe Flash development. Ashraf Amayreh from O-Minds was the first startup person to present at the DemoCamp Dubai event that was held on June 23rd at Dubai Knowledge Village’s [...]

DemoCamp Dubai – A Quick Review Of The Event

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The second DemoCamp Dubai event to be organised by Dubai Internet City took place at the Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium a few hours ago, and I have to say the reaction I had and the one I saw and felt from the people in the auditorium was a lot better than it was at the [...]

Revisiting Arabic Social Bookmarking And Content Discovery

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

A bit over two years ago, I wrote a post about the Arab social bookmarking services out there, listing the existing options, how good they looked and how well they seemed to be doing, identifying the top ones at that time. If anyone were to pull up that same list today and go check on [...]

Jeddah Food, The Online Restaurant Guide Launches iPhone App

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Jeddah Food, the English language online restaurant guide to restaurants in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, recently announced the launch of their new iPhone mobile application. The application enables visitors to Jeddah, as well as locals, quickly find restaurants around the city, based on your current location, while on the go. It provides a search functionality to look [...]

MENA ICT Forum – October 10-11, 2010 – Amman (Jordan)

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The MENA ICT Forum is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Information and Communications Technology Enabled Services (ICTES) industry event for the MENA region, that is held in Jordan on a bi-annual basis. The event was previously known as Jordan ICT Forum in it’s previous incarnations. This year’s event is scheduled for October 10-11, [...]

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