Archive for July, 2010

Dakwak: A Tool For Website Localization Into 60+ Languages

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Dakwak is a new startup that was recently launched from Jordan that aims to provide a solution for website localization into 60+ languages. The site makes it easy for webmasters to integrate Dakwak’s localization and translation service right into their sites; instantly providing their visitors access to content in the language they’re most comfortable reading [...]

Online Content Bottlenecks in Arabia are loosening up

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Looks like all are meeting at the content crossroads. Telecoms/ISPs providing higher bandwidth & speed, Media/Entertainment companies bringing the content online, and we users getting ready to use all that. I skipped Advertisers, let’s give’em a break. The amount of direct online content piracy on Arabic websites could really shock you out if you weren’t [...]

AnaZahra, 32-year-old Zahrat Al Khaleej gone online? Or is it a step in conversion?

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Abu Dhabi Media Company(ADMC) is “the” pioneer in the digital publishing space in the Middle East, hands down. New digital platform? They implement n’ use it before anyone else. A media company that techno-geeks love to love. Apart from owning some of the best performing titles in print they’ve been busy going digital as fast [...]

All eyes on you, there’s never been a better time to start-up than now

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Governments support, communities, talent, funds, role models & case studies, cutting edge software n’ tools, and soon, better broadband & higher Internet penetration, and a great deal of awareness/coverage by media. You’ve got it all. Take it back to the days when Web meant that big Blue “e” icon. That’s exactly when we read all [...]

Tadarrab.com: An Internship Portal For The Arab World

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Tadarrab.com is a new service that was launched from Jordan and that aims to be an internship portal / guide for the Arab world, linking companies and interns. This is made possible through a platform that was built to enable companies to post and promote their available internship opportunities, and on the other hand make [...]

US Commits $455 Million For Five MENA Startup Investment Funds

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

The Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), an agency of the US government that invests in businesses in emerging markets, has approved a total of $455 million in financing to support the establishment of five private equity investment funds designed to invest in companies in the Middle East and North Africa [...]

Video: Book Trader For Buying And Selling Text Books At DemoCamp Dubai

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Book Trader is a project that was launched by two students at the American University of Dubai, Alexander Fuchs and Jamal Al Bloushi. It’s a website that allows students to buy and sell their used textbooks, the idea being to enable students to save some money on books and make some money out of their [...]

Monaqasat, An Online Tender Process Management Platform

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Monaqasat is an online tendering service that covers all middle eastern markets, and aims to be a central hub for all tendering activities, from sharing of documents to online bidding. The idea is to enable users to manage their tendering and procurement process in an easy, efficient and secure way; catering to the needs of [...]

Fear of Sharing Data, an obstacle to integrated start-ups

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

In the world of Mashed-up data where we get around platforms and devices seamlessly and access data from everywhere do you think we should fear sharing data anymore? Skimming through a great list of start-ups will easily get your attention that our most successful start-ups and entrepreneurs in Arabia are those who could integrate with [...]

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