Archive for August, 2010

The importance of laser beam focus

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

I can’t stress enough the importance of business focus. Lack of focus can literally make or break your business, especially as a young fragile startup, with limited resources.  It is very important to focus on your core strength, on your unique selling proposition, on a specific feature set, on your specific target audience, core product… whatever [...] Launches New Version Based On User Feedback

Saturday, August 21st, 2010, the regional online real estate marketplace that was launched a few months ago, and that enables users to search for houses, apartments and land based on location, through satellite maps, has launched a new version. According to numbers from AqarMap, they’ve grown quite well over the past few months, reaching a number of over [...]

What is your exit strategy?

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

As a startup founder of, I wonder what are the possible exits for my company in the future? It’s a topic I think every founder should really think of. How many other Maktoobs can we really have in the region? It took 10+ years for the exit to happen. And it was a foreign [...]

DuShare: A Simple P2P Direct File Transfer Service

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

duShare is a simple P2P direct file transfer service that aims to make the act of sending files between people as easy and effective as possible. The service enables users to send files of unlimited size to one another though the system, and without having to go through uploading the file to a central server [...]

Cobone, A Group Buying Venture From Jabbar Internet Group

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Cobone is a new startup that is looking at using the power of group purchasing in order to offer its users the best deals, allowing them to save on the things they want. Cobone aims to offer online shoppers in the Middle East region one deal everyday from every city’s best hotels, goods, services, meals, [...] A New Online Shopping Destination For Egypt

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010, the online food ordering service, is building on their success and experience, by making a new push into online shopping through their recently launched portal called allows users to shop online for a variety of products in different categories, including electronics, mobile phones, beauty products, sports, jewelry, apparel, books and magazines and [...]

Abjad Hawaz 7o66i Kalamun, lost in the Markup

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

An Arabic art gallery without some of the best crafted calligraphy holds no value. That’s a fact. Arabic calligraphy & poetry are forms of cultural pride and not just art. Going digital, we lose all that. From readability to interaction. It’s all gone. Bold? Italic? Underlined? Get yourself ten Arabic books. Open’em, read’em, do you [...]’s Communities, Goin’ Social with 4.5m Job Seekers?

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Time comes for Web companies to renew themselves n’ get on with new features n’ enhanced strategies to cope up with users’ needs, opportunities, and competition. has gone through a series of additions to what they offer on their Website. First was their Buy & Sell section that is just classifieds which is irrelevant [...]

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