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Mohamed Marwen Meddah
Marwen has been very passionate about the web and the possibilities it brings to people and businesses alike ever since the early days of the internet. For this reason, he chose to build a career that is closely tied with web solution development; having the chance to work with a number of startups throughout their projects' lifecycles, covering the initial brainstorming and concept development, to formulating the project plan and specifications, to development, deployment and beyond. [ Follow on Twitter ] [ Connect on LinkedIn ]

Qatar ICT Conference and Exhibition (Qitcom) – May 24-26, 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

ictQatar (Qatar’s Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology) will be hosting the first Qatar ICT Conference and Exhibition (Qitcom), from May 24-26, 2011 at the Doha Exhibition Center, a move done by the government IT body to support the rapidly growing ICT market seen to expand to $3.7bn by 2013. The conference is meant [...]

Sikkaa: A Social Network For Amateur Football Players And Teams

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Sikkaa is a new social network type site launched from Kuwait and that targets amateur football (soccer) players and teams, helping them to promote themselves and organize matches and tournaments between them. The word “Sikkaa” is an Arabic word that means “road”; which has been used in Kuwait for some time to describe the alleys [...] Launches Classifieds For Advertising & Media Pros

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011, the specialized online community for advertising and media professionals in the Middle East with over 11,000 members, has launched a free Classifieds service to address the need for sector-specific classifieds listings that provide exposure to a more targeted audience and market. Accordingly, the mediaME Classifieds service focuses on advertising and media related categories. For [...]

Planet of the Apps Arabia 2011 – April 18-20th 2011 – Dubai (UAE)

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

There’s no arguing that we currently live in a mobile world, and since the launch of the iPhone a few years ago and all the developments that have followed in the smartphone space, contributing to the spread of such devices around the world, mobile apps have taken over as the hottest innovation area in tech. [...]

Matajer: A Hosted Arab E-Commerce Solution For Online Stores

Monday, April 4th, 2011

E-commerce could very well be one of the hardest areas for an online startup from the Arab world to establish itself in, with many attempting to make breakthroughs in this space over the years and only a few barely making it, even though we have yet to witness THE big success. Matajer is taking a [...]

Yalla Apps: Microsoft’s MEA Windows Phone 7 Developer Portal

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Microsoft announced the launch of “Yalla Apps“, a regional Windows Phone 7 developer portal that Microsoft hopes will serve as an accelerator for the creation, availability and submission of local Windows Phone 7 applications from the developer community across the Middle East and Africa region (MEA), in addition to enabling them to be part of [...]

N2V Adds AqarMap, Qaym And True-Gaming To Their Portfolio

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

National Net Ventures, better known as N2V, and one of the top internet groups in the Middle East, have been on an investment roll lately, announcing three new investments in regional startups within the past couple of weeks alone. The three startups cover three different areas, following N2V’s strategy to diversify their portfolio of internet properties and [...]

MasterCard Survey: Jump In UAE Online Shopping Growth Rate

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

The percentage of respondents in the UAE accessing the Internet for shopping increased from 29% in 2009 to 42% in 2010 according to the results of a recent MasterCard survey on online shopping. Results of the fourth survey on online shopping conducted by MasterCard also revealed that growth in the UAE is led by consumers [...]

First DemoCamp Amman To Be Held on May 10th 2011 At Zara Expo

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

This coming May will witness another addition to the startup event scene in the region, specifically in Amman, Jordan, with the holding of the first DemoCamp Amman event. DemoCamp Amman will be held on May 10th 2011 at Zara Expo from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. As with other DemoCamp events around the region and the world, [...]

Palestinian Hassan Hamdan Receives Award At 2010 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Palestinian entrepreneur Hassan Hamdan, Co-Founder of Optimal Technology Solutions and recent graduate of Modern Science and Art University, has been awarded the “Lessons from the Edge Award” in the 2010 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Competition. The award was given as a specialized category within the GSEA, a program of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the [...]

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