Hijri Calendar Now Available Through Google Calendar

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Google just recently announced the availability of the Hijri Calendar in English and Arabic in their Google Calendar tool. Google Calendar is a tool that simplifies keeping track of events, special occasions, and appointments — whether they’re on your own agenda or on the calendars of contacts who opt to share their schedules with you. [...]

Middle East Economic Slowdown To Boost Online Advertising

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The economic slowdown in the Middle East is expected to accelerate the growth of online advertising in the region, as companies opt for less expensive web ads over pricey traditional media.

Third Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

Monday, November 10th, 2008

The winners of the third annual Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition (QRNEC) were announced just a few days ago in Amman, Jordan. HRH Princess Sumaya, who was deputising for Her Majesty Queen Rania at the award ceremony, said that Jordan’s large pool of graduates “represents a tremendous value that Jordan creates every year”, and that the participants [...]

Google Calendar Is Launched In Arabic

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Google today announced the launch of Google Calendar in Arabic. Google Calendar is a tool that simplifies keeping track of events, special occasions, and appointments — whether they’re on your own agenda or on the calendars of contacts who opt to share their schedules with you. Google Calendar has become one of the most popular [...]

Yamli Releases iGoogle Arabic Transliteration Gadget

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Yamli has gone on and released a new iGoogle gadget that allows easy access to its award-winning Arabic transliteration technology directly from users’ customized Google homepages. Yamli’s Smart Arabic Keyboard allows users to type Arabic using Latin characters by converting their words in real time into Arabic text. The gadget integrates the functionality to convert words [...]

Google Launches Arabic Transliteration Tool, Takes On Yamli

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Google recently launched a new Arabic transliteration tool, that allows users to use their Latin keyboards to type in Arabic text. This move puts them in direct competition with Yamli, a small startup that has proven very popular and generated great feedback; simulating a modern day tech reenactment of David vs. Goliath. This isn’t the first [...]

Google Brings Better Arabic Support To Gmail

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

In another move from Google confirming their continuing push and commitment to the Arab world, the in-built Gmail Chat application now fully supports instant messaging in Arabic. In addition to the introduction of chat, Arab users will see some other changes to Gmail. Google said in a statement it understands that Arabic language speakers may [...]

Google Launches Knol In Arabic As One Of The First Languages Worldwide

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Google has just launched their service Knol in Arabic, as one of the first languages supported by the language worldwide. Knol is a new service from Google that in some way competes with Wikipedia, it is a free tool encouraging people to write articles about the things they know about most, and that they’re considered [...]

Online Advertising in the Arab World: Impacts and Opportunities – August 21st – Amman, Jordan

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship and Google have announced a new seminar titled “Online Advertising in the Arab World: Impacts and Opportunities“, with Google Country Business Development Manager (UAE) Husni Khuffash. The event will be taking place on August 21st (5:30 PM) at the Friendship auditorium in The Princess Sumaya University for Technology in [...]

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