AdMob To Be Acquired By Google For $750 Million In Stock

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Just a few hours earlier, it was announced that a definitive agreement was signed for mobile advertising network AdMob to be acquired by Google for $750 Million in stock. AdMob was founded in January 2006 by Lebanese entrepreneur Omar Hamoui, as a mobile advertising marketplace, offering solutions for discovery, branding and monetization on the mobile [...]

Mobile Monday Morocco, Casablanca, November 3rd 2009

Friday, October 30th, 2009

The 5th edition of Mobile Monday Morocco has been announced and will be taking place this coming “Tuesday”, November 3rd 2009, which would make it more of a Mobile Tuesday, but that doesn’t sound as cool, I guess. The event will be taking place at l’Office des Changes in Casablanca, from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. The program [...]

Kotob Arabia Bets On Mobile Fueling Arab e-Book Revolution

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Kotob Arabia, a Cairo-based online publisher of more than 4,000 Arabic e-books, and its founder and director Ramy Habeeb, foresee that mobile phones’ deep market penetration in the region, combined with the most popular e-book readers’ high price tags and inability to read Arabic’s right-to-left script, make the mobile phone a platform of choice for [...]

Bayt.com Launches New Mobile Version Of Their Job Search

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Bayt.com, the Middle East’s leading job site have launched a new mobile version of their portal, which will enable job seekers to access the Bayt.com website quickly and easily on their mobile devices, while on the move. Job seekers can simply enter m.bayt.com into the web browser of their mobile device, then instantly search all [...]

Total Country Connectivity Measure For The Arab World

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

The annual results of Arab Advisors Group’s Total Country Connectivity Measure (TCCM) reveal substantial –mostly cellular service driven- improvements in overall scores. The Arab broadband Internet markets also registered very positive growth. The United Arab Emirates is the most connected country in the Arab World according to the Arab Advisors Group’s annual report; Bahrain and [...]

Ayna Adds Satellite Imagery To Mobile Version Of Ayna Maps

Friday, June 19th, 2009

As promised when they first launched the mobile version of their mapping service, Ayna.com has gone on and launched a satellite imagery feature for this mobile version, allowing users to see a high-resolution aerial snapshot of the location they are looking for. Users of the service can now enter any address in the Middle East [...]

ATH Moves To Invest In Mobile Technology In The Arab World

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Accelerator Technology Holdings (ATH) has announced that it is working on establishing a company to fund investment in mobile technology in the Arab region. ATH is a holding company that acts through a group of companies established in Jordan and Bahrain to identify, invest in and help build best of breed ventures in the ICT [...]

Etisalat Launches Own New Instant Messaging Service

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Etisalat, the UAE telecoms operator, announced the launch of its own IM (Instant Messaging) service for its mobile phone and internet customers. Etisalat Messenger is similar in concept to other chatting applications like Yahoo! Messenger, MSN and Google Talk, allowing subscribers to send messages in both Arabic and English between mobile phones and computers. With [...]

Tunisiana Launches A New Fund For Value-Added Services

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Tunisiana, the first private mobile operator in Tunisia,  just announced the launch of a fund for value-added services projects. This move follows the recent publication of a new law in Tunisia relating to the sharing of revenue between telecom operators and value-added services providers. So in an effort to empower and encourage more entrepreneurs and startups to [...]

More Arabic Websites From The Gulf, But Few Visitors?

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Arabic websites based in the Gulf are increasing in number but the locals are not using them much, according to experts discussing “Investing in Future Media” at the TMT Finance and Investment 2009 forum that was recently held at Sharq Village hotel in Doha, Qatar. The opening presentation at the forum expressed concern over the [...]

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