Weekly Wrap-Up: February 10-14

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It's time to switch gears as we're putting in the final touches for the kickstart of our Mix N' Mentor roadshow. Our first stop will be Cairo and we're really excited about it.

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Is the Internet in Danger of Becoming an Echochamber? [Wamda Debates]

Is the internet in danger of becoming an echo chamber?Last week, the Wamda team discussed internet privacy issues and what a good policy means to us. What does an ideal internet privacy policy look like to you? Read this second post of our new content series 'Wamda Debates', and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Entrepreneur of the Week

Entrepreneur of the Week: Delphine Edde of DiwaneeThis week's Entrepreneur is Delphine Edde, of Diwanee, a startup with 3 online platforms for women in its portfolio, of which two already receive 3 million hits per month. Find out what Delphine has to say about the state of Arabic content online, and what she thinks about competition in our interview with her.

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Aramex Launches Shop and Ship in Dubai: What it Means for E-Commerce Merchants

Aramex Launches Shop and Ship in Dubai: What it Means for E-Commerce MerchantsIn a move that could offer a great boost to e-commerce in the region, Aramex has just announced the launch of its international shipment service, Shop and Ship, in Dubai. Find out what it means for online retailers and more details in this post.

8 Startup Couples Making Entrepreneurship Romantic

6 Startup Couples Making Entrepreneurship Romantic

This week, we've decided to publish an article with a special twist, highlighting some of the region's power couples. Find out which startups have couples in their teams, and how they manage between business and private life.

E-Commerce in Lebanon: An Overview

E-Commerce in Lebanon: An Overview

The first in a new content series on Wamda, discussing e-commerce trends in countries across the Arab world, this post presents a clear overview of the e-commerce sector in Lebanon; who are the major players? Find out in this post.

How PayPal Plans to Expand Across the Arab World in 2013 [Wamda TV]

How PayPal Plans to Expand Across the Arab World in 2013This year at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, we met with PayPal’s General Manager for the Middle East and North Africa, Elias Ghanem. In this post, find out what he had to say about the online payment gateway’s plans for continued expansion across the Arab world.

Lebanese Telecoms Ministry Asks Citizens to 'Be The Minister' with New Game

Lebanese Telecoms Ministry Asks Citizens to 'Be The Minister' with New Game

Recently, Lebanese Telecoms Ministry, headed by Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui, launched a game to engage citizens online. What does the winner get? The chance to become minister for a day. Read more about the game and what it involves in this post.

Looking for Funding? Here's How to Get an Investor's Attention

Looking for Funding? Here's How to Get an Investor's Attention

All entrepreneurs agree that finding invesment is crucial for the longevity of their startup's life. How does one do it? Read this post to find out how to nab that investor's attention.

Can Anghami Fend Off Deezer's Entrance into the Arab Music Market?

Can Anghami Fend Off Deezer's Entrance into the Arab Music Market?

Anghami has been the darling app of the Middle East for the past year - but how will it fare now that French music streaming and discovery service Deezer is expanding into the region? Find out in this post.

Moroccan Startup Social IQ Quantifies Social Influence

Moroccan Startup Social IQ Quantifies Social Influence

Social IQ is an “influence marketing and brand advocacy company” founded in 2009, boasting offices in Rabat, Morocco and San Diego, California. Find out more about founder Akram Benmbarek, and the story behind Social IQ here.

 

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