Weekly Wrap-Up: December 30 - January 02

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Wamda's favorite stories of 2013 

Wamda favorite stories of the yearLooking back at our stories from 2013, we can’t help but feel a sense of pride in what the Arab startup ecosystem has accomplished, and excitement for what we will witness in 2014. Check out our Editorial team’s favorite stories on Wamda from 2013.

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8 tips for revitalizing a family business 

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Instabeat announces Series A investment from Wamda Capital, Jabbar Internet Group, and angel investors 

Instabeat announces Series A investment Beirut-based Instabeat has been making waves across the tech scene - here’s more on its Series A investment from Wamda Capital, Jabbar Internet Group, and angel investors as well as what comes next.

Can rewards platforms save daily deals? A look at Advantag's expansion

AdvantagWhile rewards platforms and daily deals sites are often thought of as competitors, Advantag has actually partnered with GrouponUAE in what can only be seen as a win-win situation. Here's more on their plans for expansion.

Friendshippr regulates informal P2P international shipping; secures $670,000 USD Series A round

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How Lebanese gaming portal At7addak is building an online empire with user-generated content

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4 steps for imagining better solutions at your startup

Solutions for your startup

If you were to make one resolution for 2014, it should probably be to focus on the solutions, instead of the problems, at your startup. Follow these four simple steps to implement a much smoother problem-solving strategy.

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