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SMEs and startups that wish to reach more
customers should offer smart content and leverage web
was the message at the...
It’s now possible to buy domain names in
non-roman letters including Chinese, Arabic and Russian, following
a major expansion in the kinds o...
This is a crosspost with Boostmena.
Google was founded in 1998 and Facebook was
founded in 2004. Fifteen years ago, businesses had no way...
Still unsure about the value of content marketing? Read on.
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“We’re thinking about marketing for our startup but ...
ShortPoint, a Dubai-based web and content-design startup that launched earlier this year, hopes to save content creators hours of coding by...
coworking space for Egypt’s online security professionals is set to
launch in August, and is aiming to make the Arabic-speaking d...
Kharabeesh was one of the first companies to start making animated and video Arabic content, but their success didn’t come...
In response to the Arab publishing industry’s recent increased attention to the internet, Hivos has dedicated the Disrupt!...
Residents of the Middle East don't need me to tell them that
this year so far has been a doozy in terms of weather.
First, we had...
Students from Deshna, Egypt, pull sugarcane from tractors on
Egypt’s Aswan Agriculture Road, which usually puts students’ lives
in danger (...
While Beirut has countless translators, one in
particular is targeting businesses with an eye on corporate
“The idea i...
ArabiaWeather.com has announced a new round of investment, reported by some outlets to be $2 million, led by new investor Badia Impact...
Walking through the doors of Tunisia’s Elgazala Technopark
on Monday October 13th, there was one thing I couldn’t
help but not...
When I was first invited to join the MIT Media Lab as a
Director’s Fellow I took it at face value and assumed it was
somehow connected to t...
The virtual world suffers a severe shortage of Arabic content;
sites in Arabic account for only 3% of all online content. In
What do you get if you combine three Dubai-based technology
lovers, a firm friendship, and the omnipresent World Wide Web? As
Patience and passion can be worth more than fundraising or
aggressive marketing; this is an often-repeated maxim that might
In the race to populate the internet with Arabic content, each
year Ramadan presents a unique opportunity to measure how quickly
Lamsa, the interactive children’s
“edu-tainment” Arabic platform, has signed a long-term strategic
partnership with twofour54, the comme...
Last year during Ramadan, we
spoke to several media sites offering support and advice to
women, highlighting their activities and...
Last week, Wamda organized its 14th
Mix N’ Mentor and its fourth in Amman, Jordan. The event was
supported by our strategic partners Zain J...
As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably had some
kind of internal monologue that went a bit like this:
“I know we need great content – but it
I first met Wafa Obaidat at a TEDxYouth event in Bahrain. I was
floored by how — at 23 years old — Obaidat was running operations
for her S...
After attending a seminar about the lack of digital Arabic content at ArabNet 2012, Samer Hamandi came up with the idea of Charbaka, a...