Archive for the 'The web' Category

TootCorp launches ZOOFS: what Twitter is watching

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

TootCorp, makers of Toot, Ikbis and Watwet, have launched their fourth product and the company’s first aimed at the global market. It’s called ZOOFS. Here is what TootCorp cofounder Kareem Arafat had to say about it: Zoofs is a new way to discover YouTube videos that people are talking about on Twitter. Zoofs swallows millions [...]

6 interesting usages of Ikbis.com

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Over the past few years, Ikbis.com has grown in size and in depth. Ikbis Channels, in particular, have been multiplying in number and are being used by a wide variety of users and organizations: from people sharing a an interest to global broadcasting organizations reaching out to Arab audiences. Here are 6 examples of what [...]

ArabNet, Beirut and ‘Being Arab’

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Visiting Beirut is always a bitter sweet experience. My last trip to Beirut to attend ArabNet, the region’s first web business conference was my third trip to the city in 8 years, each of which had the duration of 48 hours. Each time I visit beirut I leave with a book, always from Librarie Antoine, [...]

ArabNet 2010, Day 1: the Arab web industry emerges

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Photos stolen from Andfaraway With a ballroom full of participants during all sessions, buzzing networking activity during coffee breaks, inspiring talks from both older web hands and young ones, startup demos from all over the region, not to mention very active tweeting and live blogging, we can say that day 1 of the ArabNet conference [...]

ArabNet: Ten years late, the Arab web industry gets its conference

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Here is one of my favorite anecdotes about the Arab web industry: the web advertising spending of the whole Arab region, including the rich Gulf region and Saudi Arabia is less than the revenue of a single niche web marketing agency (which you never heard of) in Seattle where one of my friends works. Now [...]

SYNTAX wins Jordan’s best website prize at the Jordan Web Awards

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Check this out: the sweat and tears (almost) that the SYNTAX (and Spring) team poured into the Amman Centennial website paid off in a new way. It was a nice surprise that we won the Jordan Web Awards best site of 2009 prize. But there’s a catch: the trophy was so damn heavy, my arm [...]

How to swear in Arabic, using web and tech jargon!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This video, the product of the “sick minds” at Kharabeesh was first shown at the Jordan Web Awards a couple of days ago. It was one of the highlights of the evening! So watch or I will RSS your face!