Archive for the 'Jordan’s IT “industry”' Category

Why am I joining the Jordan Internet Blackout

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

For the past decade and a half, a large part of my belief in Jordan as a homeland has been based on the fact that we had a free uncensored internet (yes I know about the Arabtimes.com exception, but let’s just agree that the net in Jordan was largely free and uncensored). What does the [...]

Who will be Jordan’s entrepreneur of the year?

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

I get contacted by PR agencies quite often to plug product launches and stuff like that for 360east, and I usually decline, unless its something that really interests me. So here is one of those We’ve all been engulfed in the news of political change that is sweeping the region this year. But you know [...]

Why think of a graduation project when you can buy one?

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

This is a real ad and a real page from Facebook, blatantly advertising “graduation project” ideas in the fields of electronics and communications engineering. It’s apparently a business in Irbid, which makes sense given its close the the Jordan University of Science and Technology. “We spare you the effort of your graduation project,” says the [...]

Hey Jordan’s geeks: why not challenge Google at G-Jordan?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

OK. So Google is coming town (Amman, that is). And no, this is NOT about them opening an office in Jordan. What’s happening is G-Jordan. A three-day Google event for computer scientists, software developers and tech entrepreneurs. From the 12 to the 14th of December, Google will be “flying in” 20 Googlers to rub shoulders [...]

Jo’preneurs: capturing Jordan’s new wave of entrepreneurs

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

A postive post for a change Shadi Eideh, IT guru turned photographer, was on a journey to capture the spirit of the new wave of entrepreneurship with his camera the last few months. It’s a photographic exploration turned documentary. Now, Shadi and his partner Lara Al Safadi are starting to tease us with clips from [...]

Apps from Arabia

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

The iPhone and iPad are fundamentally changing the software business. One of the most remarkable things is how easily these iDevices are making us slip from one software universe to another one: from computers dominated by software from Microsoft, Adobe and Apple to portable devices dominated by, well, no one in particular. I am finding [...]

Is Nokia trying to attract app developers or scare them away?

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Be warned. It’s time for another long Nokia post on 360east! Last week ago I was in Beirut to attend the first Nokia Levant Developers Forum. The fact that Nokia actually holds such local events and goes through the trouble and cost of flying people to Beirut shows you how hard the company is trying [...]