Archive for June, 2009
For mobile geeks only: talking to Nokia’s Levant marketing head about the N97, Amman’s missing map and OviThursday, June 25th, 2009
The N97 has been on sale in Amman for the past few days (apparently for JD 450, US$ 633). There is a lot of Nokia and activity and buzz these days. I’ve been invited to attend its launch in Beirut but couldn’t go. Instead, I caught up with Bruce Howe, the marketing head for Nokia [...]
It seems that Jordan’s tolerance and moderation can’t include a 28 year old poet who “dared” to use a fragment of Quranic language in one of poems in a way that a religious authority found offensive. The news that a Jordanian court has sentenced the poet Islam Samhan to one year in prison plus a [...]
Yesterday, I received a comment on one of my posts from someone who said he’s from a company called Blink offering internet for business plans from 5 500 Mbit on their own infrastructure! Has anyone heard of them or dealt with them?
Over the past week or so, several stories have been published in The National, Abu Dhabi’s quality English language daily, about Jordan’s technology scene, with a special focus on Jordanian web startups and the emerging culture around them. Reporting from Jordan, The National’s Tom Gara has been firing off one article after the other, featuring [...]