Archive for the 'Jordan's IT "industry"' Category

Google plans R&D center in Israel

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

The two magic letter R and D. Hint, Hint, to the Jordanian IT industry :)

Haaretz - Israel News
DAVOS, Switzerland - Google “is in the process of establishing an R&D center in Israel,” Sergey Brin, a founder of the Internet search titan, told Haaretz during the World Economic Forum here. Brin and co-founder Larry Page were […]

Will 2006 be the year of VoIP?

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Here’s a prediction: the first quarter of 2006 will see the introduction of a number of VoIP (Voice over IP) services in Jordan. For the better part of 2005, the newly registered telecoms have been busy, well, getting registered and approved by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission and establishing their corporate presence. I am actually surprised […]

Has Jordan lost its IT focus?

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

BUSINESS | A few years back, Jordan was talking about becoming a knowledge economy. Ahmad Humeid follows up on the state of affairs of Jordan’s tech industry.

It is only a few years back that IT was the big news in Jordan. We started imagining a future were Jordan becomes the Ireland of the Middle East, […]!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Others have beaten me to the story :) is here. We just checked who registered the domain for them and it’s the Abu Ghazaleh company (they have an Intellectual Property division that handles stuff like that). [Thanks Jad for the quick info and David for his comment on my previous post]

Now, I have been […]

toot and Arabia’s web 2.0 movement!

Friday, January 20th, 2006

It seems that 2006 will be the year of the Arab web 2.0 (whatever that means :) ). After we launched toot, on the 1st of January, two new blogging/RSS related sites were launched: Dawwen and feedi.

Arab bloggers are taking note. Check out what< a href="">Ahmad has to say about it all (Arabic).

It’s all pretty […]

The Arabic blogging revolution: made in Jordan?

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

WEB | Want an Arab blog? Jordanian internet companies have something for you, Ahmad Humeid reports.

Last week, I was on an hour long Skype call with my friend, whom I will call here the London Banker. We were talking about one of my favourite subjects these days: blogging. In the middle of the conversation, he […]

toot goes live: the end of media as we know it!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

On 1/1/2006, we flipped the switch and the toot home page went live. I just want to say that I am really excited to be involved in a startup again. Building a new company from scratch has such an energizing vibe to it :) And working with a great team of people makes things even […]