Monthly Archives: December 2016

Best Tech of 2016

Best of 2016

There have been some great bits of tech to pass our way over 2016. Here are four of the best. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Google Pixel www.madeby.google.com Priced and specced to compete directly with Apple and Samsung’s high-end smartphones, Google…

New Abdali

New Abdali

Abdali New Abdali, an architectural marvel that intertwines technology and infrastructure, and a financial and business hub worthy of one of the Middle East’s leading, most cosmopolitan capital cities. Rising from the heart of the city with its glistening skyscrapers…

Dead Sea Red-Dead Project

Consortiums Selected for Red-Dead Project

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation has chosen five international consortiums to carry out the first phase of a $1.1 billion conveyance project that will use water from the Red Sea to replenish the rapidly receding Dead Sea. The consortiums…

Umniah CEO Ziad Shatara

The Evolution of Umniah

Umniah CEO Ziad Shatara is overseeing an ambitious plan to transform his company from a mere mobile operator into a complete digital service provider. Umniah set up shop in Jordan in 2005, breaking the duopoly that had existed in the…

Is Dubai the region's ICT hub?

Dubai’s Tech Hub Dream

Thanks to its investor-friendly business environment, world-class infrastructure, and strong government backing, Dubai is fast emerging as the go-to tech hub for the region. What lessons can other rival startup centers around the region, including Jordan, learn from the emirate’s…

The Kharabeesh Team

Kharabeesh: There’s Money in Funny

Wamda Capital, Endeavor Catalyst Fund, and Dash Ventures recently teamed up to invest $5 million in Kharabeesh, the multi-channel network best known for its popular online comedy videos. The network, which helped launch the careers of such stars as Rajae…

Dealmakers Event in Amman 2016

Mideast Tech Community Meets for DealMakers 2016

Endeavor Jordan held its fourth annual DealMakers event in Amman last month, once again providing some of the region’s top entrepreneurs and investors with the opportunity to meet face-to-face. The event was attended by 62 entrepreneurs, representing some of the…

Helen al Uzaizi, BizWorld

Nurturing the Next Generation of Business Talent

Through the young entrepreneurship programs it’s piloting in Jordan and the UAE, BizWorld is out to prove you’re never too young to learn about business. By Dina Al-Wakeel BizWorld, the San Francisco-based non-profit which provides entrepreneurship programs for children, recently…

KeyBS Launching New KeyKIOSK Services in Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE

KeyBS Launching Western Union Service on KeyKIOSK in Qatar First of all, KeyBS along with its franchise in Qatar KBS Qatar and the strategic partners Western Union and Al Fardan Exchange have launched Western Union service on in Qatar. The announcement…