Tag: Internet

Netflix Set to Expand Into the Middle East

Netflix, the paid-for streaming platform behind such popular TV shows as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, is hiring new staff to help launch the service in the Middle East next year. The California-based media giant recently…

Liwwa: Looking to Lend More

After securing a crucial round of funding from investors, CEO of peer-to-peer lender liwwa says he’s ready to further expand the platform’s reach across the region. By Jane Hosking The region’s SMEs have long had a hard time securing finance,…

King Hussein Business Park – The Pulse of Business

Jordan’s leading tech park is readying a major expansion plan that aims to attract new investments worth billions. The King Hussein Business Park (KHBP) has long been a crucial part of Jordan’s plan to become a regional technology center. The…

Prepare for the Internet of Things

The coming leap in Machine-to-Machine communication will change our lives.  By Elisa Oddone Jordan is gearing up for another digital revolution. Home appliances, hospital equipment, and car control panels managed by smartphone apps and sensors used to be the stuff…

What’s up with Whatshudoin?

Luai Masri is the founder and CEO of Whatshudoin, a new social media app that allows users to interact based on the way they feel. How is Whatshudoin different to other social media apps? Whatshudoin is a complete mood-focused platform….

Venture Explains: The Right to be Forgotten

What is it? Last year, the European Court of Justice ruled that European residents could ask Internet search engines like Google to de-list search results which appeared under a person’s name when they’re out of date, irrelevant or inflammatory—the so…

Online Encyclopedia Mawdoo3 Receives $1.5 Million in Funding

Online Arabic content was given a boost last month with the announcement that Jordanian startup Mawdoo3—a Wikipedia-like online Arabic encyclopedia—received $1.5 million in Series A funding from Dubai-based investor EquiTrust. Initially founded as a student project in 2010, Mawdoo3 quickly…

For Jordanians, Facebook is More than Just a Fun Diversion

Facebook isn’t just a website to share videos of kittens, it’s fast becoming our window to the world. By Osama Al Sharif Social media’s sway on public opinion continues to increase in Jordan at a time when the influence of…

Zoomaal Leads MENA Crowdfunding Revolution

Lebanese crowdfunding platform Zoomaal is helping hundreds of exciting and innovative ideas get off the ground across the region. By Elisa Oddone Since it was launched in 2013, Beirut-based Zoomaal has quickly asserted itself as one of the region’s leading…

The 4G Fight Begins

With the recent issuance of a 4G license to Umniah, the battle for market share amongst Jordan’s big three mobile operators is set to get livelier than ever. Increased competition should prove a boon for consumers in terms faster Internet…