Tag: Internet

How to: Build an App Ecosystem

This article appeared in the February, 2014 edition of Venture. Mobile apps obviously hold huge business potential, but how do we get Jordan to make more? By Max Marin In the last decade, the Middle East has embraced smartphones, especially in…

Venture Explains: The Sharing Economy

What is it? A broad, catch-all term to describe an economic model in which you rent or borrow an asset owned by someone else. Countless Internet-based services are springing up to facilitate these new types of transactions across a host…

Full Growth for MENA Internet in 2015

These are exciting times for MENA’s online industry. Traditional sectoral investors are starting to worry about the impact of low oil prices, a potential slowdown in construction and real-estate, and eroding margins in telecom and banking. On the other hand,…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Rana Hamarneh

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Managing Partner at AdPro Communications Rana Hamarneh, managing partner at Amman-based…

Samsung Gets Connected

The Internet of Things took center stage at this year’s Samsung MENA Forum, the mammoth annual event where the Korean tech giant unveils its product lineup for the coming year. Samsung Electronics Middle East and North Africa President Choong Ro…

Hellofood Pushes into Online Groceries

Online food ordering giant Hellofood has joined forces with the Dukkan supermarket chain to launch an online grocery delivery service. “We have started expanding to grocery stores as our aim is to become the leading marketplace for food,” said Hellofood…

Waiting on the Internet of Things

Everyone agrees the Internet of Things will revolutionize our homes. But it’s not clear when this might happen. By Zeid Nasser Some find it hard to define, but the Internet of Things (IoT) simply refers to ‘things’ that are connected…

Crowdfunding Comes of Age

This article appeared in the June, 2014 edition of Venture.   By offering cash-strapped entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their ideas directly to the general public, crowdsourcing is fast emerging as a major source of funding for Jordanian startups. By Elisa…

A Good Year for Online Industry

If you thought 2014 was an exciting year for doing business on the Internet, then expect 2015 to be even better. By Khaldoon Tabaza Last year will go down as a milestone for online businesses in the Arab world. It…

From Yahoo! to Vyu

After helping shape the region’s digital landscape through Maktoob, Ahmed Nassef now has his sights set on changing the way we watch TV. By Elisa Oddone Regional Internet pioneer Ahmed Nassef, who left his senior position at Yahoo last year,…