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Editor-in-Chief at Wamda, the Middle East's leading startup news site
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Editor-in-Chief at Wamda, an entrepreneurship news portal and seed stage investment vehicle for the Middle East and North Africa. Ex-cognitive neuroscientist. Casual electric bassist. 
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Finnish game developer bets on the Arab region - and wins
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Developing games for the Middle East, and making current titles available in Arabic, are usually difficult and time-consuming tasks for most

Startup Weekend Damascus attracts young entrepreneurs despite the war
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At long last, Startup Weekend, the global entrepreneurial competition, has found its way to Damascus, in spite of the three-year war that ha

What Souq has to say about those rumors, and its new mobile strategy
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Just as chatter is sweeping the tech world that Souq.com may be courting Amazon for a potential acquisition, the Dubai-based e-commerce gian

5 ways you can participate in our MIT Media Lab workshop next week
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Next week, Wamda is bringing the MIT Media Lab to the Middle East for the very first time, hosted by twofour54 and Mubadala. The MIT Media L

Meet the first class of Saudi startups graduating from Flat6Labs Jeddah
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Nine months after its launch, Flat6Labs Jeddah startup accelerator has graduated its first class of startups, which serve markets from mothe

Arabic weather portal outshines Yahoo, reigns in Saudi Arabia
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ArabiaWeather.com is not the company that it was even just nine months ago. Since its early days as JordanWeather.jo, the company been a rar

Baraka Bits uses 'good news from the Middle East' to power positive…
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“It’s OK if we don’t see thousands of views on our articles,” says Rama Chakaki, founder and CEO of news site Baraka Bits. “We’re willing to

What makes stories go viral, and why it may be dangerous
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How many times in the past month have you clicked on a BuzzFeed list or an Upworthy headline promising to make you feel amazed and/or outrag

Iran's second annual Web and Mobile Conference to launch in February
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This February, the Iran Entrepreneurship Association, an organization that works to empower the startup ecosystem in Iran, will host the sec

How Big Hass sold hip hop to Saudi Arabia
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Brash hip hop and conservative Saudi Arabia are two things that wouldn’t seem to be a natural fit. But Hassane Dennaoui, blogger at ReVolt R

What Turkey's economic struggle means for its startups
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Excitement about Turkey’s startups hit fever pitch last year. This time one year ago, The Economist anointed the country’s startup scene as

Slow and steady: How Jordan's tasmeemME is building the Behance of…
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In the Middle East startup scene, we’re often all too aware of the dangers of hype lately. Positivity keeps founders motivated, but spreadin

4 big developments in Moroccan web in 2013
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With 2013 behind us, we can now take a moment now to reflect on all the online initiatives, cultural, and technological developments that ma

Can icecairo sustain a maker movement in Egypt, with government help?
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Egypt’s political situation isn’t discouraging budding green entrepreneurs. If anything, the revolutionary spirit may have encouraged young

4 steps for imagining better solutions at your startup
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At Wamda Media, we’re working on running a tighter ship in 2014. That means being more in touch with what you, our readers, want to read, wh

Lebanese entrepreneur beats Google Glass with lightweight 3D glasses
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Move over, Google Glass. A Lebanese entrepreneur and his cofounder have just debuted a pair of wearable glasses that displays augmented real

3 ways the Arab tech diaspora can stimulate regional development
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From the Rise Up Summit (a conference dedicated to innovation and Egyptian startups), to the MENA Innovation DemoDay (a series of pitches or

Twitter aims to boost ad sales with retargeted ads
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Now that its IPO is over, Twitter’s mission to expand is moving along at a clip. Sometime next week, the social network will officially laun

6 inspiring quotes for entrepreneurs from Nelson Mandela
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Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela's life represented more than a selfless struggle for justice in Apartheid South Africa; his unwavering compassion, d

The rise of online video in the Middle East [Wamda TV]
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The rise of online video creation is one of the year’s biggest stories in the Middle East. With the region boasting 300 million views on You