Classifieds gone social in the Arab world

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Launched in March 2012 by 22-year-old Mohamed Nour, Shoutit.com, is the regions first social marketplace where buyers post requests for goods or services they need and the amount they would like to pay for them. Shoutit takes the concept of commerce back to the basics, by allowing you to offer whatever you have and ask […]

Read full post - Posted on September 27, 2012 in Internet & media by With 1 comment

Yebab.com: helping Arab brides to have a happy marriage

While marriage day might be the happiest day in the lives of many women, the preparations to that day are the hardest and organizationally very challenging. Meet Yebab.com. In the Arab world, you need to multiply all logistical and organizational challenges of a marriage by a factor of ten, in order to also account for […]

Read full post - Posted on February 18, 2012 in Internet & media by With 6 comments

Offerna: group-buying in the Middle East & North Africa

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E-commerce has been taking off in the MENA region. The Group buying phenomenon (Groupon effect) is the latest twist in the evolution of MENA’s online user preferences. Let’s see how this global trend is unfolding itself in the Middle East & North Africa. The online retail and shopping market in Egypt epitomizes the regional trend. […]

Read full post - Posted on October 10, 2011 in Internet & media by With 3 comments

Tazkarty: one-stop-shop model for restaurant tables, events, hotels and clubs

The entire MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) is still somewhat in turmoil. People’s hearts and minds are very much in politics, elections, democracy and the upcoming Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month. Let’s step back however and have a look at what is happening on the business playground of the region; more specifically how […]

Read full post - Posted on August 8, 2011 in Internet & media by With 6 comments