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Quarterly Deal Book – VC Funding Steady At USD18bn, But Cracks Appearing

There’s a lot of talk among investors and global tech communities about a slowdown in the levels of VC funding and massive valuation rises seen over the past couple of years. However, the first quarter of 2016 saw funding levels remain flat from the...

Read More12 Apr 16
Oculus Hits Shelves & What Tay Says About Gender And Tech

From the long-awaited consumer release of the Oculus Rift to what Tay says about wider gender issues in tech, here are seven of today's key stories: 1. Oculus Lands After years of waiting and endless hype and speculation, flagship virtual reality brand...

Read More29 Mar 16
Two New Unicorns In A Week Highlights The Global Scale Of Tech Disruption

Just over two months into the year and the rate at which tech companies are reaching USD1bn+ valuations and joining the co-called ‘unicorn club’ isn’t slowing down. This week saw two new additions to the list of VC-backed companies hitting the...

Read More03 Mar 16
Yahoo! licenses Yamli for Arabic translation

Yahoo! has signed a licensing deal with Arabic transliteration tool Yamli as it attempts to grow its audience in the Middle East. Launched in 2007, Yamli enables Arabic speakers to use their native language on the web with a help of a Latin keyboard,...

Read More29 May 12
Yahoo! buys Arabic web portal Maktoob

Yahoo! is set to acquire Arabic web portal Maktoob for a reported USD80m in what Yahoo! calls its “biggest geographic expansion in years”. The firm says it plans to introduce Arabic versions of Yahoo! Mail, Messenger and its homepage, and eventually...

Read More25 Aug 09
Arabic social network,, partners with Maktoob

Arabic social network, is partnering with Maktoob, an Arabic email and content site which features elements similar to YouTube, with branded video channels. Financial details were not disclosed. The partnership hopes to create the largest...

Read More11 Jul 07
JumpTV licenses channels to Arabic portal,

Online TV network, JumpTV, has signed a deal to license all of its channels to Arabic portal, Financial details were not disclosed. The deal provides the portal's users with access to more than 220 channels. Maktoob will focus on...

Read More26 Oct 06

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