jetsmarter

JetSmarter The Mobile Marketplace Raises USD 20 Million

JetSmarter the mobile marketplace that seamlessly connects travelers to private jets from their smartphones, has raised $20 million from a group of influential investors with its most recent Series B raise. Some investors include: Members of The Saudi Royal Family, world-renowned music and entertainment...
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Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 9.5 Percent in Second Quarter of 2015

PC Industry Faces Slowdown as Industry Anticipates the Launch of Windows 10 Worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.4 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 9.5 percent decline from the second quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This was the steepest PC shipment decline...
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Carmudi :The Online Car Classified Reports 40% Growth in the UAE

fter raising $25 million in funding, launching their iOS app and crossing two million global car listings, Carmudi continues to show exceptional growth and shows no signs of slowing down. Carmudi (www.carmudi.ae), the fastest way to sell and buy cars online in the emerging markets, attracted 6.4 million...
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Worldwide Device Shipments To Reach 2.5 Billion Units in 2015, says Gartner

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are expected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, a 1.5 percent increase from 2014 and down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 2.8 percent growth, according to Gartner, Inc. (see Table 1). Device Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 Traditional...
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flayvr

Flvyr : A Startup That Connects Home Chefs With Food Lovers

We just discovered a new startup that connects home chefs and food lovers How it all began? Flyvr started with Asra and Adnan, two techy foodies who were far away from home and were craving for homemade food after a long day of work and realized there was no other option but to order fast food online....
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capprazr

CappRazr : An App That Helps You Understand Mechanics Of Venture Capital Deals

CappRazr is an app that helps you demystify the mechanics of venture capital deals. The app is a venture funding simulator that helps entrepreneurs understand how successive venture capital funding rounds impact the ownership structure of a company, and how projected proceeds from the sale of a company...
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payfort

PAYFORT Acquires White Payments To Target The Startup Industry

PAYFORT, today announced the acquisition of White Payments, a new online payments solution focused on providing easy-to-use online payment applications for start-ups and small businesses. PAYFORT will use White Payments’ platform to create a new program to allow start-ups and small businesses fast-track...
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bayzat

BECO Capital Invests in Bayzat

BECO Capital, a regional venture capital firm focused on technology investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, today announced that it has invested in Bayzat, a UAE-based comparison startup covering insurance and banking products.  Bayzat raised a Series A round of AED 3.67 million...
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“Sira”: The First Children’s App That Tells the Story of Prophet Muhammad

Alpha Apps, the Abu Dhabi-based mobile apps developer, launched today the first mobile application that introduces children to “Sira”, the life story of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Using stunning high quality illustrations, and being of the most avalanched productions of applications developed in the...
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IBM

Middle East and Africa Students in IBM Master the Mainframe Skills Contest

IBM announced today that the competition is underway for the 2015 Master the Mainframe Middle East and Africa computer programming contest, giving students an opportunity to develop skills in a high-demand technical area and a chance to advance to a global competition next year. Hosted at high schools...
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