Swiffix: A Handyman App Launches in Dubai

Swiffix is an app that connects people with pre-screened independent service providers to fulfill their home maintenance and car service needs. With an instant estimate you have the ability to book within 60 seconds, track the progress of your job all the way until call completion, make a secure payment...
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JetSmarter Becomes The Latest On-Demand Travel Company to Raise Millions

JetSmarter, the mobile marketplace that seamlessly connects travellers to private jets from their smartphones, has announced a new US$26.1 Million raise from its recent existing Series B investors and other prominent business executives. JetSmarter closed its recent US$20 Million Series B round in July...
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Visa Opens its Global Network with Launch of Visa Developer

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) yesterday announced the launch of Visa Developer, a milestone that transforms the world’s largest retail payments network to an open platform that will drive innovation in payments and commerce. For the first time in the company’s nearly 60 year history, software application developers...
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Travelstart Raises $US40 Million to Extend In Africa

Travelstart, the South African-based Online Travel Agency (OTA) with offices throughout Africa and subsidiaries in the Middle East and Turkey, today announced a US$40 million funding from Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology investor. With the new funding comes a strategic partnership with...
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compareit4me.com to launch a car insurance comparison portal

compareit4me.com, the Middle East's finance comparison website, will soon launch a car insurance comparison portal. "The insurance industry around the world has seen an amazing shift in the way it operates and the Middle East is no different," said Jon Richards, CEO of compareit4me group. "Users need...
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Order from Amazon and Pay Cash On Delivery In UAE

A post on Facebook by an Aramex staff just announced that you can order from Amazon.com using Aramex's service and choose Cash on Delivery payment option. This is a huge step in cross border e-commerce collaboration. This is what the post says: - Aramex is glad to announce that UAE residents can now...
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The World’s Coolest Startup Event Polar Bear Pitching is Back

Polar Bear Pitching, the world’s coolest startup event, will be held for the third time from February 10 - 11th, 2016 in the capital of Northern Scandinavia, Oulu, Finland. This year the event has grown from a pitching competition to a two-day Arctic Adventure for startups, investors and media. The...
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Propertyfinder Group secures USD 20 million of funding

Stockholm-listed investor Vostok New Ventures Ltd has bought 10 percent of Dubai-based Propertyfinder Group for $20 million, valuing the online property portal at $200 million in one of the largest investments of its kind in the Gulf. Propertyfinder will use the money to expand its sales and marketing...
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Fetchr launches Sellr platform to enable social media selling

Fetchr is excited to announce the launch of their new social selling platform: Sellr by Fetchr. Fetchr, the first Silicon Valley funded company in the region, is a technology company that makes delivery easy by letting people use their phone’s GPS coordinates as their address. Sellr lets people who...
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Biddi.com – UAE’s newest e-commerce and free listing site

Biddi.com, the online portal that intends to let you buy and sell anything, has formally launched operations in the UAE. Biddi.com is an intuitive free e-commerce and listing site selling just about anything. It creates an ecosystem for buyers and sellers to interact seamlessly, backed by door-to-door...
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