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First Solar To Build Jordan’s Biggest Solar Plant

US photovoltaic company First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), which plans to build one of the region’s biggest solar power plants in southern Jordan, said recent major oil price fluctuations mean it’s vital for states in the region to continue diversifying their energy sources. First Solar had announced...
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Clean Tech Market Growing In Middle East And North Africa

The growing renewable energy investment opportunity in countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is garnering attention by international investors who will be at January’s World Future Energy Summit (WFES) to explore project opportunities. Through Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy...
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hellofood and Dukkan Partner To Deliver Groceries To Amman’s doorsteps

Leading global online food delivery marketplace hellofood has expanded its offerings by partnering up with Dukkan and provide an online supermarket experience where groceries are a mere few click away from customers’ doorsteps in Amman. The partnership presents a stock list of over 400 products, from...
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76% of Surveyed MENA Startups Have Received Funding Below $500,000: New Wamda Research

Wamda has published an excellent study on the funding / entrepreneur eco-system in the region.  The very good news is that startup funding is growing in the MENA countries with growth expected to accelerate in coming years.  In fact this study, compared to a previous study back in 2009, showed over...
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The First Social Media Platform Powered By Your Voice

Bursting onto the social media scene is Sowt, a new Jordanian online platform that allows people the ability to share their thoughts and ideas and to interact with each other using short audio clips. Sowt, which is Arabic for “voice,” founded by the Zureiqat siblings, Hazem, Tarek, and...
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Amman: The Regional Tech-Hub Of MENA

An infographic prepared by Innovative Jordan in collaboration with Int@j, Oasis500, Silicon Badia and Kharabeesh, demonstrates the impressive figures of Jordan’s achievements. Amman, the capital city of Jordan is predicted to be the silicon valley of the region. It has arisen to become number one...
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Two Countries Are Leading Facebook’s Growth In The Middle East

Facebook, the leading social network which boasts over 1.25 billion monthly users around the world, doesn't seem to be losing momentum. Egypt and Jordan are the two countries that are leading Facebook's growth in the Middle East. A continuing steep rise in the number of internet users in Egypt and Jordan...
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State of YouTube In The Middle East – An Infographic

Startappz, In collaboration with some of the best resources on YouTube videos in the Middle East, released an infographic explaining the state of YouTube content producers in the Middle East covering various countries and categories, such as Jordan, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, UAE, Saudi Arabia,...
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Jordan To Get Its Largest Solar Plant By 2014

Trina Solar Limited ("TSL"), a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, announced today that it has recently reached an agreement to supply 1MW of Trina Honey photovoltaic modules to Mustakbal Clean Tech ("Mustakbal"), a EPC specialist focused on the Middle East and North America...
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Qatar Leads The Smart Phone Penetration In The Middle East

Smartphones represent 40% of total impressions in the Middle East, which is 45% higher than the global average, according to a report by InMobi. Smartphone penetration in the Middle East region is projected to grow up to 39% by 2015. Mobile transactions already represents 10% of e-commerce (similar...