May 9, 2012

The Next Arab Spring

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

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It's where Lawrence of Arabia meets Mark Zuckerberg. Oasis500 is an Arab-owned high-tech accelerator, looking to nurture 500 new start-ups in Jordan. It has dangled seed money for any Jordanian or Arab who wants to create a new company here, and, like a flash rainstorm in the desert, Oasis500 has already helped dozens of Arabic-content Internet start-ups to blossom practically overnight. Only 1 percent of global Web content is in Arabic today, but 75 percent of it is produced in Jordan.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Jordan, Amman, Arabs, Arab Spring, Mark Zuckerberg, Oasis500, Jobs


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