Daskara: A Community-Driven Guide To Lebanon’s Hidden Gems

DASKARA, which is Arabic for "Authentic village", is a recently launched app that is user-driven and serves as a repository of insider information on the plethora of natural and cultural sites in Lebanon. The app relies on contributions to expand its database and share new locations & experiences. Over 100 villages, researched and archived since 2010 are currently being added to the database, and the rest will be community-driven by contributors and experts. Check out…

Beirut-based Startup NAR Acquired by B3Bar Holdings!

This is amazing news! What started as a final year project back in 2014 has now been acquired by a US-based B3Bar Holdings. NAR is a Beirut-based startup that develops smart drone-based solutions by integrating with drones and analyzing and processing data on the fly. NAR, founded by two LAU graduates Charlie El Khoury and Nicolas Zaatar, works on improving the labor-intense and time-consuming process of data analysis and reporting performed following each inspection flight…
Lebanon

Darresne: Linking Students to Tutors

4 months ago
Finding a tutoring job is not easy, you usually get it if you work at a school or from word of mouth. Darresne makes the process simpler and increases the opportunity of being hired. Darresne ...
Critiques

Without Fuel, Expect an Internet Blackout Soon in Lebanon

4 months ago
The fuel shortage has already caused a severe power outage across the country and is forcing a lost of businesses to shut down or reduce their working hours. As far as the internet is concerned, ...
Technology

Whatsapp New Limitations: “Popular” Messages Can be Forwarded to One Person

7 months ago
I was forwarding a funny video to a couple of friends when I got the below message, stating that I can only share with up to 1 chat this message as it has been forwarded ...
Lebanon

Google’s COVID19 Mobility Reports for Lebanon

7 months ago
There’s been a lot of talks in the past few days about Google’s Coronavirus mobility reports, which are feeding users’ location history to “chart movement trends over time by geography, across different high-level categories of ...
Critiques

Lebanon Might Lose Internet Access by March

10 months ago
As if things weren’t bad enough, Ogero head warned today that we might get disconnected from the net if the Lebanese authorities don’t secure 4 million dollars to pay the ISP providers or the companies ...
Critiques

Five Ways to Fact-Check News Before Sharing Them on Social Media

1 year ago
Ever since the revolution started, more and more fake news and videos are circulating around. Fake news are a serious problem across the world as they get a lot of attention and can have dire ...
Critiques

Government Planning to Tax Whatsapp Calls Over Mobile Data & Wifi

1 year ago
Remember when the Telecom Minister claimed he’s not planning on taxing Whatsapp? Well he was lying as the government agreed today to enforce a 20 cent/day fee on every WhatsApp or any other VOIP user. ...
Technology

Get Up to $30,000 in Funding. Apply To Speed Accelerator Before October 11!

1 year ago
Speed, one of the leading Beirut-based tech accelerators, has recently launched their seventh acceleration program and are currently accepting new applications. The accelerator offers startups $30,000 in financial support but more importantly, an intensive 3-month ...
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