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MAKTOOB in Amman: A Rose Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  • Sami Mahroum
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Abstract

Maktoob launched the first Arabic-language Web site to offer an online e-mail service in 2000. At the time, the Web barely existed in the Arab world, and there were fewer than one million Arab-speaking Internet users. As the popularity of the Internet grew rapidly in the Middle East, Maktoob expanded to include messaging services, news, entertainment and other services tailored to the Arabic-speaking market.

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Venture Capital Arab World Unique User Venture Capital Funding Angel Investor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sami Mahroum
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  1. 1.INSEAD Abu Dhabi CampusAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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