Yahoo!Maktoob. Remarkable success story.
دمج الخبرة المحلية بالمعايير العالمية
لتوفير أفضل تجربة إنترنت للمستهلكين ومنصة للمعلنين في كافة أرجاء العالم العربي
About an hour ago I noticed breaking tweets
about the Yahoo!Maktoob deal. Yahoo
! acquires Maktoob
for an undisclosed amount and a deal to be concluded in Q4 this year. Their online community of 20mil/Yahoo! and 16mil/Maktoob get the best of both worlds, as content and cutting edge tech converge, driven by some of the best talent there is!
And it's the outcome of the amazing online community synergies and evolving lifestyles. What you do online matters a lot and in so many ways. People matter. The talent, hard workers who made Maktoob happen over the years, and the engaged, passionate people who make up the growing motion of online action.
The amazing journey of Maktoob
is the result of outstanding talent and acumen, very hard work, failures and adjustments, successes and opportunities. Real determination. Fantastic entrepreneurship story from the heart of Jordan across the world. The result of a viable explosion of creativity & tech, and a real knack for community. If you don't know the Maktoob story since 1998, you should. Beautiful story driven by remarkable talent, Samih Toukan
and Husam Khoury and the outstanding teams they've been leading as they surfed through interesting and troubled dot com times. They set out to build Maktoob to last, and it has. Now a new innovative phase of the journey continues with Yahoo! on solid foundation.
is tweeting live covering the press conference on now in Dubai. And ArabCrunch
has been regularly updating it's story since breaking it earlier.
Whatever the exact amount, this is remarkable news. Two serious, outstanding and complementary businesses join forces . They will improve on the products they now share, and each will continue growth and strength in other supporting products. The benefits are enormous, and the challenges are exciting.
Choice. Quality. Reach.
And the timing is simply perfect. Everyone needs feel good news!
At a time when our economy and general attitudes have been in a low lull, this industry news is just what the world needs. Solid endorsement of potential in the region, of growth prospects, and talent. Opens new possibilities for online & multiplatform business - a playground for content creators and applications designers :) Online advertising will evolve in format and grow significantly over the coming two years. (Yahoo! release
) New business opportunities for anyone interested in the zone. This is a very needed demo of confidence in the industry - the creative industry. The industry built on and nurtured by people, their talent and remarkable skill, and that which they create. Our most interesting and important natural resource.
As a founding investor, @fadig
tweeted "The future for Arab entrepreneurship will be known as Before Maktoob-Yahoo (BMY) and After Maktoob-Yahoo (AMY). Yes we can"
A true, home-grown story of entrepreneurial spirit, growing steadily and at the right time takes that quantum leap. This news is a much needed positive boost for the general mood. Maktoob - congratulations on this fantastic development. Thanks for leading.
Related on MaktoobBusiness Yahoo! VP Keith Nilsson on why Maktoob and emerging markets
ياهو! توسع شبكته
ا لتضم الملايين من المستهلكين في العالم العربي وتوقع اتفاقية نهائية للاستحواذ على موقع مكتوب.كوم
It's about the people. People make history.
What history do you want to make?
All about Yahoo! Maktoob.
Maktoob Yahoo! microsite
Yahoo!Maktoob - what are the numbers of that community?
Yahoo! wll soon speak Arabic - by Keith Nilsson
Q&A with Ahmad Nassef, Maktoob GM
Samih Toukan Q&A
and about Jabbar
On FT.com Yahoo buys Arabic language portal
Maktoob buy to spur media online on MaktoobBusiness