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'Startup Rising' takes a look at e-commerce in the Arab world
'Startup Rising' takes a look at e-commerce in the Arab world

At a moment when the world is transfixed by bloody political dramas unspooling in Egypt and Syria, a book about business start-ups in the Arab world might seem poorly timed. But many of the same social and technological factors behind the region's unrest — young populations, a fervid embrace of social media — are also driving an intriguing and less-told story of entrepreneurial ferment in the Middle East. A new book introduces readers to this world of vibrant, mostly digital companies with odd, Anglicized Arabic names that are drawing interest from global technology and venture capital investors. Written by Christopher Schroeder, the book, "Startup Rising: The...

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