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Israeli Tech puts Iranian Startups in Bind

By Bijan Khajehpour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Israeli tech puts Iranian ride-hailing startups in bind Iran’s recent decision to once again block Waze, a mobile navigation app developed in Israel, has created a great deal of controversy in the country. The […]

Iranians rail against Apple, Google over pulling of Apps

By Holly Dagres, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Imagine trying to hail an Uber on a street corner only for the Uber app on your iPhone to suddenly stop working. That’s what happened to some Iranians when Apple pulled Snapp, a popular […]

Uber Appoints Iranian-born CEO

By John Lee. Uber’s Board of Directors has voted unanimously to appoint Iranian-born Dara Khosrowshahi to be the company’s new CEO. According to a company statement, Dara came to America at nine years old when his family escaped Iran on the eve of the Iranian Revolution. Media sources say his father had to go back […]

Iran’s Tech Sector Blooms despite Sanctions

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The names may be unfamiliar but the services are immediately recognisable: Snapp is Iran’s answer to Uber, Digikala is its Amazon, and Pintapin its Booking.com. US sanctions have protected the Islamic republic’s tech sector, […]

MTN Invests in “Iran’s Uber”

By John Lee. South African mobile phone company MTN Group has agreed to invest $22 million in Snapp.ir, Iran’s first cab-hailing smartphone app. Snapp CEO Shahram Shahkar informed Bloomberg that the funds would be used to allow the company to expand quickly from Tehran into other cities. He said it has grown to about 500,000 subscribers […]