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Hamed Jafari

Hamed Jafari
Hamed is a startup community builder in Tehran. He is passionate in tech, entrepreneurship and innovation. You can reach him at Hamed[at]techrasa.com
Value of Imported Mobile Phones into Iran Reaches 342 Million USD
According to Iran Customs, the value of imported cellular handset into the country amounted to 342 million U.S. dollars in the past 10 months. 
Taxi Drivers Sabotage Snapp's Office in Kerman
Yesterday a group of so-called taxi drivers attacked the newly opened office of one of Iran’s major ride-hailing apps in Kerman, causing injuries and vandalism.
Over Half of Iranian Students in the US Are Enrolled in Engineering Fields
A new study shows that 53.2% of the Iranian students in the US in 2016/2017 were enrolled in the engineering fields. The return of these engineers to their home country could help Iran’s startup ecosystem which is facing a human resource challenge. 
Iran to Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency?
According to Iran’s Deputy Minister of ICT, the ministry is ready to collaborate with the Central Bank of Iran and the National Informatics Corporation to prepare the facilities for local FinTech companies working on cryptocurrencies. 
Is It Really Worth the Time and Energy to Launch a Startup in Iran?
If you’ve read a couple of our articles on TechRasa, you may have noticed the positive vibe that we try to display towards the tech scene in Iran. But of course, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies.
Active .IR Domain Names Reach to Almost One Million
According to latest statistics by IRNIC, active top-level .IR domains have reached to over 940 thousand. The number of active .IR domains in the past year were around 750 thousand. 
Iran's Parlimant Is Against Keeping Telegram Blocked, but There's a Condition
Telegram’s fate in Iran is still uncertain. However, a number of government bodies including the Iranian Parliament is against keeping this messaging app blocked. A spokesman for the Iranian Parliament also has warned Telegram officials that there are serious alternatives to replace this app if Telegram does not make a pledge. 
Are the Recent Restrictions on Telegram and Instagram in Iran Temporary?
Yesterday Telegram and Instagram, the two most popular social media apps in Iran got blocked in the country. Are these restrictions temporary? Read this article to find out more.
Only 0.6% of Iranian Startups Are Targeting the International Market
A new study shows that only 0.6 percent of Iranian startups are targeting the international market. The study also indicates that e-commerce is the hottest startup sector in the country. 
Iran Among the Countries With the Most Improvements in ICT Development Index
A recent report by the International Telecommunication Union shows that Iran is among the country’s with the biggest gains in terms of ICT Development Index (IDI) in 2017 compared to the previous year.

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