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Hamed Jafari

Hamed Jafari
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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
Iran Launches its First Private Cloud Data Center
Iran’s first private cloud data center gets launched in Tehran during a ceremony attended by the Minister of Communication and Information Technology. The construction for this data center took 3 years and 12 million dollars.
A recent national survey in Iran shows that the country’s digital games’ revenue in 2015 was 153 million dollars. 95٪ of this revenue is for non-Iranian games.
MasterCard Now Officially Available in Iran
Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran’s Minister of Communications announced that Iran’s Post Company has partnered up with a foreign company to distribute international credit cards in the country.
23 Million Gamers in Iran - 37% Women
A new national survey by Iran Computer and Video Games Foundation indicates that there are 23 million gamers in Iran. Of this 23 million gamers, 53% of them play video games on a regular basis.
Head of Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace has announced that a number of social media networks and the popular messaging app in Iran Telegram, have the interest to have official present in Iran by moving their servers to the country. He also noted that if these social media platforms move their servers into the country, half of Iran’s cyber space could become domestic.
Hamsan is a platform which lets users add their personal details and the criteria they’re looking for in a potential spouse.
Since a year ago a few of the local Iranian banks started to offer credit cards to the employees of some of the private and government institutions as a pilot program. Now after the pilot phase, it’s been said that credit cards are about to be offered to the public.
53% of Iranians Are a Member of at Least One Social Media Platform
53% of Iranians and 72% of the young adults between the age of 18 to 29 are a member of a social media platform
Iran: Economical Boost Through Smart City Implementation
It seems that Iran’s government is seizing the opportunities which “smart cities” could bring for the people of the country more than ever. With the rapid growth of the urban areas in Iran, Rouhani’s government is focusing more on the ICT infrastructure to improve the quality of life through Smart City implementation in the country.
Iran’s Head of the Innovation and Development Fund announced that over 290 million dollars has been allocated to Knowledge-based companies.

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