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According to the head of Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace, messaging apps are not obligated to obtain license.
The Iranian government is putting all its effort and capacity to help the locally developed messaging apps to lift off from the ground. Iran’s Vice Presidency for Science and Technology has announced that the government will give out grants to eligible local messaging app companies with a considerable number of users.
Iran Internet Group, the parent company behind Snapp and ZoodFood has received a new round of investment from Iran’s second mobile operator, Irancell. MTN, one of Irancell’s shareholders had also invested in this firm.
The biggest gathering of Iranian designers is taking place in late February 2017 at Tehran’s Milad Conference Hall. This design conference is called “Man Taraham” which is translated into English as "I’m a Designer".
Iran’s online advertising landscape has seen tremendous changes in the recent years. Adro, an Iranian ad exchange platform recently proclaimed that the digital ad spending in Iran is speculated to be more than $53 million.
Finding your desired home could be a big hassle, especially in major cities such as Tehran. Shabesh is a newcomer in Iran’s online real estate listing platforms which connects potential customers to verified real estate agencies.
An Iranian online marketplace for fashion goods is organizing local events to showcase the works of Iranian designers and international brands. With these events, this startup aims to overcome the challenge with offline to online conversion and building trust and credibility for their customers.
A recent report by UNCTAD indicates that Iran is at 77th place in B2C E-commerce Index of 2016. The report also shows that Iran is one of the top 10 countries in Asia Pacific in this index.
Iranian ride-hailing apps are facing pressure from many organizations in Iran. After the Taxi Union, IT Union of Iran and the Iranian ICT Guild Organization, and now Tehran’s Municipality has claimed that ride-hailing apps must receive a license from this