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Up until a few years ago Iranians were foreign to online shopping but today even the elderly citizens are buying from online merchants on a regular basis. What is the reason behind this fast change in the Iranian users’ behavior?
A new geo-based social media app is trying to find its place amongst Iranian users by bringing new features that haven’t been available on other social networks. The startup is now raising fund through a crowdfunding platform.
Pirate Summit is a startup conference which takes place every year in Cologne, Germany. The event is the largest invitation-only conference for early stage startups, investors and corporates and is know for being Europe’s craziest startup event. Over 1000 tech enthusiasts, 650 founders, 200 investors and 60 speakers from over 70 countries attended Pirate Summit in the 2016 event. This year TechRasa and Bamilo also joined the event as Iran’s ambassadors to showcase the achievements of Iranian entrepreneurs.
Iran is planning to further develop its infrastructure in order to become an internet transit hub between the east and west.
According to the latest statistics, there are over 77.6 million active sim cards in Iran with an active mobile subscription penetration rate of 97.48 percent. Last year the penetration rate for mobile sim cards was 96.58 percent. The statistics also show that there are 73 million inactive sim cards in Iran.
Iran Launched the first phase of its National Information Network during a ceremony attended by the first Vice President. The National Information Network provides new e-government services and helps in cost reduction of internal Internet traffic for Iranians.
About a year ago TechRasa was launched with the vision to expose Iran’s tech and startup scene to the people around the world. Today we celebrated TechRasa’s birthday and we have two words to tell to our amazing supporters: THANK YOU!
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.