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Hamidreza Zare

Hamidreza Zare
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Hamidreza is a content manager at Harasp. He is also a student of English Literature and is fascinated by tech, e-commerce, fashion, linguistics and sports.
Iran Tech Weekly Recap | Feb 19
Every week we’ll be bringing you the highlights of Iran’s tech scene in the past week. This week, we covered Iran’s great capacity to issue its own cryptocurrency, USSD service’s safety guarantee, ICT developments in 5 years, new ride-hailing apps and the incident at Snapp’s Kerman office.
Iran’s National Monitoring Report of Business Environment - Fall 2017
According to the results of Iran’s National Monitoring report of Business Environment in the fall of 2017, the national business index was 5.85 (10.0 being the worst) which is somewhat worse than last season’s evaluation (5.77 in the summer).
Iran Tech Weekly Recap | Feb 12, 2018
Every week we’ll be bringing you the highlights of Iran’s tech scene in the past week. In this week, we covered President’s Rouhani’s comments on Internet censorship, government’s support of knowledge-based companies, Central Bank of Iran’s interference to stop USSD payments and Samsung’s dilemma in Iran.
Central Bank of Iran May Stop USSD Payments
Last week the Central Bank of Iran announced a statement on stopping USSD services in the country from the 4th of February. Later Iran’s ICT Minister announced that this decision is temporarily nullified.
Iran’s Landscape in Space Science and Technology
The third of February happens to be the national day of Space Technology in the Iranian calendar. This day was named after the successful launch of Iran’s first Satellite, which was placed in orbit in February 2009. Read more about Iran's space technology on TechRasa.
Iran’s Parliament Approves the 10% Import Duty for Foreign Video Games
This year’s budget bill in the field of ICT, includes 10% import duty for non-Iranian or foreign video games.
Telegram Booming in Iran After the Temporary Ban
Until the 22nd of this January Iran National Center for Cyberspace has counted more than 754 thousand and 516 Persian channels on Telegram messaging app in its daily analysis on the activities of Iranian users.
Iran’s 110 Million Dollar Budget for Country’s Startups
Iran’s Minister of ICT, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, had a seminar with country’s startups, focusing on finding solutions for their issues and obstacles. In this seminar, he mentioned: "The 500 billion Tomans (110 million USD) budget for startups will be handed out to its applicants in different forms."
Free High-Speed Internet Across Africa and the Middle East
Till now we’ve heard a number of big companies attempting to provide free internet service for developing countries. Google, Facebook, Apple, SpaceX are among those who promised this humanitarian act to reach out about 4 billion people in the world. But now it seems that a company is beating them to it.
Professional Committees of IoT to Establish in Iran
After the Workgroup of Leading IoT in the country started their activities, professional committees of IoT were decided to be established in the National Center for Cyberspace.

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