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MohammadReza Azali

MohammadReza Azali
Co-Founder & Editor in Chief at TechRasa. Startup community builder. Email: Mohammadreza[at]TechRasa.com
App Store
Apple has been removing Iranian apps which facilitate transactions for businesses or entities based in Iran. Apple also recently removed DigiKala's app from the App Store. In this post, we are going to explore why Apple is removing these applications.
During and after the Plasco Tragedy, social media platforms played an important role in spreading the news and helping the victims, firefighters and the police force in order to minimize the damage. Even one of Iran's crowdfunding platforms 2nate is trying to run a campaign for the victims.
Telegram Channels
In the past two years, Telegram has been experiencing an unbelievable traction in Iran to the point that people are making serious money on this platform. But is it true that Iranian Telegram channels have generated $23.3M in revenue?
Avatech accelerator welcomed 17 new teams to its second round of the pre-accelerator program. Avacamp is a new initiative from Avatech that helps the new teams to get ready for the acceleration program.
messaging apps
Iran Supreme Council of Cyberspace is ruling out new regulations for foreign messaging apps and social media platforms. Soon these companies must move their servers inside the country and have a legal representative in Iran.
Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans one of the most popular Supercell MMO strategy games got banned in Iran and has been removed from Cafe Bazaar the biggest local android market. But President Rouhani and Communication Minster might help in lifting Clash of Clans' ban.
demo day
Tehran’s leading startup accelerator Avatech, held its 4th demo day on December 19th, 2016, and gathered local VCs, investors, mentors to showcase its startups.
MTN Irancell
South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, MTN has managed to extract several million dollars from Iran with the help of European banks. The money was the frozen cash from the 49% owned venture MTN Irancell.
After becoming the second largest Mobile Network Operator in Iran, MTN now wants to invest in e-commerce in the country.
black friday
The story began a year ago when Bamilo started its Black Friday campaign. They ran the campaign this year again and the result... well you should check the social media to see angry people but also see the buzz that they made and the torrent of new visitors on the website.

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