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Hamed Jafari

Hamed Jafari
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
Is It Really Worth the Time and Energy to Launch a Startup in Iran?
If you’ve read a couple of our articles on TechRasa, you may have noticed the positive vibe that we try to display towards the tech scene in Iran. But of course, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies.
Active .IR Domain Names Reach to Almost One Million
According to latest statistics by IRNIC, active top-level .IR domains have reached to over 940 thousand. The number of active .IR domains in the past year were around 750 thousand. 
Iran's Parlimant Is Against Keeping Telegram Blocked, but There's a Condition
Telegram’s fate in Iran is still uncertain. However, a number of government bodies including the Iranian Parliament is against keeping this messaging app blocked. A spokesman for the Iranian Parliament also has warned Telegram officials that there are serious alternatives to replace this app if Telegram does not make a pledge. 
Are the Recent Restrictions on Telegram and Instagram in Iran Temporary?
Yesterday Telegram and Instagram, the two most popular social media apps in Iran got blocked in the country. Are these restrictions temporary? Read this article to find out more.
Only 0.6% of Iranian Startups Are Targeting the International Market
A new study shows that only 0.6 percent of Iranian startups are targeting the international market. The study also indicates that e-commerce is the hottest startup sector in the country. 
Iran Among the Countries With the Most Improvements in ICT Development Index
A recent report by the International Telecommunication Union shows that Iran is among the country’s with the biggest gains in terms of ICT Development Index (IDI) in 2017 compared to the previous year.
Modiseh Explores the Untapped Online Fashion Market in Iran
Although every day more and more shopping malls are popping up across Iran, there's one fashion e-commerce in the country which is offering products that are not easily found in retail shops. Modiseh is an online fashion e-commerce known for its exotic discounts and stylish fashion products in Iran.
Tehran's Public Transport Service Becomes WiFi Friendly - Source: Wikimedia
Tehran’s new public transport bus service will be equipped with WiFi and a digital library. Previously a number of yellow taxi companies in Iran started offering mobile WiFi services to their passengers. 
Home Internet Service Is Now More Affordable in Iran Than Ever
For years Iranians had no choice but to use home internet services with limited data allowance or they had to pay a hefty amount of money for an unlimited service. One of the promises of Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, the ICT Minister of Iran’s 12th administration was to change the Internet Service Providers’ policies toward end user’s home internet service plans. 
Iran & India Expand Ties in the ICT Sector - Azari Jahromi. Credit: Sidhant Sibal
Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology attended the 5th Global Conference on Cyberspace, GCCS 2017, held in New Delhi, India. During his visit, he met with Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister and Manoj Sinha, India’s Minister of Communications and discussed potential areas of cooperation between the two countries. 

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