Author Archives: Livia Murray

Reimagining global journalism

Reimagining global journalism

Reading Time: 4 minutes Company: Transterra Media Country: Lebanon Industry: News Founders: Jonathan Giesen, Eli Andrews Ages: 41, 39 Established in: Sept 2012 Number of Employees: 17 Revenues: ½ million Capital raised: 1.3 million Awards: Red Herring Top 100 Asia 2013   “Two years ago it was like journalism was killed,” says Transterra Media CEO and co-founder Jonathan Giesen,

Can you make money out of Lebanese e-Commerce?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Natasawak in Arabic means “we shop,” explain Imad Karam and Rami Audi, co-founders of the Lebanon-based online shopping platform of the same name. Their challenge is to push Lebanon’s shopping trends online. Lebanon’s e-commerce market is hardly mature. According to a recent Ipsos poll of the 1,700,000 internet users in the country, less than 1

Online gaming: Turning apps into cash

Reading Time: 4 minutes The mobile gaming industry is notoriously risky: in a market estimated to grow to $12.3 billion in 2013, a game can make millions or it can get lost in the sea of apps. With profits from mobile games ranging widely from zero to over $1 million a day, much of what makes a game go viral still