King Abdullah meets Maktoob Founders

  September 10, 2009 at 9:38 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan met with the founders of Maktoob.com, Samih Toukan and Hussam Khoury on Wednesday. The King congratulated them on their recent sale of their company to US Internet giant Yahoo!.

During the meeting, King Abdullah expressed his happines and pride in the two men’s accomplishment, which King Abdullah said reflects on the development of the IT sector in Jordan, he also conferred the Al Hussein Medal for Distinguished Performance of the First Order to both Toukan and Khoury.

Yahoo had brough mktoob in August 2009. Maktoob has over 16.5million followers and is an Arabic language website. The deal of the sale was that Yahoo would offer Arabic-language content for the first time and versions of its products and services including instant messaging and e-mail in Arabic.

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