x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Jabbar aims to repeat a good year

The past year has been a highlight for Jabbar Internet Group, the firm that was spun off following Yahoo's acquisition of the online information portal Maktoob last year.

The past year has been a highlight for Jabbar Internet Group, the firm that was spun off following Yahoo's acquisition of the online information portal Maktoob last year.

Led by the entrepreneur Samih Toukan, Jabbar launched two new internet companies last year and now has six different firms in the online commerce spectrum.

In April, Jabbar launched Sukar.com, a "private online shopping club", which provided invite-only access to regional consumers for discounted deals on fashion products and accessories.

Jabbar recently launched Cobone.com, a group buying website that offers "deal-of-the-day" promotions in three countries in the Middle East. Paul Kenny, the chief executive of Cobone.com, said the website generated US$100,000 (Dh367,310) in revenues each week just 12 weeks after its started operations.

Meanwhile, Jabbar's gaming company, Tahadi Games, published Heroes of Gaia, an online multi-player game, in both Arabic and English. It is set to publish a sequel to its 2009 title, Runes of Might, later this month.

 

dgeorgecosh@thenational.ae

 

This article has been altered to clarify that Cobone.com generated US$100,000 (Dh367,310) in revenues each week, not per month as originally reported.