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'Hero-glyphics' reveal geek icons as Egyptian gods

Artist Josh Ln rewrites the histories of Spock, Captain Kirk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Power Rangers, the X-Men, and more as ancient hieroglyphs.

By Jan. 21, 2014


Egyptian names baby 'Facebook'

Egyptian newspaper reports that Jamal Ibrahim chose name to "express his gratitude about the victories the youth of 25 January have achieved."

By Feb. 22, 2011


Google proud of Wael Ghonim's role in Egyptian protests

CEO Eric Schmidt expressed pride in Google employee Wael Ghonim, who has been credited with helping organize the protests that eventually brought down the Mubarak government.

By Feb. 16, 2011


U.S. defended Egyptian activist's YouTube videos

WikiLeaks cable shows U.S. State Department talked Google into restoring YouTube video showing torture and murder by Egypt's state police.

By Feb. 2, 2011


Egyptian baby named 'Facebook' as Libya attempts to block the Internet

An Egyptian baby has been named 'Facebook' to celebrate the role of the Internet in the struggles of Egypt's people against oppression.

By Feb. 22, 2011


Apple Removes GPS in Egyptian iPhones

According to a story published in the New York Times, Apple was forced to eliminate the GPS features of the iPhone 3G in order to sell it in Egypt.

By Dec. 9, 2008


A cell phone for an Egyptian queen

Vertu's 'Cobra' is a mere $310,000

By Dec. 21, 2006


Sony's latest Bravia ad walks like an Egyptian

Created for the company's Egyptian market, this HDTV ad features spools of thread cascading down the Great Pyramid.

By Oct. 15, 2007


Netflix 'original' documentary lands Oscar nomination

The video service picked festival darling "The Square," a documentary about the Egyptian revolution, as its first "original" film, keen to add an Oscar to its tally of awards.

By Jan. 16, 2014


Tweet tussle between U.S. embassy, Egypt over 'Daily Show' clip

The office of Egypt's president disses American embassy's decision to retweet a link to an episode of the comedy news show tweaking the government.

By Apr. 2, 2013