Jordan signs $10m deal with Google

15 Dec 2010

(MENAFN) Google and the Jordanian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, have signed a $10 million strategic agreement.

Under the deal, Google will support Jordanian organisations’ efforts to promote their products and services using Google�s advertising platforms, while reinvesting $2.5 million in the local ICT sector.

Google�s decision to play a more active role in the development of the ICT industry in the kingdom, especially as it relates to entrepreneurship, is a testament to the maturity level of our sector stated Marwan Juma, Jordanian Minister of ICT.

This agreement will go along away in building capacity as it relates to strategic digital marketing through know-how transfer from Google to local organizations�a crucial knowledge to have in this day and age.

The agreement coincided with Google�s biggest ever event in Jordan, developer days bringing together more than a thousand participants ranging from professional developers and webmasters to small business entrepreneurs, computer science professors and students.

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