Archive for February, 2012

Online service of the week: news from Ambulatory Healthcare Services in Abu Dhabi

February 25th, 2012 No comments

The Ambulatory Healthcare Services, with offices in many locations across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is a provider of an integrated concept of healthcare.

Some of their clinics, such as the one in Abu Dhabi Airport, are fulfilling the job of bringing timely services where needed the most.

Their services can be browsed either by specialty or by location. The site includes their opening times as well.

Their news section has been maintained since around may 2011 and is updated regularly.

To access this service, go to the AHS website and then:

  • Select the Ambulatory Care Centers portal on the left by clicking on the title in English.
  • Click on the Media Center link on the left
  • Select the News link at the resulting page


The Media Center also contains a very informational newsletter called “The Pearl” in PDF format, but unfortunately it was only maintained for a few months in 2010.

By supplementing traditional hospital care with a variety of specialties and focusing on prevention, the future of this organization looks very promising. We would like to see this concept spread into the rest of the emirates.


Online Service of the week: Beiyangu, a price comparison site in Kenya

February 18th, 2012 No comments

Beiyangu comes at a point were the web is experiencing explosive growth in Africa.

This very responsive website lists price comparisons among several supermarkets and stores around cities in Kenya.

Their intention is to crowdsource this information. Their targeted item areas: food and toiletries, make it a unique site to explore.

Let’s say we would like to compare the price of a 2kg rice bag across places in Mombasa.

Yes, this web site has that kind of targeted information.

Simply follow this procedure:

  • Go to the homepage and locate Mombasa. It is in a cities row right below all the supermarket logos
  • Then select ‘Foodstuffs’ towards the middle of the Mombasa page
  • You will then be presented with a detailed comparison between the shops offering this item:


The winner? It’s KPL rice pictured here among others.

We know the real winners are consumers, so congratulations and keep up this work.

There is an option for visitors to enter prices themselves, so have your tickets on hand and contribute.  To access this option, click on their ‘Gallery’ menu option and then click on the ‘Submit product’ link.

Beiyangu recommends adding a new price based on a shopping ticket



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