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Tech We’re Using: How Syrians Pioneered Digital Tools to Stand Up to Authorities

What is Beirut’s tech scene like? What are some of the most popular homegrown apps there?There are some tech start-up incubators in Beirut. Lebanon has terrible communications infrastructure, except for a small area in downtown Beirut that has better internet speeds. But it has lots of creative human capital with an incentive to work on tech ideas that bypass the corruption that is prohibitive for many brick-and-mortar businesses.My favorite Beirut tech idea is MakerBrane, which comes from Ayssar Arida, an urban designer, and Sabine de Maussion, a curator, a married couple we met when they had the cubicle next to my husband’s in a shared office space…

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