4 Israeli Mobile Startups to Watch

Israel is quickly becoming a hotspot for mobile innovation. Today, 15 of Israel's new mobile startups strutted their stuff in front of an audience of American investors and tech industry leaders at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View. Here are four to watch.…

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Eric Schmidt Explains How Google Hires

While the world might never know exactly how Google makes its hiring decisions, former CEO Eric Schmidt gave a little more insight into the process during a recent McKinsey conference in Washington D.C. Schmidt expressed the company’s preference for employees that don't need much managing.…

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Bye Bye Groupon, Hello thruPons?

An ex-Facebooker is looking to clip the multi-billion-dollar, daily-deals industry where it hurts by *gasp* putting local businesses back in control of their own discount destiny. Groupon and assorted clones, meet thruSocial: the first "self-serve" media advertising and deals platform for consumer businesses.…

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Why Did PayPal Buy Fig Card? Find Out

The word is that once upon a time, eBay's PayPal tried to buy Jack Dorsey's Square. Today, the company announced that it is buying small Boston-based mobile-payment startup Fig Card. It seems the upstart and the incumbent are on a collision course.…

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