From a modest $200 million in bi-lateral trade in 1992 (when diplomatic relations were established), India-Israeli trade surpassed $6 billion in 2012-13. This number is projected to double with the passage of a Free Trade Agreement. Continue Reading

SXSW: Israeli startups and how to Get an ROI from the Spring Break for Geeks

SXSW can be a waste of time if your’e not careful. In this post, Levi Shapiro provides a few tips to get the ROI from the 21st anniversary of SXSW and how to meet the Israeli startups there! Continue Reading

Quibb = Twitter + LinkedIn + HackerNews?

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If Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Quora, LinkedIn and HackerNews weren’t sufficient for sharing links and professional thoughts, there’s now a new kid on the block. What it says on the tin: “Quibb lets you share what you’re reading for work. Use Quibb to post newsworthy articles, see what colleagues are reading, and discuss the day’s industry news”. But isn’t it a social network for professionals like LinkedIn? Not exactly. Continue Reading

Social TV Has Arrived…Is There a Business Model?

Nielsen has made it official- Multi-tasking across screens, particularly while watching TV, is now the norm. With US Smartphone penetration on pace to reach 80% next year (Asymco) and 2012 tablet sales of 136 million units, the era of Social TV has arrived. Continue Reading

20 US Startup Trends: Get Inspired and Launch in Your Country

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Alley Insider, one of my favorite tech blogs, published an interesting post yesterday, titled “If We Hear About Any More Startups Like These, We’ll Scream”, listing some of the latest startup trends in idea buckets. Their frustration is coming from the sheer number of startups doing the same thing in the US, but for all of us living out of the US, the question should be: Is it currently being done right your country? Continue Reading

Bitesize Friday: VC Rounds, M&A and Weekend Reading

Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft-Yahoo and maybe a tiny bit of Google/Open Social here and there. Are you getting a bit tired reading about the same companies over and over again. Me neither, but hey, it’s good to mix up your diet… Continue Reading