Facebook makes its first acquisition in Israel

March 20, 2011

Facebook has announced its first acquisition in Israel, buying startup Snaptu for $60-70 million.

Snaptu’s application allows mobile phones, even those less advanced than an iPhone or Android phone, to access mobile Internet.
Just this past June, Snaptu raised $6 million from venture capital firms Carmel Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Sequoia had already invested in the company.
Snaptu was founded in 2007 by CEO Ran Makavy, VP engineering Micha Berdichevsky, and CTO Barak Naveh.

will they allow Israel to use credit cards now?


Salutations

October 3, 2010

What did you do with your day?


Debbie saw this movie so you do not have to: The Social Network

October 2, 2010

Despite claims to the contrary, it’s no coincidence that Facebook chief Zuckerberg announced last week–to much fanfare on Oprah–that he was donating $100 million to the City of Newark schools.  The movie about how he created Facebook as a Harvard undergrad is an entirely negative, unsympathetic portrayal of the computer code writer, and he felt the need to do something to answer the hate it is bound to create for him.  Disregard reviews that say you’ll want to egg his house, then hug him afterward and help him clean it up.  You definitely won’t want to hug him or help him clean anything. If even a fraction of it is true, the guy’s a major scumbag. But that’s the key. Just how much of it is, indeed true?

I don’t need to see this movie. I know exactly what the facebook staff is like.


don’t poop where you eat

December 14, 2009


Caught In The Middle. No One to Blame

March 26, 2009


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going to take a break

January 27, 2009

….and walk the dog


going to take a break

January 27, 2009

….and walk the dog