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Posted by Renee Schmidt

OurCrowd, a crowdfunding-VC hybrid reinvents entrepreneur funding in the Startup Nation.

This past October I took an intense trip to Israel where I met with leaders in the sizzling tech scene. Learning about technology in Israel was an incredible experience! Among those I met was Jon Medved, a bearlike, Berkeley grad from Santa Monica who moved to Israel at the onset of his career as a serial entrepreneur. Since then Jon has gone on to invest in over 100 start-up companies.

 
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What do bloggers, vendors, and entrepreneurs all have in common? They want more website traffic, to bring more business! With the help of Translation Cloud, the endeavor is a little easier.

There are masses on the Internet who do not speak English and website owners who simply don’t translate their respective sites, thereby leaving untapped audiences. If the language barrier were eliminated, then information on the internet could spread much faster – the more people who read a blog or visit an online store in their own native language, the more likely it is that they’ll subscribe to a feed or purchase an item. Or better yet, it may keep them coming back and even bring their friends!

 
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YAY images for iPad is a perfect tool for busy and demanding professionals who need quick access to top quality photos for blogs, online publications or business presentations.

 
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apps vs web page 29 -12-2012

The app vs web page battle rages, yet the future belongs to HTML 5. Not only is HTML 5 mobile friendly, it also helps businesses create better engagement.  

A web browser displays HTML, PHP and other scripting languages on your computer in a way a person can understand so they are not looking at a bunch of code. Back when browsers were still young, they were hardly good enough to display HTML properly. Today’s web browsers are capable of much more than showing simple text and images. Today’s browsers can display and execute complex code (such as HTML 5) and even run applications within the browser (Facebook is a case in point). With the power of HTML 5, modern web browsers are capable of running apps within the browser with no additional support either from hardware or from the compiler. The days of a simple web page are gone; the app vs web battle was over before it had even begun.

 
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Pluralis: Stop Investing in the Process. Start Paying for Results.
Despite having uncovered the secrets of successful Landing Page traffic optimization, conversion optimization still seems to have everyone stumped. Even when using the wittiest copy and eye-catching graphic design, it is often impossible to determine if a Landing Page will convert traffic to customers.

 
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world leaders on twitter 07-01-2013

Twitter has become so immensely popular that world leaders on Twitter account for 75% of them globally. It’s no wonder Twitter is on its way to IPO.

In 2011 the world came to truly understand the revolutionary impact of social media. As a result of the movement in Middle East, images were distributed through Twitter, Facebook and other mainstream social media networks, which served as a catalyst to an already disturbed situation. There was no denying the unrest; so much so that social scientists and media experts credited social media for rallying people together around a cause: peace.

 
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Commerce Science’s Personal Bar helps retailers add a personal touch to their store. Become a personalization hero!

Online shopping is the new norm. For instance, eBay took convenience tech to another level when it introduced eBay Now, a new interface that lets you order products with same-day delivery. Those looking to invest money in e-commerce won’t find a better time than NOW. That said, there are number of barriers that make it a bit difficult to customize an e-commerce store the way one would customize a store in the real world.

 
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Apple Mac US
Apple has gradually moved production away from the US, enjoying the fruits of low cost of labor, primarily in China. However, work-related conditions in China has Apple reconsidering its original plan. Tim cook, the company’s Chief Executive, has stated that the company will be investing $100M to move Mac productions back home.

Apple has been leaving hints here and there in the past few months about a possible move out of China. Now that Cook has confirmed it, we’re pretty sure new Macs will be sold with ‘Assembled in USA’ stickers.

 
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If you think 3D printing is just a fantasy, think again. Learn how 3D printing works; making modern printers able to print 3D models using additive techniques.

3D printing is commonly defined as the means of creating three dimensional solid objects from a digital model. 3D printing applies additive manufacturing techniques. Quite unlike the conventional machining process where material is removed through cutting or carving, the additive manufacturing used in 3D printing sets layers upon layers to create a three dimensional image.

 
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The IDC Elevator’s Startup Camp provides an easy way for startups to rise the ranks to success; providing initial funding, training, grooming and more.

Startups suffer from a high failure risk. Unfortunately, this very threat of failure often proves to be the reason why many don’t pursue entrepreneurial dreams and instead, stick to mere 9-5 jobs.

If you’re tired of the rut and want to experience the entrepreneurial side of the life, the IDC Elevator is an opportunity worth exploring.

 
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