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Is Google joining the race to acquire Waze?

After Apple and Facebook, Google is rumored to be the latest suitor circling around social satellite navigation smartphone app Waze. According to “people familiar with the matter” Google is considering an acquisition. To read more about what might turn into a crazy bidding war, click here.

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Israeli digital-glass technology transforms buildings into works of art

Israel based Dip-Tech has developed an innovative glass printing solution that digitally transforms ordinary-looking buildings into beautiful panoramic views or massive art galleries. To find out how building decor will never be the same, click here.

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 Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs

Serial entrepreneur, Ori Allon plans to visit Israel and scout for startups

After receiving investment proposals from over 1,000 Israeli start ups, Dr. Ori Allon plans to visit Israel in early June to look more closely at some of the entrepreneurs that have most impressed him. Click here to read more about Ori Allon, and here to learn about his planned trip to the Startup Nation.

Israeli Venture-Capital funding slips

Venture-capital funding in Israel has fallen 29% in Q1 of 2013 to $196 million compared to Q4 of 2012, when $277 million was raised. However, Q1 2013 was an improvement on the same quarter in 2012 when $165 million was raised.  To read the full report, click here.

Why business students are choosing internships in Israel

OurCrowd’s Nick Lawitschka, a business student at IE University in Madrid, explains  what makes an Austrian decide to travel 3,500 Kilometers across the Mediterranean to Israel for a summer internship program.

To read the full article, click here.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets

Qualcomm CEO: “We seek Israel’s technology leaders” (Globes)

OurCrowd takes lead in equity crowdfunding (Yahoo!)

Israel’s Powermat acquires Finland based PowerKiss (GigaOm)

Zula receives funding from OurCrowd (OurCrowd Blog)

Israeli video startup, Interlude, raises $16M (TheNexWeb)

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