Recent reports in Israeli technology publications are saying that content recommendation platform, Outbrain, is getting ready to go public in the near future. But that speculation could be a bit premature, mainly because Outbrain hasn’t started the long process of filing paperwork with the U.S. SEC. However, Outbrain’s recent hiring of their new CFO may indicate that an IPO is in the works. To read more about Outbrain and the potential $1B IPO, click here.
Whether you’re looking for a navigation app, live city bus schedule or a parking spot, Israeli apps have got you covered. With a recent $1B Waze acquisition by Google, much attention is being paid to Israeli driving-oriented apps and technology. To read how you can make your driving experience a whole lot easier and safer with Israeli innovation, click here.
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3 Israeli startups disrupting TechCrunch Disrupt
Israel has always had a healthy representation at this prestigious jeans-and-t-shirt-only affair (Israel’s Soluto took home the top prize in 2010 and Shaker did it too in 2011). This year was no exception as three Israeli startups put up quite a fight. To find out which Israeli startups were in the running for the gold at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013, click here.
Messaging startup, Fring, sold for $50M
Fring, the Israeli communications company that was the first to successfully offer VoIP services to iPhone users, has been bought by Genband for a reported price of $50M. To read more click here.
Mashable’s top 20 Israeli startups
Israel is undoubtedly one of the leading startup eco-systems in the world, producing some of the most exciting technologies out there. To view Mashable’s 20 hottest Israeli startups of 2013, click here.
OurCrowd’s News Nuggets
Protecting your phone with Israel’s SlickLogin (TechCrunch)
Location technologies come indoors in Israel (GeekTime)
Matrix style replays for televised sports (Haaretz)