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BOOM – We Won Finovate Best of Show for the 4th Time in a Row. Thank You Very Much!

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We are on our way back from NYC after winning Finovate best of show a 4th time in a row. Finovate is awesome, but I guess anyone winning four times would think it’s awesome. I think it’s awesome because it’s driving an entire industry to f***ing innovate. Hats off to Eric and Jim (and all the rest) […]

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My shared passion with angel Bar Refaeli (Mycheck)

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My favorite model, Bar Refaeli, caused a lot of buzz with the recent launch of Mycheck, an Israeli based payment app for iOS, Android and Blackberry smartphones. This is a brilliant move by Refaeli, an attempt to leverage her status as an international super-model in order to get involved with start ups. Mycheck enables you […]

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How Google+ Can Overtake Facebook in Social Commerce in 3 Steps

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As the CEO of eToro I’ve been thinking a lot about the opportunities and challenges of the shift from e-commerce to social commerce. It is a necessary shift, the shift from enabling commerce over the internet to making smarter decisions. Moving from how to buy X, to why should or shouldn’t I buy X. While […]

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The Future of Money: Intro to Bitcoin

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A revolutionary new approach to money is in place: Bitcoin, a virtual currency.  Started in 2009, the Bitcoin currency is not regulated by any central authority; instead it is run as an open-source network of peers, meaning it cannot be manipulated by government.  The Economist published a thorough report in June 2011 explaining exactly how Bitcoin operates, […]

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Does Google know the secret behind Facebook Social IPO ?

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A couple of days ago I found out the secret behind the Facebook Social IPO, that Facebook plans to start selling its shares directly to customers on a monthly subscription.It suddenly hit me, that if I am on it, Google probably found this out, and that’s why they recently issued a new class of shares […]

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LindzonPalooza – Techcrunch disrupt meets Burning Man

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Better late than never. I Came back last week from my second LindzonPalooza, a yearly event setup by the lovely and crazy Howard Lindzon, founder and CEO of Stocktwits, Hedge/Startup fund Social leverage and off course a beloved advisor and investor in eToro.What is LindzonPalooza ? Its a 2 day hangout in San Diego with Howard’s friends, […]

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Social Insurance Network = Insurance 2.0

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While I was in Lindzonpalooze, I came across a very cool startup called giveforward, and its founder Ethans Austin , the concept of GiveForward is amazing, raise money for your medical expenses through friends and family over the internet. Now getting funds for medical expenses is something that should be handled by insurance, but unfortunately […]

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The Social IPO and why you are going to buy facebook shares on facebok very soon

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I have just found out about Facebook’s ‘secret’ weapon planned for its IPO very soon. It’s called Loyal3, a way for Facebook users to buy its shares using $10 in their Facebook account. So why is this a secret weapon? Loyal3, which seemed to have come up from nowhere, has a SEC approved model, and […]

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Would you deposit your funds in the Google Bank ? I would

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It is mind boggling to realize that retail banking is still a local offline activity, specially when you realize banking is a virtual service.For anyone that grew in a any country in the world (but the US), it is easy to see that a lot of products we consume are global, the shoes you wear (Nike, […]

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Good Dollar Followers – Social Entrepreneurs

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This is an invitation to everybody reading my blog, to participate in the initiative to create a better world thorough a new economy. After 2 posts, I believe people can understand the scale of this concept to replace the existing economic framework. Our community of followers will establish the the concept on the Internet with […]

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