WhatsApp Now Has 900 Million Monthly Active Users

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WhatsApp today passed 900 million monthly active users, according to founder Jan Koum. The popular mobile messaging app most recently hit the 800 million monthly active user milestone in April. Koum tagged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the announcement. (Facebook acquired WhatsApp in February 2014 for $19 billion.) And Zuckerberg hit right More...

Uber’s #UberDinner Marketing Stunt in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Ends in Hunger

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    While car-hailing app Uber has certainly had its fair share of clever ad campaigns to date, its latest attempt in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on Thursday doesn’t More...

Blackstone Invests in Troubled Mortgage Insurer PMI

From left Blackstone’s head of real estate Jon Gray and Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman

The Blackstone Group bought a stake in troubled mortgage insurer PMI, apparently continuing its strategy to bet on companies for which prices plunged following the financial crisis. California-based More...

George Soros Likes This Israeli Website Builder: Should You Buy?

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  The Internet has greatly changed the way we do business, which has prompted several companies to add online platforms to their operations. However, the biggest change brought More...

$108 Billion State Budget, Largest in Israeli History, Passes First Knesset Reading

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Stephen Harper

  Israel’s 2015-16 state budget bill passed its first Knesset reading Wednesday, following a marathon session that ended with 57 MKs voting in favor and 53 MKs voting against More...

Steven Lowy, right, with his brother Peter and father Frank. AUSTRALIA: FFA Confirm Frank Lowy’s Son Steven Is Preferred Candidate to Take Over as Chairman

THE installation of Steven Lowy to take over from his father at the head of Australian...

Mark shapiro Mark Shapiro to Become Blue Jays President, CEO

Indians president Mark Shapiro is leaving the organization to take on a "unique challenge" with the...

Prof. Martin Feldstein Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: Will Americans Become Poorer?

CAMBRIDGE – Robert Gordon of Northwestern University has launched a lively and important debate about the...

Boycott Movement Claims Victory as Veolia Ends All Investment in Israel

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The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a campaign that advocates applying economic and political More...

Bank of Israel Slams Tax Cuts

    Bank of Israel governor Karnit Flug opposed the tax Reductions. “surplus tax receipts More...

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Finance Minister Kahlon Announce Tax Reductions

  Israel’s rate of VAT is to fall to 17 percent and Taxes on companies will also be reduced to 25 More...

Death Penalty Phase Begins in F. Glenn Miller Jr.’s Trial for Killings Outside Jewish Centers

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The day after obtaining a guilty verdict on capital murder charges, Johnson County prosecutors presented only More...

LONDON: BBC Chair Rona Fairhead Faces Lawsuit Over Channel Closure

It seemed that maybe the saga of BBC Three was drawing to a close. Despite a spirited campaign headed up by More...

Johannesburg: Sidney Frankel Lambast Accusers’ Lawyer

JOHANNESBURG – Former stockbroker Sidney Frankel says he has been on the receiving end of a continuous barrage More...