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eBay started as a website about Ebola

The outbreak of the Ebola virus has quickly come to dominate news headlines, to the point that new publications such as Ebola Deeply have launched solely to cover the growing epidemic. 418 more words


The History of Ebay

So what would you do for a loved one? Well believe it or not the founder of ebay built a website for his fiance that allowed him to sell her favorite item of Pez dispensers online. 50 more words


Ellison, Omidyar make Forbes 400 richest list

Lanai island owner and Oracle CTO and executive chairman Larry Ellison is amongst the top 10 people on this year’s Forbes 400 list.

Ellison is third with $50 billion, behind the top-ranked Bill Gates ($81 billion) and Warren Buffett ($67 billion). 62 more words


Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald, and Their War on Israel

by Gabriel Schoenfeld
September 9, 2014

When it comes to Israel, The Intercept’s coverage crosses the line from opinion journalism to a crude and vile form of propaganda. 341 more words

Israel & Middle East

Cignifi raises funding to model credit scores for emerging market consumers

In the developed world, financial institutions use credit history in order to assess a person’s creditworthiness and subsequently issue them financial products at personalized terms. Unfortunately, that’s difficult to do in emerging markets, where mobile phones are more prevalent than traditional credit history. 332 more words