During the week of November 9, 2008, the Israel cleantech tour in the US began and CA announced its plans to buy Eurekify. On the funding side, Convergin secured $10 million from Pitango Venture Capital and Odysii introduced its marketing intelligence software to U.S. banks. Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, the former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Israel who is running in the upcoming elections in February, received attention from the New York Times for the intentional strong similarity of his website and strategy to that of the U.S. president-elect, Barack Obama. Of course the biggest news in Israel was that former hi-tech businessman, Nir Barkat was elected to be the next mayor of Jerusalem. For more on these stories and the rest of the 17 Israel-related technology headlines from the weeks of November 9, 2008, check the list below.
Investments, M&A and the Economy
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