In this week's installment of the ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup, we analyze some industry predictions on social media and provide entrepreneurs with some stock tips to bring to the negotiating table. We also look into a man in Australia who's looking to turn some heads by launching a Web startup in just seven days on a $500 budget, and we run down the top 10 tools to help small business collaborate online. As usual we check in with our semi-weekly series Never Mind the Valley, which this week chronicles the emerging tech scene in Israel, and shows us how there's more going on in Austin than just South by Southwest.
The next time you find yourself claiming to not have enough time or money to create a startup, just remember the name Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin. While it may not be the easiest name to remember, it could certainly come in handy if you ever want to learn to quickly launch a startup on the cheap.
Intel's Pentium 4 microprocessor, CheckPoint's firewall, Comverse's voicemail, Amdoc's telephone billing system and a ton of VoIP technology through companies like Audiocodes and Vocaltec. Between valuing innovation and having a great funding scene, Tel Aviv and Herzliya are ripe with startup entrepreneurs. ReadWriteWeb caught up with some influencers to hear their thoughts about the country's tech scene.Israel isn't just an emerging tech hub, it's a hotbed of activity and has been for many years. Per capita, Israel has the most startup companies and spends more on research and development than any other nation in the world. Israelis lay claim to the invention of
Settled in the 1830s along the banks of the Colorado River and named for the father of Texas, Stephen F. Austin, the city of Austin is known for its thriving music scene and as the home of the University of Texas Longhorns. But in the past few decades, the Texas capital has built up a reputation of a different sort.