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Zev Gotkin is a writer and marketing specialist currently working at an advertising agency in Brooklyn. Zev has wide-ranging interests and enjoys sharing his perspective with the world.

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11 Israeli Startups Making it in the U.S.

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 1:27 PM

Running a startup is never easy; uncertain economic climates, fierce competition and finding a niche are among the many challenges startups face. With just the right balance of hard work, innovative thinking, and, in many cases, great technology, however, startups across the country are enjoying booming business.

Some of...

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Judaism and Charity

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 8:44 PM

Charity is not Jewish. At the grave risk of exacerbating the unfounded, anti-Semitic stereotype that Jews are stingy I'm going to argue that the concept of giving charity does not exist in Judaism.

Most every religion or value system on the planet encourages adherents to give charity and many...

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Top Learning Tools for the 21st Century Student

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 10:35 AM

The 21st century student is part of a tech-savvy, digital generation more comfortable with devices and gadgets than pen and paper. This is a generation of students unlike any other. To survive in today's workplace, students need a unique skill set that oftentimes can't be acquired in a traditional, brick...

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Education Integration: How One Company Is Revolutionizing Ed-Tech

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 12:59 PM

Education technology startups are rapidly changing the way we learn. But they haven't gotten there alone - in fact, many startups lean on technology developed by others to shake things up.

One innovative company doing just that is ed-tech startup 2U, formerly known as 2tor. Founded in 2008,...

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Education Providers Help Students Affected by Hurricane Sandy

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 12:25 PM

Hurricane Sandy left much destruction in its wake, galvanizing emergency services and volunteers to aid those severely affected by the disaster. Most emergency services have focused on life-saving issues such as lack of shelter, food, and heat -- and with good reason.

Unfortunately, lost in the struggle have been thousands...

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How One Tech Team Is Helping Transform Higher Ed

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 1:21 PM

Major changes in education rarely come from the inside. Johann Gutenberg's printing press did more for the spread of information than any single educator. And while computers and WiFi are now ubiquitous on college campuses, they seem to have come as a response to a need, rather than as a...

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How the Online Marketing Industry Is Impacting Local Businesses

(7) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 12:03 PM

The Web is one tool that small, local businesses can't afford to neglect when it comes to their marketing efforts. As consumers are increasingly turning to resources like social media and mobile applications to glean information about products and services, a brand's online presence is more important than ever before...

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America's Innovative Companies Are Going Flat

(1) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 6:27 PM

The traditional company hierarchy (where executives oversee managers who oversee staff), which has dominated the American workplace for centuries, is beginning to go out of fashion. As we shed a manufacturing past for a digital future, many U.S. companies have come to embrace a flat corporate structure, one that does...

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Leading U.S. Manufacturers Better the Environment

(2) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 2:37 PM

For years, environmentally-friendly practices were often seen as a detriment to companies' bottom line. But now, U.S. companies are adopting green business models for the profit, not just the publicity. According to a recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one-third of the companies surveyed said adopting...

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Can the Rise of Ed-Tech Startups Change the Course of Unemployment?

(2) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 5:16 PM

Education technology is on the rise and is transforming the educational experience of thousands of students and future employees. Since 2009, the market has seen a dramatic increase in the formation of ed-tech startups providing services ranging from language learning programs, search engines that match students with tutors, online...

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