The Israeli at the heart of Facebook’s affordable Internet drive
Ran Makavy, CEO of the first Israeli startup acquired by Facebook, is now spearheading an initiative to help get the world’s poorest online.
PALO ALTO, California − More than three years before Google paid hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the navigation app maker Waze, the Israeli high-tech scene was mesmerized by a more modest but similarly ground-breaking deal when Facebook bought Snaptu. The United States social media company reportedly paid just tens of millions of dollars for the company, which employed a mere 25 people...
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