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On this episode of The Cost of Doing Business:

  • The crisis in Hadassah Medical Center worsens. Who, or what is to blame and what does the crisis tell us about the health system in Israel? Do doctors’ have too much control of the system? That, at least, is what was said by Meirav Arlosoroff, Senior Columnist for financial newspaper TheMarker
  • In Israel, a self-employed person can expect to be paid with something like 4 months’ delay. Why is the payment ethic in Israel so dire and why do freelancers and small business owners suffer the worst of it? Motti Shapira, CEO of Lahav, an organization representing small businesses and the self-employed, explains
  • Israeli company Mobileye is reportedly developing a driverless car for Tesla Motors. When can we drive it? Daniel Schmil, Transportation Reporter for TheMarker, says “not anytime soon”
  • So is Israeli chat-app Viber selling for $400 million or not? The CEO denies it, but Calcalist’s Assaf Gilad says “yes”
  • TheMarker’s Assa Sasson gives us the lowdown on the new attack of killer wolves searching for prey in Israel’s capital market, spreading questionable promises of huge yields
  • Start-up of the week: MobileOCT has developed a way to detect cervical cancer using the humble smartphone. How does it work and can this technology be applied to other cancers? MobileOCT Ariel Be’ery has the answers

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