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In news of interest to the CNBC Disruptor 50 companies:
Waze for war zones
Entrepreneurs in war zones within the Middle East, including Lebanon, are creating apps to help citizens avoid areas of violence, the Financial Times reported.
The time-share version of Airbnb
Vacatia, a secondary marketplace aimed at time-share owners who want to sell their fractional interests to other travelers, raised $5 million in seed funding from investors.
CEO and founder Keith Cox told TechCrunch: "If we could create a very strong platform where buyers and sellers could engage each other and make for a liquid marketplace … then if we can activate that secondary market, it would bring more equilibrium and efficiency to that market."
—By Eric Rosenbaum, CNBC.com.