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Accelerators

Advertising

Beijing-based Spearhead acquires San Francisco ad platform Smaato for $148 million

This is the first such deal to go through in 2016. Others will likely follow
Dec 21, 2016

Vertex and Baidu give $22 million investment to machine learning startup Dynamic Yield

The round indicates investor demand for personalized advertising campaigns is growing
Dec 20, 2016
Beyond Verbal is providing emotional analytics and analyzing biomarkers in voice patterns. Photo credit: Beyond Verbal

Beyond Verbal picks up $3 million to investigate voice patterns as a biomarker for heart disease

Using speech patterns to create emotional analytics for marketing research companies and call centers, the Israeli startup has major implications for science
Sep 01, 2016
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Big Data

10 languages Google Translate has not added and where to find them

Google Translate offers 103 languages, but rival services and apps have added machine translation for some others
Mar 28, 2017
Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016
The Facebook website is seen through fire on a computer screen in this photo arranged in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Photo credit: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

China’s new cyber security law raises concerns, but foreign businesses will probably comply

The market is too valuable for these new rules to drive away most comers
Nov 28, 2016
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Consumer

4 ways to protect your family from broadband privacy law

Use these basic measures to teach your family how to surf safer
Apr 01, 2017
Photo Credit: Samsung

Samsung admits that battery defects caused Note 7 fires

The company brought in outside investigators, who found that Samsung's manufacturers experienced different problems building and rolling out the Note 7 battery
Jan 23, 2017
A pedestrian street crossing sign stands at Yahoo! Inc. headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Yahoo! Inc. is planning to eliminate jobs as part of Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's effort to cut costs and revive growth at the struggling web portal, according to a person familiar with the matter. Photo credit: Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Yahoo’s new name Altaba sounds a lot like Alibaba for a reason

The sale of its internet business is the end of Yahoo as we know it
Jan 10, 2017
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Design

Photo Credit: Samsung

Samsung admits that battery defects caused Note 7 fires

The company brought in outside investigators, who found that Samsung's manufacturers experienced different problems building and rolling out the Note 7 battery
Jan 23, 2017
Image Credit: Huawei

Chinese smartphone makers Huawei, Meizu, and Xiaomi push curved displays and edges

Bezel-less phones are increasingly attractive to users. This is why
Nov 08, 2016
Photo credit: ARMdevices

Chinese chip maker Allwinner releases a $79 laptop based on Remix OS

Allwinner releases a new laptop that retails for less than a MacBook charger. Is this an emerging trend?
Apr 26, 2016

eCommerce

There will be a lot more of these on Amazon as products are taken down. Credit: Amazon

Amazon aims to tackle counterfeiters in 2017

Brands have been raising pressure for the online marketplace to take action
Nov 28, 2016
Credit: RedMart

Alibaba buys RedMart for Southeast Asian expansion

Groceries are a growth industry in the region with its expanding middle-class
Nov 03, 2016

Alibaba invests $5 million in Israeli e-commerce search revolutionary Twiggle

Twiggle's groundbreaking technology works with e-commerce giants to make the online shopping experience more natural
May 31, 2016
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Education

Forget Duolingo, LinguisTech says their technology gives English learners native accents

A long-time headache for teachers and learners, the company's not-actually-all-that-intensive program purportedly shows progress in just a couple months for even the [Read More...]
Sep 08, 2016

International Space University opens its first program in Israel with kickoff in Haifa

The annual summer program will be hosted by the Technion, where over 100 students from two dozen countries will be treated to a blend of space and innovation
Jul 13, 2016

Shanghai startup italki raises $3 million for on-demand language tutor network

English is by far the most popular language in the network, but more cash means new opportunities
Jun 26, 2016
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Entrepreneurship

Beijing Capital International Airport in China. Photo credit: Zhanyanguange CC BY SA 3.0

8 crucial things startups need to think about before doing business in China

After nearly 20 years of helping businesses succeed in the rough and tumble Chinese market, PTL Group’s Zvi Shalgo shares his tools and tips for making it out East
Jan 02, 2017
Divyank Turakhia (R) and Zhang Zhiyong (C) sign the acquisition agreement. Photo credit: PR

He made his first $1M at the age of 18 and $100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for $900M at 34

Media.net, a global adtech company started by serial entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia, has been acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for $900 million
Aug 23, 2016
China sold 457 million smartphones in 2015, up 17.7 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Photo credit: SteveC / Flickr

5 tips to succeed in China’s adtech market

Here are some words of advice for aspiring foreign companies
Jul 24, 2016
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Events

Chris Sacca levels into Trump, Zuckerberg in front of thousands at Slush in Helsinki

Sacca hit Silicon Valley for having an apathetic attitude that ignored the possibility of Trump threatening the stability of the US economy and its freedom to innovate
Nov 30, 2016

GoForIsrael conference will bring 100 startups to meet 1,800 Chinese investors in Shanghai on September 20

The three-day conference will bring hundreds of people together in Shanghai and Wuhan September 20-22
Sep 12, 2016
William Bao Bean speaking at Echelon Asia Summit 2016. Photo credit: e27

Why William Bao Bean doesn’t think Asia will produce the next Mark Zuckerberg

The MOX MD and SOSV Partner explains the issue faced by Asian companies in competing in the international markets, and what they can do about it
Jun 16, 2016
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FinTech

Bitcoin’s exchange rate reaches a new all time high

What is pushing the cryptocurrency to new levels? The answer may be more complicated than you realize
Feb 24, 2017

Bitcoin breaks $1,000 for the first time in 3 years

Did the election of Donald Trump send a jolt through the bitcoin market?
Jan 03, 2017
Photo credit: BYC Keychain / Flickr

Massive Chinese buy-up is bringing Bitcoin to a two-year high

The cryptocurrency is currently trading at its highest levels since 2014
May 30, 2016
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Gaming

October top iOS apps for Chinese market. Credit: App Annie

China surpasses US on Apple App Store revenues

Chinese mobile gamers constitute the largest single national market worldwide, and some developers now look to capitalize on foreign markets too
Oct 21, 2016

HTC has launched its VR app store globally

The app store will focus on games, but there will be categories like education, art, sports and home decoration
Oct 02, 2016

Israeli gaming developer Playtika bought by Chinese consortium for $4.4 billion

The gaming giant's sale shows just how many gaming companies are being sold to Chinese investors rather than their American counterparts
Jul 31, 2016
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Greentech

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Hardware

Augmented reality lens maker Lumus conjures up a $6M investment from Alibaba

The Chinese mega investor throws in an apparent vote of confidence behind this Israeli AR tech firm. But what does it mean for Alibaba's plans in augmented reality?
Jan 19, 2017
The front-facing biometric sensor made by Goodix for the Meizu PRo6 Plus. Image Credit: Goodix

Goodix wins big at CES for Live Finger Detection sensor that reads your heartbeat, too

The company has a lot of established partnerships as a chip maker, including with LG, and hopes to turn more of these relationships towards its biometric tech
Jan 12, 2017
(L to R) Xiaomi executives Wang Chuan, Wang Xiang, and Hugo Barra pose next to the new smart TV. Photo Credit: Xiaomi

Xiaomi unveils new smart TV that’s even thinner than an iPhone

It's launching in China first and there's no announcement for other markets just yet
Jan 06, 2017
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Health

Photo Credit: HealthWatch

Israeli HealthWatch – inspired by founder’s father’s heart attack – receives $20M to enter China

This FDA-approved wearable tracks heart health, giving cardiac patients peace of mind
Jan 04, 2017

This Israeli startup’s home ultrasound makes Sonoline B look like a toy

HeraMED will present their technology at the annual GoForIsrael Chinese investor conference in Shanghai on September 20, one of the most notable up-and-coming startups [Read More...]
Sep 14, 2016
Beyond Verbal is providing emotional analytics and analyzing biomarkers in voice patterns. Photo credit: Beyond Verbal

Beyond Verbal picks up $3 million to investigate voice patterns as a biomarker for heart disease

Using speech patterns to create emotional analytics for marketing research companies and call centers, the Israeli startup has major implications for science
Sep 01, 2016
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Industry

The Facebook website is seen through fire on a computer screen in this photo arranged in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Photo credit: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

China’s new cyber security law raises concerns, but foreign businesses will probably comply

The market is too valuable for these new rules to drive away most comers
Nov 28, 2016
Donald Trump (CC BY 2.0 Michael Vadon via Flickr)

China threatens to cut off iPhone 7 sales if Trump declares trade war

Trump's threat to impose tariffs on China could explode iPhone 7 sales, Beijing threatens
Nov 14, 2016

EnnoHub invests in Israeli chip startup NewSight Imaging, hoping to use their tech as the seed of a new industry in China

EnnoHub's Liaki Li tells Geektime their first small investment marks the beginning of Chinese investors investing even earlier in order to more quickly import Israeli [Read More...]
Sep 25, 2016
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Innovation

ChinaBang 2015 took place in Hong Kong. This year will highlight Chengdu and the southwestern Chinese technology economy. Photo credit: Technode

Startups to converge in Chengdu this week for Technode's ChinaBang Awards

Geektime's own Laura Rosbrow-Telem will visit Chengdu, one of China's growing technology and finance hubs, for the annual ChinaBang Awards
Mar 28, 2016

A public toilet in China has faster internet than your house

Signal strength like this is sure not crappy.
Jan 16, 2016

This Chinese startup will help you try on clothes online by 3D-scanning your body

Hopefully Zhe Shang VC’s angel investment will help the company put its technology into a slicker-looking package
Mar 26, 2015
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Internet

4 ways to protect your family from broadband privacy law

Use these basic measures to teach your family how to surf safer
Apr 01, 2017
Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016
The Facebook website is seen through fire on a computer screen in this photo arranged in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Photo credit: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

China’s new cyber security law raises concerns, but foreign businesses will probably comply

The market is too valuable for these new rules to drive away most comers
Nov 28, 2016
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IoT

(L to R) Xiaomi executives Wang Chuan, Wang Xiang, and Hugo Barra pose next to the new smart TV. Photo Credit: Xiaomi

Xiaomi unveils new smart TV that’s even thinner than an iPhone

It's launching in China first and there's no announcement for other markets just yet
Jan 06, 2017
Photo Credit: HealthWatch

Israeli HealthWatch – inspired by founder’s father’s heart attack – receives $20M to enter China

This FDA-approved wearable tracks heart health, giving cardiac patients peace of mind
Jan 04, 2017
Xiongmai's corporate headquarters. Credit: Xiongmai

Mirai botnet infected so many Chinese-made webcams they have been recalled

The Linux-targeted malware is now an open source code ripe for further abuse
Oct 26, 2016
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IT

Lists

Beijing Capital International Airport in China. Photo credit: Zhanyanguange CC BY SA 3.0

8 crucial things startups need to think about before doing business in China

After nearly 20 years of helping businesses succeed in the rough and tumble Chinese market, PTL Group’s Zvi Shalgo shares his tools and tips for making it out East
Jan 02, 2017

5 startups that show Hangzhou is about more than Alibaba

The city that gave birth to Alibaba has a formidable number of startups
Jan 01, 2017
China sold 457 million smartphones in 2015, up 17.7 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Photo credit: SteveC / Flickr

5 tips to succeed in China’s adtech market

Here are some words of advice for aspiring foreign companies
Jul 24, 2016
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Media

The Facebook website is seen through fire on a computer screen in this photo arranged in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Photo credit: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

China’s new cyber security law raises concerns, but foreign businesses will probably comply

The market is too valuable for these new rules to drive away most comers
Nov 28, 2016
The LeEco Global Group Le S3 smartphone sits on display at the company's headquarters in San Jose, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. LeEco is bringing its version of the seamless entertainment experience to the U.S., unveiling its TVs, smartphones, and VR goggles that will soon be available to Americans. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

LeEco talks about its ‘overstretched’ overseas expansion

Uh oh.
Nov 08, 2016
Photo Credit: Infinity AR YouTube

Infinity AR leaves the public market, raising $18 million from Alibaba and Sun Corporation

This is a weird one. It's not often that a company leaves the stock market to return to being private. Augmented reality indeed
Nov 01, 2016
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Mobile

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News

4 ways to protect your family from broadband privacy law

Use these basic measures to teach your family how to surf safer
Apr 01, 2017
Photo Credit: Samsung

Samsung admits that battery defects caused Note 7 fires

The company brought in outside investigators, who found that Samsung's manufacturers experienced different problems building and rolling out the Note 7 battery
Jan 23, 2017

Augmented reality lens maker Lumus conjures up a $6M investment from Alibaba

The Chinese mega investor throws in an apparent vote of confidence behind this Israeli AR tech firm. But what does it mean for Alibaba's plans in augmented reality?
Jan 19, 2017
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Policy

Guiyang-Guangzhou High Speed Railway construction, 2013. Photo Credit: Billyshanenunn (Wikipedia) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Why does the US lag so far behind in high speed rail?

China and others are charging ahead with high speed rail. But political will is not the only reason the US doesn't have a comparable investment
Dec 30, 2016
The Facebook website is seen through fire on a computer screen in this photo arranged in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Photo credit: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

China’s new cyber security law raises concerns, but foreign businesses will probably comply

The market is too valuable for these new rules to drive away most comers
Nov 28, 2016
Uber's first self-driving car model is a Ford, as seen Thursday on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Photo credit: Uber

US government announces $165 million for smart cities in Pittsburgh, home to Uber self-driving pilot

The internet of things is linking cities closer together, but what approach is best?
Oct 13, 2016
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Robotics

Baidu snaps up Microsoft free agent Qi Lu to AI development team, launches new AR lab

Can Baidu out-recruit Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Tesla in the race for artificial intelligence supremacy? They certainly seem to think so
Jan 17, 2017
A CH-3 drone. Credit: China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

China looks to expand into unmanned combat vehicles market

New entity would gain control of profitable military UAV line
Nov 01, 2016

Why Google Translate’s neural machine translation is a major gambit on startups

Alphabet's move to upgrade Google Translate really solidifies that at any moment, the nascent world of machine translation startups could be knocked off course
Sep 28, 2016
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Science

Lithium-ion batteries for smartphones including ones manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co., Nokia Oyj and Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility, are displayed at a store in Dalanzadgad, Mongolia, on Wednesday, June 5 , 2013. Photo credit: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 disaster shows limits of mobile battery tech

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries couldn't take the heat. Are there alternatives to prevent repeat failures?
Oct 11, 2016

Beer Sheva’s DiACardio heart imaging solution pumps in $1.95M post-Seed

Israeli biomed company raises a mini round to pump their heart ultrasound tech into high gear
Mar 17, 2016

China’s dark matter satellite begins its search for answers

China joins the search for a an unobserved form of matter, which may make up the majority of mass in existence.
Dec 26, 2015

Security

4 ways to protect your family from broadband privacy law

Use these basic measures to teach your family how to surf safer
Apr 01, 2017
The front-facing biometric sensor made by Goodix for the Meizu PRo6 Plus. Image Credit: Goodix

Goodix wins big at CES for Live Finger Detection sensor that reads your heartbeat, too

The company has a lot of established partnerships as a chip maker, including with LG, and hopes to turn more of these relationships towards its biometric tech
Jan 12, 2017
Huawei (Photo by David Ramos/

Huawei reportedly acquires Israeli startup Hexatier for $42 million

This would be Huawei's second acquisition of an Israeli company in three weeks
Dec 27, 2016
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Social Media

Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016
The Facebook website is seen through fire on a computer screen in this photo arranged in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Photo credit: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

China’s new cyber security law raises concerns, but foreign businesses will probably comply

The market is too valuable for these new rules to drive away most comers
Nov 28, 2016

Buddhist monks selling spiritual services on WeChat raise eyebrows in China

WeChat is a magical place. In one app, you can order wine, hail a cab, split bills, get your laundry done, and – apparently – pay for prayers at a Buddhist temple
Oct 23, 2016
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Space

Telecom

The Facebook website is seen through fire on a computer screen in this photo arranged in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Photo credit: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

China’s new cyber security law raises concerns, but foreign businesses will probably comply

The market is too valuable for these new rules to drive away most comers
Nov 28, 2016

Satellite startup SatixFy picks up $25 million round led by China-Israel venture fund Catalyst CEL

The company showcases both Israel's chip-making power and its communications acumen
Nov 01, 2016
Photo credit: Skyroam

Skyroam partners with Starwood to provide easy WiFi for travelers

This perk could make staying connected significantly cheaper on your next vacation
Aug 14, 2016

Transportation

Tencent co-leads $215 million investment in Chinese bike share startup Mobike

Using bikes equipped with GPS and smart-lock technology, Mobike enables users of its app to find a bike near them and unlock it using their smartphones
Jan 05, 2017
Guiyang-Guangzhou High Speed Railway construction, 2013. Photo Credit: Billyshanenunn (Wikipedia) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Why does the US lag so far behind in high speed rail?

China and others are charging ahead with high speed rail. But political will is not the only reason the US doesn't have a comparable investment
Dec 30, 2016
Uber's first self-driving car model is a Ford, as seen Thursday on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Photo credit: Uber

US government announces $165 million for smart cities in Pittsburgh, home to Uber self-driving pilot

The internet of things is linking cities closer together, but what approach is best?
Oct 13, 2016
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Venture Capital

Israel’s OurCrowd scores massive $72 million Series C for its crowdfunding equity fund

The round makes OurCrowd the best funded equity crowdfunding platform in the world
Sep 21, 2016

GoForIsrael conference will bring 100 startups to meet 1,800 Chinese investors in Shanghai on September 20

The three-day conference will bring hundreds of people together in Shanghai and Wuhan September 20-22
Sep 12, 2016

Didi conquers Uber China in $35 billion deal - why would Uber back down its bullish expansion?

What Uber's decision to merge its China business with Didi Chuxing signals about its strategy
Aug 01, 2016
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Wearables

Photo Credit: HealthWatch

Israeli HealthWatch – inspired by founder’s father’s heart attack – receives $20M to enter China

This FDA-approved wearable tracks heart health, giving cardiac patients peace of mind
Jan 04, 2017

This Israeli startup’s home ultrasound makes Sonoline B look like a toy

HeraMED will present their technology at the annual GoForIsrael Chinese investor conference in Shanghai on September 20, one of the most notable up-and-coming startups [Read More...]
Sep 14, 2016
Image credit: Xiaomi

Xiaomi’s new fitness tracker adds a screen and only costs $23

The band sports updated step and heart rate trackers, which Xiaomi says are more accurate than its previous models
Jun 04, 2016
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Development

Apple eyes E Ink keyboard solutions

QWERTY is not dead yet, but touchscreen and E Ink technology is just waiting for a chance to supplant it
Oct 20, 2016

Women in tech

'Rethinking Ability' brought light to an industry and topic that does not get enough attention in the startup world, let alone anywhere. From left to right: Jean Judes, Laura Rosbrow-Telem, Frances West, and Devora Mason. Photo credit: PR

International Women’s Forum gives a platform to assistive technology at Israel confab

At its annual global gathering, the IWF showed it wasn't so much a forum about women as much as a forum by really talented women
May 23, 2016