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Security2 days ago

5 reasons why the new Department of Homeland Security rules on electronics are racist and ineffective, but mostly impractical

After the temporary defeat of the “Muslim ban,” the Trump Administration is keeping up the tempo of stupid policies that are likely to hurt US interests and [Read More...]


Accelerators

Jerusalem rising: the city of gold’s transformation into a startup capital

Jerusalem's venture community has exploded with financial supply as rapidly forming startups expand demand
Feb 26, 2017

Cologne Mayor tours Tel Aviv, prepares groundwork for startup and entrepreneur exchange

Germany's fourth-largest city wants to borrow a bit from Tel Aviv, and maybe recruit some new residents along the way
Feb 22, 2017

Honda and Volvo open smart car accelerator DRIVE in Tel Aviv, showing Israel is battlefield in self-driving race

Smart mobility testing centers are popping up around the world, but DRIVE's backers will have to be intimately involved to get a leg up on the competition
Feb 15, 2017
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Advertising

Taboola's homepage. Photo credit: Taboola

Taboola acquires another Israeli startup, Commerce Sciences, to personalize news sites

Taboola has succeeded in creating relevant services to publishers, such as heightened analytics and now, website personalization tools. But will this be enough when [Read More...]
Jan 05, 2017

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

Accurate exposure: vBrand knows exactly how effective your campaign is

With vBrand’s solution, you can scan TV channels and social networks 24/7, and automatically detect every time a brand appears in a video clip or picture. This [Read More...]
Nov 21, 2016
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Big Data

10 startups pioneering the new field of emotional analytics

This field will have profound effects on the way companies write TV shows, design computers, and analyze spoken language
Feb 19, 2017

CrediFi scores $13 million from Liberty Israel, Battery Ventures to compete with other real estate startups

Intel on the commercial real estate market is a lucrative business that has attracted big name investors like 500 Startups and Bain Capital
Feb 13, 2017

Israeli hybrid cloud startup Stratoscale acquires Tesora for DBaaS solution

Moving to the AWS cloud just got a little bit easier for Redis, Oracle, or MySQL users
Feb 06, 2017
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Consumer

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Design

Wix buys artistic social network DeviantArt for $36 million, planning integration between artists and design companies

Feb 23, 2017

This startup’s timelines create interactive infographics in the middle of your articles

If you're looking to divorce your website from the 'You Might Also Like' bar at the bottom of the page, this embedded feature might be the content marketer's ticket to [Read More...]
Jan 22, 2017

In massive challenge to WordPress, Wix launches AI offering for automatic web design

Wix's new product will automate content updates and suggest changes to your website design based on industry and, later, what's popular in your local market
Jun 07, 2016
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Development

The 5 big DevOps changes you will see in 2017

Fast becoming a standard in the tech space, here's what you need to know about DevOps for the coming year
Mar 02, 2017

Want to become a developer? Here’s what you really need to do

Sure the money can be good, but is it really right for you?
Feb 16, 2017

Ross Gardler, Apache President and Microsoft Manager, talks the future of open source

Until recently, the idea that one of the leading voices in the open source community would call Microsoft home would likely have raised a few eyebrows
Nov 24, 2016
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eCommerce

Twiggle releases API to extend AI capabilities to e-commerce sites

The Alibaba-backed Israeli startup is changing how you experience shopping online with innovative search that speaks your language
1 week ago

Visiting the new offices of Feedvisor, the engine helping Amazon sellers raise prices and still win the Buy Box

Feedvisor has doubled in size over the past year as repricing engines become indispensable on Amazon
Jan 14, 2017

Payoneer announces colossal $180 million financing round led by TCV

TCV has a strong record on late-stage investments and a healthy list of IPOs in its portfolio
Oct 05, 2016
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Education

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Entrepreneurship

8 Beer Sheva startups that you should know about

SilicoNegev holds their first ever Pitch Night for southern startups. Here are a few that you should keep your eye on
4 hours ago

Jerusalem just misses top 20, Tel Aviv ranks 6th in global startup city rankings report

Jerusalem is catching up to Tel Aviv in every way, an miniature rivalry propelling continued Israeli startup growth
Mar 14, 2017

Israeli research commercialisation: What can Australia learn from the Startup Nation?

As Australia strives to improve it's academic and industry collaboration, what can Israel offer in way of insights into the research commercialisation process
Mar 13, 2017
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Events

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FinTech

5 chat bots for insurance help that you should know about

As Next Insurance launches its first chat bot for Facebook Messenger, we go through some other examples of how to and not to use these machines
Mar 14, 2017
Chorus.ai's Tel Aviv team. Photo credit: Chorus.ai

The sales call was very successful: Chorus.ai raises $16 million more

The Israeli startup has developed an AI-based system for sales talks that provides managers with quick insights into sales calls and sales team performances
Feb 08, 2017

Earnix raises $13.5 million to drive new predictive analytics fintech solutions

This company highlights the importance of using Big Data to drive business decisions
Jan 30, 2017
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Gaming

Casual Connect teaches us how to developing a winning game

Last month’s Casual Connect conference dealt with casual and mobile games. Our visit to the conference taught us important lessons about how to get games to the top of [Read More...]
Nov 27, 2016
Me, Ella, And and an iPhone. Photo credit: Ilil ben-shalom

The gamer I’ve become after becoming a mom

For me, the change is nothing short of monumental
Sep 23, 2016
From PVPchallenge's commercial, showing how esports players can win money while battling each other online. Photo credit: PVPchallenge / YouTube

Israeli PVPchallenge lets gamers play esports and bet on the outcomes

Esports platform PVPchallenge encourages players to "put their money where their game is"
Sep 01, 2016
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Greentech

4 startups working on lab grown meat you should be following

Would you eat a burger grown in a petri dist? These companies are betting that they can build you a burger over the next five years that’ll not only be good for the [Read More...]
Mar 09, 2017
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5 cannabis startups to watch now that Israel has passed decriminalization law

Here are a few ingenious companies that should spark your interest
Mar 05, 2017
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Israel moves towards legalizing medicinal cannabis exports

From Jaffa oranges to Waze to medicinal cannabis? Will medical marijuana be the next big Israeli export?
Feb 07, 2017
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Hardware

Intuitive Robotics's ElliQ. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

Should your hardware startup invest in PR?

These four tips can help you decide
Jan 28, 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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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
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Health

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Industry

Geektime Next, Israel’s biggest startup conference, on June 4

Following the enormous success of the annual conference for the startup industry, it is back under a new name – Geektime Next – and with a new concept
2 days ago

5 chat bots for insurance help that you should know about

As Next Insurance launches its first chat bot for Facebook Messenger, we go through some other examples of how to and not to use these machines
Mar 14, 2017

Jerusalem just misses top 20, Tel Aviv ranks 6th in global startup city rankings report

Jerusalem is catching up to Tel Aviv in every way, an miniature rivalry propelling continued Israeli startup growth
Mar 14, 2017
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Innovation

Israeli research commercialisation: What can Australia learn from the Startup Nation?

As Australia strives to improve it's academic and industry collaboration, what can Israel offer in way of insights into the research commercialisation process
Mar 13, 2017

Bringing the world to the Startup Nation: Israel’s new Innovation Visa

Being the Startup Nation is one of Israel's greatest assets. The introduction of Israel's innovation visa looks to share it with the world
Dec 29, 2016
MARCH 03: Brown Long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus), Vespertilionidae. Photo credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images Israel

Is Google Translate for bats on the way?

Holy machine learning, Batman
Dec 28, 2016
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Internet

Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Top 5 cyber security tips for internet savvy users

Staying safe online demands personal responsibility from users
Mar 03, 2017

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
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Keep it hardcore: why limiting access to porn in Israel is a blow to freedom

Yes, viewing porn on the internet - and many other things - may soon become very difficult in Israel
Oct 31, 2016
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IoT

Israeli IoT startup Nurego gets swallowed up by General Electric

Nurego has helped power GE's industrial IoT operating system Predix for the last two years
Feb 09, 2017

Securing the future of the smart home

Without taking the proper steps to build a secure smart home environment, we leave the public at risk. So is 2017 the year that we take security seriously?
Jan 16, 2017
Dojo. Photo Credit: BullGuard

BullGuard bringing Dojo smart home IoT security suite to US in April

Having acquired Dojo-Labs in 2016, BullGuard is now ready to release the finished product in 2017
Jan 13, 2017
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IT

Israeli startup Sealights raises huge $11 million first funding round

Israeli continuous testing startup Sealights raises an impressive first funding round of $11 million. The co-founders have sold two other startups as well
Nov 15, 2016

Applause raises $35 million Series F funding round with money from Credit Suisse and Accenture

The money will supplement the company's gigantic 250,000-strong software testing network
Sep 14, 2016

Enterprise file services platform CTERA picks up $25 million

More funding from Bessemer Venture Partners for Israeli cloud platform CTERA
Sep 13, 2016
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Lists

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Marketing

Promoted content wars: Outbrain vs Facebook

Content is king, but who reigns supreme when it comes to getting real reader engagement?
Jan 31, 2017
Intuitive Robotics's ElliQ. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

Should your hardware startup invest in PR?

These four tips can help you decide
Jan 28, 2017

Analytics startup AppsFlyer raises $56 million from Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Telekom

CEO Oren Kaniel tells Geektime online marketing still needs a better way to measure return on investment, and claims his company can give it to them
Jan 17, 2017
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Media

INTV confab focuses on digital TV as Hollywood descends on Jerusalem

With a house call from Hugh Laurie leading the parade, entertainment's top producers and digital managers converged to talk to the future of TV
Mar 08, 2017

Israeli Minute Media, owner of 90min, grabs $15 million investment from ProSieben and Qumra

This is the third straight year the company has raised a $15 million round
Feb 14, 2017
Rounds' Co-founders Dany Fishel and Ilan Leibovich. Photo credit: Tomer Foltyn

Israeli video chatting pioneer Rounds just got bought by Kik

Kik is also using the acquisition of Rounds, which allows up to 12 people to video chat on mobile at once, to open an R&D center in Israel
Jan 26, 2017
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Mobile

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News

Image credit: Mobileye

A $15 billion Israeli exit: How did it happen, and why Mobileye?

What is behind the biggest exit ever in Israel high tech? Why did Intel choose Mobileye, and how did the amount of the deal reach $15 billion?
6 days ago

Mobileye’s Intel deal — the elephant in the room that Israeli VCs are ignoring

Tel Aviv's VC scene ignores Jerusalem startups at its peril, as Mobileye's Intel deal now gives the holy city the three largest tech exits in Israeli history
Mar 14, 2017
Image credit: Mobileye

Intel buys Mobileye for reported $15 billion in massive self-driving car coup

The move might turn Intel into the world's largest self-driving technology provider
Mar 13, 2017
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Policy

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign press conference at the at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, DC on Monday March 21, 2016. Photo credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Israel

Will the Trump election jitters hit Israeli startups?

Like everyone around the world, Israeli startups are closely following Trump's soon-to-be presidency
Nov 10, 2016
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Keep it hardcore: why limiting access to porn in Israel is a blow to freedom

Yes, viewing porn on the internet - and many other things - may soon become very difficult in Israel
Oct 31, 2016
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 25: Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano delivers a speech during a press conference after the IAEA Board meeting held at the United Nations Vienna Office in Vienna, Austria on August 25, 2015. Photo credit: Hasan Tosun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Israel

A nuclear power plant was the victim of a cyber attack. How vulnerable is our energy grid?

A smart grid is a liability if it isn't secured properly against intruders. Here, we analyze how suscepticle to cyber attacks our energy infrastructure is
Oct 11, 2016
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Robotics

Intuitive Robotics's Elli•Q. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

Israeli Intuition Robotics unveils ‘Elli•Q’, your grandma’s new best friend

Finally, a startup that is decidedly not chasing after millennials
Jan 12, 2017

Israeli Caja competes with Amazon’s robots

Caja Systems has made the startling realization that the public likes buying online and wants to make getting your items out of the warehouse even easier
Nov 21, 2016

eBay’s Kira Radinsky says future of medical discoveries is in hands of the machines

eBay Director of Data Science Kira Radinsky opened Israel's largest-ever developer conference with an illustration of big data predictions' power
Nov 20, 2016
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Science

Avi Yaron, founder and CEO Visionsense and now Joy Ventures has gone through three brain surgeries, leading to his invention of a new kind of surgical camera (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images Israel)

Beyond brain surgery: Israel’s newest VC JOY Ventures raises $50 million fund for ‘neuro-wellness’ startups

Startups developing neurotechnology linked to preventative medicine and better living will be the main focus of the company
Feb 07, 2017
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For theoretical physicists, extra dimensions are not such ‘Stranger Things’

Ofri Telem, a Ph.D. candidate in theoretical physics at Cornell, explains how we could find extra dimensions in laymen's terms
Dec 31, 2016
MARCH 03: Brown Long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus), Vespertilionidae. Photo credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images Israel

Is Google Translate for bats on the way?

Holy machine learning, Batman
Dec 28, 2016
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Security

5 reasons why the new Department of Homeland Security rules on electronics are racist and ineffective, but mostly impractical

After the temporary defeat of the “Muslim ban,” the Trump Administration is keeping up the tempo of stupid policies that are likely to hurt US interests and [Read More...]
2 days ago

5 essential things to know about Ransomware

One of the biggest threats to hit the internet in 2016, here are a few important facts and tips to help you avoid becoming a victim
Mar 15, 2017
Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Top 5 cyber security tips for internet savvy users

Staying safe online demands personal responsibility from users
Mar 03, 2017
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Social Media

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Space

Forget SpaceX: 10 companies that will change space travel in 2017 & 2018

Between the Earth and Mars, adventures to the Moon and building the habitats necessary for future astronauts are reshaping access to the stars
Mar 01, 2017

Dropping SpaceX, Israel’s SpacePharma launches bio-testing nanosatellite into orbit with help from India’s ISRO

After a year of SpaceX delays, the pioneering cube satellite hitched a ride with India's ISRO
Feb 19, 2017

Israel’s Ben Gurion University, UAE’s American University of Sharjah to launch school-owned nanosatellites on same Indian rocket

They will be two of the 104 small satellites that will be on the PSLV-C37 mission to be launched from India on Wednesday
Feb 13, 2017
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Telecom

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: MagnaCom

Exit: Broadcom purchases Israeli MagnaCom for $50 million

Broadband communication giant Broadcom purchased Israeli startup MagnaCom, which develops 5th generation cellular communication technology, for $50 million
May 17, 2016
Photo Credit: CellMining

Israeli SON CellMining pulls in $5M for Series A

This self-organizing network solution provider wants to make customer experience data count for more
Dec 14, 2015
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Transportation

Image credit: Mobileye

Intel buys Mobileye for reported $15 billion in massive self-driving car coup

The move might turn Intel into the world's largest self-driving technology provider
Mar 13, 2017
Google's prototype self-driving car. Photo credit: Google

Are connected cars the next bubble in Israel?

Israeli startups are diving in head first into the connected car sector. Since when does Israel make cars?
Mar 05, 2017

Honda and Volvo open smart car accelerator DRIVE in Tel Aviv, showing Israel is battlefield in self-driving race

Smart mobility testing centers are popping up around the world, but DRIVE's backers will have to be intimately involved to get a leg up on the competition
Feb 15, 2017
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Venture Capital

Jerusalem just misses top 20, Tel Aviv ranks 6th in global startup city rankings report

Jerusalem is catching up to Tel Aviv in every way, an miniature rivalry propelling continued Israeli startup growth
Mar 14, 2017

Mobileye’s Intel deal — the elephant in the room that Israeli VCs are ignoring

Tel Aviv's VC scene ignores Jerusalem startups at its peril, as Mobileye's Intel deal now gives the holy city the three largest tech exits in Israeli history
Mar 14, 2017

Jerusalem rising: the city of gold’s transformation into a startup capital

Jerusalem's venture community has exploded with financial supply as rapidly forming startups expand demand
Feb 26, 2017
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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

First time in Israel: Try Microsoft’s HoloLens at Geektime Developers’ Conference

One of the most intriguing products in technology today will make its debut in Israel at the Geektime Developers’ Conference. This is your chance to put your hands on [Read More...]
Nov 14, 2016

Israeli Glide introduces fast capture video and chat for Apple Watch 

Love taking pictures yet never succeed to get your phone out in time? This could be a game changer 
Nov 13, 2016
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Women in tech

Me, Ella, And and an iPhone. Photo credit: Ilil ben-shalom

The gamer I’ve become after becoming a mom

For me, the change is nothing short of monumental
Sep 23, 2016
Mobilize CEO and Co-founder Sharon Savariego, one of Israel's rising women entrepreneurs. Photo credit: PR

Israeli group communications startup Mobilize raises $6.5 million Series A, tackles Slack

CEO Sharon Savariego and CTO Arthur Vainer have built Mobilize to help companies communicate with external groups and individuals. But can it fare against Slack and [Read More...]
Sep 21, 2016

Israeli fashion startup Zeekit raises $9 million Series A

What can 3D mapping technology for the Israeli Air Force do for fashion? This Israeli startup could change the way we shop for clothes
Sep 16, 2016
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