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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
Using the Spott app to identify items on TV. Photo Credit: Appiness PR

Belgian Appiness connects viewers with their favorite shows and brands

Using their smart app and audio coding, this startup is exploring new ways to help brands engage with viewers, driving sales
Dec 29, 2016
CreatorDen team photo. Photo credit: CreatorDen

Turkish startup CreatorDen connects brands with increasingly important stars: social media influencers

This is the story of a company in a nascent startup region innovating in a refreshingly new and growing area of advertising
Dec 27, 2016
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Big Data

10 ways to save money with AWS Redshift

Easier than you might have thought, these are in-depth tips for designing a much smarter data setup
Apr 15, 2017

How computers control your life

Algorithms are fast becoming the deciders in how our lives shape out. What are we doing to make sure that we still get a fair shake?
Apr 02, 2017

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
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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
Film crew by the beach with Nokia's Ozo. Photo Credit: PR

Escape the cold with Inception VR’s virtual tour of Tel Aviv

Feeling the freeze? This Israeli virtual reality content creation house wants to heat you up with a trip to the White City, all without leaving your couch
Jan 24, 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
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Design

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

Feb 23, 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

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
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Development

(GERMANY OUT) Skyline von Tel Aviv mit Strand und Promenade (Photo by Fishman/ullstein bild via Getty Images Israel)

Scaling up in the Start Up Nation

How are we developing the tools that will allow us to keep up the pace of growth?
Apr 20, 2017

Four simple ways to take your startup “Full Stack”

Everyone wants to make their company the total package. Easier said than done, but here are some tips that just might get you closer to your goal
Apr 18, 2017

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
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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
Mar 16, 2017

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
Using the Spott app to identify items on TV. Photo Credit: Appiness PR

Belgian Appiness connects viewers with their favorite shows and brands

Using their smart app and audio coding, this startup is exploring new ways to help brands engage with viewers, driving sales
Dec 29, 2016
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Education

This is how to design an app that motivates students to participate

Building a product that students and teachers find engaging means going out and listening to the needs, and sometimes letting the children take the lead
Mar 30, 2017

Google, Sequoia lead $15 million investment into promising Indian edtech startup Cuemath

They hope to more than double their number of learning centers to 5,000 across the country by 2018
Jan 26, 2017
Japan celebrates a surprise win over South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images Irael)

5 of the best apps to help English speakers translate and learn Japanese on Android

If you are studying in Japan this semester and want a little bit of help, these are some of the best options for when you're stuck in traffic on a Tokyo tram
Jan 18, 2017
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Entrepreneurship

Photo credit: Toong, a prominent co-working space in Vietnam

Toong inks strategic partnership to help Singapore companies enter Vietnam

Lately, Singapore companies have shown increased interest in Vietnam
Aug 29, 2017
Smiling young business woman in Seoul downtown, South Korea. Photo Credit: LeoPatrizi

Amazon is scared of Korea. But here’s how foreign entrepreneurs can succeed

Hint: It takes a little more than knowing 'Gangnam Style'
Aug 17, 2017

Intuit founder Scott Cook built a $35B company. This is what he knows about when to listen to criticism

With more than $2 billion in assets and an investment portfolio that includes eBay, Amazon, and Snapchat, Scott Cook - Intuit's founder and mentor to entrepreneurs like [Read More...]
May 16, 2017
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Events

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FinTech

Bitcoin Source: Getty Images Israel

Fintech and blockchain – a new wave of startups in the making?

Despite its relative infancy, blockchain technology is quickly proving its worth
Aug 17, 2017
Sunset panorama of old Stockholm city of Gamlastan from the south side of Sodermalm. (Photo Credit: Dado Daniela / Getty Images Israel)

What Israeli fintech can learn from Sweden

Sweden’s fintech scene is arguably one of the best
Aug 02, 2017

Intuit founder Scott Cook built a $35B company. This is what he knows about when to listen to criticism

With more than $2 billion in assets and an investment portfolio that includes eBay, Amazon, and Snapchat, Scott Cook - Intuit's founder and mentor to entrepreneurs like [Read More...]
May 16, 2017
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Gaming

10 things you need to know about the Nintendo Switch

With a little something for everyone, the Switch could be Nintendo's next big hit
Mar 08, 2017
The Switch in its handheld mode. Photo Credit: Nintendo

Nintendo Switch goes on tour in North America starting January 13

More details will be released the day before in Tokyo, followed by the first NYC demo
Dec 16, 2016

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
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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
Photo credit: Yissum

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
Photo credit: Yissum

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
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
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Health

3 tips for beating the MRI monopoly and getting the most out of your medical provider

Why the cost of exams has gone through the roof
Apr 06, 2017

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

DarioHealth’s diabetes technology is the all-encompassing solution to all diabetics’ problems

There is a growing sector of 'diabetes tech' preparing to offer its services to 'pre-diabetics' with diagnoses in the US expected to triple in the next thirty years
Mar 02, 2017
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Industry

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Innovation

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Internet

Israeli startup Daystage is changing how music artists gain exposure

A new platform for artists to get discovered and booked for shows, this site works to help the best rise to the top
Apr 18, 2017

Unlocking the web: how tech could make us do just that

We are drowning in content. Can technology help us rise above the noise?
Apr 13, 2017

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
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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

5 growing Jaipur startups turning the Pink City green

Jaipur is battling with Chennai and Ahmedabad to reach the next tier for startup ecosystems; these companies can help it get there
Mar 21, 2017

5 startups whose ‘law bots’ can find a missing Oxford comma and automate contract analysis

Automated legal analysis, AI-applied linguistic assessment, robotic legal filings, and even negotiating agreements: machine lawyers are already here
Mar 20, 2017

5 Chennai startups putting the startups of Tamil Nadu on the map

Chennai is growing and is too often overlooked in evaluating India's startup economy
Mar 20, 2017
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Marketing

Smiling young business woman in Seoul downtown, South Korea. Photo Credit: LeoPatrizi

Amazon is scared of Korea. But here’s how foreign entrepreneurs can succeed

Hint: It takes a little more than knowing 'Gangnam Style'
Aug 17, 2017

Telling the story before making the product: a critical startup success strategy

How telling the story of the product in the strategy phase can have positive effects on its creation
Mar 26, 2017

Promoted content wars: Outbrain vs Facebook

Content is king, but who reigns supreme when it comes to getting real reader engagement?
Jan 31, 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

Photo credit: Toong, a prominent co-working space in Vietnam

Toong inks strategic partnership to help Singapore companies enter Vietnam

Lately, Singapore companies have shown increased interest in Vietnam
Aug 29, 2017
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What does your car have to say about you?

Raising another $25 million for their Series B, Israeli startup otonomo is connecting your car with the world of services
Apr 07, 2017

This is why even mature startups are worried about liquidity

Having closed their second fund with $100 million, the team at Israel Secondary Fund offer some important points on the necessity of liquidity over the lifetime of a [Read More...]
Apr 06, 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
IN2NYC 2016 launch. Photo Credit: NYCEDC

Foreign entrepreneurs get visa through CUNY’s IN2NYC program. But will Trump nix it?

City College of New York will provide H-1B cap-exempt visas to foreign entrepreneurs. But what will the visa process look like under Trump?
Dec 26, 2016
All that remains of the giant protest banner created by Fouad Mokhtar, 31, is a photo on his iPhone as the sign is surrounded by thousands of demonstrators during the Egyptian revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February. Photo credit: Hannah Allam/MCT via Getty Images Israel

Signal updates protect those in Egypt and UAE from state censors

Open Whisper Systems defies Egypt and UAE with Signal app workaround on mobile
Dec 23, 2016
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Robotics

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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

Boku does not require credit cards or mobile wallets, shifting payments straight to customer phone bills (Photo credit: YouTube Screenshot, Boku)

7 of the easiest ways people can scam you

Let's look at the most widespread social engineering tricks and find out how to secure your information
Jun 05, 2017
Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Everything you need to know about WannaCry ransomware

Still don't really know what it is? Here you go
May 27, 2017

The RTF document that steals your money right from your bank account

May 15, 2017
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Social Media

Snapchat and Spectacles. Image Credit: Snap

Snapchat and Snapdeal, both feeling the Indian wrath

Snapchat’s rating down to 1.5 on App Store after CEO’s alleged “poor country like India” remarks
Apr 19, 2017

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
Signage is displayed outside Facebook Inc. headquarters in Menlo Park, California, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Facebook Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on February 1. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Facebook Lite launching in four more countries, including South Korea, Israel

Facebook Lite, the social media platform's barebones version for low speed internet, is one of its fastest growing offerings
Feb 08, 2017
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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

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
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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
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Transportation

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What does your car have to say about you?

Raising another $25 million for their Series B, Israeli startup otonomo is connecting your car with the world of services
Apr 07, 2017

Moovit opens up their API to stream data on public transportation

Is this Israeli startup looking to take on Google Maps with their first step into wider integration?
Apr 05, 2017

This is why autonomous vehicles will live or die on getting driver behavior right

Artificial intelligence and adaptability—not just automation—need to be key components in the design and functionality of autonomous vehicles
Apr 02, 2017
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Venture Capital

Image credit: Geektime

Geektime reveals: Israeli startups prefer growing to selling

Geektime’s Biannual Report exposes a major change in Israeli high-tech. Israeli entrepreneurs no longer want an exit – they prefer to grow
Jul 12, 2017

Israeli startup gets $30 million to build connected car chips as Microsoft and Intel battle for dominance

Autotalks is one of the biggest players in the industry you haven't heard of — yet
Mar 27, 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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Wearables

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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

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

Inspired by a personal tragedy, this female founder offers college students a leg up in the workplace

Malaysian startup YouthsToday leverages corporate sponsorship to give students a better future
Jan 05, 2017

This Turkish engineer’s model helps doctors practice for breast surgery

Producing unique models for doctors to practice breast surgery, Özge Akbulut pushes the frontiers of material science in a challenge to VR-simulated surgeries
Dec 29, 2016
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. CC BY-SA 3.0

What to expect from the $100 billion Saudi-SoftBank partnership

We take a closer look at what SoftBank's new Saudi partner brings to the table
Oct 30, 2016
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