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Accelerators

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

Social startup spotlight: IDEA International Development Accelerator

Taking the lessons of the Startup Nation on the road to Latin America
Feb 02, 2017

Cowork startup Mindspace raises $15 million round to lay groundwork for challenge to WeWork

Based in Tel Aviv with active hubs in Germany, the company is targeting the big tech centers of the United States
Jan 25, 2017
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Advertising

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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

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
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Facebook debuts new Live Audio feature, appealing to radio enthusiasts

Audio is also a new way for ads to grow on social media
Dec 21, 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
3 days ago

Google News update is challenge to Facebook on reliability

Google's update will give you 200 relevant stories from across the news spectrum in what should show up competitor Facebook
Mar 22, 2017

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
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Consumer

How to protect your data from being sold by your ISP

This is bad news for privacy advocates
2 days ago

This Kickstarter makes the debate over Apple’s iPhone 7’s lack of a headphone jack completely irrelevant

No headphone jack? No problem with this crafty little Bluetooth adaptor that can turn any old set of headphones wireless
Feb 15, 2017
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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
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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

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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Atlassian buys task management tool Trello for $425 million, more than 40 times Trello’s funding

Well done Trello
Jan 09, 2017
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Cyanogen rebrands as developer community rushes to preserve the open source OS

LineageOS will carry on the build while Cyanogen focuses on modular option
Dec 28, 2016
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eCommerce

This is why user experience is more important than price

Perhaps counterintuitive, younger consumers have come to understand that somethings are more important than cost
Feb 12, 2017

Amazon repricing startup Feedvisor ropes in another $20 million investment from General Catalyst, Square Peg

Jan 31, 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
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Education

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Entrepreneurship

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10 Phoenix startups making tech bloom in the desert

Phoenix is one of the cities attracting talent away from Silicon Valley. These are the fruits of their labor
5 days ago

HBCU Howard University opens Google campus to land more black engineers in Silicon Valley jobs

This might be the most substantial logistical move yet by amajor technology company to sustainably tackle the problem of diversity in Silicon Valley
7 days ago

10 resources for smarter editing on your startup’s website

Essential writing and proofreading tools
Mar 22, 2017
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Events

Buzz Aldrin addresses the International Space University, taking place this year at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow-Telem / Geektime

7 serious sessions at Austin’s SXSW that make Gamergate panels look like child’s play

Enough with Gamergate, we have to talk about pressure on the press, the rise of basic income, space travel, and possible misuse of AI
Mar 10, 2017
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Smart mirror, smart mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

A takedown of smart hairbrushes and other silliness at CES, but also, a look at why we want them in the first place
Jan 06, 2017

Samsung shows off IoT, entertainment, and gaming devices while laying low on phones at CES

Answers about last year's trials, including the Galaxy Note 7 explosive battery, will have to wait a bit longer
Jan 05, 2017
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FinTech

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Gaming

Shardbound – a tactical collectible card game

One development team’s journey to create the perfect combination of playing, streaming, PvP combat, and cards
Mar 12, 2017

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

3 simple reasons why a discount on Oculus Rift is not enough to bring them more users

Despite being a first mover in the VR space, Oculus seems to be falling behind in selling devices. This is why that could actually be a good thing for the company
Mar 07, 2017
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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

The 5 most unusual cannabis products you’ve heard of this week

A whole industry of innovative products is sprouting up around cannabis. These are some of the most popular items that you should know about
Feb 25, 2017
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Hardware

Drone startup Identified Technologies mirrors marriage of steel and silicon as Pittsburgh rises

Identified Technologies is working to perfect the software element of a complex and competitive industrial drone market
Feb 27, 2017

This Kickstarter makes the debate over Apple’s iPhone 7’s lack of a headphone jack completely irrelevant

No headphone jack? No problem with this crafty little Bluetooth adaptor that can turn any old set of headphones wireless
Feb 15, 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

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Industry

Before Tesla: 10 Hawaiian startups building an amazing alternative energy ecosystem

Hawaii has been supportive of energy startups for years, making it ample proving grounds for Tesla's latest experiment
Mar 19, 2017
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10 Houston startups helping the local tech ecosystem lift off

Powered by oil, research universities, cutting-edge medical, and more oil, Houston startups have a particular swagger you won't find elsewhere
Mar 19, 2017

New Uber science chief Zoubin Ghahramani faces daunting task as company IP is under scrutiny

Ghahramani is a titan who might have to draw on his unparalleled expertise to rework Uber's autonomous technology
Mar 15, 2017
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Innovation

5 resources to help you translate, read, and learn to speak Klingon (seriously)

Learn to speak Klingon. This is real and the number of places to learn is growing
Mar 10, 2017
RightEye's autism test for toddlers measures their reaction to faces to help diagnose them. Photo Credit: RightEye

RightEye launching new neurological workups using eye tracker tech

Starting out in the sports tech sector, the company is pushing into new medical applications
Jan 08, 2017
Microsoft Director of Strategic Investments, Limor Lahiani, speaks at Geektime's Techfest in November 2016. Photo credit: Geektime

Microsoft’s innovation czar: we’re moving from ‘information age’ to ‘intelligence age’

Microsoft's director of strategic engagements shows off company's work applying NLP to genetics and other issues impacting humanity
Dec 24, 2016
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Internet

Image Credit: Waqas Ansari

Concerned about digital privacy? Here are 4 tips for being safer online

You are your own first line of defense against hackers
19 hours ago

How to protect your data from being sold by your ISP

This is bad news for privacy advocates
2 days ago

Google ‘tappable’ shortcuts debut on mobile for Translate and weather, though seem redundant

American users will get a new way of searching, but is it a glorified reorganization of your apps?
Mar 21, 2017
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IoT

How to protect your data from being sold by your ISP

This is bad news for privacy advocates
2 days ago
Hackers are looking for weaknesses in your cyber security. Photo Credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

7 tips for protecting your connected devices with IoT security

Connectivity is good. Now how do we make it safe to use?
5 days ago

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
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IT

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KKR acquires Optiv to expand its IT security business worldwide

Optiv decided against an IPO and the deal will conclude in early 2017
Dec 08, 2016
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Oracle acquires Dyn in ongoing offensive against Amazon

Despite a major cyber attack against Dyn in October, Oracle is acquiring the large DNS provider that supports websites such as Twitter, Amazon, and Netflix
Nov 21, 2016

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
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Lists

Photo credit: Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

10 Phoenix startups making tech bloom in the desert

Phoenix is one of the cities attracting talent away from Silicon Valley. These are the fruits of their labor
5 days ago

Before Tesla: 10 Hawaiian startups building an amazing alternative energy ecosystem

Hawaii has been supportive of energy startups for years, making it ample proving grounds for Tesla's latest experiment
Mar 19, 2017
Photo credit: PixaBay

10 Houston startups helping the local tech ecosystem lift off

Powered by oil, research universities, cutting-edge medical, and more oil, Houston startups have a particular swagger you won't find elsewhere
Mar 19, 2017
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Marketing

3 digital marketing lessons to learn from Uber

Despite all of the controversy over patents and company culture, what can we learn from one of the leaders in the ride share game about getting the word out about your [Read More...]
5 days ago

7 significant changes to digital marketing in 2017

Changes in social media, assistants, and more, here are the essentials that marketers need to know to survive this year
Mar 19, 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

Google News update is challenge to Facebook on reliability

Google's update will give you 200 relevant stories from across the news spectrum in what should show up competitor Facebook
Mar 22, 2017
Bustle title card

This is how Bustle built a path towards profitability

Bustle was once a laughable pipe dream put out by a "tech bro." Here's how they beat the odds toward profitability - and how other editorial startups can learn from them
Feb 26, 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
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Mobile

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
3 days ago

Google translates emojis into Brazilian Portuguese, updates Duo and Waze in São Paulo

Google has made strong use of Belo Horizonte's developer teams, now the country will see big updates on Waze, Allo, Duo and Google Maps
Mar 23, 2017

Google News update is challenge to Facebook on reliability

Google's update will give you 200 relevant stories from across the news spectrum in what should show up competitor Facebook
Mar 22, 2017
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News

Image Credit: Waqas Ansari

Concerned about digital privacy? Here are 4 tips for being safer online

You are your own first line of defense against hackers
19 hours ago

How to protect your data from being sold by your ISP

This is bad news for privacy advocates
2 days ago

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
3 days ago
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Policy

Buzz Aldrin addresses the International Space University, taking place this year at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow-Telem / Geektime

7 serious sessions at Austin’s SXSW that make Gamergate panels look like child’s play

Enough with Gamergate, we have to talk about pressure on the press, the rise of basic income, space travel, and possible misuse of AI
Mar 10, 2017
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news cenference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. This is Trump's first official news conference since the November elections. Photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Israel

30 nominations Donald Trump still hasn’t made that are critical for US technology growth

Startups, major corporations, and tech workers should be looking more closely at these positions as they are filled for critical statements on taxes, research, and [Read More...]
Mar 06, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President-elect Donald Trump (C) and President Barack Obama (R) are greeted by members of the Congressional leadership including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as they arrive for Trump's inauguration ceremony at the Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump became the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite - Pool/Getty Images Israel)

How an app called Countable helps people connect to Congress

Yes, there is an app for civic engagement
Feb 10, 2017
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Robotics

3 drones commissioned by the Department of Defense you should know about

More than just Predators and Hellfires, the US military is developing drone programs that are changing the future of defense
Mar 21, 2017

Reflecting on AI’s biggest challenges for society in 2017

Students of artificial intelligence are getting recruited like star athletes, but could a rush to get new technology on the field cause ethical lapses?
Mar 13, 2017
Buzz Aldrin addresses the International Space University, taking place this year at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow-Telem / Geektime

7 serious sessions at Austin’s SXSW that make Gamergate panels look like child’s play

Enough with Gamergate, we have to talk about pressure on the press, the rise of basic income, space travel, and possible misuse of AI
Mar 10, 2017
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Science

GM and Honda announce joint facility to manufacture hydrogen fuel cells

If successful, the only byproduct of the fuel cells would be water vapor
Jan 30, 2017
RightEye's autism test for toddlers measures their reaction to faces to help diagnose them. Photo Credit: RightEye

RightEye launching new neurological workups using eye tracker tech

Starting out in the sports tech sector, the company is pushing into new medical applications
Jan 08, 2017
"Well, why did I choose science fiction? I didn't, it chose me." Isaac Asimov in 1988. Image Credit: Open Mind

This National Science Fiction Day, remember Isaac Asimov’s words as 2017 begins

Asimov said that every addition to the sum total of rationality is precious, and that we can't turn our back on technology or people
Jan 03, 2017
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Security

Image Credit: Waqas Ansari

Concerned about digital privacy? Here are 4 tips for being safer online

You are your own first line of defense against hackers
19 hours ago

How to protect your data from being sold by your ISP

This is bad news for privacy advocates
2 days ago

LastPass acknowledges vulnerability found by Google security researcher

Exploits are a matter of when, not if. The question is how you react when someone finds a flaw in your software
3 days ago
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Social Media

Duolingo vs. WhatsApp: Berlin startup Tandem has app that lets you chat with natives to learn a new language

Tandem's video-calling-and-chat app is finally bringing the foreign pen pal concept into the digital age with over 100 tongues and 11 sign languages
Mar 05, 2017
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A Facebook Messenger bot helps refugees translate their needs

Tarjimly is like the Google Translate for refugees
Feb 10, 2017

Here are the 6 reasons that explain why people share content

Sharing is caring, but what is it that drives people to spread the word?
Feb 02, 2017
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Space

Beyond Mars: 7 major proposed NASA and ESA missions to conquer the solar system and search for life

For all the talk of Mars, the solar system has abundant unexplored territory with some unconventional environments that might harbor alien life
Mar 17, 2017

What Blue Origin’s ‘Amazon Space’ plan means for SpaceX, nanosats and lunar investment in 2020

Jess Bezos's 'Amazon Space' concept would only happen if he though there would be customers
Mar 03, 2017

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
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Telecom

The tech debates the next US president will face

There will be no shortage of problems, and no shortage of advance from Silicon Valley on them
Nov 09, 2016

Netflix isn’t worried about the AT&T and Time Warner merger just yet

In the long run, vertical streaming deals might prove dangerous for Netflix and similar services as older content producers try to regain exclusivity with their own [Read More...]
Oct 25, 2016
The Dark Night, this reporter's favorite Batman movie, now owned by AT&T. Photo credit: Warner Bros.

AT&T closes deal to buy Time Warner Inc. for more than $80 billion, including HBO, Batman, and CNN

Comcast and Verizon have a few things to worry about. But even if AT&T now has Warner Bros. and Batman, along with HBO, could this count as a monopoly?
Oct 22, 2016
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Transportation

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
3 days ago

New Uber science chief Zoubin Ghahramani faces daunting task as company IP is under scrutiny

Ghahramani is a titan who might have to draw on his unparalleled expertise to rework Uber's autonomous technology
Mar 15, 2017
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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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Venture Capital

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
3 days ago
Photo credit: Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

10 Phoenix startups making tech bloom in the desert

Phoenix is one of the cities attracting talent away from Silicon Valley. These are the fruits of their labor
5 days ago
Photo credit: PixaBay

10 Houston startups helping the local tech ecosystem lift off

Powered by oil, research universities, cutting-edge medical, and more oil, Houston startups have a particular swagger you won't find elsewhere
Mar 19, 2017
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Wearables

Snapchat's Spectacles. Photo Credit: Snap Inc

Snap goes public: This is why it’s a lot more than just a silly sexting app

What was once an app for teenagers is now a company valued at somewhere between $20-25 billion. How did this come to pass?
Feb 03, 2017
Oticon's booth at CES 2017 showcasing its IoT hearing aid. Photo Credit: Oticon

Oticon offers Bluetooth-connected hearing aid that connects to alarms and doors

The Oticon OPN links to alarm systems in the home, and helps users hear better in a crowd
Jan 08, 2017
Coros' booth at CES. Photo credit: Coros / Twitter

Coros shows off new accessories at CES for LINK smart helmet

The company unveiled new communication and safety features at CES
Jan 06, 2017
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Women in tech

Uber VP Amit Singhal resigns over sexual harassment claims; expect more heads to roll as brand battles to survive

Between sexual harassment accusations, a culture of impunity and claims of industrial espionage, Uber faces an existential crisis
Feb 28, 2017
Photo of Deena Varshavskaya, founder of Wanelo. Photo credit: Caroltonb / Wikimedia Commons

10 cool startups by women, for women

These are startups almost any woman can get behind
Jan 20, 2017
Young woman with headset, Symbol: CallCenter, Service, etc. Photo credit: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images Israel

‘Pink collar’ jobs are growing now, but could be hit hard by technology

Because of AI, the US could experience 6 percent job loss across the board by 2021 - and it's not looking good for women, either
Jan 06, 2017
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