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  • A Medical Miracle, New Inventions, Startup Success And More- This Week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    Israeli, Palestinian and American Collaboration Saves Life of Nablus Teen 

    Cooperation between Israelis, the Palestinian Authority and the US National Institutes of Health has saved the life of Jummana, a 17-year-old girl from Nablus who had been suffering from a serious and rare...

  • Cutting-Edge Treatments, Real-Time Sports Replays and More- This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Architectural Firm Helps Advance South Sudan’s Agricultural Sector

    Five new dairy farms in South Sudan will be created with the help of one of Israel’s architectural firms, AlefBet Planners. These new farms will provide a much needed boost to the country’s agricultural...

  • Super Mario Reinvented, 3 of the Best of iPhone Apps and More - This Week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 11, 2016 | 8:47 am

    Three Israeli Apps Make the ‘100 Best iPhone Apps of All Time’ List

    Mashable picked the 100 best iPhone apps of all time. Three Israeli-made apps — Waze, Meerkat and Yo – made the list. Waze ranks 22nd on the impressive list. At No. 86 on the list is the Israeli-American...

  • Helping First Responders, Hollywood’s “Sin City” and More- This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 21, 2015 | 8:37 am

    Israel’s Fruitful Week in Science and Its Secret to Success

    For a country the size of New Jersey that seems to always be on the verge of war, it is unlikely that Israel would be one of the world’s science superpowers. But somehow, the State of Israel defeats all odds. The amount...

  • Pushing Tech Limits, Taking Care of Your Pets and More -This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 8, 2015 | 4:12 am

    Introducing – Israel's Southern High Tech Hub
    Beersheva has seen its share of cornerstone ceremonies over the last two decades, but it is still tough to fathom that its miraculous growth materialized and yet the first of 23 buildings planned for the city’s high-tech park were...

  • A Wedding Miracle, Fighting AIDS And More- This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 30, 2015 | 8:37 am

    ‘Flytrex Sky’ Personal Delivery Drone Will Ship Goods To Your Location Within Minutes

    With the Flytrex Sky, a new Israeli drone hitting the market this December, you can better manage these day-to-day tasks for $549 – less than the price of the latest iPhone. With a 32-minute...

  • A Race to Space, Curing Baldness and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 24, 2015 | 8:36 am

    Israeli Innovators Looking to Win Big at CES in Las Vegas

    CES is one of the biggest conferences of its kind in the world, drawing some 3,600 exhibitors and 150,000 people, with plenty of media coverage on the latest and coolest gadgets to hit the circuit. The Israeli delegation...

  • Charging On-The-Go, Opposing BDS and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 16, 2015 | 8:37 am

    Israeli Startup Launches Disposable Cellphone Charger

    Israeli startup Mobeego launched Monday their disposable cellphone charger in Israel and abroad, suitable for both Google Android and Apple iOS smartphones, enabling one to charge one's cellphone for up to four hours for about...

  • Giving Africa Internet Conection, the Israeli “Chrome” and More - This Week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 2, 2015 | 8:43 am

    Israeli Satellite to Supply sub-Saharan Africa with Free Internet Connection

    An Israeli space company, Spacecom, is developing its newest satellite for Facebook and French satellite provider Eutelsat, in a venture intended to supply free Internet to millions of people in...

  • Erasing Social Media Mistakes, Back to the Future, and More –This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 26, 2015 | 9:47 am

    China  - A  Fertile Land for Israeli High Tech

    In spite of numerous events in China during the last year – an economic downturn, economic reform and a national campaign against corruption – the country retains one of the fastest GNP growth rates in the world. The middle class in...

  • Israel shows off its drones

    September 8, 2015 | 8:52 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Switzerland this week voted to buy six Israeli surveillance drones made by Elbit in a deal worth $256 million. The deal went through despite a campaign by protestors not to buy Israeli-made products because of alleged human...

  • Waze Carpooling, Yahoo Visiting, Medicine Advancing and More – This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 6, 2015 | 8:39 am

    Yahoo's Elite High Tech Unit Visit the Startup Nation

    What brings the participants of Yahoo's exclusive executive training program to Israel? In 2012, Mayer was named CEO of Yahoo, the internet mammoth, in attempt to bring it out of the crisis it was in. At the time, Yahoo...

  • Mice Detect Explosives, an App for the Sleep Struggler, and More – This Week From the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 29, 2015 | 8:54 am

    Israeli Company Trains Mice To Detect Explosives At Airport

    Mice are currently trained by Israeli company X-Test to detect explosives at airports. These specially trained mice will be carried in cages to different checkpoints in order to discreetly smell people and their...

  • Animated Jerusalem, The Answer to Cyber Bullying and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 22, 2015 | 8:48 am

    Google's "Big Boss" Praises Israel's Tech Success

    "Israel is booming in terms of entrepreneurship because you have a culture that allows you to challenge authority and question everything. You don't follow the rules," Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said in an address to...

  • Instagram-Ready Dishes, Water High-Tech and More- This Week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 1, 2015 | 8:47 am

    Israeli Companies Bring Jobs to Americans

    Israel-based Avgol, a global producer of fabrics, announced it will expand its North American operations by building a new production line at its Mocksville, North Carolina plant, creating dozens of new jobs. The expansion is part of a...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 22, 2015 | 12:10 pm

    This weekend. I would like to present you with the new SMS- based therapy, which is about to help many.

    So long couch, hello cellphone. Instead of undergoing psychotherapy, some people find it easier and more discreet to text-message their therapist. Enter Talkspace, a provider...

  • Overheard at the DLD Tel Aviv Digital Conference

    By Simone Wilson

    September 23, 2014 | 2:39 pm

    “Hey, Jackson! How’s your startup coming? Still living the dream?”

    “We’re not really fancy yet. We still need to have that discussion.”

    “Let me be Israeli for a minute and not be politically correct.”

    “Let’s do it after Rosh Hashanah. Don’t let me forget, dude.”

    “It’s good...

  • Israeli tech sector continues investment surge with nearly $1B quarter

    July 16, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    Israeli high-tech firms raised $930 million in the second quarter of 2014, the sector’s strongest quarter in more than a decade.

    The figure, drawn from a survey by the Israeli Venture Capital Research Center and financial firm KMPG, was the highest quarterly figure since 2000 and...

  • Israeli startups meet with top broadcasting companies

    July 9, 2014 | 10:58 am

    Nine Israeli startups last month were given an opportunity few small companies are ever afforded — the chance to ply their wares to some of the top companies in Los Angeles.  

    Invited to participate in the Israeli New Media Delegation, executives from the Israeli businesses each...

  • Milken conference explores Israel-California tech partnership

    By Jared Sichel

    May 7, 2014 | 10:46 am

    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an agreement in March to boost economic cooperation between Israel and California, positive feelings were high, but details were few and far between.

    Plans became clearer — if only a little bit...

  • Google Opens campus Tel Aviv

    March 28, 2013 | 4:14 am

    Startup spaces in Tel Aviv are getting to be a dime a dozen, but the prime minister doesn’t attend the opening of every single one.

    The Israeli premier, Benjamin Netanyahu, however, was on hand at the December ribbon-cutting for Google’s Campus Tel Aviv, a one-floor shared work...

  • Israel’s whiz kids

    July 11, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Mickey Haslavsky of Holon is only 18, but he’s already on his second startup.

    “When I began my first startup at 16, I thought I was the only one creating Web sites at this age, but I was amazed to discover a huge community between [the ages of] 10 and 18 around the world, and I...

  • Beating Tim Cook, CNN to the punch: recent Milken School grad uncovers Apple’s secrets

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 18, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    Most people learned Apple was unveiling a new version of its operating system, iOS 6, and abandoning the Google mapping software used in earlier versions when Apple CEO Tim Cook made the official announcement on June 11.

    But for the cadre of observers who watch the world’s most...

  • Israel opens up about national cyber plans

    June 7, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    Israel will establish a national cyber situation room as part of a national cybernetic defense concept.

    National Cyber Bureau head Dr. Evyatar Mataniah also announced Wednesday at Tel Aviv University’s Second Annual International Cyber Conference that Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • Israeli start-up XtremIO acquired for $430 million

    May 14, 2012 | 4:55 pm

    EMC Corp. acquired the Israeli storage systems start-up company XtremIO for more than $430 million.

    The sale completed last week is EMC’s sixth and largest acquisition in Israel. Senior executives from EMC had been in Israel in recent months holding acquisition talks with XtremIO,...

  • Israel and the world- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 2, 2012 | 11:50 am

    • It is no secret that the Israeli mind is something else. After growing a successful High-Tech industry, and winning ten Nobel prizes, I was not surprised to hear due to a strategic decision made by the U.S Government, Israeli students will receive scholarships to come and be a...

  • He’s looked at clouds from both sides now…

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 7, 2012 | 5:13 pm

    I listen to music all day, in my car, in my office, at the gym, while walking the dog or taking a hike. Most of what I listen to I don’t have to pay for; some of it I do. There are so many ways to discover new music or find old favorites that I thought it might be useful to create...

  • Siri-like Android app gives racist responses

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 17, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    ChaCha’s Iris app for Android has run into some serious problems. Beyond the fact that some people are offended by it’s apparent anti-abortion stance, the app gives some pretty racist responses. Like this one:

    “Why are Jews so greedy?” The Verge asked of ChaCha.

    “It is said that the Jews love money. This stereotype has it’s [sic] roots somewhere in the Holocaust. It is not true with all Jews.”

    More from the Huffington Post here. ChaCha has reacted to public criticism by tweaking its app.

  • Schwarzenegger making play dates with Medvedev

    By Julia Bendis

    January 14, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    Reading the newspaper the other day, I couldn’t help but notice an article about the Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Apparently, the two have become quite fond of each other, and as recently as last week even Tweeted about it.

    Here are my issues with...

  • Ready for their bimah close-up [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    December 14, 2010 | 11:54 pm

    Indeed, bar or bat mitzvah training today has become increasingly reliant on technology to complement learning — from YouTube videos of kids chanting and online lessons with a cantor or tutor to on-the-go studies with an iPod. 

    Experts say new technologies can make b’nai...