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  • WIT Israel Attracts Women Entrepreneurs From Around The World To The Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    A first of its kind international Women tech entrepreneurship conference was held in Israel last week, as a group of female tech bloggers and entrepreneurs from around the world were invited for a one-week trip to explore the 'Startup Nation'.

    The conference, titled WIT (Women...

  • Dangling Like Spiderman, Making ‘Most Innovative’ List and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Startup StoreDot raises $18M to Turn the Electric Vehicle Industry Upside Down

    Advanced battery developer StoreDot Ltd. announced today that they had succeeded in raising $18 million in their latest round of funding. Investors leading the charge to finance the Israeli...

  • Are mobile applications climbing the ladder of technological insanity?

    By Dennis Adonis

    June 23, 2015 | 12:50 pm

    Since mobile Applications evolve into the dominance element that connects humanity to the convenience of portable machines, an ever evolving non-stop race for mobile Applications improvement is constantly being witnessed.
    The intensity of this technological race has intensified so...

  • Environment Day, Aviation Revolution and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 8, 2015 | 8:47 am

    Environment Day 2015

    Solar energy has long been deemed as a viable sustainable solution to the global energy crisis, and Israel – a nation barren of oil resources – is at the forefront of such renewable energy solutions. Now Israeli engineers are teaming up with master...

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  • Technology offers solutions to tomorrow’s agriculture problems

    May 7, 2015 | 10:38 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Ten billion people. That is the number of mouths that farmers will have to feed in another two decades. In order to do this food production needs to increase by 70%.

    “In recent years, due to the over usage of soils there are...

  • IDF Tech Saves Lives in Nepal, 3-D Car, NASA and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 4, 2015 | 8:47 am

    An Inside Look at the IDF’s Unique Medical Technology in Nepal

    As part of the IDF’s humanitarian mission to Nepal, a field hospital has been built near Kathmandu. This past week, people affected by the earthquake have been receiving the same treatment as offered in the most...

  • The World’s New Tech Capital, Waze’s New Feature and More…This Week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 27, 2015 | 8:43 am

    “Made in Israel” Labels Combat BDS

    The boycott, divest, and sanction movement, which seeks to cut economic ties with Israel, shows no sign of letting up. Yet concern over the possibility that their products will be boycotted has not stopped Israeli manufacturers and exporters...

  • Parking solutions, driverless ride, revolutionary apps and more – This week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 13, 2015 | 8:55 am

    An Israeli device to revolutionize Augmented Reality

    So far, the augmented reality (AR) consumer revolution hasn’t taken off as expected. Devices like Google Glass and others in that space proved to be too expensive and inflexible for use by most people. But a new system produced...

  • Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold

    March 9, 2015 | 2:36 pm

    Apple Inc launched its long-awaited watch on Monday, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000, but investors questioned whether Chief Executive Tim Cook's first product would be a breakaway hit.

    Apple's first new device since Cook became CEO...

  • Stephen Hawking’s worst nightmare? Golem 2.0

    January 6, 2015 | 3:09 pm

    Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 1963 with the dreaded Lou Gehrig’s disease and given two years to live, he went on to a...

  • New smartphone technology performs eye exams

    By Roseanne Tabachnik

    December 11, 2014 | 5:42 pm

    Can you imagine a world where eye exams can be performed with your smartphone? Well, it seems like Peek Vision is about to make that vision a reality.

    Here’s a simple pictorial explaining how the Portable Eye Examination Kit works:

    The clip-on mobile adapter helps identify...

  • No magic bullet: Technology has much to offer in the classroom, but it can’t fix everything

    October 20, 2014 | 11:31 am

    I’m sold on technology in the classroom. I really am. I mean, books, paper and pens are a form of technology — they’re just a comparatively inert and messy form. 

    I’m not sentimental about physical books. I’m sure when they came around, some poor slob was sitting in a corner...

  • Israeli company ReWalk going public

    August 28, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    The Israeli company ReWalk Robotics, which builds exoskeletons to help people with spinal cord injuries stand and walk, is going public.

    The company, which changed its name recently from Argo Medical Technologies to the name of its signature product, announced this week that it...

  • ‘HoneyBook’ takes a leap forward in event planning technology

    June 25, 2014 | 1:20 pm

    Naama Alon planned her wedding during a stressful academic year at Tel Aviv’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Soon after the nuptials, but before finishing her degree in graphic design and interactive media, she and her new husband, Oz, birthed a startup that would soon...

  • Passover: Touching Liberation

    By David Suissa

    April 9, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    As we were developing the cover story for this year’s Passover issue —“Are we e-slaves?”— I couldn’t help thinking about a little girl in Israel, Amit, who suffers from a neurodevelopmental disorder called Rett syndrome.

    According to academic literature, Rett syndrome is...

  • Am I an e-slave?

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    April 9, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    I am not the right person to preach on electronic servitude, given my tons of incoming mail and messages and a touch of OCD. As I’m writing this, in between tweets and Facebook updates, I have stopped to answer e-mails. More than once. They pile up, you see, and I like a clean...

  • Diplomacy is back in action, Pharell Williams is HAPPY with Israel and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 7, 2014 | 8:39 am

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is saved!

    The 11-day Foreign Ministry strike that closed embassies abroad and prevented high-profile visits both to and from Israel ended on Wednesday evening as the Treasury and the ministry’s workers committee signed a labor agreement. This ends...

  • New apps help people avoid unwanted encounters

    March 31, 2014 | 2:18 pm

    Trying to avoid an awkward encounter with an ex? Fearful of an embarrassing meeting after an argument? New apps can help people avoid bumping into others and provide escape routes if they do.

    By logging on to Facebook and other social networking sites, users can choose people...

  • 10 Israeli startups to watch

    March 12, 2014 | 4:04 pm

    Roojoom is the latest buzzword you need to know for online content. It’s a new Israeli platform that helps publishers, businesses and  individuals curate Web content, organize it and guide readers.

    Sounds similar to Flipboard? Marni Mandell, head of business development for...

  • Taking Israel off the map- how international companies help the anti-Israeli cause

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 19, 2014 | 9:36 am

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is kicking and screaming into reality, but when it comes to some of the leading corporates in the world, it seems as if the conflict is over, and Israel is on the losing side.


    National Geographic shared a video of an escalator on its Instagram...

  • LAPD scopes out Israeli drones, ‘Big Data’ solutions

    By Simone Wilson

    February 13, 2014 | 10:18 am

    For the first nine days of February, eight of the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass were 7,500 miles away from home, being shuttled around Israel in a minibus.

    “They complained because it was like in the army — they went from place to place to place, and they needed some...

  • The Evolution of Man

    By Steve Greenberg

    January 10, 2014 | 1:56 pm

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 3, 2014 | 12:06 pm

    Yes, my friends. Flash Drive, that tiny little device we cannot live without, is an Israeli creation. The portable storage device was invented and patented in 1999 by the Israeli companies, M- Systems and IBM. It was described as an upgraded version of disc and diskette technology,...

  • Remembering Anne Frank, BDS, mission to space and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 23, 2013 | 12:35 pm

    A look at Israel’s most unique buildings

    Ynetnews.com turned to several leading Israeli architects and asked them to recommend specially designed building worth visiting in Israel. From the Museum of Art at Ein Harod to the Glass House in Haifa – take a glimpse at the best of the...

  • Israel is the leader in producing drones

    December 9, 2013 | 10:40 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) are being used in conflicts all over the world, and military analysts say their use is only expected to increase. With the clear advantage of not needing pilots, who can be shot down or captured,...

  • Best. Site. Ever.

    By David Suissa

    November 6, 2013 | 1:06 pm

    It’s common these days to micromanage what information we receive. Many of us have a list of favorite Web sites and blogs we regularly go to, as well as Facebook pages and mobile apps that reflect our individual tastes and ideologies. It’s a way of maintaining some level of control...

  • Welcome your oil-less future

    October 23, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    I first became aware of autonomous cars when I read of Google’s successful attempt last year to drive a Prius from San Francisco to Los Angeles without human intervention. To be clear, a human was in the car, but he was there only in case he was needed — and the need never came up....

  • The women of startup nation

    By Simone Wilson

    October 16, 2013 | 12:51 pm

    Kira Radinksy, co-founder and chief technology officer of Israeli startup SalesPredict, is something of an anomaly among the leaders of Israel’s proud “startup nation.” And not just because she was a child prodigy who started her computer science career at the Technion - Israel...

  • Will LAUSD’s iPad upgrade work?

    By Sam Gliksman

    September 24, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest public school district in the United States, has approved a plan that will provide every K-12 student and teacher in Los Angeles with an iPad by fall 2014. With more than 650,000 students and almost 26,000 teachers, this...

  • Atoning in the digital age, there's an app for that

    September 3, 2013 | 9:56 am

    The digital age is changing the way we approach all aspects of life — including repentance. 

    There is a catharsis in release, especially public release, and that’s what the founders of a slew of new digital programs and apps have tapped into during the High Holy Days. From...

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