Innovation & Tech

StartupNationIndex TASE, BlueStar launch ‘Start-Up Nation Index’

First-of-its-kind index to track start-ups listed on both local and international markets. The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and BlueStar Indexes on Tuesday launched a ‘start-up nation index’ that will track Israeli tech companies listed both locally and internationally. “TA-BIGITech™ is the first and only benchmark tracking a broad, deep and complete universe of major Israeli […]

March 24, 2015
meerkat-logo-7 Meerkat, the live-streaming app that has Twitter going crazy, just raised $12 million

Meerkat, the app that lets you live stream video with the touch of a button, just closed a $12 million round of funding, TechCrunch’s Jordan Crook reports. Earlier this week, Business Insider confirmed that Meerkat, a favorite at SXSW, was in fundraising talks with Greylock Partners at a $40 million pre-money valuation. The new round of funding, […]

March 24, 2015
Teva Teva teams with Ignyta on oncology treatment

Teva is selling four targeted oncology development programs to Ignyta for 6% of the biotech company. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) is selling four targeted oncology development programs to Ignyta Inc. (Nasdaq: RXDX) for a 6% stake in the precision oncology biotech company. Ignyta has also entered into stock purchase agreements with Teva, and […]

March 20, 2015
what-meerkat-live-video-app What is Meerkat? The live-streaming app taking SXSW by storm

If you have used Twitter in recent weeks, you may have noticed a lot of people using a new service called Meerkat. The app, which is the brainchild of former architecture student Ben Rubin, is a hot topic of conversation at the influential South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas and like FourSquare before […]

March 19, 2015
12 10 Cool Apps from Israel

You already know that some of the coolest and most useful mobile apps in the world (think Waze) were dreamed up by Israelis. Every few months, ISRAEL21c presents 10 of the latest apps that could change the way you work and play. 1. Rounds Described as a mashup of WhatsApp and Skype, Rounds offers a […]

March 18, 2015
iphone-6-vs-samsung-galaxy-s5 Israelis bought 2.85m smartphones in 2014

Smartphone sales in Israel rose 19% in 2014 to 2.85 million from 2.4 million in 2013, according to IDC Israel research. Smartphone sales in Israel were unstoppable last year, rising 19% to 2.85 million from 2.4 million in 2013, according to data provided to “Globes” by IDC Israel research. This figure is surprising considering that […]

March 18, 2015