Innovation & Tech

135 19 under 19: outstanding Israelis to watch

Welcome to the future — these exceptional teenagers are making their mark in high-tech, sports, the performing arts and other disciplines. Plenty of Israeli kids have reached the heights of success while still in their teens. We’ve had young standouts like Mapped in Israel creator Ben Lang, serial entrepreneur Mickey Haslavsky, mobile marketing guru Tomer Hen and […]

March 9, 2015
c02_meir-800 Nielsen buys Israeli big data co eXelate for $200m

eXelate has developed a platform that allows data search and analysis for digital ad companies. Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) has acquired Israeli data management company eXelate. The company has developed a platform that allows data search and analysis for digital ad companies. Financial details about the acquisition were not disclosed but estimates are that […]

March 6, 2015
WazeAmberAlert Waze now alerts you to nearby child abductions

Waze is mostly meant to help you avoid traffic snarls and speed traps, but it’s now performing a valuable public service. Effective immediately, the navigation app will notify you about AMBER Alerts for abducted children wherever you’re driving. Stop for at least 10 seconds and you’ll get details for both the victims and any vehicles […]

March 5, 2015
Waze Waze Added To Google’s Mobile Services Package

The Israeli-invented crowdsourced navigation application Waze will now be included as an integral part of Google’s Mobile Services, the pre-installation software package that Google offers to Android users. The new designation will join Google Maps, Google Chat (now known has ‘Hangouts’) and Google Drive as part of the pre-installed apps on Google-powered devices. Read more […]

March 4, 2015
The Israelis Behind The Wildly Successful ‘Pebble Time’ Smartwatch

It’s only been a week since Pebble began its new crowdfunding campaign for the second-generation of its smartwatches, ‘Pebble Time’ and the company has already raised a colossal $12 million dollars—an amount that is expected to skyrocket following today’s announcement of a sleeker version of the watch ‘Pebble Time Steel.’ With the tremendous success of […]

March 3, 2015
Israel’s TowerJazz to produce sensors for Intel’s 3D cameras

(Reuters) – TowerJazz has won a contract from Intel Corp to produce infrared sensors for Intel’s 3D cameras, the Israeli chip manufacturer said on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a market source who asked not to be named estimates that the agreement could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars within […]

March 3, 2015