Innovation & Tech

1937115736 Xfone Signs Network Deal With Cellcom to Become Israel’s Sixth Cellular Carrier

Cellcom announced Tuesday morning that it had signed a network partnership agreement with Xfone. This paves the way for Xfone to become Israel’s sixth cellular operator. Xfone, owned by Hezi Bezalel, has been trying to enter the market ever since it bought the license to 4G bandwidths in the beginning of 2015. It had been […]

July 15, 2016
tattoo-cropped Tel Aviv U’s Electronic Tattoo Can Read Your Face, and Emotions

Tel Aviv University has developed a new, temporary “electronic tattoo” that, by measuring the activity of muscle and nerve cells, is said to have has enabled researchers to map emotions by monitoring facial expressions. The technology can be used for medical and rehabilitation purposes, and even for business and marketing research, by providing insights into […]

July 15, 2016
Meet the Israeli Gadget that Turns any Surface into a Keyboard

A new wearable device, founded by Israeli tech entrepreneur Ran Poliakine – best known for implementing Powermat wireless charging technology in Starbucks, Cadillacs and Ikeas around the world – senses finger movements and translates them into text from any surface to any smart device. It’s called the Tap Strap, and it works through Bluetooth with […]

July 14, 2016
high-tech-in-israel Israel’s High-Tech Raises a Record $1.7b in Second Quarter

Israeli high-tech companies raised an astonishing $1.7 billion in financing in the second quarter of 2016, a 55% jump over the first quarter of the year, according to an analysis released by IVC Research Center and KPMG Wednesday. The largest of the 187 deals was a $300 million investment by Gett (formerly Get Taxi), a […]

July 13, 2016
enelroof-cropped-635x357 Italy’s Enel Sets Up Tel Aviv Hub to Tap New Tech

The hub, the first and the largest to be launched by an Italian company in Israel, will foster up to 20 local startup candidates each year that have the potential to develop products and services with business and social impact, the company said. By fostering collaborations between public partners, private corporations and funds, Enel aims […]

July 13, 2016
Tel Aviv at sunset, Israel Top 10 Undiscovered Israeli Startups

With more than 7,000 startups, Israel is considered the world’s second largest hub of entrepreneurship after the USA according to the Global Startup Ranking Ecosystem 2015. The average funding round is $12.15 million according to the 2015 Annual Report on Startup and Venture Capital in Israel (only considering rounds above $500,000) and foreign investors, China in particular, play an […]

July 12, 2016