Innovation & Tech

TA_0055-965x543 TripAdvisor CEO says his favorite trip was to Jerusalem

By Uriel Heilman, Times of Israel Stephen Kaufer saw a need for good customer feedback while planning trips; now he’s the head of the world’s largest travel site NEW YORK (JTA) — When Stephen Kaufer, the CEO of TripAdvisor, an $11 billion company that runs America’s leading user-generated hotel review website, thinks back to all […]

June 12, 2015
Google_2475563b Eric Schmidt: Israel has huge science, technology impact

The Google chairman spoke at the Weizmann Institute, which he visited with Innovation Endeavors investment firm executives. “Israel is thriving in terms of innovation because you have a culture that makes it possible to question authority and to challenge everything – you don’t follow the rules,” said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt speaking before hundreds of […]

June 9, 2015
Diabetes Research earns Hebrew University researcher the 2015 Kaye Innovation Award

Antibody holds promise for delay or early treatment of type 1 diabetes. Hebrew University researchers have identified a protein receptor’s important role in the development of type 1 diabetes and an antibody that could be used to treat the autoimmune disease that affects over 30 million people worldwide. The research that formed the basis for […]

June 9, 2015
F120306FFMM02-635x357 ‘Personalized’ Facebook ad tech pays off big for Israel’s Bidalgo

David Shamah, Times of Israel With $100 million in revenue, the start-up has quietly built an advertising empire on the world’s largest social network For those who wonder how a free service like Facebook can make billions a year ($12.47 billion in 2014, to be precise), Israeli ad-tech start-up Bidalgo supplies a partial answer. Bidalgo […]

June 5, 2015
California Israeli drought aid swings into action in California

Tech companies move forward with tender bidding in California’s water districts, promoting stronger policital ties with the US. As California continues into another summer of drought, Israeli aide to the world’s seventh largest economy is finally becoming reality after years of negotiations and agreements with local water authorities, according to David Segel, the Israeli Consul […]

June 2, 2015
Tesla Will Tesla’s Driverless Car Be Powered By Israel’s Mobileye Technology?

By Sophie Imas, NoCamels Ever secretly dreamed of owning a car like Kitt, David Hasselhoff’s awesome sidekick on wheels from the cult 80s TV series Knight Rider? Well, Premium electric car manufacturer Tesla is planning to put the first set of driverless cars on the road a mere decade from now, reportedly in collaboration with Israel’s […]

June 2, 2015