Innovation & Tech

Apple Apple Buys Israeli Camera-Technology Company LinX

The Wall Street Journal reports that the tech giant has acquired the Israeli firm for an estimated $20 million. LinX creates small camera tech using an array of sensors and proprietary algorithms, “offering SLR quality cameras fit for mobile devices” :: Ynet

September 4, 2015
Netflix Is Netflix expanding to Israel?

Americans have been addicted to it for years, and if local media reports prove true, Israelis are next in line. According to the reports, Internet movie-streaming giant Netflix is looking into expanding its services to the Israeli market, a move that could take a bite out of the profits of HOT, Yes, Cellcom and other […]

September 4, 2015
VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Gives Waze Directions, Looks Like a Terrible Driver

Stephen Colbert would sound terrible if he were the voice giving you directions on Waze. The comedian also seems like a very bad driver, and you should not ride with him. That’s the gist of his latest promotional short ahead of his Sept. 8 debut as the host of “The Late Show” on CBS. And if you want […]

September 2, 2015
An Intel logo is seen at the company's offices in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv October 24, 2011.
Credit: Reuters/Nir Elias Intel Israel offers bonuses for recruiting women

The proportion of women employees at Intel Israel is only 21%. Intel, Israel’s biggest high-tech employer, is trying to recruit more women employees. The company today announced that it would double the bonus for employees helping to recruit women employees. “In order to recruit the best employees,” said Intel Israel CEO and Intel International VP […]

August 28, 2015
adhd_school Israelis develops app that detects ADHD

Researchers at IBM Research in Haifa develop app that can help identify those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms; smartphones, smartwatches or activity bands can be used to analyze person’s movements. Israeli researchers have developed a prototype of an app that can detect attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms by monitoring and analyzing hand movements […]

August 28, 2015
AngelSense Israeli startup’s digital ‘guardian angel’ saving lives of children with special needs

By Julie Steigerwald, JPost. “Saving lives isn’t something everyone gets to do at work every day,” says Nery Ben-Azar, graciously reflecting on his work. Ben-Azar runs the innovative startup AngelSense along with his business partner Doron Somer. They are aiming to create a safer world for children with special needs with their specially-designed GPS tracking […]

August 28, 2015