Outbrain teams with ESPN

OutBrain Outbrain teams with ESPN

ESPN will bring Outbrain’s content recommendations to its digital audience of 116 million unique visitors per month. Israeli company Outbrain has signed a multi-year deal with ESPN to deliver sponsored content recommendations to its users around the world, while taking advantage of Outbrain’s real-time analytics and insights capabilities. The agreement will enable ESPN to fully […]

March 27, 2015
Microsoft-Haifa Microsoft inaugurates new Haifa R&D center

The new building houses 150 engineers and Microsoft is recruiting dozens more employees in Israel. 24 years after selecting Haifa for its first R&D center outside the US, Microsoft is inaugurating a new R&D center in the city on the Matam Park site, owned by Bayside Land Corp. Ltd.(Gav Yam) (TASE: BYSD1). The new building […]

March 26, 2015
Playbuzz2 Playbuzz raises $16 million

On March 18, the company announced it had raised an additional $16 million in funding, on top of its previous $3.8 million in seed money from Carmel Ventures and FirstTime Ventures. The latest round was led by the London and Tel Aviv-based VC 83North (formerly Greylock), with additional funding from Saban Capital and the existing […]

March 25, 2015
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
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