May 16, 2013, category: Hi-Tech
The Technion – Israel’s Hard Drive The most ambitious project in the sphere of technology studies, and perhaps in all of higher education, in the world is being planned, and Israel’s leading technology institute,Read More
May 7, 2013, category: Technology
There has been an increasing concern as to whether password-protection really protects our privacy. While many online companies, such as Facebook and Google, have introduced steps such as two-step verification to protect our personal information, these are still easy to bypass for experienced hackers. Although some companies have introduced biometrics such as face recognition and fingerprint identification as means of protecting items such as laptops, there’s no such solution for services accessed online.
Thus, Israeli company BioCatch just might have a simple, yet secure solution. BioCatch’s technology tracks our online behavior and analyzes it to see if it really is us or someone pretending to be us. It uses the idea that each person interacts with a computer slightly differently, whether it is the way we move our mouse pointer or the tiny differences in our reaction speed.
To read more about BioCatch and it’s features, click here.
For more information about Israeli innovations, contact Daniel Blumenthal.Read More
May 7, 2013, category: General
In 2012, Jordan was the U.S.’s 73rd largest goods trading partner with $2.8 billion in bilateral trade in goods. Goods exports totaled $1.6 billion; Goods imports totaled $1.2 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus withRead More
May 6, 2013, category: General
The Wall Street Journal reports that apparently “Hummus is conquering America”- Sabra Dipping Co., a joint venture of PepsiCo Inc. and Israel’s Strauss Group Ltd., wants to cultivate a commercial crop in Virginia to reduce its dependence on the legume’s main U.S. growing region—the Pacific Northwest—and to identify new chickpea varieties for its dips and spreads.
Hummus is becoming very popular among Americans seeking more-healthful snacks. The chickpea dip is low in fat and high in protein. Sales of “refrigerated flavored spreads”—a segment dominated by hummus—totaled $530 million at U.S. food retailers last year, up 11% from a year earlier and a 25% jump over 2010, according to market-research firm Information Resources Inc.
Read the full article here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323798104578453174022015956.html
Buffett completes ownership of Iscar for $2 Billion In another major vote of confidence on the part of one of the world’s most respected businessmen in the Israeli economy, Warren Buffett
An Israeli app discovery service, Appreciate, was launched recently on the Android app store to help users find the better-quality apps. The company was founded two years ago by CEO Amir Maor and CTO Yaron Segalov, both who have previous experience in the mobile industry and with big data.
Appreciate provides an unique way of determining app quality. Appreciate not only understands which apps are quality apps – a metric it understands by analyzing a variety of specific signals – it also matches those apps to a user’s unique personal tastes. Instead of determining an app’s quality based on ratings or reviews, its looks for other indicators – like whether or not users have installed the app then rapidly uninstalled it, for example – a sure signal that it may have left something to be desired.
To read more about Appreciate and its features, click here.
For more information about Israeli innovations, contact Daniel Blumenthal.
A new kind of smartphone for the blind people has been developed as a way to bridge the digital divide and raise the bar in accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. Boaz Zilberman, the founder of the Israeli startup company Project Ray, created a Android operating system designed for the blind. The phones were specially designed around a touch system that every blind person knows – the 12-key number pad. Every screen has the apps and commands arranged in a square. The phone reads the command when users simply move their fingers and executes the command when they lift the finger off.
The first unlocked phones were recently released for the Israeli and European markets. In June, they’ll be arriving in the U.S., available either unlocked or as part of a contract.
To read more about Project Ray and its features, click here.
For more information about Israeli innovations, contact Daniel Blumenthal.
April 29, 2013, category: General
***UPDATE! (May 1, 10:00)*** New companies added to the catalog below, and pics from last night’s USI Innovation reception.
SOLUTIONS AT A GLANCE
The following are on display in Israel Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013. For information on how you can participate in this activity, or if you would like to schedule a meeting with a company, please contact Oded at the Israel Economic Mission in NYC.
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Emaze has a vision to change the way people create presentations through a simple, fully automated process that generate powerful and engaging showcases. Emaze is a revolutionary new concept to turns ideas into stunning live stories. It is an HTML5 cross-platform cloud based web application, compatible with all computers, tablets and mobile devices. It enables users to create amazing presentations with little effort or expertise involved.
Keepy.me is a conversation starter for families. Initially, by helping parents storing their kid’s offline work as a vehicle to engage family members who share, comment and forward short videos, we see it rapidly expanding to be the multi-generational communication center. Founded by Offir, a serial entrepreneur who was until recently a VP of Business Development for Getty’s PicScout division. Keepy.me, is a venture that combines Offir’s background and his love for children’s creativity. Keepy is currently bootstrapped to the point where it has a team in place, R&D in Israel, with marketing and product in NYC.
Stylit offers free online personalized styling services. Users fill out a fun questionnaire and receive weekly outfit recommendations that match their style preference, size and budget. We use professional stylists in combination with high end machine learning technology to give a scalable valuable solution with high users’ engagement.
Webydo provides professional designers with a full SaaS solution for both the creation and management of cross platform business websites, without programming. This design-centered cloud platform includes both a Design Management System and a built-in Content Management System for the website owners. This integrated system allows designers total creative freedom in designing unique websites from scratch without writing one line of code, while facilitating direct communication between designers and their clients in the ongoing management of the website. Behind the scenes, Webydo’s innovative CODE GENERATOR automatically generates both an HTML website updated to the latest industry standards, cross all browsers & platforms and optimized for SEO, and a friendly WYSIWYG built-in CMS.
For more info about the event and roadshow surrounding the Israeli Delegation at TechCrunch NYC this year, CLICK HERE.
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Innovative companies will be at Houston’s Offshore Technology Conference, the premier U.S. event for offshore development including drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection. These companies include a delegation of companies that own