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4 Israeli apps competing in MWC Barcelona

4 Israeli apps competing in MWC Barcelona

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MWC Barcelona is coming up quickly next week, and as YnetNews reported, 4 Israeli apps are competing in the prestigious Global Mobile Awards competition. Nagivation app develope Waze is in nominated in the main category, Judges Choice – Best Overall Mobile App, and will compete against four of the world's most famous applications: The Dropbox file hosting service, the Flipboard technology news application, the Sky Sports F1 software and the Square electronic payment service. Isracard's application is nominated in the Best NFC/ Mobile Money Product or Service category. The application, which was developed by Raanana-based YKM, combines MyCheck's mobile payment technology, allowing users to pay at businesses, gas stations and restaurants without presenting an actual credit card. Israeli uTest, a "marketplace for software testing services," which brings together companies and software testers all over the world, is nominated in the Best Enterprise Mobile Service category. Intucell, which develops mobile network management technologies and was recently sold to Cisco for $475 million, is nominated in the Best Mobile Infrastructure category for a special Self-Optimizing Network (SON) project it conducted with AT&T. Some 1,500 companies from 205 countries will display their products at the MWC exhibition, which opens on February 25. Israel will be represented by more than 100 companies – the fourth largest presence in the event after the United States, the United Kingdom and France. For the full YnetNews article click here. Also click here to read about an exciting new startup developing a navigation app - Moovit (WAZE's "little sister" an app for public transport riders).
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“A big day for Israeli hi-tech” – Intucell acquired by Cisco for $475M

“A big day for Israeli hi-tech” – Intucell acquired by Cisco for $475M

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“A big day for Israeli hi-tech” – Intucell acquired by Cisco for $475M

“Today is also a big day for the Israeli startup scene, which will gain even more respect for developing cutting edge technologies applicable to companies around the world,” reported Josh Constine in TechCrunch. Israel Trade & Economic Office, Embassy of Israel

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The most promising Israeli startups for 2013

The most promising Israeli startups for 2013

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The most promising Israeli startups for 2013

This year Tel Aviv was named the 2nd best high-tech center in the world . Orli Yakuel, writing for TNW, gives us the rundown on the coolest Israeli startups to keep an eye on in

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Is Jerusalem the next Silicon Valley? CNN Clip

Is Jerusalem the next Silicon Valley? CNN Clip

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Is Jerusalem the next Silicon Valley? CNN Clip

CNN’s Elise Labott spoke with entrepreneur and investor Erel Margalit, head of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP),  a leading Israeli venture capital firm with over $900 million under management.  Born on a kibbutz, the son

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Wired Magazine crowns Tel Aviv #2 tech start-up city in the world, and lists hottest companies

Wired Magazine crowns Tel Aviv #2 tech start-up city in the world, and lists hottest companies

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Wired Magazine has crowned Tel Aviv the world's second largest center for technology start-ups after Silicon Valley, Haaretz.com reported. As part of a special feature for its September issue the science and technology magazine created a list of 10 Eur...
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LifeWatch launches world’s first medical smartphone

LifeWatch launches world’s first medical smartphone

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LifeWatch launches world’s first medical smartphone

Israeli medical monitor developer LifeWatch AG has launched the world’s first medical smartphone, for Android-powered devices.  The smartphone has built-in sensors for monitoring heart rate, pulmonary function, blood sugar levels,

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Inside Upwest Labs, The Startup Accelerator That Brings Israel To Silicon Valley

Inside Upwest Labs, The Startup Accelerator That Brings Israel To Silicon Valley

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Original article by TechCrunch There is certainly no shortage of startup incubators and accelerators these days, but Silicon Valley’s Upwest Labs is doing something especially unique. Upwest, which got off the ground in January, focuses on entrepre...
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Minister of Finance met Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO to discuss further investments in Israel.

Minister of Finance met Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO to discuss further investments in Israel.

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Minister of Finance Dr. Yuval Steinitz met this morning in his Jerusalem office with John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems Inc. The two had a lengthy discussion on cooperation between the Ministry of Finance and Cisco Systems, with the aim o...
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Unique Accelerator UpWest Labs unveils Israeli start-ups

Unique Accelerator UpWest Labs unveils Israeli start-ups

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UpWest Labs, a unique Accelerator which works to bring Israeli start-ups to Silicon Valley, unveiled its second batch of start-ups on June 13th.  This second class is largely consumer-focused and leans heavily towards video. According to TechCrunch, ...
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Tel Aviv on 60 minutes

Tel Aviv on 60 minutes

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60 minutes correspondant Bob Simon visited Tel Aviv to see what makes this cosmopiltan city tick.  He interviews the "father of Israeli hi-tech" Yossi Vardi, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, and gay activist Gal Ochovsky, amongst others.  The picture that ...
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