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The Face That Launched A Thousand Apps: Yours

10 Sivan 5772 – May 31, 2012
Israeli startup Umoove will soon offer a gesture-recognition technology for mobile devices that will control and steer devices by reading gentle facial and head movements, according to a report by NoCamels.

Intel and Israeli Universities Team Up To Create “Human Brain” Applications

3 Sivan 5772 – May 24, 2012
The IntelCollaborative Research Institute for Computational Intelligence, the Technion Institute in Haifa and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem will team up to research technology that “learns” about the user, imitating the human brain.

Israeli IVF Success Doubles in Decade

22 Iyyar 5772 – May 14, 2012
A new Health Ministry reports shows that a whopping 25 percent of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)treatments resulted in pregnancies, with 20% of attempts resulting in live births. The number represents the doubling of success in the last decade, partly thanks to Israeli law supporting free IVF for two live babies.

From Feet To Amot: A New Jewish Units App

18 Iyyar 5772 – May 10, 2012
During my yearly visits to Australia to visit my wife’s family, I must endure the brutal calculations involved in switching from the imperfect Imperial system to the maligned-by-Americans (but clearly more efficient) Metric system. Pounds become kilos, Fahrenheit becomes Celsius, and feet become meters. Calculations are involved every day – and I don’t have a mind for numbers.

Revolutionary Israeli Co Signs $8 Million Packaging Deal with Pepsi

17 Iyyar 5772 – May 9, 2012
Oplon Pure Science, a Rehovot-based developer of anti-bacterial polymer sheets for packaging, has signed an $8 million contract with the Pepsi Corporation to supply...

Apple To Start Massive Israel Hiring Push

8 Iyyar 5772 – April 30, 2012
In the next few weeks, Apple’s new Israeli research and development center will launch a major hiring campaign.

Israeli Anti-Nausea Pill for Cancer Patients Passes Clinical Trial

2 Iyyar 5772 – April 24, 2012
Israel’s RedHill Biopharma announced success last week in a major clinical trial of a new drug to prevent nausea in cancer patients.

Israeli Startup Wins NYC Big Apps 3.0 Award

30 Nisan 5772 – April 22, 2012
YooGuide, an Israeli startup, has won “The Investors Choice Application” award at the NYC Big Apps 3.0 competition for its app, The Funday Genie.

Israeli-Based “DogTV” For Dogs At Home Alone

27 Nisan 5772 – April 19, 2012
The new made-in-Israel US cable channel, DogTV, is scientifically designed to make dogs happy when they’re left at home alone, according to Israel21C.

Israel to Launch Google Street View

26 Nisan 5772 – April 17, 2012
Famed Google Maps application Street View, which is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth providing 360-degree panoramic views from positions along streets throughout the world, will be launched in Israel on Sunday.

If I Only Had One Jewish App On My iPhone

29 Adar 5772 – March 22, 2012
This past week I saw a video preview of an upcoming iPod app that excited and inspired me to the point of near tears. It was for RustyBrick’s jaw-dropping ArtScroll Schottenstein Talmud app. Unfortunately that app won’t be out for another few months (but take the time to check out the preview at www.rustybrick.com), yet I realized after months of writing this column that I had yet to give the due attention to RustyBrick’s Siddur app.

Israeli Med Tech Company Acquired for $300 Million

26 Adar 5772 – March 20, 2012
US medical device company Covidien has acquired Israeli respiratory systems maker superDimension for approximately $300 million, winning a bidding war to purchase the company for its bronchial tube endoscopes which reduce the invasiveness of surgery.

Israel’s First Massive Solar Farms Receive Licenses

21 Adar 5772 – March 15, 2012
Israel’s scorching-hot desert will soon be home to massive solar energy farms, bringing Israel closer to its goal of reliance on renewable energy. The Public Utility Authority on Monday issued nine licenses to establish Israel’s first large-scale solar energy farms.

Is It A Car? Is It A Network? No — It’s Both

30 Shevat 5772 – February 23, 2012
If Israeli electric car company, Better Place, only gave the world an electric car that could switch an empty battery for a full one in five minutes that would have been enough! But Better Place is also the key to making renewable energy production practical all over the world. Dai aynu!

Seeing Israel Anywhere, Every Day

25 Shevat 5772 – February 17, 2012
I haven’t been to Israel in six years. That might not sound like a lot of time to some people, but might sound like an eternity to others

Israel Study: Maternal Stress a Plus for Fetus

20 Shevat 5772 – February 13, 2012
Children of mothers who experienced stress during pregnancy may have increased abilities to cope with mental and physical distress in maturity, according to a study out of the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion and Ha’Emek Hospital in Afula reported by Globes.

Israeli Innovations: Helping the High-Tech and the Under-Privileged

24 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
A slew of new Israeli innovations are set to make life more convenient – and more viable – all over the world.

Apple Makes First Israeli Acquisition

17 Tevet 5772 – January 12, 2012
After weeks of negotiations, computer mega-giant Apple has acquired its first Israeli company, Anobit Technologies, for $390 million.

Israeli Scientist Wins Nobel Prize

16 Kislev 5772 – December 12, 2011
Professor Dan Shechtman of Haifa’s Technion University received the Nobel Prize in Chamistry at an awards ceremony and gala ball in Stockholm on Saturday evening.

Israel Wins Record for Largest Chemistry Lesson

1 Kislev 5772 – November 27, 2011
Israeli students have earned the recognition of the Guinness World Records organization for holding the “largest chemistry lesson”.

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