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Posts Tagged ‘Silicon Valley’

Silicon Valley Fund Investing in Israeli Startup to Streamline Startups [video]

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

(JNi.media) The “500 Startups” Venture Capital Fund is investing in Israeli startup RapidAPI, which developed a platform to allow people with ideas for new applications to turn their initiative into reality quickly and easily. 500 Startups is the second largest startup accelerator in the global hi tech industry with an overall investment volume of $200 million. RapidAPI had already attracted investments from Dov Moran, the Israeli inventor of the USB memory stick, and Marius Nacht, founder and chairman of CheckPoint Software Technologies.

The RapidAPI startup was developed by Iddo Gino, 18, who’s been rolling millions in the hi tech industry employing people his parents’ age. “When I was about 11, I went with my dad to his workplace, and I sat with one of the programmers and saw all the cool stuff he was doing,” Iddo told Israel 21c back when he was but a lad of 17. “He showed me a program he made to sort out seating for his son’s bar mitzvah automatically. Then he gave me a book to learn how to program. And from there, one thing led to another.”

This time around, Gino noticed that most apps share common operations such as entering user name and password, purchases, and data keeping. So he developed all of these components as off-the-shelf products any developer can borrow and insert in their program without having to write a single line of original code.

Gino says he’s seen many good ideas getting stuck in the realization phase, which requires using highly paid coders. According to Gino, using RapidAPI can reduce development costs by as much as 70%, allowing many more developers to make their life’s dream come true and accelerate the development of many new applications.

Which is what the world needs.


‘Survey Monkey’ CEO David Goldberg Passes Away at 47

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

David Goldberg, former Yahoo chief and CEO of the “Survey Monkey” online survey company, died suddenly on Friday night at the age of 47. A popular Silicon Valley executive, Goldberg was the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and the father of two children.

Details about the cause of death were not released.

“Dave Goldberg was an amazing person, and I am glad I got to know him,” Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page. “My thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl and her family.”

Hana Levi Julian

Be’er Sheva Prepares to Be the New Israeli Silicon Valley

Monday, January 27th, 2014

The launching of the CyberSpark national cyber complex in Be’er Sheva this week prepares the way for what the “capital of the Negev” hopes will turn the city into Israel’s next Silicon Valley.

Lockheed Martin and IBM formally announced that they will set up their research activities in the park, joining Deutsche Telekom and EMC.

More than 450 heads of industry and cyber security agencies from around the world attended Tel Aviv’s Cybertech 2014, where the announcements of CyberSpark were made. Among those attending were 50 people from the White House and the Department of Homeland Security, and top officials from Checkpoint, IBM, Cisco, EMC and Kaspersky.

“Beer-Sheva will not only be the cyber capital of Israel but one of the most important places in the cyber security field in the world,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared at the opening of the conference.

CyberSpark is being billed as the only complex of its kind in the world that includes industry leaders, academic research, leading security agencies, educational facilities and human capital specializing in cyber security and national government agencies.

Their goal is to produce a complete eco-system which will contain all the components needed to create a global leader in the cyber field by the pooling of resources, shared technology infrastructure construction and synergy of specialists, researchers and students.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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