Category Archives: Business

Helping Non-Profits Find a Bigger Piece of More Pies

Money make the world go round, as the old song goes – but nowadays, the world seems to be turning just a bit slower, because money is so much harder …

Making the Deserts Bloom – Phase II

Each day, there are more mouths to feed on earth – and less food to feed them with. Blame it on global warming, an impending ice age, the Mayan calendar, …

Keyed In on Modern Technology

The phrase “door technology” is a bit oxymoronic – it’s just a door, isn’t it? But like everything else, hi-tech is doing wonders for doors – or more specifically, locks. …

Moving Beyond the Startup Nation

‘Tis the season for tech shows in Israel. Last week there was the ILSI-BioMed show, and this Wednesday and Thursday there’s the High Tech Industry Association Annual Conference 2011 (not …

The Heimishe Cellphone

How do you say “ringtone” in Yiddish? Until about a month ago, there was no definitive answer to that question. But now, thanks to Marc Seelenfreund, CEO of Tel Aviv-based Accel-Telecom, Yiddish speakers around the world can interface with their cell devices using the “momoloshen” - in a kosher, rabbinically-approved cellphone imported by Accel.

Your Hard Disk is Revolting!

Kaminario is on the leading edge of development of the Solid State Drive (SSD), a data storage unit that can be umpteen times faster than your usual mechanical drives. Eventually all laptops will feature SSD drives, with mechanical drives relegated to archiving and other back-office tasks.

CSI for Cows

An Israeli company has developed an application that empowers you, the consumer, when it comes to buying steak, burgers, or any other meat product. Bachtochem, one of Israel's leading food analysis firms, is working on building the world's largest database – of cattle DNA. The information in the database allows Bachtochem to trace the provenance of any piece of meat on supermarket shelves.

An Israeli Flag in the Cloud

You would think that it was discovered one day out of the blue a couple of years ago by Google and Amazon. Of course, you have to give those two giants their due; but the cloud, and SAAS, has many other important players – one of them being Israeli startup Clarizen. It may not be Amazon S3, but Clarizen has helped plant an Israeli flag up in the cloud – and the company is actually one of the more successful cloud companies out there.

Hi-Tech Hasbara

Israel dedicates large amounts of time, money and energy explaining its political positions to an often-hostile world. Perhaps it would be more effective if Israel explained to skeptics just how much the hi-tech innovation that the country has been responsible for has helped the world.

Capitalist Tool

Israel's Picscout counters the growing trend of "internet socialism," where everything belongs to everyone. Creative photographers have rights too - and Picscout makes sure that they are able to hold on to those rights