Category Archives: cloud

Making “Fast Food” Really Fast

Tapingo wants to enable fast-food fressers in Israel, and around the world, to get their breakfasts, lunches and dinners as quickly and efficiently as possible, without wasting an excess moment on the operation.

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.

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

Your Warranty of Success

WRNTY (a take off on the word “warranty”) provides the world's first hi-tech warranty service for independently owned (as well as mid-sized chain) retail establishments, automatically processing warranty information on products as they're purchased.

Helping Vendors Get Real Money for Virtual Goods

Israeli startup Plimus, which works with thousands of of vendors and affiliates who sell virtual goods all over the internet, is now the world's largest independent online reseller of virtual goods. Vendors have flocked to Plimus – giving it some $200 million in sales for 2010, with the company growing in terms of vendors and sales some 40%-50% in each of the past five years.

Where the Talmud and the Internet Meet

You usually wouldn't think of the internet and Talmud as a matching pair - but talented entrepreneur Benny Goldstein gets them to cooperate fully with each other with his the Animated Talmud, where viewers young and old can learn about the basics of the Talmud.

Saving Money for the Busy (and Lazy)

Old technologies can survive in a new world; they just have to learn to adapt. The experience of Israel's Focus Telecom shows that "traditional" landline and cellphone companies can survive in a world of IP telephony - to the benefit of their customers, and themselves!

Staying Safe in the Big Bad World

Starcom Systems makes one of the most advanced tracking systems in the world - with applications for cars, merchandise, and even people. Using a combination of almost all communication protocols out there today, Starcom users can rest easy, knowing that their property or family members will get where they have to go safely.