Category Archives: video/audio

Making a Monkey Out of Kids, Worldwide

You may not know it, but Israel is the birthplace of one of the cartoon world's up and coming stars – Monkey, a fun friend who will have your kids singing, dancing, and learning. And it's all thanks to Yuval Levy, Smartoonz CEO and inventor, who came up with the cute characters on "Monkey See, Monkey Do," now being seen by kids all over the world.

Keeping it Smooth on Youtube

Cast Time specializes in "adaptive video," a method of displaying which ensures that your computer can successfully handle the video you're trying to watch – so you never have to wait for video to buffer. It makes 3D video watchable over the internet!

Researchers, Startups Help Keep the Din Down

Besides being unhealthy, excessive noise makes it hard to work. Israeli researchers, led by Bar Ilan University, and a number of startups in the country are doing groundbreaking work in getting rid of the "static" and annoying noises that interfere with real communication - both over the internet, and in real life.

Israel’s Show of Shows

Two recent exhibitions - the High-Tech Industry Association Conference, and the Israel Life Sciences Industry BioMed show - portrayed Israel's great contributions to making the world a better place, and the progress yet to come.

The Picturesque SMS

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is an icon on a cellphone that saves you the trouble of having to tap out words on tiny keyboards worth? For kids who are looking to express themselves creatively, as well as adults who want to save time and effort sending SMS messages, those icons are priceless; and as a result, Israeli startup Zlango's SMS icon service has captured the imagination - and loyalty – of users in Europe, the Carribean – and now the Far East.

Vidyatel’s ‘Fingerprinting’ System Keeps Video Uploads ‘Kosher’

On the surface, Israeli start-up Vidyatel’s mission is to prevent unauthorized use of copyrighted video content by people who don’t pay the copyright holder for the privilege of doing so. …