Technology
Some of the entrepreneurs at UpWest Labs. Photo by Maki Oshiro.

Don’t worry, roam happy

Onavo crunches your data so you can download more for less, no matter where you’re using your cellular phone. Onavo co-founder Guy Rosen. The story goes that a little old lady from Pasadena went traveling in Europe. She used her …

GM’s engines rev up on Israeli ingenuity

At its R&D center in Herzliya, General Motors looks to Israeli engineers for tomorrow’s automotive technology, and invests in Israeli startups with exciting products to share. GM Israel site director Gil Golan and GM’s VP for R&D, Dr. Alan Taub, …

Peer39 helps web ads hit their target

When advertisers want their ads to end up on the right sites – and avoid the wrong sites – they turn to the semantic solution offered by Peer39. Peer39 execs from left, Alex White (VP Product and Account Management), Andy …

What would you do for $5? An Israeli website finds out

What would you do for $5? An Israeli website finds out

At Fiverr, you can quickly buy or sell anything from a bedtime story to vacation advice, all for five bucks. Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman. “What would you do for a fiver?” That’s the question Israeli startup Fiverr asks in big …

Meet your new high-tech Rolodex, made in Israel

Take a picture of your business cards with your smart phone, and ScanBizCards converts them to text, stores them and much more. ScanBizCards lets you scan, store and organize paper business cards onto your phone. It’s a familiar problem for …

Hail a cab with a tap of your smart phone

Hail a cab with a tap of your smart phone

Israel’s GetTaxi mobile phone application puts an end to running down the street with an outstretched arm, and benefits drivers as well. The app lets you hail a cab and get complete driver and trip info. Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex …

Education,Mobile

Where the experts go to learn English

SpeakingPal, a small Israeli startup, is garnering international attention for its interactive, phone-based approach to teaching spoken English. “The best way to learn a language is to speak it, preferably with someone who speaks that language well,” Eyal Eshed, CEO …

MayDay sends alerts for car crash victims

Israeli space engineer’s iPhone app is activated by impact and sends emails or SMS messages to predetermined addresses. Photo by Kobi Gideon/Flash90 The MayDay emergency app can send text or email messages to friends and family in the wake of …

The personal assistant on your computer

Israel’s Genieo has developed a free application that can transform your PC into a personalized ‘newspaper’ guaranteed to bring you only the stories you want. “I was amazed that the cloud – the Internet – knew all about me, even …