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A “Facebook” for cell phones

Israeli company MagnetU claims it’s the first social application to tell you when you’re in the vicinity of people who meet your compatibility criteria, and give you full control.   MagnetU’s wearable sensor helps you meet new people with similar …

Google’s first Israeli acquisition no surprise to investors

LabPixies handpicked group of angels share insights about their Israeli company’s acquisition by Google.   “I immediately loved the company’s products,” Yaron Carni, lead investor in LabPixies. Google’s announcement last week that it was acquiring Tel Aviv-based LabPixies for a …

Israel’s sexiest undercover agent

It’s a little-known secret that Israel’s Delta Galil provides merchandise for world-class brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Nike, Hugo Boss and more. Delta’s goal is to create underwear with a high-tech edge. High-tech T-shirts that wick away perspiration; a …

It looks like a pen but it can foil a bomb

A new weapon in the arsenal shared by airport security personnel and police resembles a pen but can detect bomb detonators in powder form at as little as five micrograms.   The ACRO-P.E.T resembles a pen and can detect TATP, …

A streaming music platform for cell phones

Israel’s MeCanto pioneers a technology that lets you stream your entire music collection via your mobile device, while protecting music rights and promoting sales.   With MeCanto, cell phone users can effortlessly stream music from their PCs. Convergence is all …

US giant Autodesk looks to Israeli R&D

With one purchase already under its belt, US graphics giant Autodesk is scouring Israel for more technologies in an effort to take advantage of the country’s innovative R&D scene.   PlanPlatform’s core team: Iris Shor, Tal Weiss, and Jonathan Seroussi. …

Radiation warnings straight from your phone

An Israeli startup has developed a new iPhone application that lets you see how much radiation you’re exposed to from your mobile device. No wonder Apple doesn’t like it.   Photo courtesy of Yossi Zeliger/Flash90. Israelis queue up to buy …

Music sharing for a social networking age

A frustrated jogger searching for the lyrics to a song led to Tunewiki, a comprehensive, free and legal music sharing application for your cell phone.   Rani Cohen, founder of TuneWiki. iPods are nice, but music tends to be even …

Big brother IS watching

An Israeli startup has developed a potentially game-changing surveillance camera that can both monitor a panoramic field and zoom in on details.   Multiple high resolution zoomed windows taken with a single Adaptive Imaging camera. In the movie Enemy of …