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

Free parking for NYC’s drivers?

How would you like a free parking spot in New York City? Two Israelis based in Manhattan could help you find a space with a new iPhone application.   Photo by Dan Wuh on Flickr. Parking at broken meters can …

Web content under the microscope

A new tool built by IBM Research in Israel and the European Union can help identify people, places and things in large collections of audio-visual content on the Web, even if they haven’t been tagged or indexed.   Making order …

Beat the traffic with Waze

Now taking on traffic jams across the US with its real time updates and maps, in Israel Waze has already proved it can shave precious minutes off your commute.   Photo courtesy of Moshe Shai/Flash90. Real-time updates for drivers on …

The joystick as virtual white stick for the blind

A new software tool from Israel allows the blind and visually impaired to make accurate mental maps, giving them the confidence to venture into unfamiliar environments on their own.   “This tool lets the blind ‘touch’ and ‘hear’ virtual objects …

AnyClip for your personal movie magic

With Israel’s AnyClip you just key in a description of your favorite movies or movie scenes on the Internet to relive those magic moments over and over.   AnyClip co-founders Nate Westheimer (center) and Aaron Cohen (right) accept the Audience …

A two-step image search solution

Israeli company Ginipic offers a two-step image search download that crawls 15 different web-based photo-sharing applications and displays the results on a single screen.   Finding images becomes a much simpler process with Ginipic. Ginipic is a small Israeli startup …