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

Cloud Power

Ctera’s CloudPlug fits in the palm of your hand and turns a USB drive connected to your main computer into a full-fledged, Internet-connected, backup solution.   It may look tiny, but Ctera’s CloudPlug can back up your files directly to …

Plugging leaks and forging partnerships at WATEC

Israel’s new approach to the global water shortage is to share technology and forge long-term partnerships.   Israeli water technology company Aqwise has developed a scalable wastewater treatment solution using plastic beads and a special aeration technology to increase the …

Can Personology reveal the real you?

Look into the mirror. Who is that person? What do you see? A new Israeli internet service claims it has all the answers.   Photo courtesy of Boaz Oppenheim/Flash90 What does your face say about you? Look into the mirror …

ISRAEL21c Start-up Nation Giveaway

ISRAEL21c is giving away six copies of this year’s runaway hit, the book Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, in a special prize giveaway designed especially for our readers. Start-up Nation, written by Saul Singer and Dan Senor …

Start-Up Nation analyzes Israel’s ‘secret sauce’

Israel’s extraordinary high-tech successes result from a combination of military-inspired innovation and an immigrant’s propensity for risk-taking, a new book concludes.   Photo courtesy of Ariel Jerozolimski “The world needs innovation; Israel’s got it,”:Saul Singer, co-author of Start-Up Nation. The …

Bringing old world branding to internet sales

Israel’s Webcollage is helping companies like Target, Kodak and Radio Shack to sell their products online using tried and true retail point-of-sale techniques on websites.   At US store Sears, products sold using Webcollage technology showed a 22 percent increase …

A neat trick for scheduling meetings

By combining mobile technology with a voting system, Israeli start-up Neatcall may have just the solution to all the time wasted playing telephone and e-mail tag.   New startups have the best shot at success when they address a “pain …

FasterWeb eliminates the “world wide wait”

FasterWeb knows how much you value your time. That’s why this Israeli start-up has designed an application that connects you to websites faster, avoiding the usual bottlenecks.   While all of us know what www really stands for, there are …

Your handwriting never lies

A computerized system developed by Israeli scientists can detect if people are lying, just by analyzing their handwriting. When you tell a lie, you don’t just give yourself away with your voice, but with your writing too, according to new …