Pixtr Brings Out the Best, No Matter How Bad the Photograph

By | Aug 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

If you are looking for a good headshot, forget hiring a professional photographer. Aviv Gadot and his cofounders, Avner Barr and Yaron Recher, have made it so all you need for professional-caliber photographs is their app, Pixtr. To put it simply, Pixtr makes you…


Tel Aviv

Vubooo Provides A Virtual Stadium For Soccer Fans

By | Apr 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Major sport matches draw tens of thousands of fans to the stadium to support their team. In many cases, for each fan attending the game, there are over a thousand fans watching the game at home, wishing they could be there. Vubooo, an early stage…


DreamIt Ventures Opens First US-Israel Hybrid Accelerator

By | Jan 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

DreamIt Ventures recently announced DreamIt Israel, the first hybrid Israel-United States accelerator program.  DreamIt has run several high-profile accelerator programs out of both Philadelphia and New York, and has launched such names as SCVNGR, Take the Interview, Postling, Adaptly, Notehall, among others.  This will…


Second Life Meets Facebook in Dot Friends

By | Dec 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Last week, a new Facebook application borrowing on Second Life’s theme of an alternate, digital reality, announced it’s launch.  Much like Second Life, Dot Friends is a virtual landscape where friends can hang out, chat, buy virtual products, but .Friends ties in a Facebook users’…


Unleash Your Phonebook With Contapps

By | Nov 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Smartphones have opened many new channels for mobile communication. In the old days, you could either call your contacts or text them. Today there are endless ways to communicate and even more ways to follow your contacts: email, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn…and the list…


Socrative Spices Up The Classroom With Learning Platform

By | Sep 23, 2011 at 10:58 am

The classroom as we know it hasn’t changed much since our grandparents attended school. Chalks turned in to markers, overhead projectors were replaced by laptops and color projectors, but nothing really changed the way in which teachers interact with their students.  Socrative, a startup…



Shaker Looks To Stir Up Facebook With First Virtual Bar: Cocktails Anyone?

By | Sep 15, 2011 at 1:01 am

Virtual worlds are nothing new. Second Life blazed the trail and opened up people’s eyes to the various uses of a virtual environment. Now virtual worlds may have gone mainstream, as we’ve noticed a serious trend that consists of meshing a virtual world on…


Leverage Your Airline Miles with Superfly

By | Jun 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Juggling passwords, program benefits, and mileage balances can get in the way of travel plans, not to mention travel savings. Superfly takes all of this data and organizes it so you can see a clear picture of how to take advantage of the best…


PAH! The Hands-Free, Voice –Controlled iOS Game

By | Jun 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

Apple’s App Store is full of fun games that all utilize the brilliant touch screen capabilities that iOS devices have. I find it very interesting and ironic that a game that is completely voice controlled is now available on the App Store. It’s called…


San Francisco

15 Israeli Mobile Startups Showcased in Silicon Valley

By | May 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Israel has been notorious for producing a number of technology startups. This is impressive when you factor in that Israel is about the same size as New Jersey. With numerous company successes and even a book that deems Israel the “Startup Nation,” it’s no surprise to see the…


San Francisco

Israel Web Tour 2008 Showcases Five Startups: NuConomy, Sportingo, ClickTale, Delver and 5min

By | Feb 7, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Thanks to the California Israel Chamber of Commerce, Silicon Valley played host to 15 Israeli companies February 4-7 2008 as part of a week long road show called the Israel Web Tour. I was able to catch a few hours of the tour at…