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DeepOptics glasses. Credit: DeepOptics.

Goodbye multifocals. An Israeli company changes focus via software

“Slide your finger here on the side of the frame,” Alex Alon is telling me. I’m sitting in the “Bistro”—not some trendy Tel Aviv café, but a room set up for demonstrations in the offices...
Illustration of the Israelites' Exodus from Egypt, guided by the prophet Moses, 1907, the Providence Lithograph Company. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Finding the spirit of Jewish unity during the corona crisis

After managing to slow the onset of COVID-19, Israel is now beginning to record thousands of new cases on a daily basis. While Efrat, a small community mostly made up of former Americans, was...
Israelis leave home under mandatory quarantine due to the coronavirus to shop for food at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem on March 19, 2020. Photo by Yossi Zamir/Flash90.

Not panicking in line at the Supersol

I moved to Israel in 2004, and since then, there have been events and moments that have reaffirmed the reasons why I did. One of those moments is right now. Yes, now, during these challenging and...
A scene from Proctor & Gamble's interactive Super Bowl LIV ad powered by technology derived from an Israeli startup, February 2020. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli startup helps create first-ever interactive ad for Super Bowl LIV

The Israeli startup Eko has teamed up with the consumer-goods giant Procter & Gamble to develop the first interactive commercial co-created by consumers that will air during Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, reported The Jerusalem...
New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Source: Doug Letterman via Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli-based company wins 10-year contract with FAA

The software firm NICE, based in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ra’anana, has won a 10-year contract to enhance airline response and investigations by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the company announced on...
Amazon Go store. Credit: SounderBruce/Wikimedia Commons.

Amazon aims to launch in Israel in September, ahead of elections and Jewish holidays

Amazon is reportedly aiming to open its operations in Israel in ahead of the country’s Sept. 17 elections and Jewish holidays, which fall at the very end of the month. Were the online retailer not...
The 2019 ROI Summit in Jerusalem this past week to reflect, ideate and collaborate. Credit: ROI via Facebook.

Jerusalem summit brings international young Jews to mobilize for positive change

A collection of 152 of the Jewish world’s leading, young innovators from 30 countries and six continents convened in Jerusalem this week to reflect, ideate and collaborate at the 2019 ROI Summit. The summit, which...
The skyline of Tel Aviv, home to many Israeli startup companies. Credit: Gilad Avidan/Wikimedia Commons.

A quarter of Samsung’s venture fund invested in Israeli startups in 2018

Raising $300 million in 2018, a quarter of the companies that Samsung Catalyst, the venture fund of Samsung Electronics, invested in were Israeli startups, reported Calcalist, citing Samsung Catalyst head Shankar Chandran. Companies included LiDAR startup Innoviz Technologies...
A view of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Dec. 25, 2018. Photo by Adam Shuldman/Flash90.

Daniel Doron thinks Israel should top the world markets, and he explains how

Daniel Doron is an important economic personality in Israel, developing free market reforms behind the scenes, such as the financial markets reform in 2005 that broke the duopoly of the major banks Leumi and...
Yehudit Abrams, founder of MonitHer.

Home breast self-exam device developed by Israeli wins $360,000 WeWork award

The Jerusalem based MonitHer home breast-exam system won the $360,000 grand prize at the WeWork Creator Awards on June 20, which was attended by 5,000 people. The handheld ultrasound system enables women to monitor their...