Big ideas

Your own gadget guide

By Candice Krieger, December 1, 2011

Here's one for gadget geeks: a service that enables users to receive customised information about their favourite gadgets. Drippler, founded by Israelis Matan Talmi and Dotan Galron, is a free mobile application and website.

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Track a loved one from your computer

By Candice Krieger, November 24, 2011

Parents can now keep tabs on their children thanks to a new mobile phone-tracking security device.

Founded by north London businessman Spencer Sharpe, itrack Protect enables you to view and track an individual's location and receive emergency text alerts if they are in danger. It is aimed at family members, carers and frequent travelers.

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A one-stop shop for news providers

November 17, 2011

Next time you see news footage on television or a picture in the newspaper, you could be witnessing Israeli entrepreneur Boaz Eshtai's online business expand its global reach.

The former cameraman is the co-founder and chief executive of Beamups.com.

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Here's Waze to ease your journey

By Candice Krieger, November 10, 2011

Israeli start up Waze is revolutionising the way we drive.

The company, based in Silicon Valley, has created a mobile application that provides real-time driver-generated road maps and traffic information. Launched in 2009, the free app, available on all smartphones, has seven million registered users and, at the time of writing, is ranked higher than Facebook in Israel's app store.

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Order a taxi at the tap of a button

October 6, 2011

Serial entrepreneur Shahar Smirin is not alone in seeing the potential of his latest venture, Get Taxi.

Russian American billionaire Len Blavatnik, who recently bought Warner Music for $3.3 billion, has invested $9 million in the company, which is changing the way taxis throughout Europe are ordered and dispatched.

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A mobile must-have for tourists

By Candice Krieger, September 16, 2011

Frequent flyers wanting to cyber surf from their mobile phone when abroad can now do so at a fraction of the cost thanks to Noam Lando's company.

Webbing provides people with a small modem for their mobile/iPad/iPhone that they can use to access wireless internet data at cheaper rates than those offered by mobile phone companies.

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