Business features

Brain Powers Israel to a great global standing

By Candice Krieger, November 29, 2012

Forget the start-up nation - Israel could soon be dubbed the “brain nation”.

An exciting new initiative to encourage innovation in brain-research technology has been launched, which is set to turn Israel into a global hub for neurotechnology, with far-reaching implications.

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The Israel firm in high demand, Mellanox

By Simon Griver, November 22, 2012

Tel Aviv capital market veterans will do well to remember an Israeli high-tech firm with as high expectations as Mellanox. The company, which offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime, has seen its value soar over the past two years.

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Need a job? Try Facebook

By Candice Krieger, November 15, 2012

Recruitment just got a whole lot sexier thanks to a new service that aims to bring the job-finding process into the digital age. Israeli start-up, Zao is a social recruiting tool, which enables employers to extend referral reward incentives beyond their employees to entire social networks of people they may know.

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There's a key to cashing in on carelessness

By Candice Krieger, October 25, 2012

Any successful entrepreneur will tell you that the best business ideas are those that solve a problem. And that is exactly what former television producer Barry Shaverin was trying to do when he started his award-nominated company, Life Continuity, formerly SpareKeys.

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Market Crashes are like Brain Seizures

By Candice Krieger, October 11, 2012

Seizures in the financial markets can be compared to seizures in the brain that happen during epileptic fits says PhD student, Dror Kenett.

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The cupid phone app ticking all the boxes

By Candice Krieger, September 6, 2012

Wouldn't it be great if you could anonymously tell someone that you were attracted to them without the risk of being rejected? Now you can thanks a unique new dating app. Tick & Snap allows you to browse your mobile phone and Facebook contacts, ticking those you fancy.

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Is Israel becoming a "sell-out" nation?

By Simon Griver, August 23, 2012

Israeli high tech has seen an impressive number of exits this year, with more than a dozen companies being sold for over $3 billion. But Israel Makov, one of Israel’s most respected corporate leaders, is not impressed.

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Our start-up, it's child's play

By Candice Krieger, August 16, 2012

The baby product market is big business. As is the gadget industry. So why not combine the two? That is exactly what husband-and-wife, Darren and Alex Sher have done with their start-up, GadgetBaby.
The website sells the latest baby and toddler products from around the world, be it a child-proof doorstop or baby-food dispensing spoon.

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'Don't turn your back on Europe' says Israeli investor David Solomon

By Candice Krieger, August 9, 2012

The thought of investing in Europe might send many investors running for the hills, yet according to investment expert David Solomon, Europe is still a fruitful place to do business. And particularly for Israeli companies.

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The woman nurturing TV channel for babies

By Candice Krieger, August 2, 2012

In the weeks following a wedding, you'd expect most newlyweds to be on honeymoon.

But Israelis Maya and Liran Talit spent that time in London launching what was to become one of the world's most watched and talked about children's television channels.

BabyTV, provides high-quality programmes for children from birth to age four.

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