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Hail a cab with a tap of your smart phone

Hail a cab with a tap of your smart phone

Israel’s GetTaxi mobile phone application puts an end to running down the street with an outstretched arm, and benefits drivers as well. The app lets you hail a cab and get complete driver and trip info. Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex …

Education,Mobile

Where the experts go to learn English

SpeakingPal, a small Israeli startup, is garnering international attention for its interactive, phone-based approach to teaching spoken English. “The best way to learn a language is to speak it, preferably with someone who speaks that language well,” Eyal Eshed, CEO …

The personal assistant on your computer

Israel’s Genieo has developed a free application that can transform your PC into a personalized ‘newspaper’ guaranteed to bring you only the stories you want. “I was amazed that the cloud – the Internet – knew all about me, even …

Vivotext puts expression into computerized voices

Invented by a renowned pianist this Israeli technology can add and adjust expressiveness to computerized voices, making them sound happy, sad, angry, calm – just like the real thing. Gershon Silbert used his experience as a pianist to create natural …

Mind-controlled computing for the disabled

A new Israeli-developed tool enables the disabled to send emails by thought alone, and could revolutionize the world of mind-controlled computing. Photo by Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University Ben-Gurion University of the Negev students Uri Usami, Ariel Rosen and Ofir Tam …

Israel: Communication satellite superpower

Spacecom’s rapidly growing satellite fleet provides communication capabilities for many of the world’s highest-demand markets. An artist’s rendering of the AMOS-4 satellite, the fifth communications satellite set to be launched by Israel’s Spacecom, sometime next year. Many people are surprised …

Don’t worry, roam happy

Congratulations go to Onavo, an Israeli startup that just received two awards at the Next Web Startup Rally in Amsterdam last week: the “public’s choice” and “best mobile company” prizes. Onavo makes a simple iPhone app that compresses the data …

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