January 2019

The Latest In Jewelry Design: Mixable, Modular, And Co-Created By You

Tal Man believes that human beings are intrinsically drawn to renewal and change. “Especially women,” she says. She would know: she was a television presenter and model before she enrolled at Shenkar, Israel’s foremost arts, design and technology college, out of respect for the wishes of her grandmother. It was there that she fell in […]

May 2019

Bode Miller debuts drowning prevention campaign and reveals wife is pregnant again

For the past year, Nicole Hughes and Morgan Miller have leaned on each other from across the country as they’ve navigated an unthinkable journey. Morgan and her husband – Olympic skier Bode Miller – lost their daughter Emmy last June. After the 19-month-old slipped out of a neighbor’s house and drowned in a swimming pool. […]

June 2019

New technology aims to prevent backyard pool drownings

In early 2019, Coral Detection Systems launched a device called the Coral Manta 3000, the device can be set up within minutes and monitors pools 24/7. The device is solar powered and uses advanced AI software and an underwater video camera to analyze, detect, and track all people in the pool. This technology is able […]

August 2019

PerimeterX acquires fellow security startup PageSeal to expand product lineup

PerimeterX Inc., a cybersecurity provider backed by $77 million in funding, has dipped into its venture capital war chest to acquire fellow startup PageSeal Ltd. The company announced the deal today without disclosing financial details. PerimeterX, which sells tools for securing websites and mobile apps, is relaunching PageSeal’s software as a cloud service called PerimeterX […]

September 2019

Facebook buys Israeli AI bot co Servicefriend

Servicefriend will build a network of bots for the customer service layer of Facebook’s Calibra digital wallet and Libra cryptocurrency, “TechCrunch” reports. US social media giant Facebook has acquired Israeli AI bot startup Servicefriend, “TechCrunch” reports. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the acquisition to “TechCrunch, saying, “We acquire smaller tech companies from time to time. We […]

September 2019

Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service

As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it’s putting the pieces in place to help it run. In one of the latest developments, it has acquired Servicefriend, a startup that built bots — chat clients for messaging apps based on artificial intelligence — to help customer service teams, TechCrunch has confirmed.

November 2019

Robots Are Taking Over (the Rental Screening Process)

For decades, when you applied for an apartment, the landlord—or a tenant screening company hired by the landlord—would examine your credit file and pay stubs to verify your ability to pay rent. But today, landlords are using the artificial intelligence revolution to predict something else: Your willingness to pay rent. “Some people earn three times […]

December 2019

Coral Detection Systems Wins “Pool Product of the Year” Award – the 2019 UK Pool & Spa Awards

The Coral Manta 3000 AI Based Pool Safety System, wins the “Product of the Year” Category” at the prestigious UK Pool & Spa Awards. TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Coral Detection Systems, one of the most innovative players in the field of pool safety technologies has developed the world’s first AI-based drowning […]

August 2020

Israeli auto-tech co RFISee unveils 4D imaging radar chip

Israeli auto-tech company RFISee has unveiled a phased array 4D imaging radar chip. The company’s all weather radar has proven ability to detect cars from 500 meters and pedestrians from 200 meters, with an angular resolution greater than 1 degree. RFISee’s engineers have adapted phased array antenna technology, used in cutting edge military systems including the F-35 […]

July 2021

Jasper Card Raises $34 Million Series A Funding With an Additional $100 Million in Receivables Financing From WebBank

Jasper Card, an advanced financial services company challenging how traditional financial institutions make money, today announced it has raised a $34M round of Series A financing, led by Benslie International Fund, with 500 Startups, Gauss Ventures, Off The Grid Ventures, OurCrowd, and SIBF completing the round, which encompasses $10M in funds announced previous to the […]