Hillel Fuld

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These are the best podcasts you should be listening to right now

Podcasts have become excellent sources for great storytelling, interviews, and journalism.<p>From a few minutes to more than an hour, podcasts give content creators a chance to speak directly to their listeners free of distractions, and give listeners a new way to expand their minds during their daily …

Journalism

Another drone had a close call with an airplane

A civilian drone crossed paths with an airplane as it was descending into Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport on Wednesday, according to French media reports. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the AFP news agency reports that the pilot of the plane noticed a drone about 150 meters (492 feet) …

France

Oracle acquires Israeli big-data firm Crosswise for reported $50m

Big data giant Oracle announced Thursday that it had acquired Israeli big data firm Crosswise, a specialist in “cross-device” advertising, which …

Oracle

DJI just released its most powerful drone yet

The film and television industry are gathered in Las Vegas this week for the National Association of Broadcasters' annual summit, and this evening DJI showed off two new products aimed at the big budget productions rolling out of Hollywood. Claudio Miranda, the Academy Award-winning director of …

Unmanned Aircraft

A VC who made $200 million when Skype was acquired explains why Israel has become the 'Startup Nation'

For a country with a population of just 8 million people, Israel certainly packs a punch when it comes to creating world-class technology companies — several of which have been acquired by Apple, Google, Facebook, and other US tech giants for hundreds of millions.<p>Mark Tluszcz, a man that claims to …

Venture Capital

Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep hackers out of connected cars

GPS navigation. Entertainment systems that offer streaming music. Bluetooth door locks. As vehicles are increasingly connected to the internet, they also become vulnerable to hacker attacks.<p>Now, a Tel Aviv-based startup called Karamba Security has raised $2.5 million in seed funding to bring …

Autos

AirMap raises $15M Series A round to develop its airspace management system for drones

AirMap, a startup that provides drone operators with airspace information to let them know when and where they can fly, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round. The round was led by General Catalyst Partners, with Lux Capital (which led the company’s $2.6 million …

Series A Rounds

DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro form new drone advocacy group

DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro are launching their own drone advocacy group to lobby for “policies that promote innovation and safety, and create a practical and responsible regulatory framework.”<p>The Small UAV Coalition, which launched with participation from DJI, 3DR, Amazon Prime Air and others …

GoPro

Lyft Taps Snaptu Founder Who Helped Create Internet.org as VP of Growth

Ran Makavy, a self-described “efficiency freak,” has a stacked resume. An engineer at heart, Makavy started in the Israeli Air Force where he developed and deployed communications systems for several years. He then spent a number of years jumping from company to company in various engineering or …

Israeli Air Force

What I Wish I'd Known About Mental Health Before My Best Friend Committed Suicide

After she shot herself, I realized there were so many questions I had failed to ask. ​<p>It was a sunny Friday morning in Los Angeles. I was up early running errands and had just pulled into my garage when I received her text:<p><i>"Julie - you have been my best friend for almost 20 years. Thank you for all</i> …

This guy found a hidden way to skip Apple's app-approval line — here's how he does it

Every app on Apple's iPhone App Store has been approved by a live human, which means it can take days or weeks before a developer's app actually goes on sale as Apple works through its list.<p>But Shai Wolkomir, CEO of the Tel Aviv-based mobile startup Elasticode, has been using a hidden way to skip …

Apple News

Flirtey's historic drone delivery gives you an idea of how ridiculous the future will look

Dangling precariously from a Flirtey drone is a package that represents the future.<p>The Australian startup is celebrating what it believes is the first fully-autonomous and legal US drone delivery in an urban area made to an address in Reno, Nevada, earlier this month.<p>The flight was signed off by …

Drones

Cast is a full-service podcasting studio that lives in your browser

Traditionally, the largest barrier to podcasting has been the complexity of steps and multitude of programs it takes to go from recording to editing to publishing.<p>Cast is simplifying this process with its web-based podcasting platform that lets you record, edit, and publish all without leaving your …

Podcasting

Hundreds of civilian drone pilots are signing up to fly emergency service missions

The number of commercial drone operators in the US has soared over the last year. Since we published data on the first 500 operators last June, the number of for-profit drone pilots has grown to nearly 4000. And no category of use has grown faster than emergency services. According to a new report …

Drones

Waze now tells you when to leave, thanks to its new Planned Drives feature

Turn-by-turn navigation application Waze announced this morning a handy new feature that will make it easier for those who are planning to drive to an upcoming appointment, meeting or other important trip: Waze Planned Drives. The option allows you to tell the app when you need to reach your …

Google Now

Israeli drones are about to take over the world's skies

Israel is by far the largest exporter of military drones in the world.<p>Take the AirMule from UrbanAero. It could have flown right off the pages of a Batman comic book.<p>Designed to take off and land vertically with up to 1,400 pounds of cargo and zip through the air at over 100mph, this drone is set …

Drones

B2B payment service Payoneer acquires escrow-as-a-service platform Armor Payments

Payoneer helps businesses and B2B marketplaces move money across borders. It’s one of the biggest companies in this space; its customers include the likes of Amazon, Fiverr, Airbnb, Upwork and Taboola.<p>Today, the company announced it has acquired Armor Payments, a digital escrow-as-a-service …

Money

Online insurance co Next Insurance raises $13m

The Israeli startup plans to launch the go-to solution for how small businesses find and obtain insurance online.<p>Israeli startup Next Insurance, …

Alooma scores $11.2 million Series A to solve data science pain points

Alooma, an Israeli startup that helps companies process and work with big data in real time delivered as a cloud service, announced an $11.2 million Series A round today led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital.<p>The product focuses on the people working with data like data scientists …

Data Science

Inside Silicon Wadi: Why VC in Israel is a booming business

Kevin Dowd March 08, 2016<p>Israel is a country of just 8.5 million people, roughly the same population as New Jersey. But the sliver of a nation on the …

From the Community: Flip2Mail by Flip2Mail Inc.

A few inventive Flipboard fans recently showed us Flip2Mail, a way to bring Flipboard Magazine updates to your inbox. Though unofficial, this tool provides a good service to readers who want to keep up on their favorite Flipboard Magazines.<p>Hillel Fuld, a fantastic Flipboard curator and member of …

Personalized News

Intel gets unique 3D video tech with Replay Technologies acquisition

Intel announced overnight in a company blog post that it has purchased Israeli company Replay Technologies. The company provides an unusual 3D video rendering capability it calls “free dimensional” or freeD™ video, according to Intel.<p>While the technology could potentially have a broader usage than …

3D

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The REAL reason Slack became a billion dollar company

<i>And why its business model is evilly brilliant, Twitter is going nowhere and how you can replicate that success for your product.</i><p>Slack is a dream for …

Slack

TechCrunch went skiing with a drone

Add this one to the bucket list. A startup called Cape Productions will use a drone to capture videos of you skiing. Stationed at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, the team provides aerial footage of you racing down the slopes, including different angles from your GoPro.<p>Because of its impeccable safety …

Skiing

A security expert said he could hack into San Francisco's $35,000 police drones from a mile away

Think drones are scary? Then you might not like the notion of hackable $35,000 police drones flying in your airspace.<p>Unfortunately, that notion is something of a reality — at least according to one hacker who says he’s capable of commandeering a very expensive, very high-tech quadcopter from over a …

Security

WhatsApp adds support for document sharing, but only PDFs at launch

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned mobile messaging service that recently hit 1 billion users worldwide, is today rolling out a much-anticipated feature to its apps on iOS and Android devices: document sharing. Though the company hasn’t yet made an official announcement, a number of WhatsApp users have …

WhatsApp