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How Israel's Hot Startup Scene Is Fostering Several Unicorns

These are some of the hottest startups in Israel that are creating some of the fastest-growing companies on the planet.<p>I recently had the privilege to fly from Silicon Valley to what many call Silicon Wadi (also known as Tel Aviv, Israel). Israel has more than 6,000 startups and attracts more …

Why Indian Tech Startups Are Attracting Investors | Investopedia

When we think of territories which could rival Silicon Valley in the ability of their tech companies to bring in investors, India might not be the …

U.S. Teens Love Instagram

This chart shows the three most important social networks to teens in the United States.

Facebook, Google, And Twitter’s War For App Install Ads

An unexpected consequence of our love of apps is that now there’s just too damn many of them. The app stores are overcrowded, leaving developers desperate for a way to get their games and utilities discovered. That is why the app install ad has become the lifeblood of the mobile platform …

Understanding SaaS: Why the Pundits Have It Wrong

Tune into any cable network stock market channel and the airwaves resonate with one consistent theme: SaaS companies are simply too expensive. In …

Why Facebook Is Spending Billions On Companies It Doesn't Need

<i>Why?!</i><p>As the dust settles on Facebook’s $2BN purchase of virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift last week this remains the question on everyone’s lips. What’s more it is the second time we’ve made this exclamation in as many months after Facebook spent a seemingly ludicrous amount of money …

Predictive tech is getting smarter and more pervasive — but more controversial, too

We’re seeing the biggest change in how we interact with computers in years. And it’ll mean much less input from you.<p>Apps like Google Now, Tempo AI, and others represent the first wave of “predictive technology.” These are apps and services that are smart enough to fetch information for you — before …

Gartner: 195M Tablets Sold In 2013, Android Grabs Top Spot From iPad With 62% Share

A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today the analysts at Gartner have released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outselling Apple’s range of iPad tablets nearly twofold. Of the 195 million tablets sold in …

OK, Glass: Show me what's next for Google

December 2014 is a year away. Barring unforeseen complications, Google Glass will have gone public by then and just might have forever altered its maker in the process.<p>The story of how Glass could change Google begins back on June 27, 2012. Sergey Brin and his cohorts, in what we now know is …

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Pearls of Wisdom from Red Burns, the 'Godmother of Silicon Alley'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Unlike engineering programs — or coding classes — the ITP program's "purpose was to produce people, …

Let's Stop Focusing on Shiny Gadgets and Start Using Tech to Empower People

Even though Red Burns was one of the most influential figures in the tech industry over the past 30 years – most famous for co-founding the …

Calling Twitter's Bluff

As a run-up to their IPO, Twitter has been making a lot of noise about how they are the new virtual water cooler for television shows. And to prove …

Twitter Unveils ‘Comprehensive’ Partnership With CBS For Its In-Stream Video Program Amplify

Twitter and CBS just announced what Glenn Brown, who leads Twitter’s Amplify program, called “probably one of the most comprehensive partnerships that you will see coming out of Amplify.”<p>The program was first announced in May, allowing broadcasters to embed short video clips in their tweets in near …

A tipping point in digital ads' shift

The 10th-annual "Advertising Week" gathering looks like a big one: Digital ad spending seems to be at a turning point.<p>The week kicked off with …

Mobile Ads Are Getting Better At Fueling Consumer Purchase Intent

The effectiveness of mobile ads has long been debated, but data compiled by comScore appears to suggest that they're only getting more effective as …

Skype ups brand partnerships to ‘broaden consumer experience’

en_GB<p>article<p>Skype is looking to build closer relationships with brands to help it create a broader experience of its services as it positions itself …

The 11 Most Fascinating Charts From Mary Meeker's Epic Slideshow of Internet Trends

Facebook is the only major social network in decline. Saudis share more online than anyone. You check your phone 150 times a day. And more.<p>Every year, Mary Meeker and the team from KPCB unleash upon the world the mother of all slideshows, which aims to sum up The State of the Internet. This year's …

Twitter’s Michael Sippey Explains the Prescient Vine Acquisition (Full Dive Video)

At its heart, Twitter is the simplest of products, but these days, the company’s product head Michael Sippey oversees all sorts of things: Search and …