For over 20 years, I’ve been penning articles, blogs and scripts for an array of media. When I launched my new website, I debated whether to include a personal blog. On the one hand, as a freelancer, I need to constantly promote myself.
On the other hand, I wondered whether anyone would actually read my posts. My personal blog has now been live for 10 months. I’m flattered that people from 30+ countries have read my thoughts and writings. Of course, this blog has become muc
Summer 2018: Apple announced its $1 trillion valuation. Shortly before that, Apple celebrated its 10th anniversary of the iOS App Store. A lightbulb went off in my head: this was the perfect opportunity to write about 10 amazing iPhone apps made in Israel. Fortunately, the editor at NoCamels agreed. And so, I set out to scan the internet. I checked in with AppAnnie to read their lists and app analytics. App analytics firm Sensor Tower also had good information. I dug back int
Autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars. When I first hosted a radio show on the concept of AV in 2014, people were still calling it a wild idea/imaginings. Fast forward to 2018, autonomous vehicles are being built. The tech inside them is in hot demand. And while drivers may not be ready for them just yet, the idea of a self-driving car is accepted. Connected cars are also high in demand. So, I turned to some of the experts I had interviewed back in 2014 – as well as to some
For the second year in a row, I presented the workshop -- “The Culture of Israeli Startups and the Wild Ideas that are Helping Change the World” -- at the annual Onward Conference in Israel. This all-day event serves up nine speakers on a range of topics, united by the theme, Israel Today – Challenges & Opportunities. My talk touched on space sciences, cannabis, cyber defense, agri-tech, health innovation, and research. The Boston Onward Israel and University of Florida Onwar
The cannabis plant has been lauded for medical miracles. Now it's being hailed as the "it" ingredient for beauty cosmetics and topical skin care creams. Vertly, Lord Jones and Khus & Khus move over... a new batch of beauty care products -- promising well-nourished, glowing, and healthy skin -- is now hitting the shelves. What makes these new products different? They're all based on marijuana research conducted in -- and by researchers from -- Israel. Israel, as any cannabis e
I gave two talks this week to college students from the US (now visiting Israel). The first talk was an abridged version of why Israel is known as the Startup Nation.
The second talk looked at why Israel could actually be dubbed the Adaptive Nation. My talks are never about the specific technologies or algorithms being created. Instead, I love sharing the behind-the-scenes stories of how something came about. I connect the dots and show how one innovation leads to another;
On a recent visit to Rawabi, the first planned city built for and by Palestinians in the West Bank, developer and Palestinian businessman Bashar Masri spoke to a group of American visitors about working with Israel's famous tech community to help move forward the Palestinian people. Upon returning to Tel Aviv, I happened upon numerous news tidbits -- and side statements -- that, together, seemed to show how Israeli-Palestinian collaboration in the high-tech field is growing.