The Rise of Intelligent Assistants

Day 9 of my 30 day blogging challenges. This year, 35.6 million Americans will use a voice-activated assistant at least once a month, doubling last year’s figure, forecasts eMarketer.  Competition is heating up, and the potential these devices have extends far beyond the home into the car and workspace. Continue Reading

Israeli Consumers Prefer ONLINE Media

In a survey released this week by Google and BCG, among the 11 countries surveyed, Israelis ascribed the most value to their online media. The value that Israeli consumers attach to online media suggests that business models will need to rapidly adapt to this new environment. Continue Reading

B is for BUBBLE: Venture Capital in 2013

The BUBBLE came to Israel too, with a record $4.2 billion in exits, averaging $83 million. While there were IPOs (notably Wix in November), most of the acquisitions were made by global technology companies with R&D Centers (and their corporate M&A teams) in Israel, including Apple, Google, EMC, AOL, Cisco, IBM and now Facebook. Continue Reading

UK and Israel – Growth through Partnership (Guest Post)

One can clearly see a close and compelling partnership between Britain and Israel, specifically in business and trade, where both countries recognising their partner’s strengths, seek to use it to encourage and enhance their own potential. Continue Reading