September 16, 2011

4 Israeli startups that made waves at TechCrunch Disrupt

by JD Lasica

It has become something of a tradition for me to interview my Socialmedia.biz partner Ayelet Noff, aka Israel’s Blonde 2.0, at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, which ended Wednesday.

This year Ayelet headed up the communications and social media for four Israeli startups, which were fairly representative of the fledgling Web 2.0-style companies that showcased at the seminal tech conference in San Francisco:

• Tonara: This was one of my favorite discoveries: an iPad application for musicians that provides interactive sheet music. Continue reading

January 18, 2010

ICQ launches all-in-one social network tool

by Ayelet Noff

ICQ7 introduces a way to manage social messaging across networks If we look back in history , we will find that much before Facebook, MySpace and YouTube, there was ICQ. For anyone who doesn’t know, ICQ was created in 1996 and is now wholly owned by AOL. Back in the day, ICQ was the pioneer of social media and real … Continue reading

November 25, 2009

Video of Biz Stone press conference in Israel

by Ayelet Noff

I was invited yesterday morning to the Biz Stone press conference hosted by the College of Management in Tel Aviv, Israel. For me personally, it was very exciting to meet one of the founders of the social platform that I love and admire the most. Biz didn’t surprise us with any new acquisition in Israel but mostly talked about the … Continue reading

October 26, 2009

Xsights’ new iPhone app brings print to life

by Ayelet Noff

Xsights is a new start-up that has just come out with its Light app for the iPhone, which enables its users to bring print to life. Xsights makes it possible to transform static printed items that can be captured through the cell phone’s camera into an interactive multimedia experience. (Disclosure: Xsights is a Blonde 2.0 client)

October 13, 2009

Meaningo explores the next generation of search

by Ayelet Noff

In today’s world where we have an option of which search engine to use, we find ourselves perplexed regarding the question: Is Google the best that search can be? Even for those of us who consider ourselves to be Web savvy, finding the right search term can often be tricky. And once we get the search results, we must screen … Continue reading

October 1, 2009

SimilarWeb launches three new features

by Ayelet Noff

SimilarWeb — the Firefox add-on that enables users to discover related websites similar to ones they are currently visiting — has now made it simpler than ever to find similar content that relates to the user’s interests. The three new features include Similar Articles, Recent Buzz, and Mini-Mode, which allow the user to further research and organize finding websites and … Continue reading