Microsoft Ventures Invests in Askem to Help You “Question Everything”

It’s only natural to seek validation from your friends, whether it’s about your new glasses, what movie to see or which car to purchase.
Asking your friends on social media is convenient. However, this often elicits vague answers which aren’t helpful.
Itai Herman, CEO, and Zeev Rubinstein, CTO, Yoni Hemi, VP of Product and Tomer Zakai, Head of Design, founded Askem to come up with a solution. Unlike other decision making apps like Jelly, Seesaw and Polar, Askem goes after the toughest issue with social decision making—getting actionable answers from the wall of noise. The app is fun, addictive and has a huge potential to scale.

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Forbes: 24me Adds A Predictive Calendar To Their Digital Personal Assistant Mobile App

After a successful first year that has seen hundreds of thousands of users download and use their personal assistant application on iOS, 24me has released the second version of their ‘personal assistant’ app for iOS devices. New to the app is a predictive calendar function allowing users to see the day ahead and to have tasks, to-dos, and relevant information highlighted for them.

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Askem Gets You the Answers You Need, Fast

Name: Askem
The Pitch: Askem aims to simplify your decision-making process.
Why It’s Taking Off: Askem lets you share your questions online and create up to five different text responses to choose from, so you can cut through the digital noise and get the answers you need instantly.

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Meet three startups that participated in Microsoft’s Azure-focused Israeli accelerator

TNW recently met with three companies from Microsoft’s Azure-focused accelerator in Israel in San Francisco. For an inside look at the program, we went there last year and took pictures. Innovation is not partial to Silicon Valley, and Israel is a rising star in the technology world.
Before we get to the companies themselves, a few notes on the accelerator are in order. Started in 2012, a total of 100 companies applied for entrance; 11 were accepted. That class wrapped in September. For the second round, 300 companies applied; 13 were accepted.

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