AICC member Defenition 6 continues growth with four new accounts

May 4, 2009

def61Definition 6, recently won four new clients. Carter’s, Inc., Cox Enterprises, Safeguard Self Storage and Square 1 Art have turned to Definition 6 for its proven experience in redefining brands through the use of online technology.

Atlanta based Definition 6 is the largest independent full-service interactive marketing agency in the Southeast. Combining innovative marketing and ebusiness solutions, ranging from eCommerce and website design to rich media and Web 2.0 technology, with a consultative approach, Definition 6 ensures desired client outcomes are met. With solid infrastructure and web application development expertise, Definition 6 helps bridge the gap between marketing and IT. Definition 6 maintains key partnerships with both Microsoft and Google, and for more than a decade, has generated real business results for clients such as Carter’s, Gables Residential, La Quinta Inn and Suites, NIOXIN Research Laboratories (a Procter & Gamble company) and VeriFone.

Definition 6 joined AICC in 2003. In 2008 the company was a sponsor at AICC’s Web 2.0 Business Exchange.

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GGL Global Gaming and AICC member 5min Score Partnership

March 29, 2009

5min5min develops technologies and platforms that power the targeted syndication and monetization of online video content. 5min is creating online vertical content networks which it programs with content-rich video on lifestyle interests including arts, business, fashion, sports, home, music, health, tech, food, among others. Having developed a proprietary semantic technology to power its VideoSeed distribution platform, 5min serves contextually-relevant video from its extensive destination site library of expert instructional titles licensed from the world’s leading media studios and semi-professional independents. 5min’s content is broadcasted on and across its vast network of comprehensive knowledge and vertical interest site publishers. The company joined AICC in 2007 and participated in the US-Israel New Media Business Exchange.

Global Gaming (GGL), the world’s largest online communities for mainstream and avid gamers and 5min (, the Internet’s leading distributor of knowledge-based, professionally-produced instructional video, today announced a partnership to bring contextually relevant and dynamically delivered video segments to GGL’s social platforms. The partnership will leverage 5min’s VideoSeed platform and proprietary SmartPlayer™ to offer GGL Media’s more than 20 million monthly unique users a compelling feature to help them manage their gaming lives across thousands of game titles. With this partnership, 5min will provide the GGL communities with the most up-to-date videos relevant to the niche gaming culture to enhance and expand its already popular gaming destinations. In addition, GGL users will have an easy way to share tips, insights, strategies and commentary around their favorite game titles within the GGL community environment.

“The partnership between 5min and GGL further reinforces the benefits of the syndication economy,” said 5min CEO Ran Harnevo. “As the GGL network becomes populated with 5min’s expansive video library, the highly engaged and finely targeted audience of GGL will undoubtedly attract a new wave of content producers and brands to the various communities. The connection between destination, producer and advertiser is a dynamic relationship that 5min is determined to cultivate through various niche verticals, including gaming.”

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Gartner names AICC member WorkLight “Cool Vendor” in Web Technologies for 2009

March 25, 2009



WorkLight is a venture-backed company with offices in New York, London and Israel. WorkLight has received prestigious industry accolades including being named as one of the “10 Startups to Watch in 2009,” by Network World magazine, selected as part of CIO Magazine’s Web 2.0 Product Suite, singled out with an honorable mention as one of Computerworld’s “10 Cool Cutting-edge Technologies on the Horizon.” 

Worklight joined AICC in 2008 and participated in the US-Israel Web 2.0 Business Exchange.

WorkLight, a Web 2.0 for Business Company, today announced that it has been selected as “Cool Vendor” by Gartner Inc., in the report (i) entitled “Cool Vendors in Web Technologies, 2009” by Gene Phifer, Ray Valdes, David W. Cearley, Thomas Otter, and David Mitchell Smith. 

The Gartner report states- “Many enterprise Web technologies started on the public Web. The movement from consumer oriented, public Web use to enterprise-oriented use is called ’consumerization.’ …Unencumbered by a large base of legacy clients, these cool Web technology vendors rapidly deliver leading-edge functionality that can deliver significant benefits to the enterprise.”

“This marks an important milestone in the acceptance of consumer social media as business tools. We see organizations across many industries looking for ways to incorporate Web 2.0 tools and services into their marketing, sales, distribution and internal business processes, but they are concerned about security, scalability of services, supporting a multitude of Web 2.0 interfaces and integration with their existing systems,” said Shahar Kaminitz CEO and Founder of WorkLight. “We are excited to be leading of this movement, and especially proud to be recognized by one of the industry’s foremost analyst firms as a Cool Vendor.”

WorkLight enables companies to use consumer Web 2.0 technologies such as social networks, desktop and web-based widgets, iPhone applications, RSS and more, to engage customers, partners and employees securely. Examples of how companies are using WorkLight today to drive business with Web 2.0 include:

Bank offers customers the ability to manage accounts, transfer funds and pay bills using a Vista Sidebar gadget, an iGoogle gadget, Facebook or an iPhone app
An international publisher enables distributors and resellers to track hot titles and order books via Apple Dashboard, Windows Live gadgets and Yahoo! Widgets, securely extending its SAP system
A publicly-traded consultancy allows employees to log billable hours directly through an iGoogle gadget, Facebook, and a slew of desktop widgets

Kaminitz added: “In 2009, we expect to see a dramatic rise in the use of social media tools and Web 2.0 technologies for business, as these innovative tools continue to drive mainstream adoption in both the personal and professional worlds. We look forward to a wide range of new opportunities as companies now realize that consumer Web 2.0 tools can be used securely.”

Sequoia Capital leads Second round of financing for AICC Member Kenshoo Ltd.

March 3, 2009
Recent up round of funding will allow Kenshoo Ltd. to explore new markets and expand global presence.  

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 Kenshoo Ltd. announces that it has secured further investment from Sequoia Capital and Arts Alliance to fuel its aggressive growth experienced worldwide. Kenshoo Ltd. is the owner of KENSHOO SEARCH™, a revolutionary platform for Search Engine Marketing.

Kenshoo Ltd. experienced an exceptional 2008, exceeding all financial and pre-defined success targets including significant global expansion of the client base across North America, Europe, Asia and Asia Pacific.  This round of funding will enable the company to continue its global expansion, reach new markets, scale faster and tap into new business areas.
Kenshoo has built a fabulous roster of happy customers over the last year and now – while others have flipped into reverse gear – is the time for us to move into overdrive.  Hence our decision to provide the financing required for Kenshoo to expand into new markets, deepen its sales coverage and hire more engineers.   Kenshoo and their management team have proven their commitment to being the best and we are confident they are on the path to becoming the marketing leading provider of SEM technology.”  Says Mike Moritz, Sequoia Partner.
Kenshoo is operating in a space where the need is unbelievably high, focused and diverse all at the same time. This is one of the classic rare cases where sophisticated, well-built, next generation technology can make a life change for companies who are looking to effectively and swiftly handle market changes and optimize their business. These customers want to maintain control and quality assurance, and see proven results when it comes to their online sales and marketing activities” said Nir CohenKenshoo Ltd. CTO and Co-founder.
Kenshoo is known among industry experts for their high-class robust innovative platform, KENSHOO SEARCH. The unique holistic approach to Search Engine Marketing has set Kenshoo apart from the competition, and their focus on Quality Management™ shows their vision and thought leadership in building a true end-to-end SEM platform.
“We are experiencing aggressive and demanding growth with the industry’s most strategic partners. This up round of financing was conducted in a short time period and it gives us, our investors, and our partners greater assurance that we will remain a leader going forward and provides us with the ability to surge ahead in new markets and endeavors” said Yoav Izhar-PratoKenshoo Ltd. CEO.  “Working with ground breaking and market leading companies such as Omnicom, Zappos, CafePress, Hitwise,, iREP, LinkShare, and, we have successfully positioned ourselves to become the market leader of SEM Technology and innovative solutions” added Yoav.
Kenshoo joined AICC at the US-Israel Web 2.0 Business Exchange in September 2008. Kenshoo is the provider of KENSHOO SEARCH, the only 3rd generation end-to-end search marketing platform. Built utilizing the Quality Management™ approach, KENSHOO SEARCH enables marketers to optimize every aspect of their campaigns to achieve maximum ROI. Kenshoo’s automation and optimization technology is being used today by ad agencies and advertisers on five continents and in dozens of languages. Kenshoo is backed by venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Arts Alliance.

US-Israel Telehealth Business Exchange: The Companies

March 1, 2009

CardioMEMSCommwellhmuNav4LifeNexsenseSensible Medical InnovationsSensiotecSpirocorVaica Medical

US-Israel TeleHealth Business Exchange Testimonials and Pictures

February 28, 2009


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“The Telehealth conference was a very efficient forum for us to connect with a great selection of promising Israeli companies. The AICC professionally facilitated the right balance between interesting speakers, company presentations and one-on-one introductions.”

Mikael Ohman
Senior Vice President

“Thanks again for hosting the exchange. The speakers were excellent. They came from different parts of the value chain, and it was nice to have that kind of expertise and breadth of experience.”

Chris Boyle
Director, Strategy & Development
Cox Communications

“Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the exciting conference you conducted this week. I learned a great deal, met creative and dedicated people, and hopefully initiated contacts that will lead to mutual benefit.”

Dr. Max Stachura  
Director, Telemedicine Center
Medical College of Georgia

“Thank you for inviting me to participate in the Exchange this week. It was a well thought through and well planned event that created some real opportunities in the spirit of “win win””

Gavriel Meron
Chairman and CEO

“I enjoyed very much the Business Exchange. I had a chance to meet extraordinary people, and learned a lot. I enjoyed very much the way the meeting was organized, and you did a wonderful job. I believe that Nexense will be another company after this event. I will update you and your staff for any news or business that will come out thanks to your efforts.”

Dr. Ilan Gur
Medical Director

“Congratulations on a very successful TeleHealth Business Exchange meeting. It was a great event to be a part of.”

Simon Henley
Sr. Service Solutions Consultant
Medtronic CRDM

“Thanks for letting me participate in the Telehealth business exchange this week. You did an outstanding job pulling it together and as a semi-objective attendee I can add that the quality of the program and speakers (including yourselves) was outstanding. I enjoyed my role as facilitator much more than I expected.”

Alan Klevens
Corporate Director, Small Bowel Products
Given Imaging, Ltd.

“The exchange was a well planned and executed event. CardioMEMS was happy to be part of it.”

David Stern
Sr. Vice-President
CardioMEMS, Inc.

“This was an incredible event for me personally, and for my businesses as well, thank you for a job well done.”

Liora Stein
CEO/Director of Business & Product Development
Legacy Strategic Development, LLC

“Great event. Appreciate the efforts and organization”

Amir Freund

“Thanks for the opportunity to participate. It was a great professional event.

Ronit Erlitzki
Volunteer facilitator

“Kudos for putting together an extraordinary event this past week and thanks for affording me the opportunity to participate and help make it happen. I spoke to most of the Israeli participants (as I’m sure you have too) and based on their feedback, I think we can safely call it a great success. Seeing only a little bit behind the scenes, I have the utmost appreciation to your efforts and perseverance. It has been a pleasure to work with such a professional and dedicated team!”

Kobi Margolin
KM Consulting Group, LLC

“I was impressed with the way the event was organized and the efforts that you all were willing to invest in it….the event opened doors and made me understand (again) how much we can contribute to make telehealth happen.”

Zipora David
VP Marketing
Commwell Inc.

“I would like to thank you and your team for the effective and well organized event. From our perspective, we achieved progress in all our objectives. We learned how great is the market need for such products, and we definitely understand much more about the healthcare market and major players. We created connections with policy makers, potential customers and channels, and got a few leads for angel investment. Your organization and hospitality are quite remarkable, and I can reassure you that we will keep in touch and continue to use your services.”

Shulamit Banay
Nav4Life Ltd.

“I would like to thank you for the opportunity to participate in the TeleHealth event. It was very well organized, interesting, and hopefully fruitful! We are now working on reconnecting with the leads gathered at the meetings, and we hope to see soon concrete results. I will be happy to consult you on my long journey ahead.”

Batami Sadan, PhD
CEO, co founder
Vaica Medical Ltd

“Thanks for a great event.”

Ken Bleakley

AICC memeber Asankya named in top 10 innovative GA companies for 2009.

February 27, 2009

asankyaAICC Member Asankya,  was named as one of the top 10 innovative Georgia companies for 2009 by the Technology Association of Georgia. Asankya is an innovative provider of application acceleration services and solutions highly focused on using its innovative technology and hardworking team to provide a valuable solution to cloud storage, application providers and other key partners.

Asankya and participated in AICC’s 2006 Broadband Business Exchange and 2007 New Media Business Exchange. Israel based fund Veritas Venture Partners is an investor in Asankya. CEO Scott Ryan is a member of AICC Tlecommunications Committee

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AICC Members Collaborate: Kaltura Integrates its Open Source Video Platform with PLYmedia’s Video Enrichment Platform

January 22, 2009


kalturaKaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform. With more than 15,000 active publishers, Kaltura’s flexible framework empowers any site with advanced video functionality. Founded in 2006, Kaltura’s open source code is available as a free Software Development Kit and as downloadable packages for leading platforms – such as Drupal, WordPress and MediaWiki. Kaltura also provides supplementary paid services including maintenance, support, integration, professional development, streaming and hosting, ad serving, content syndication, and aggregation of related third party services.  Since its public launch, Kaltura has won numerous awards, such as the TechCrunch40 People’s Choice award, Mashable’s ‘Open Web’ award and TV Week’s 5 Video Startups to Watch in 2009.  Kaltura joined AICC in 2009 and presented to the Software Committee. 

plyjEstablished in 2006, PLYmedia is a pioneer in the enhancement of the online video experience, powering rich-media overlays solutions with its proprietary technology, PLYplatform™. PLYmedia delivers a range of applications for video contextual enrichment focusing on subtitles, information (people, music, products) and monetization solutions. The company offers a personalized, enhanced and interactive web video experience bringing new context and meaning to video. For more information, visit . PLYmedia Joined AICC in 2007 and participated in the New Media and Web 2.0 business exchanges.

Already in use by several Kaltura customers, publishers using the Kaltura Platform can now enjoy PLYmedia’s compelling video services including multi-lingual sub-titles, captions, information layers, bubble comments and more.

New York, NY, January 21, 2009 – Kaltura, Inc., developer of the first open source video platform, and PLYmedia announced today that the companies have integrated their technology platforms in order to offer sites even more ways to enhance their online video experience with additional interactive layers of information . With the new service, Kaltura customers can enrich their video with layers of translation, information about the music and objects in the video and unique monetization capabilities.   Several Kaltura customers are already using the technology and launched subtitles for their videos.

“We’re constantly working to provide added value to our customers in the form of cutting edge technology and interactive video features.  Partnering with PLYmedia was a clear choice,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO.  “The combination of our open source technology with added-value services allows publishers to enjoy the most advanced video capabilities, at a fraction of the price.”

Many of Kaltura’s customers cater to an international audience, and multi-lingual subtitles are a critical feature in reaching and expanding that audience.  Moreover, as most videos are watched in an office environment or muted, closed captioning is becoming a necessity for online video. With PLYmedia’s full capabilities incorporated into Kaltura’s platform, publishers can easily add subtitles and extra informative layers to their videos.  More specifically, PLYmedia’s language accessibility services enable site owners to offer subtitles, closed captions, sign language and voice-over in any language on their videos. It also adds further forms of interaction with the audience.  Users can add pop-up bubbles, text, images, clipart and subtitles as well as find out more information about specific objects and people they find inside a video.

“In today’s online world it is imperative to provide a compelling and sticky experience if you want to hang on to your audience.  Standard display of video on a site is no longer enough,” said Ben Enosh, CEO and Co-Founder of PLYmedia. “Kaltura’s interactive video platform is a natural place for PLYmedia’s technology to be.  Together we offer a truly comprehensive set of engaging online video capabilities.”

AICC Israeli Member Kenshoo announces an iPhone interface for KENSHOO SEARCH

January 13, 2009

logo_coatedKenshoo joined AICC at the US-Israel Web 2.0 Business Exchange in September 2008. Kenshoo is the provider of KENSHOO SEARCH, the only 3rd generation end-to-end search marketing platform. Built utilizing the Quality Management™ approach, KENSHOO SEARCH enables marketers to optimize every aspect of their campaigns to achieve maximum ROI. Kenshoo’s automation and optimization technology is being used today by ad agencies and advertisers on five continents and in dozens of languages. Kenshoo is backed by venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Arts Alliance.

Kenshoo Press Release

Kenshoo Inc. is excited to announce that KENSHOO SEARCH, the next generation Search Engine Marketing campaign management solution, is now accessible from iPhone. Kenshoo clients who are also iPhone users will now be able to view campaign statistics and reports on their iPhone browser.

With the increasing popularity of iPhone and greater infrastructure for wireless browsing while out and about, it seems like everyone wants and expects to have immediate access to everything online at the moment they need it. By introducing this new function, Kenshoo is making it easier for online marketers to view campaign figures and reports at their convenience. Whether an ad agency executive or an affiliate marketer, being able to keep tabs on budget and campaign success is critical. “In today’s dynamic marketplace it is crucial to have an up to date report of your search campaigns. The iPhone interface provides a convenient real alternative for our clients to get updated reports on the go without the hassle of sitting in front of a computer.” said Alon Sheafer, VP Products of Kenshoo.

Kenshoo developed this functionality after seeing the exceptional growth of iPhone users and in anticipation of more to come in 2009. These users are mobile savvy, creative and on the go – typical of online marketers. And now they can get the reports when they want when they want them.

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Israeli WiMAX co Runcom acquires AICC Member Bamboo Media Casting

January 4, 2009

Bamboo Media Casting participated in AICC Business Exchange with Amdocs and at&t in April 2008. AICC member Veritas Venture Partners is an investor in the company.

This is Runcom’s second acquisition in as many weeks.

Globes, January 4

Mobile WiMAX solutions developer Runcom Technologies Ltd. has acquired Bamboo Media Casting Ltd. in an options swap deal. The acquisition comes less than a week after Runcom acquired most of IXI Mobile Inc.. The amount of the Bamboo acquisition was not disclosed, but Runcom founder and CEO Dr. Zion Hadad told “Globes”, “The task now is to strengthen these deals and move forward, which requires money.”

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