MyHeritage automates record-matching as genealogy wars heat up

The Israel-based firm has set up a server farm to automatically match its social family trees with billions of historical records ranging from newspaper articles to tombstone images, and will offer its users free snippets of the matches it’s found.

Why Index believes Israel is about to have its moment

Index Ventures partner Saul Klein is a champion of Europe’s tech scene, from London to Ljublana. Now he’s in to bat for Israel — a country he says is ready to set aside its history of security, pornography and gambling to become the next great innovation hub.