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10 Israeli Startups Shaping The Cities Of Tomorrow

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Source: Forbes This new neighborhood will be the first in the world to be built “from the internet up” and will be able to run itself through the collection and monitoring of data from traffic, noise, air quality, waste and the residents’ daily habits. Cities around the world are increasingly taking on the goal of […]

Artificial Intelligence within Israel high tech ecosystem sees major growth

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Source: nocamels Israeli companies specializing in artificial intelligence raised nearly 40 percent of the total venture capital funds raised by the Israeli tech ecosystem for 2018, despite accounting for just 17 percent of the total number of innovative technology companies in the country, according to a report this month by Start-Up Nation Central (SNC). A […]

Israel’s Economy Is Too Strong to Argue About

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Amid upcoming elections, Israel’s economic performance is just too strong to become a major debate topic. Israel’s gross domestic product has been rising at an average annual rate of 3.69 percent since 2000, inflation has been negligible at 1.57 percent, and unemployment has fallen to half of its average for the period of 7.4 percent. […]

Israel’s Aptitude for Computer Vision

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Source: Financial Times The Financial Times explores the emerging powerhouse of Computer Vision and the key role Israel is playing. Computer Vision is a new frontier, with endless applications and opportunities. The ability to use computer power to not only gather information but anaylse, understand and decide the best course of action can drastically alter processes […]

Dual-listing potential for Australia’s ASX and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Monday, October 29th, 2018

As reported by Globes.

Australia’s richest man looks to Israel for drought and visa shortages

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Australia’s richest man believes robots could be the answer to the agricultural labor shortage, as farmers demand the Morrison government come up with a solution to a shortfall of 100,000 workers that has left fruit rotting across the country. Mr Anthony Pratt,t he executive chairman of packaging giant Visy Industries and a food security philanthropist, said […]

Israel’s Sygnia to be Acquired by Temasek

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Source: CNBC Singaporean investment firm Temasek Holdings is set to acquire Israeli cyber security company Sygnia for $250 million. Sygnia’s technology ‘offers “military grade security”‘ that simulates various cyber attack scenarios that increase the of understanding of decision makers and enhances their decision making to more effectively protect ‘networks and critical assets’. The technology helps […]

Mobileye being trialed by Sydney’s B-Line buses to save lives

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Source: 9News   Sydney’s B-Line buses are trialling potentially life-saving technology to help avoid accidents before they happen. The Mobileye safety devices have been fitted to 38 vehicles and use audio and visual alerts. The trial comes as the New South Wales Government releases shocking vision of just how close some pedestrians are cutting it. […]

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to Be Connected by High-Speed Rail

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Source: Ctech After 17 years of planning and construction, Israel’s Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz held a launch event ahead of the opening of a new express train line connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on Tuesday. The ride on the new line, which is 41 miles long (57 kilometers), is timed at 28 minutes. The only […]

Will Buying SodaStream Make Pepsi The Choice Of A New Generation?

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Source: Forbes I’m sure you’ve heard the news that Pepsi is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion. Analysts seem to like it (see fellow Forbes Contributor, Peter Cohan’s “4 Reasons To Love PepsiCo’s $3.2B SodaStream Buy“), so perhaps this “hedge” is a good business decision. But is it only a hedge? I am hopeful, though admittedly not […]