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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 […]

Tel Aviv exchange gets green light for stake sale to hedge fund Manikay

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Source: Reuters The newly privatised Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) has won approval from Israel’s securities regulator for a deal to sell nearly 20 percent of the exchange to investment fund Manikay Partners and another 19 percent to four other foreign investors. The sale, announced in April, puts a value of 551 million shekels ($151 […]

Israel earmarks $24 million for new program to boost cybersecurity startups

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Source: Times of Israel The Israel Innovation Authority, the Ministry of Economy and Industry, and the National Cyber Directorate have announced a new NIS 90 million ($24 million), three-year program to boost Israel’s cyber industry. The funds will be earmarked to support long-term “groundbreaking” new technologies that have “significant potential to influence the global market” […]

Sun, Sea & Unicorns? Why Tel Aviv is world’s new startup capital

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Source: Guardian The Israeli city has the highest number of startups per capita in the world. What can it teach other cities about how to build a healthy business ecosystem? With 170 miles of Mediterranean coastline and an estimated 300 days of sunshine a year, Israel’s tourism industry is booming, with record numbers visiting in 2017. But […]

Israeli telehealth company gets approval for Canadian market

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Source: Nocamels    TytoCare, the telehealth firm with tech that enables medical examinations and services at home, announced Thursday that Health Canada, the department of Canada’s government responsible for national public health, has approved the Israeli company’s end-to-end solution. The solution is now available for use by Canadian professionals and consumers, the company said in […]

DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival & Digital Conference – 2018

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

One the largest high-tech conferences in the calendar, with participating global corporates, investors and up-and-coming Israeli startups going each year, is coming up. In 2018, the Foreign Trade Administration will be hosting a pavilion with a series of briefings on Israel’s tech ecosystem and innovation. This pavilion will be on the 5th-6th September. Visit the event […]

Details: 3rd - 6th September @ Tel Aviv

Personalized Medicine: Specific Solutions for Specific Problems

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Source: Times of Israel Every body is unique. Science searches to discover and understand the unique genetic features and variabilities throughout the human race and as itenhances its understanding of these peculiarities, it creates the opportunity for specific responses to specific problems. Perhaps the most valuable result is that these insights enable doctors and physicians […]