Monthly Archives: January 2016

Suddenly Jerusalem flashmob

The spirit is high among these young dancers in Israel’s capital city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4o7kpqrPHA

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Deep Purple returns to Israel

Deep Purple – one of heavy rock’s most legendary bands – will be back in Israel on May 22 in Rishon Lezion. It’ll be the band’s fifth visit to Israel since their first show in 1991. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4751577,00.html

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Israel has the X-Factor

The purchase of Israel’s media production company Abot Meiri, by South Africa’s FremantleMedia, gives an Israeli development arm to the owner of X Factor, Pop Idol, and Got Talent. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-fremantlemedia-buys-israeli-production-co-abot-meiri-1001097356

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3000 attend investor summit

The OurCrowd Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem brought together technology leaders and innovators from around the world to see some of Israel’s hottest start-ups. This article features Engie, BIRD, freeD, HIL and UpNRide, who were among the many presenters at … Continue reading

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Fly from Rosh Pina to Eilat

Domestic Israeli travel has been enhanced with the inaugural flight from Rosh Pina airport to Eilat. Deputy Minister of Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara is planning a 34 million Shekel ($8.6 million) program to develop the Rosh Pina airport and turn … Continue reading

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Save money on your bills

Israeli startup EZSave has an app that renegotiates your service provider contracts to optimize your service and save you money. Just send a photo of your bill and EZSave does the rest. It currently works in Israel for phone, Internet, … Continue reading

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Frutarom continues to Grow

Israeli flavors and natural ingredients company Frutarom has made its second acquisition of 2016 following 12 takeovers in 2015 and 29 in five years. It has now bought US ingredients company Grow for $20 million. Grow has an R&D and … Continue reading

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The largest investment of its kind

Netanya’s jFrog has just raised $50 million – one of the largest ever investments in a Development / Operations company. jFrog’s products allow IT departments to build and maintain new systems. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-israeli-devops-startup-jfrog-raises-50m-1001096830

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Infotainment for GM & Mercedes cars

Israeli video tech company Valens has announced that two of the biggest automakers – GM and Mercedes – are to install its HDbaseT world standard cable technology into their vehicles and products. HDBaseT eliminates waiting time for the display of … Continue reading

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Honda seeks Israeli smart car technology

Honda has engaged Israeli crowdfunding equity platform company OurCrowd to help its plans to build intelligent automobiles. Honda is already working with Israel’s VocalZoom, which has developed a robust speech interface for cars and motorbikes. http://www.israel21c.org/honda-turns-to-israel-to-help-make-its-cars-collision-free/ http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/Honda-comes-to-Israel-for-connected-car-tech-442694

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