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Amazon partners Israeli quantum research

Amazon Web Services’ Center for Quantum Computing is funding research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to advance the understanding of quantum gates – the basic building blocks of quantum computers. It will help develop a scalable, universal quantum computer. … Continue reading

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Amazon studios partners Israeli director

Alma Har’el, the award-winning Israeli director behind Shia LaBeouf’s 2019 drama “Honey Boy,” has formed a new production company “Zusa”.  She will work with Amazon Studios to develop and create a new TV series exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. https://deadline.com/2021/04/director-alma-harel-inks-first-look-tv-deal-with-amazon-studios-1234733220/

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Smarter than Amazon

Updated news on Israel’s SuperSmart (reported here previously). Its supermarket shopping scanning system has now expanded to Germany, Brazil, and the U.S. and the startup has just raised $10 million of funds. At the same time, Amazon Go has shrunk … Continue reading

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Powering Amazon’s AWS customers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is to offer its customers Gaudi AI accelerators developed by Intel’s Israel-based subsidiary Habana Labs. They will soon be able to use AWS machine learning cloud services at a much lower cost.  Intel bought Israel’s Habana … Continue reading

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Amazon is recruiting in Israel

Retail giant Amazon is recruiting 150 more employees for its research centers and offices in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Herzliya. This will raise its workforce in Israel to 1,300. Amazon’s General Manager said it “will enable us to tap into … Continue reading

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Amazon buys On the Spectrum

Amazon Studios has bought the format to Israeli-made “On the Spectrum,” a half-hour comedy-drama series about three roommates with varying levels of autism. The Israeli show won nine Ophir Awards, Israel’s top honor for TV and movies, in March 2019. … Continue reading

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Amazon launches in Hebrew

On-line giant sales company Amazon has launched a new Hebrew-language interface. It comes with a limited time offer of free shipping to Israel for some 50 million “eligible items”. https://www.timesofisrael.com/with-free-shipping-offer-amazon-launches-8th-language-option-hebrew/ https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3773469,00.html

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Amazon’s Israeli website is live

Amazon has officially launched its Israeli website. Available only in English, it offers prices in shekels and a “ships locally” option. The Israeli retailers that already joined include cosmetics brand GA-DE, fashion retailers Crazy Line and Adika, Nintendo Israel, and … Continue reading

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Amazon’s 12th Sep Israel launch date

Amazon has given Israeli retailers a 12th Sep date for the launch of its service in Israel. It has urged registered retailers to ready their stock and product list, advising them to prioritize products that could be popular ahead of … Continue reading

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Amazon buys Israeli storage startup

US retail tech giant Amazon is acquiring Israeli storage technology startup E8 Storage for an estimated $50-60 million. E8 Storage develops flash storage installations based on software, which E8 Storage say are cheaper than current hardware solutions, but ten times … Continue reading

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