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Tweet In 2010, Israel’s Internet sector came of age, mobile hit its stride, more capital began to flow into Israel, and several companies grew. Here is a video recap of some of the biggest headlines and stories from 2010. Happy 2011!

Tweet If you ever wonder what the most important networking website in Israel is for Israeli startups, it seems that might have more impact on a company’s success than LinkedIn or Facebook. Or at least in the initial stages of forming the startup. Without – which helps groups of people with common interests […]

Tweet Qualcomm announced earlier today that it has acquired Israel’s iSkoot, a leader in “mobilizing internet services on the handsets most people use today”, for an undisclosed sum (rumored to be between $50-100 million). iSkoot’s Kalaida™ Platform utilizes cloud computing to enable device manufacturers and mobile operators to bring popular social networks and new internet […]

Tweet AT&T announced on Thursday that it is opening three innovation centers, including one that will  be in Israel. The move will give mobile application developers the chance to present their app ideas and develop them at these labs and then to get them out to market fast. Through a fast (“speed-dating”) approach, AT&T hopes […]

Tweet Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched an Israel MFA app for the iPhone. According to the Foreign Ministry, the app (which is in English and free) can be used to, “Get up-to-date information directly from Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs right to your iPhone. Access the Information Department of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s app […]

Tweet Emblaze Mobile, a subsidiary of Emblaze Ltd., announced yesterday that it was ending its efforts to bring the First Else, its linux-based smartphone, to market. The announcement had been expected for quite a few months, especially when it failed to meet its Q2 goal of partnering with a wireless carrier. The phone, which debuted […]

Tweet Since Modu was founded in 2007, it has been interesting to watch it rise, as it attracted media attention and raised $85 million, and fall, with postponed and cancelled cell carrier launch plans and massive layoffs. A victim of the poor economy and the rise in popularity of smartphones, led by Apple’s iPhone, Modu seemed […]

Tweet Israeli business newspaper, Globes has reported that Google acquired Israeli app publisher LabPixies. The purchase, which is estimated to be at $25 million, is Google’s first in Israel. LabPixies will be integrated into Google’s R&D office in Tel Aviv which focuses on web and mobile development, such as YouTube Annotations and Google Trends, and […]

Tweet During the week of April 11, 2010, Arava Power announced a major investment plan for 15 Israeli solar fields. Israeli start-ups are still facing a hard time raising funds in Israel and Israeli researchers have developed a way to secure online data using laser technology. For these stories and more, check below for this […]

Tweet (Catch Media interview from 2007) During the week of February 14, 2010, the Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference took place and included the announcement of potential plans for joint solar energy projects between Israel, Egypt and Jordan. News broke that Google is in early talks to acquire Israel’s Catch Media to better compete with […]