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During the week of June 14, 2009, Israel was named a developed market which will be effective in 2010 and its economy was hit less hard due to the high tech industry. While the protests, demonstrations and online activity heated up in Iran, Israel’s Fring announced that its software was being used by several protesters and helping their cause. Inside Israel, the biggest news was that the iPhone from Apple will finally be coming to Israel officially. For these stories and the rest of this week’s 10 Israel-related headlines check below.

1. The Next Solar Frontier: Distributed Inverter Architecture

2. Fifty Best Tech Startups

3. Israeli exports hit less thanks to high tech

4. Israel Named Developed Market at MSCI, Korea Isn’t

Information Technology
5. Storage Startup Axxana Announces the Availability of the Phoenix System

6. Update on the Cloud

7. Iranian protesters using Israeli software

8. Blue Coat ProxyClient Software Gains OESISOK Certification

9. Israeli carriers line up to sell iPhone

10. Coca Cola Israel develops new flavor

Cleantech and Environment

1. ‘Israel has no plan for water economy past 2010’

2. Better Place Raises Financing for Denmark Electric Car Project

3. BrightView Secures $6 Million From Israel Cleantech Ventures and Hasso Plattner Ventures

Investments, M&A and Economy

4. Number of laid-off Israelis set new high in December

5. SAP cuts likely to reach Israel

6. MyThings Acquires ViewScore

Information Technology

7. Safend Achieves Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 for Sensitive Data Protection and Reaches Key Stage in FIPS 140-2 Certification Process

8. Waterfall Security Solutions to Attend the 2009 DistribuTECH Conference

9. Cordys Award-Winning Process Factory(TM) Now Available as Community Platform Free of Charge

10. IBM to expand Israeli XIV production facilities

11. How flash is changing storage (Axxana)

12. SIMCom Licenses Red Bend Software’s vCurrent(R) Mobile for Remote Software Management of M2M Wireless Devices

Web 2.0

13. Peer39 matches online content to advertiser’s message

14.  Time to Headup

15.  Interview : HYPick – hype a topic

16. Email: 2Pad Grabs Media Attachments from Your Webmail Accounts

17.  MocoSpace a Global Top 10 Social Network on Mobile


18. Mobile TV chip co Siano wins major Chinese deal

19. Free Internet-Calling Services for Cellphones (Fring)


If you want to know what the hype is– the real hype and not just what people vote on by clicking–check out Founded by Oren Todoros, HYPick is the anti-Digg-type site that determines the top content based on user comments and views and not ranking, like Digg. Todoros recently sat down with Ezra Butler of LuckyStartups to discuss  HYPick. See what the hype is for yourself with this video.

You can add to Israel’s technology hype, by joining in on Israel Innovation 2.0 discussions, such as this one.

This past week saw PLYmedia named Israel’s most promising Internet start-up of 2008 by Microsoft, and HP unveil plans for startup incubation. The Internet was abuzz with Fring making unlocked iPhones now VoIP accessible and EyeBlaster‘s and Dapper’s joining to do the mash… up. Oh yeah, and for those who missed my previous post, IBM continued its data storage solutions providers shopping spree, with its purchase of Diligent Technologies for an estimated $200 million. For a link to details on this latest acquisition and the rest of this past week’s 24 Israel-related
technology headlines, check out the list below.

3. Project Better Place

Water expo opens

Hollywood Premiere Of Award-Winning, New Documentary, “Water”

M&A and Investments

IBM buys Israel’s Diligent

Capitalists: U.S. Recession and Unstable Markets Will Slow Investing
and Fundraising Activities, M&As and IPOs, KPMG Study Finds

Economy making venture capitalists cautious

Information Technology
TrusCont and CoakleyTech Announce the Launch of TrusCont Enhanced DVD-R Security Solution

Aternity Co-Founder & CTO Recognized as Leading Serial Entrepreneur by Distinguished Financial Journal

HP Israel unveils plans for startup incubation

Worlds First Single-Chip, Multi-Message,
Digital ChipCorder

Eyeblaster and Dapper Mash It Up Code Free

Microsoft names PLYmedia as Israels Most
Promising Internet Startup of 2008

Israeli firms shine in Red Herring ratings

WorkLight selected AS A WINNER for the Red herring 100 Europe 2008

TruMedia’s iCapture Wins Gold Medal at the Euro-Reklama Outdoor Expo

Israel Wimax Pilot Moves to Next Stage

Motorola and FIRST Inspire Next Generation of Engineers

Israeli telecom firm Koor intends to buy stake in Tata Teleservice

iPhone gains VoIP with Fring

Interview with BluePhoenix Solutions’ Chief Marketing Officer

Virtualization Start-Up to Present at Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City

ClickSoftware to Automate Scheduling and Mobile Workforce Management for Rogers Cable Communications

Sentrigo Executes on all Fronts in 2007, Priming Database Security
Leader for Continued Rapid Growth

BOS Announces Finalizing a Supply Agreement With a Major European Manufacturer in the Aircraft Industry Valued at Approximately $ 1.5 Million, for Supply Over 2 Years

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