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Tweet During the week of April 26, 2009, Israel celebrated its 61st annniversary while its first solar farm powering a small community was inaugurated. ETV Motors raised $12 million in funds and N-Trig announced its latest advancement in multi touch. Sadly, also during the week of April 26th, Israel’s hi-tech industry lost one of its […]

Tweet As budgets get tighter and software-as-a-service (SaaS) matures, there is an increasing amount of interest among small and medium-sized businesses and now the eneterprise to use SaaS solutions. In an article by Kevin White about online project management software that appeared on earlier this week, White mentions that in addition to companies turning to […]

Tweet The most shocking headline from the week of March 8, 2009 was that Delver, the social search engine that was placed on deadpool watch about a month ago was bought by Sears Holding Co. Such purchases could become more common this year as it was also reported during the week that it is expected […]

Tweet The annual South By Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) conference kicks off in Austin, Texas tomorrow and will run through Tuesday afternoon. I’ll be at the conference, which celebrates emerging technology, some of the days and will, of course, be paying close attention to any Israeli representation there, specifically by, ooVoo, which will be exhibiting there.  ooVoo […]

Tweet News from Israel’s cleantech industry during the week of March 1, 2009 showed that it will continue to grow throughout the recession and that substantial progress is starting to be made, such as with Aora receiving a license for its solar thermal plant on Kibbutz Samar. In contrast, IT companies Comverse and SAP Israel […]

Tweet This week has been filled with news about both more layoffs and funding. While the layoffs are more overwhelming than the investment deals, the most positive news thus far has not been about the investments made but about the investments that might be made in 2009. Globes has reported that the Chinese electronics company, Hisense, is […]

Tweet The week of February 22, 2009, was a fairly quiet one for Israel’s technology and business sectors… but there was still plenty that happened. News about Microsoft’s interests in purchasing 3DV Systems, a motion-sensing company, continued, as did layoff announcements. Tufin Technologies announced the general availability of its SecureChange Workflow software and IT Structures, […]

Tweet Last week the Internet was abuzz with Microsoft’s intentions to buy Israeli motion and depth sensor company, 3DV Systems. Microsoft’s offer of $35 million is below the $38.6 million invested in the company and seems to come out of desperation on the part of Kleiner Perkins. If the deal goes through, Microsoft will integrate […]

Tweet Disclosure: The following is partially a recap of Twestival Jerusalem ’09, an event that I helped organize. In a recent post about Green Any Site, I mentioned that Jerusalem took part in a worldwide effort to raise money for Charity: Water in Africa. The event, a Twestival (short for Twitter festival), raised over NIS 2000 […]

Tweet I recently helped co-organize Jerusalem Twestival ’09 which raised money for Charity: Water, an organization that provides villages in Africa with clean water. The Jerusalem event was one of over 180 “twestivals” on the same day worldwide and featured booths with different clean technology and water technology companies and organizations along with musical performances. One […]