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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 Last week the international MBA program at Tel Aviv University (TAU) hosted an all-star panel of VCs and Google Israel’s Director featuring Chemi Peres, Tal Keinan, David Furst, Meir Brand, and Orna Berry with Saul Singer as the moderator. The panel was part of an overall event highlighting Singer’s book, Start-up Nation, which he wrote […]

Tweet Pythagoras Solar’s new photovoltaic glass unit can lower the cost of energy in commercial buildings and find strong markets in China and India. Israel’s Pythagoras Solar recently unveiled its new photovoltaic glass unit. The clear glass panes that can be used as windows, curtain walls or skylights double as solar panels and are intended […]

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 Congratulations to Ada Yonath who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry today for her research on ribosomes, which has allowed her to identify how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. She is one of only four women to ever win the Nobel Prize in chemistry and the first to since 1964. She is one of […]

Tweet I recently met Daniel Shein of the Media Innovation Lab (miLAB) during Jeff Pulver’s Breakfast in Tel Aviv. Shein told me about the different research going on at miLAB and the projects he is working on in specific. In this video he gives a brief overview of miLab and one of his projects.  A […]

Tweet The week of March 29, 2009 was one of the busiest weeks of the year for Israel’s Web industry, with conferences and events happening everyday. Three bigg events were TheMarker’s COM.Vention on Sunday and Jeff Pulver’s Tel Aviv breakfast and Techonomy on Tuesday. While these events showcased Israel’s most promising Web startups, there was […]

Tweet During the week of March 22, 2009, it was announced that Israel will share its farming technology with Kenya and more details of the government’s water technology initiative, NEWTech were given. The sale of Aladdin Knowledge to Vector Capital was completed with the news that Aladdin and SafeNet were under common management and information […]

Tweet Sarah Lacy over at TechCrunch posted today that Israeli entrepreneurs post-bubble have lost their mojo and VC funding has reflected that. There has been a lot of reaction to her post in the comments section and off the site, but it is really much more complex and wide-ranging than a post on TechCrunch or […]

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 […]