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SNI-2.JPGThe week of November 2, 2008 was filled with conferences and awards. Deloitte announced the 50 fastest-growing high-tech companies in Israel for the year 2008 with Runcom taking the top honor and last year’s top company, Voltiare coming in second place. On Monday, at the Globes and Ernst & Young Israel Journey ’08, Amobee was named Globes “Start-up of the Year.” Companies in the Top 10 that have been covered in Israel Innovation 2.0 in the past include, Aternity, Inforgin and N-Trig. Also making headlines was SportVu, which provided the hologram technology that CNN used on Election Day in the United States and iSkoot, which raised $19 million. For the links to these stories and the rest of this week’s 14 Israel-related technology headlines, scroll down.

Cleantech
1. Electric cars of the future at the Web 2.0 Summit

Investments and the Economy
2. Downturn-Busting Venture Round For iSkoot: $19 Million

3. Pawlenty’s Israel trade trip takes shape

4. Central bank chief says Israeli economy resilient

5. Top 8 Creative Ideas For Startups To Triumph Over the Current Economic Downturn

Information Technology
6. Red Bend Software Earns MobileVillage’s Mobile Star Award

7. Runcom Technologies Ranked First Place in the Deloitte “Fast 50″ Program for Fast-Growing High-Tech Companies

8. Tufin Technologies Moves Beyond Firewall Auditing to Support Cisco Routers and Switches

9. Aternity Named To Annual Top 10 List of Most Promising Startups

10. N-trig Offers Suite of Multi-Touch Solutions for Windows 7

Miscellaneous
11. XIV head Yanai named most influential figure in high tech

12. CNN’s ‘Hologram’ Shows How Far TV Has Come

13. Agent Vi Announces Launch of Video Content Analysis for Digital Media Processors Based on DaVinci(TM) Technology

14. ANALYSIS / Obama will star in Israel’s election campaigns

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Caption: Panel discussion at the Ernst and Young and Globes Israel Journey ’08, titled “Digital media – trends, developments and future outlook,” with moderator, Michael Eisenberg (far right). Panelists from right to left after Michael Eisenberg: Shmil Levy (Sequoia Capital), Tomer Ben-Kiki (Oberon Media), Guy Bauman (Pelephone Communication)Uri Shinar (aniBoom), Peter Hirshberg (Technorati).

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SNI-2.JPGInvestment news related to Israeli companies was close to full force during the week of August 31, 2008 with SemantiNet and ASOCS leading the way with $3.4 million and $8 million raised, respectively. There was also some noise on the acquisitions end, with Red Hat announcing its acquisition of Israeli virtualization company, Qumranet. It was also a big week in surveys – a recent survey by Voltaire found that IT executives understand the importance of green data centers but that they don’t have the financial backing to make the transformation, while an NDS survey revealed that more than 80 percent of Americans with a DVR can’t live without it. These stories make up just the tip of the iceberg that is the 24 Israel-related technology headlines from this past week. For the full list and links, check below.


Cleantech
1. Cleantech Israel business network fills niche

2. The cleantech start-up nursery

3. Whitewater Technology Group Acquires Cutting-Edge Water Management Firms

Investments and M&A
4. Israeli hedge funds beat benchmark

5. SemantiNet Announces Combined $3.4M Series A Funding Round, New US Office

6. ASOCS Closes $8 Million in a Second Round Funding Led by FGF

7. Israel’s Infinity invests in Digital China spin-off

8. BRIEF: Corrigon raises $2m: The company’s solution enables real-time media tracking and visual search

9. Connect2Media buys Israeli mobile firm RayFusion

10. Expand Nabs NetPriva

Information Technology
11. Voltaire Survey Shows IT Executives See Greening of Data Center as Mission-Critical, But Lack “Green” To Go Green

12. Red Bend Enables Lenovo Mobile to Manage Software Over-the-Air

13. Oracle’s start-up matchmaker

14. MiniFrame’s Powerful Multi-User PC Solution Implemented by Nigerian Navy

Qumranet Acquisition
15. Red Hat buys Qumranet for $107M. What does this mean for KVM and SolidICE?

16. Red Hat Advances Virtualization Leadership with Qumranet, Inc. Acquisition

17. Red Hat buys Qumranet – Gets KVM and SolidICE

18. KVM vs. Xen vs. VMware. Is it a Hypervisor War?

Miscellaneous
19. Sharp drop in start-up failures

20. Entrepreneurs Find Ways to Make Technology Work With Jewish Sabbath

21. More Than 80 Percent of Americans with a DVR Can’t Live without It According to NDS Survey

22. The in-house laundry

23. Media Giant Bloomberg Coming to Israel

24. Shemaroo and Israel’s IMA join hands for mobile VAS

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This past week didn’t see any new Israel-related IBM announcements. It did, however, see questions raised about the real potential of Project Better Place’s electric cars and the release of the latest version of Unisfair’s Virtual Events. Along the way, Red Bend Software raised $10 million and SanDisk announced a new 4-gigabyte USB flash drive that uses user-driven data management company, BeInSync. Check Point and Tel-Aviv University announced their plans to establish a new academic research institute for the study of information security. To find out more about these stories and what the rest of this week’s
17 Israel-related technology headlines are, check out the list
below.

Cleantech
SunHopes – Balloon Based Solar Energy

Who’s Driving the Hydrogen Highway?

Tel Aviv University displays its cleantech potential [VIDEO]

M&A and Investments
Mobile software management provider Red Bend secured $10 million

The Golden Age of Israeli Startups: Mergers and Acquisitions (Part III)

VC survey: Money still flowing to green and biotech

Israel venture capital is nervous about US trends

Web Hosting and Management Services Group, TriZetto, to be Acquired by Apax

Information Technology
A Four-Gigabyte Thumb Drive With Two Safety Nets

Mellanox Announces ConnectX 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN on Motherboard
Design Wins Across Supermicros Server
Products

Gizmox widens Microsoft collaboration

Unisfair Releases Version 2.0 of Virtual Events

Check Point and Tel-Aviv University to Establish a New Academic
Research Institute for the Study of Information Security


Miscellaneous
Startup aims to replace NOR flash in mobile devices

SanDisk R&D boss discusses memory card business

Israel Venture Associations Annual Hi-Tech
Conference 2008 Hits the Road

PineApp Named Product of the Year
Finalist for AeA High-Tech Innovation Awards


About the author: Lisa Damast is the Membership
Manager of ebizQ.net and currently resides in Israel. Any questions or
inquiries regarding this blog or ebizQ membership services can be
directed to her via email at ldamast (at) ebizq (dot) net. She can also be followed on Twitter, where she covers additional Israeli technology companies and Israel-related headlines and topics.

News
Red Bend Software is a hot company. It is so hot that in the past week and half it was named among the Globes Israel 10 most promising start ups of 2007, ranked #4 on Deloitte Israel’s Fast 50 2007 survey of Israeli companies that have generated the most revenue from 2002-2006 and was a finalist in GSMA Asia Mobile Innovation Awards. Earlier in October, it was announced that Red Bend Software reaches 200 million mobile phones.

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