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Report: Tel Aviv Becoming R&D Mecca for Corporate Giants

Visa, Barclays, Amazon, Renault and Bosch have joined more than 70 international R&D centers in Tel Aviv, a city where one out of every 10 jobs is in the high-tech sector.

Cyber Security Firm Hexadite Sold to Microsoft for $100M

Investors in the company include venture capital firms YL Ventures, TenEleven and Hewlett Packard Ventures.

How 1970s Hassidic Hackers Created Worldwide Broadcast Network

This is the story of how a handful of young Hassidim set out to build a global communications network in the era before Periscope, Skype, VoIP, or even satellite or Cable TV.

IDF Experiments with the Microsoft HoloLens

The IDF is learning to adapt the Microsoft HoloLens to military applications.

EU Counter-Anti-Semitism Czar: Our Goal to Allow Jews Fear-Free Life in Europe

A Rabbi of the Rabbinical Center of Europe told the EU official she cannot constantly undermine the foundations of Judaism: brit milah and kosher shechitah, and talk about wanting to eradicate anti-Semitism.

Major Internet Firms Join ADL, European Jewish Groups to Battle Hate Speech Online

The major Internet firms have agreed to cooperate with the ADL and European Jewish groups on a Code of Conduct to battle bullying and hate speech online.

Microsoft Buys 5th Israeli Company of the Year

Microsoft really does love Israel. The computer giant is about to buy Israeli cyber security company Secure Islands for $100-150 million, Globes reported Thursday. The purchase...

Microsoft Pays $39 Million for ‘FieldOne’ Headed by Satmar Hassid

Shlomo Boim, who founded Field One, also developed a filter for Hareidi Internet users.

Venture Capital Fund Awards Israeli Start-Up $ 1 million

Jerusalem Ventures Partners (JVP). Israel's leading VC firm and the largest early-stage cyber-security investor in Israel, announced Wednesday that Titanium Core, an innovative startup...

Apple Confirms It Is Paying $350 Million for Prime Sense

Apple has made short shrift of recent denials of Israel’s PrimeSense gesture recognition company that it is being bought out and has and confirmed...

IDC Students Show Microsoft How to Do It Right

At the annual student Design Expo at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, one project stood out - an Android app, developed by students from Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, that leverages YouTube to let people eavesdrop on songs being played by other Clashers users they spot on the street, the bus or anywhere else.

Abbas’ Adviser Calls Israel-PA High-Tech Meeting ‘Unacceptable’

Microsoft and Cisco learn how Abbas defines ”direct talks.” Their officials are to attend an Israel-PA high-tech confab. Abbas’ adviser says it’s “unacceptable.” It gives the world the wrong impression.

World Bank Distorting Truth, Blaming Palestinian Failures on Israel

Starting in 1994, Palestinian poverty has been increasing steadily, until it really started revving down, so to speak, in more recent years.

Cisco Acquired its 11th Israeli Company

Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer said that Israel is a start-up center, and there is always something to challenge us there.

Microsoft CEO: Israel Is the High-Tech Country

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #171

Smell the Grass

Israel is a land that was, according to the Bible and logic, very fertile. I believe I read somewhere that when the Romans conquered Judea and sent the Jews into exile, they salted the earth to prevent our return. I googled it...yeah, google is now a verb... and there are more than 50,000,000 references to it. I didn't click on them to see if it was true or not. The bottom line is still the same.

Microsoft, Israel To Sign Strategic Partnership

Just ten days after the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer arrived in Jerusalem to discuss a memorandum of understanding between his company and Israel’s Finance Ministry to form a strategic partnership to develop and promote technology.

Hurricane Sandy takes out Major NYC Internet Provider

Hurricane-downgraded-to-Post-tropical storm Sandy has taken out Internap, which operates a global content delivery network and data centers. Internap has emailed its customers the following warning: Please...

Technion Sues Microsoft for $6.5 Mil. over Intellectual Property

The Technion is going up against the technology giant, citing illegal uses of technology developed by its staff, charging: "For years, Microsoft has taken aggressive enforcement steps against anyone who held software belonging to Microsoft without legal permits, regardless of from whom and when it was purchased, their geographic location and whether they were poor or rich."

The Face That Launched A Thousand Apps: Yours

Israeli startup Umoove will soon offer a gesture-recognition technology for mobile devices that will control and steer devices by reading gentle facial and head movements, according to a report by NoCamels.

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