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Tel Aviv ‘Hackathon’ spawns new ideas

Tel Aviv ‘Hackathon’ spawns new ideas

More than 70 Israelis with out-of-the-box ideas assembled at Hackathon Israel, a March 2 event organized by the (very) young entrepreneurs Ben Lang, Nir Kouris, Michael Shurp and Kfir Bendet of Innovation Israel, whose stated vision is “to share the …

Israeli pastry chef whips up success

Rugelach, bubka and chocolate balls are readily available at bakeries throughout Israel. So, what happens when an Israeli pastry chef opens a home-style bakery in New York City? Success, of course. Zohar Zohar, a 40-year-old pastry chef who logged long …

Shaker, NBA score All-Star slam dunk

Israeli startup Shaker teamed up with the NBA to host fans in the basketball league’s first-ever online arena. The Shaker-NBA partnership offered fans from around the world a chance to interact, chat, watch exclusive interviews and highlights, and test one …

Buffett praises Iscar

American business magnate Warren Buffett highlighted Iscar in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, calling the Israeli company one of “the fabulous five. ”   “Iscar, our 80 percent-owned cutting-tools operation, continues to amaze us,” he wrote in the company’s …

Senior Indian clergy in Israel

A senior Christian delegation from India, including two cardinals, is now in Israel on a week-long pilgrimage. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism Senior Christian leaders from India tour in Israel. Delegation members include Oswald Gracias, Cardinal Archbishop of …

Israel eyes FFTH super-fast Internet

Israel Electric Corp (IEC) has received four bids for a super-fast fiber optic Internet network aimed at upgrading the country’s telecoms landscape. A Reuters article named Sweden’s Viaeurope, Elbit Systems, BATM Advanced Communications and RAPAC Communications and Infrastructure as the …

Benny Landa’s top secret ink

Newspaper reports and online blogs point to the upcoming drupa international trade fair as the place to be for a first look at what is being dubbed ‘Benny Landa’s secret ink.’ With over 700 patents to his name, Israel’s Landa …

HuffPost names TLV top beach city

Tel Aviv’s beachfront has been named among the eight ‘Best Party Beaches’ in the world by The Huffington Post. Photo by Kobi Gideon/Flash90 Young people party at a bar in Tel Aviv. “A surprise for many as this coastal city …

F5 acquires Traffix for $135m.

US software developer F5 Networks has announced its purchase of Israel’s load management solutions start-up, Traffix Systems. The American leader in Application Delivery Networking reportedly paid $135 million for the Israeli provider of G4 Diameter software and traffic administration services …

Bedouin community goes solar

The Bedouin population in Israel’s South celebrated a historical green victory earlier this month after being granted a license for a photovoltaic installation adjacent to the Tarabin community in the Abu Basma Regional Council. This is the first license that …