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Two 15-year-old Israelis developed an app that would allow any Android supporting system that operates online to alert when a rocket alarm goes off in real time.
“Ashoka exists to help people find their inner changemaker,” she told me. I quickly learned that is not an empty phrase.
Israel is considered a hot country; it is generally very warm most of the year.
Never make predictions, especially about the future. – Casey Stengel
When it comes to managing long-term finances - from pensions to insurance and investment - every percent counts.
In the not so distant past, people used to say that money makes the world go round.
"On their journey to cloud transformation, organizations require a new security paradigm to protect against 5th and 6th generation of cyber attacks."
On Monday, the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) announced that the ILAB Group had won a competitive tender to develop technological innovation in the city.
Lumenis develops minimally invasive clinical devices for the aesthetic, surgical and ophthalmology specialties.
The award, established by the Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy at the IDC Herzliya, will be presented at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference on Thursday, November 21 in Jerusalem.
Self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), driverless cars, robo-cars or robotic cars, appear to be the upcoming thing.
“The future belongs to the bold who are implementing game-changing technologies,” said Minoru Murata, executive vice president, regional CEO and CTO of Toyota Tsusho.
"Wealth" is defined by the annual report as the value of financial assets plus real assets – particularly housing – owned by households, minus their debt.
"There are a lot of ways that blockchain technology can make our lives better, and make things easier to do,” says Joel S. Telpner.
Additional investors include New York-based MetaProp Ventures, American-Israeli Ground Up Ventures and California-headquartered 500 Startups.
Understanding our short-comings is just step one to self-improvement.
Idit CEO Ran Katzman said, “We see great value in helping disadvantaged populations, and we are pleased and we thank Rafael for joining in on this important project.”
The founders of Israeli tech companies dream of their shares being acquired at a big gain by a multinational on which they pay tax.
When it comes to patient care, technology is already changing so many aspects of the healthcare world, but one device has gone unnoticed and un-disrupted by technology.
The first season of TechTalk will highlight over fifty cutting-edge Israeli companies, showcasing revolutionary technological innovations, from flying taxis to robots for the elderly.
The forecasts presented at the Conference in recent years have proven their success.
John drove on his car. They ride in the bus. For someone who does not speak English perfectly, the first two sentences might seem just fine.
Trigo uses artificial intelligence and computer vision technologies to eliminate the need for checkouts and product scanning.
The We Company had originally planned to go public with an all-male seven-member board, a practice major investors frown upon, saying more diverse boards make better decisions.
There are many reasons for this discrepancy, and the solution is not for the government to increase Bituach Leumi benefits substantially.
New FATF pronouncement shakes up the cryptocurrency market
In life, you can blame a lot of people and wallow in self-pity, or you can pick yourself up and say, ‘Listen, I have to be responsible for myself.’” – Howard Schultz
MDGo's latest innovation is proving to be a big help in every way from medical imaging, to drug discovery, to medication management, and even robotic surgery.
Leading carmakers realize Tel Aviv’s mobility tech hub is here to stay
"This country is not just deeply meaningful for me, but also for Facebook," said Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, who briefly lived in Israel as a young child.
The hub will seek to strengthen the relationship between Israel's civilian and defense markets.
The amount passengers spent on trips rose 20% while the amount Uber kept after paying its drivers increased just 4%.
Tel Aviv University is busy breaking down barriers between faculties that previously enjoyed little interaction.
"[The low-wage group] works overtime as a result of economic constraints," Endeweld wrote.
Israel is in a much better position than most countries around the world.
The case was a general class action alleging the ITA lacked authority to go back more than 10 years according to criminal rules in the Income Tax Ordinance.
‘We intend to use this funding round to continue our growth, to build our sales force and perhaps open more offices in the US and Europe.’
In the second quarter, VC-backed deals notched a record $1.81 billion in 73 deals, accounting for 78% of the total amount raised in the quarter.
"For the past five years, there have been solutions promised to the community by many, yet no one has delivered," said Armstrong Williams.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana
CEO Daniel Birnbaum and other SodaStream executive officers remained at the company following the completion of the acquisition.
“With antisemitism on the rise, it’s crucial we keep the haunting memories and lessons of the Holocaust alive to ensure what our people endured is never forgotten," said Professor Dina Porat.
"Having access to flight proven lunar lander technology and the expertise of IAI engineers makes Firefly well placed to gain a foothold in the cislunar market," said Firefly CEO Dr. Tom Markusic.
“In a situation where understanding China seems to be of great importance to Israel, in the past couple of years, we have seen a decrease in numbers of students who study it.”
When thinking of a smart home, what comes to mind are various sophisticated devices; however, technological development hasn’t stopped there. It has spread to sliding door wardrobes as well.
According to a report by consulting firm McKinsey, more than 80% of US retail sales in 2020 will still occur within the four walls of a store.
Genoox removes the final barrier to widespread, timely interpretation of clinical NGS data, enabling personalized medicine for mainstream patient care.
prooV co-founders Toby Olshanetsky and Alexey Sapozhnikov know first-hand the pains of proof-of-concept testing.
‘There’s no vacation from being a parent.” – Chevy Chase
"There is great demand from African and Asian countries for Israeli knowledge in the field of cyberspace," said National Cyber Directorate director-general Yigal Unna.
Haifa hospital is creating the future of medicine, not only for Israel’s north, but for the entire world.
Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated –Erma Bombeck
The company is not yet profitable and lost $36 million in 2018. In the first quarter of 2019, Fiverr lost $5.4 million, Globes reported.
“With increasing digitalization, we have to be prepared to defend against anything coming,” he said.
Yair Shviro, CEO of Shviro Holon, said that the entire transparent studio will be anchored in a 4 ton steel system to provide absolute stability to the studio.
"Tel Aviv is a very interesting place for us because we have some road conditions that we didn’t experience in our domestic markets," Artem Fokin head of business development said.
Israeli company Fieldbit among many firms providing technology aimed at helping field technicians fix issues and prevent oil spills.
While Amazon's expansion may give cause for concern, traditional street shopping is certainly not going anywhere soon.
Unlike the precise data offered by digital marketing and online sales, companies have struggled to gain insights into the benefits of networking and corporate exposure at conferences.
The potential investigation represents the latest attack on a tech company by the Trump administration.
The association estimates that repeat elections will cost the economy as much as NIS 2 billion, also highlighting the economic impact resulting from another paid national holiday on Election Day.
Last week, MS Insignia, the Regatta-class cruise ship of Norwegian Cruise Line brand Oceania, arrived at Haifa Port for the first time since its $180 million renovation and upgrade.
According to a global report published this month, an overwhelming 97% of the Next Generation – either Gen Y or Gen Z – are interested in actively managing their family's investments.
"Foodtech is now one of the hottest dishes on the Israeli innovation menu," said OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved.
I think my top salary was maybe in 1966. I made $17,000 and 11 of that came from selling other players’ equipment.– Bob Uecker
There are many opportunities to be realized through the use of APIs
Whether you’re about to produce a business event, corporate meeting, conference or gathering - Summer 2019 is your chance to show you value your participants, good food and the environment.
The technology can detect more damage than humans can, Ravin says, while significantly reducing inspection costs.
Corneat Vision can help over 60 million blind eyes around the world.
Digital health start-ups raised a record $511m. in financing in 2018, and already raised some $214m. during the first quarter of 2019.
In November 2018, the company announced it had raised $4.5m. in seed funding, led by G20 Ventures and Capri Ventures.
Over the years, Mercantile Bank has contributed about 1,500 computers to A Computer for Every Child.
StemRad has created innovative solutions to protect individuals from radiation exposure.
"You don’t have to replace the batteries at all, the cost per cycle is very low, and it’s green and sustainable."
Below are some brief general answers to frequently asked tax questions.
Only after Ziv Shilon was discharged from the hospital rehabilitation center one year after his injury, did he understand that much of the world was not built for those with disabilities.
What is the extent to which the innovation-based success truly extends beyond Tel Aviv and its surrounding cities where more than three-quarters of start-ups are currently located.
David Fattal, the controlling shareholder of Fattal Group, is launching the first private terminal in Israel at Ben-Gurion Airport, with an investment of NIS 18 million.
With access to information no longer limited to the boundaries of academic institutions, universities are among those most deeply impacted by the digital revolution.
As part of the Israel Restaurant Conference, Kiroskay Palbam CEO Eyal Yakar presented a revolution in dishwasher service and maintenance: The three-minute dishwasher technical service.
Printed electronics is one of the fastest growing trends in electronic manufacturing today.
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So what should be on the tax agenda of the next government? We comment below on two potentially major issues: the US GILTI tax and the lack of tax tribunals in Israel.
Lavi Industries showed a 10% increase in the construction of synagogues in the first quarter of 2019, market data revealed.
A different type of academic world: ‘You can not ignore the changes that the labor market is undergoing.’
Bank Hapoalim’s Development Division brings digital innovation to its customers.