Innovation & Tech

Israel to boost solar energy production

By: Sharon Udasin The new power is being authorized to ensure that Israel achieves its goals of making 10% of the country’s electricity supply renewable by 2020. According to JPost: Dorit Banet, CEO of the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative, called the move a significant step toward exploiting Israel’s potential, said solar energy can reach 60% of […]

‘Apple is secretly developing the iPhone 8 in Israel’

Business website Business Insider reports that an employee at Apple’s Herzliya offices disclosed that the company is working on software for the iPhone 8, which is set to appear on shop shelves in two years’ time; Apple has yet to respond to the claim. In a claim made by business and financial website Business Insider, […]

eBay buys Israel’s Corrigon to boost buyer experience

Shoshanna Solomon, Times of Israel Sale estimated at $30 million; Corrigon team to join eBay’s development centre in Netanya eBay, the US multinational that provides sales and services via the internet, has signed an accord to buy Tel Aviv-based startup Corrigon Ltd., a maker of visual search technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, […]

Shimon Peres urged Israel to dream and innovate

Shoshanna Solomon, Times of Israel The former president and prime minister, who died Wednesday at the age of 93, embodied Israeli entrepreneurship Former president Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday at the age of 93, was not one to take the easy way out, always looking for new solutions — whether fighting for peace or pushing […]

Study brings grasp of autism gene a ‘step closer’

Researchers at BGU find that the body actively fights the autism genes in the negative selection process as a form of evolution. BY: SHOSHANNA SOLOMON, The Times of Israel According to The Times of Israel, researchers, Dr. Idan Menashe, Erez Tsur and Prof. Michael Friger, have determined that the human body does not select the autism […]

Tel Aviv aims to become beta site for smart city tech

Idea aims to leverage city’s status as startup hub and its inhabitants’ tendency to be early adopters, city official says Tel Aviv plans to earmark one of its neighborhoods as a beta site to test out new technologies with the goal of developing smarter cities, a municipality official said in an interview. Read more at […]