HI-TECH NEWS

Hi-Tech is a comprehensive term that defines all industries that deal with advanced technologies. It primarily refers to technological industries with links to the world of computing, electronics and biotechnology. Israel is advancing Hi-Tech and providing these innovations in the global market for the benefit of healthcare, business and defense.

Rubinstein to build  two towers in TA’s Yitzhak Sadeh complex
Rubinstein to build two towers in TA’s Yitzhak Sadeh complex

The Avraham Rubinstein building firm is expanding its office tower activity and establishing the Tou-Towers project, two office towers at the Yitzhak Sadeh complex.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
13/07/2020
A businessperson working at his computer (Illustrative)
Israel's Bezeq to double internet speed, eyes fibre network launch

Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecoms group, has long sought permission from the Communications Ministry to allow it to offer speeds of more than 100 Mbps.

By REUTERS
13/07/2020
Israeli animation app wins the 2020 Apple Design Awards

The app, called Looom, offers an innovative way for animators to create playful hand-drawn animation on Apple's iPads.

Yishai Ben-Tov works at Ecology for a Protected Community in Misgav
E-waste social enterprise prepares to weather second coronavirus wave

"We are very pleased to be considered an essential enterprise, especially in light of our workforce," the manager said.

Electrical power to the people

By JASON BLACKSHAW
12/07/2020
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.
Instagram bans 'conversion therapy' content as opposition grows

The United Nations independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity called last month for a global ban on conversion therapy, describing it as "cruel, inhumane and degrading."

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Alerto app by TeleFire
Israeli company launches fire, malfunction alert apps

TeleFire, which has been a leader in the field of fire detection in Israel for over 40 years, offers a wide array of products relating to fires and malfunctions.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/07/2020
Prospera Technologies, Bayer partner to improve agriculture output

Prospera uses AI and advanced data collecting methods to ensure each plant, every seed, is brought to its full potential in the field.

XM Cyber secures $17m. to develop cyber defense for cloud-based resources

Pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic which led to millions of people working from home, XM Cyber CEO and co-founder Noam Erez argues that the company is now ‘more essential than ever.'

Elie Wurtman: The man with the golden touch

‘From the rockets to corona, I’m not going to let the noise get in the way of what we want to accomplish.’ A conversation with entrepreneur, wine maker and Zionist, Elie Wurtman.

Israeli Intel plant rolls out new Thunderbolt 4 cable port

The new USB4 is meant to be the first step in the upcoming revolutionary Tiger Lake line of products.

Pompeo: US mulling ban of TikTok, other Chinese social media apps

"With respect to Chinese apps on people's cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too," Pompeo said.

07/07/2020
A STEM scholar does research
How did locust, a biblical plague, become a modern crisis? - Watch

Boris Mints Institute 2020 Research Conference: Israeli Innovation for a Better World

LinkedIn, much like TikTok, could have been used to spy on you

The new privacy feature on the iOS14 operating system by Apple, set to be officially released in the fall, revealed that the Microsoft app LinkedIn gathered information from the app's clipboard.

TikTok distances from Beijing in response to India app ban

TikTok, which is not available in China, is owned by China's ByteDance, has sought to distance itself from its Chinese roots to appeal to a global audience.

By REUTERS
03/07/2020
The Emeo, the world's first digital practice horn for saxophone players.
Israeli start-up develops digital practice saxophone

The Emeo offers a cutting edge solution to the problem of the inherently loud volume of the saxophone, limiting sax players greatly in the manner in which they may practice and play.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/07/2020
The logo of state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
IAI, Rafael work with UAE counterpart to combat coronavirus

The companies intend to use each one of their fields of expertise and technologies to develop medical initiatives to combat coronavirus.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
05/07/2020
Employee holds a container with lab-grown steak as she works in a Aleph Farms lab in Israel
Israeli startup will test 3-D printed steaks in high-end restaurants

The company makes what it calls Alt-Steak with industrial-scale 3-D food printers using its plant-based formulations.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
02/07/2020
YouTube removes 25,000 pages for hate-speech

The pages of French comedian Dieudonne, Richard Spencer and David Duke are among those removed.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
02/07/2020
World’s first 3D-printed ‘steak’ to hit Israeli restaurants this year

Israeli company Redefine Meat announces breakthrough in food technology as cultured meat innovators prepare for commercial launch

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
09/07/2020
Israeli unicorn monday.com launches pioneering feature to build custom app

While not specifically created for the purpose of remote working, many of the company’s features were reoriented towards this need as countries imposed lockdowns to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

SodaStream becomes the first Israeli company to join Facebook boycott

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg announced on Friday it will start labeling newsworthy content that violates the social media company's policies.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , REUTERS
29/06/2020
Credit Suisse appoints new Israel chief

Credit Suisse is present in 50 countries and is one of the global leaders in wealth management, with strong investment banking capabilities.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
29/06/2020
IAI and Iron Drone to integrate interception capabilities into Drone Guard

The anti-drone system detects and destroys malicious drones.

Israeli company develops tech to stop corona spread on soccer pitch

Track160 uses cutting-edge processes of deep learning to automatically track all players on the field, producing game data and insights for the coaching staff.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
29/06/2020
Tech Talk: OpenWeb fighting online toxicity

The company introduced a suite of new solutions to increase the quality of conversations across its vast network and fight against violence.

Israeli Ecosystem ranked 6th on Startup Genome Report

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem high-tech hubs propel Israel's global standing

US ASTRONAUT Buzz Aldrin is pictured during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the Moon, July
NASA to award total of $35K to who can design a toilet for moon landers

The new toilet is part of NASA's preparations for restarting moon landing operations by 2024.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/06/2020
Israeli company Healthy.io buys largest American competitor, Inui Health

Healthy.io’s system looks for signs of early kidney disease and UTIs.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/06/2020
An Israeli flag is seen on the first of Israel's El Al Airlines order of 16 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Boeing strengthens Israeli companies by investing $1b. in last 3 years

“This news from the ICA that Boeing helped strengthen the Israeli aerospace sector by US$1 billion in just three years is impressive but not surprising,” said Maria Laine, Boeing vice president.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/06/2020
DEMONSTRATORS CARRY an inflatable angry emoji during a protest outside the Facebook annual sharehold
Facebook tightens hateful conduct policies as ad boycott gains steam

Hours after Facebook's announcement, Coca-Cola Co said starting from July 1, it would pause paid advertising on all social media platforms globally for at least 30 days.

By REUTERS
27/06/2020
Winning team of JCT Women's Hackathon 2020
JCT's 44-hour Women's Hackathon produces innovative coronavirus solutions

Participants, who worked together virtually, were sent decorated boxes with t-shirts, coffee mugs, water bottles and so on so as to keep them in the hackathon mindset, despite working from afar.

26/06/2020
The gateway to Asia stretches beyond China for Israeli innovators

HI-TECH AFFAIRS: Alternative landing pads for start-ups in Asia range from Japan and South Korea to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

26/06/2020
Tel Aviv-Jerusalem ranked world's 6th strongest start-up ecosystem

The report also praised the number of start-ups per capita in Tel Aviv, the highest in the world after Silicon Valley, as well as the country's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

25/06/2020
Dropbox introduces new family plan

Life has become more chaotic than ever, with work and home tasks blending together like never before.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/06/2020
SABRIN SNOUNU, chef/owner of Snounu restaurant in central Gaza, creates some good-looking crepes.
Gazan women go entrepreneurial amid obstacles and COVID-19

For many reasons, women have always been the most affected by any crisis in the Strip.

By SANAA ALSWERKY/THE MEDIA LINE
25/06/2020
WERE YOU able to be alone and enjoy your own company?
How COVID-19 changed the Israeli VC investment landscape

Check sizes have gone up in early-stage deals and have gone down in later-stage deals.

By ITAY SAGIE
25/06/2020
Israeli app to help rescue thousands of tons of food in the US

An Israeli app offers the solution to provide food security not only in Israel, but worldwide.

By MICOL DEBASH , DEBBIE PERLA
02/07/2020
OrCam: Hi-tech for low vision

The OrCam MyEye device attaches to eyeglasses and translates images to sound; and OrCam Read reads text.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
02/07/2020
The Beezee buzz

Georgina Green launches a delivery app for small businesses

By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
02/07/2020
Israel at the vanguard of counter-terrorism

Dr. Boaz Ganor on training the next generation of counter-terrorism experts

TEL AVIV’S congested Ayalon Highway in 2014.
Tel Aviv's Ayalon Freeway to serve as autotech testing ground

Most of the pilots being tested are in the fields of smart vehicles and smart transportation, and most of the companies involved will be focused specifically on autonomous transportation.

23/06/2020
ARBOX CEO and co-founder Alen Debensason (left) and co-founder Ran Lev
Why COVID-19 helped teach the need for remote servicing

“The COVID-19 taught us that digital is no longer optional”, said Tal Daskal, CEO and Founder of Easysend.

Artificial intelligence
UMass Amherst AI expert wins major US Army civilian award

“Such a large leap in AI technology can only be achieved when top researchers put our strengths together and learn from each other.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
22/06/2020
Decade-old vulnerability discovered in Windows' Group Policy application

Israeli CyberArk company has released a new research that points at a decade-old vulnerability in the Windows Group Policy Object (GPO) software.

Technion students conduct first test flight for a 3D printed aircraft

The A3TB signals a breakthrough in the design of a flexible-wing aircraft manufactured using a 3D printer.

Stay in your lane: Bird to pilot scooter navigation app in Tel Aviv

Developed by Israeli transportation start-up Trailze, the "Bird Maps" app will soon be available on iOS and Android and will provide both audio and visual "turn-by-turn navigation" to scooter riders.

18/06/2020
AMIR RAPAPORT (left), Cybertech founder and editor-in-chief of ‘Israel Defense,’ with Gil Shwed, fou
The Cyber Revolution – akin to the Industrial Revolution

Attacks on Israeli websites, cellphone tracking of coronacirus victim contacts, online medical services and even crime comprise the cyberworld pervading our lives.

By TALIA LEVIN , ALAN ROSENBAUM
18/06/2020
DTEC center to empower Druze veterans to integrate into hi-tech sector

The dream of Koftan Halabi, the founder of Israel’s Druze Vets Association, the accelerator aims to break ground this summer in Usfiya.

The Private Kit mobile app, which aims to help authorities with contact tracing efforts to curb the
Israeli contact tracing app raises privacy concerns in US

“The data is basically public. So not even the government owns it."

By ROHAMA BRUK / THE MEDIA LINE
17/06/2020
NPO ensures you’ll see your doctor, even behind a mask

TECH TALK: In Israel, companies have become increasingly adept at finding creative solutions to a crisis.

The Israeli start-up turning harmful wastewater into renewable energy

The technology has been successfully tested at wastewater treatments sites in Karmiel and Netufa, and at a food plant in southern Israel.

14/06/2020
Cyber wars: Check Point leads the way in defending Israel against hackers

Check Point Technologies provides cyber security for all digital platforms, and is a market leader and plays a key role in defending against hackers, both individuals and nations.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
18/06/2020
Israeli tech helps Guatemala cope following Tropical Storm Amanda

The advent of GEN-M will allow Guatemala City increase its water production to meet the current demand of 6.5 cubic meters per second.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/06/2020
Solar power firm CEO offering property owners rent for leasing their roofs

The lease agreement is for a period of up to 25 years with an area of about 500 sq.m. yielding the property owner an annual rent of NIS 20,000.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
10/06/2020
MigVax appoints former Teva, Check Point VP as chairman of the board

“I am very happy to join this global effort to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic which has devastated our world by creating a severe health and economic crisis.”

10/06/2020
Israeli–Estonian start-up offers mindfulness to COVID-19-plagued world

The mindfulness and relaxation app will be free in 14 countries – including Israel, the US, the UK, Australia and Canada – until July 31

Healthcare workers test a resident outside a temple in Dharavi
Israel's Zebra-Med bring coronavirus diagnostics to India's Apollo

Zebra Medical Vision specializes in AI diagnostics tools, making triage of coronavirus patients faster and more efficient.

Israeli insurance start-up Lemonade files for US IPO

The company intends to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “LMND”, it said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

By REUTERS
09/06/2020
Software giant Salesforce backs Israeli automotive data start-up

Founded by cybersecurity experts Yoav Levy and Yonatan Appel in 2017, Upstream offers cloud-based data services for connected cars, including cybsecurity protection.

10/06/2020
Ofek 10 satellite
State owned weapons tech company Tomer gets off to flying start

Tomer was set up in 2018 by the Ministry of Defense to avoid sensitive technology passing into private hands.

Bloomfield Stadium, in Tel Aviv, Israel June 8, 2020
Israel's NSO showcases drone tech, pushes to counter rights abuse allegations

The promotion follows controversy for the company around Pegasus, spyware linked to political surveillance in Mexico, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

By REUTERS
08/06/2020
Israeli middle schoolers create app to help students in time of crisis

“Our goal is to change the education system by making sure that every student is seen and heard,” 14-year-old Itay told The Jerusalem Post.

Spot co-founders Amiram Shachar (left) and Liran Polak (right)
Data giant NetApp acquires Israel's Spot in $450m. deal

Spot currently employs more than 180 staff across five offices in Tel Aviv, San Francisco, New York, Washington DC and London, and raised $53m. in funding prior to the acquisition

04/06/2020
Freight containers are seen on a freight container ship as a worker looks on at DP World
Alibaba taps Jerusalem start-up to launch freight platform

"Doing business online is the bridge for American small businesses through this crisis and into the next decade," said John Caplan, Alibaba.com president of North America and Europe.

03/06/2020
Israel's OptimalPlus acquired in $365 million deal

The deal is expected to close early in the third quarter of 2020.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/06/2020
A MigVax researcher works on a COVID-19 vaccine.
Israel's OurCrowd launches $100m. pandemic innovation fund

"The rapid spread of the coronavirus has validated our vision of a connected digital world poised to solve any crisis through global communication and rapid response."

02/06/2020
Israel's Aquarius, Nokia to supply micro-generators to southeast Asia

Aquarius forecast that by 2022 the company will supply more than 250 million euros ($277.5 million) worth of generators to this market through its partnership with Nokia.

By REUTERS
02/06/2020
Employees, mostly veterans of military computing units, use keyboards working at a cyber hotline
Check Point CEO: We need to prepare for the coming 'cyber pandemic'

Even if the coronavirus pandemic could be less of a concern in Israel, "we need to protect ourselves against the cyber pandemic that is coming. We know it will happen, and we need to secure it.”

01/06/2020
Gil Perry, CEO of startup company D-ID, stands on stage during a presentation to the CyberTech 2018
Coronavirus crisis: 65% of Israeli start-ups face ruin within 6 months

When asked how long their company operations could be maintained should current conditions continue, 3.4% of the companies surveyed estimated that they would fold within the month.

PASSENGERS WEARING masks push trolleys yesterday at the departures terminal at Ben-Gurion Airport.
New website acts as database of coronavirus rules in 84 countries

The developers of TripsGuard.com have been involved in other projects focusing on tourism, such as Kiwi.com, Travix, Thelma Tourism and more.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
01/06/2020
Iron Man’s hand: Technion gives prosthetic hands to children

The prosthetic limbs are printed using advanced 3D technology and given for free to children from Israel, the West Bank, Syria and Brazil.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/06/2020
Israeli company SmarTap acquired by Masco Corporation

SmarTap has developed a smart shower system that monitors and controls the temperature and flow of water.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
31/05/2020
Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications
Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers only

Safety experts and law enforcement have warned that sexual predators and other criminals are increasingly using encrypted communications to avoid detection on Zoom.

By REUTERS
30/05/2020
US Ambassador to Israel meets with Yoav Hendel and Zvi Hauser from Telem
US prioritizes stopping Chinese involvement in Israeli 5G

The US has asked its allies, including Israel, in recent weeks to sever ties with China in areas with security risks, according to a US official.

University of Haifa.
Haifa University launches student VC fund

"Our goal is to enable every student at Haifa University to understand and reach their potential," said University of Haifa rector Prof. Gustavo Mesch.

24/05/2020
US Navy uses killer lasers to down drones

Israel is also a pioneer in laser technology.

Israeli start-up enables vital job estimates from a social distance

Workiz, founded in 2015, is a software start-up enabling field service professionals, including electricians and handymen, to run more professional and profitable businesses.

20/05/2020
Remembering the Ramons: Space Week brings NASA astronauts to Israel

This year’s theme asked the decades-old question, “Why explore space?”

IAI's TaxiBot to expand to airports in Netherlands, India

Both airports are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis, which has nearly completely halted airport operations.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
15/05/2020
Credit firm Michman signs up ex-Midgal CEO as chairman

Yaniv Biton, founder of foreign banking credit company Michman Credit for Businesses, and accountant Doron Sapir signed a partnership agreement recently.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/05/2020
AVIGAYLE ADLER and her children with masks made from a kit.
Corona-preneurs: Anglo entrepreneurs retool in the face of coronavirus

“When you get hit by a coronavirus crisis, you either panic or fear or you decide to turn this into an opportunity,” Jerusalem-based Natalie Garson explained.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
08/05/2020
Israeli cloud security startup Orca Security raises $20 million

Founded last year by a group of former executives from Check Point Software Technologies, Orca said it will use the funds to grow the company.

By REUTERS
05/05/2020
Intel acquires Israeli mobility start-up Moovit for $900m.

The addition of Moovit will accelerate Intel's plans to transform Jerusalem-based subsidiary Mobileye into a "complete mobility provider."

04/05/2020
A record year for smartphone sales in Israel
Israeli startup Secret Double Octopus raises $15 m. to help end passwords

Secret Double Octopus, a global leader in passwordless authentication, announced Thursday that it has raised $15 million, entering a Series B financing round.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
08/05/2020
The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017
Twitter turns off SMS service in most countries

The change was made fairly quietly by the company, and confirmed via - what else? - Twitter.

Father using Tyto Care device to take daughter's temperature.
The Israeli MedTech start-ups that stand out in the coronavirus crisis

The new trends and important issues dominating the changing face of MedTech developmnt

29/04/2020
Israeli engineer stands in the new electrical substation near the West Bank city of Jenin
Program for sustainability in Palestinian energy gets $63m. in funds

The program calls for sustained financing in order to support long-term planning, interventions in infrastructure and policy reform measures.

28/04/2020
Apple
Apple: 'No evidence' that hackers exploited flaw in iPhones, iPads

Avraham said he found evidence that an attacker was taking advantage of the vulnerability as far back as January 2018, but that he could not determine who the hackers were.

By REUTERS
24/04/2020
Sonarax slows the spread of coronavirus by removing the need to touch everyday work items
Israeli start-up to combat spread of coronavirus using touchless tech

Israeli start-up Sonarax has developed an ultrasonic sound technology which allows different devices to communicate using ultrasonic waves, eliminating the need for physical touch.

23/04/2020
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