This year’s third quarter marks an impeccable period for fundraising deals in the Israeli tech industry. The sector raised $1.44 billion, which represents a 54 percent increase from the same quarter last year according to the latest report from the Tel Aviv law firm, Zysman Aharoni Gayer & Co., and IVC Research Center. Software companies accounted for a fourth of total market capital, which is actually a considerable decline from the two-year average of 35 percent albeit still significant.
Tourism is one of the largest industries around the world and for just about any country it’s essential to their very survival. For Israel, this is actually becoming even more important and it’s actually becoming even more profitable as well. In fact, in the last three months the country hit an all-time high in the amount of people who visited as a tourist in the region.
For many countries, research into the potential medicinal effects of marijuana is relatively new, but for others, like Israel, the research has been ongoing for decades. In fact, Israel seized 10 pounds of the drug all the way back in the 1960’s and has been researching its psychoactive ingredients and medicinal properties ever since.
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to embark on an historic visit with some of the more moderate majority Muslim countries. This is an effort to reach out to Muslim nations so as to foster diplomacy and, perhaps, even open up some further avenues for trade. While visiting, Netanyahu also plans to meet with important figures within the Jewish communities of these respective nations.
The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has caused a number of countries to reevaluate the relationship that they have with the country and the agreements which they operate under. One of those countries is Israel and its own people aren’t the only ones concerned about some of the actions that have recently occurred regarding the president elect.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., – December 14, 2016 – CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, together with Himax Imaging, Inc., a subsidiary of Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) and emza Visual Sense, today announced that the companies have developed the industry’s first intelligent always- on visual sensor specifically designed to overcome the power- and cost -constraints of vision processing for IoT applications.
The Israeli government has taken an unprecedented step to promote healthy eating. New rules recommended by the Ministry of Health will require marking unhealthy foods with a red warning label on the package.
The recent wave of terror attacks is certainly one of the most prevalent dangers that Israel is faced with at the moment. However, the threats of rockets from Gaza to the South and Hezbollah to the North is still a danger we must consider and prepare for. With rockets, Israelis may only have seconds to get to a shelter, meaning every second is important. iOref, an app developed by the IDF, wants to give Israelis every second possible to find shelter.