Technology

Man helping Orthodox boot up and cash in

By Nathan Jeffay, September 12, 2014

When Moshe Friedman was trying to get a high-tech start-up off the ground, a potential investor raised a concern. The funder was worried that because Mr Friedman is strictly-Orthodox, he would not be able to stop himself from taking the funds and giving them to charity.

Mr Friedman came up against such prejudice on several occasions while building up his video-editing company.

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App that answers a traveller's prayers

By Simon Rocker, July 24, 2014

It's a problem faced by many an observant traveller.

You are saying Kaddish but you have a plane to catch and you wonder if there is somehow a way to find a minyan to pray with at the airport before the flight leaves.

Now an app launched last week will alert to you to any other potential fellow-daveners up to 10-minutes away from you.

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Computer game 'stops negativity'

By Nathan Jeffay, June 27, 2014

Israeli researchers have developed a computer game that gives people the strength to keep negative thoughts in check and stay happy.

Noga Cohen, a research student at the Psychology Department at Ben Gurion University, was determined to find a way to help people stop repeatedly turning over negative or "ruminative" thoughts in their minds.

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UK-Israel ties spark a record trade year

By Sandy Rashty, June 26, 2014

MPs and business leaders celebrated a record-breaking year of bilateral trade at the British Israeli Business Awards on Monday.

Deals worth more than $2 billion were struck between the two countries in the first four months of this year - a 6.5 per cent increase on the same period last year.

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Clap this app

June 22, 2014

Israeli Or Arbel has produced an App which has reportedly raised $1 million - and all it does is to enable you to send the greeting "Yo" to anyone you want. So far 50,000 people have downloaded this ingenious facility. The JC is about to launch an adaptation in which you'll be able to reverse the message and text "Oy".

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Prize for cancer detection device

By Nathan Jeffay, June 12, 2014

Israeli innovators have won a prestigious prize for a smartphone attachment that can be used to detect cervical cancer.

Tel Aviv-based Mobile OCT and its American partners were placed first in the 2014 Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project.

The £180,000 prize money will help fund development and testing of the device, which will be available in October.

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Dame Stephanie survived the Holocaust to make an IT fortune - then gave it away

By Sandy Rashty, May 30, 2014

Stephanie Shirley has had a remarkable life. She came to Britain as a five-year-old refugee from Nazi persecution in 1939; she had a nervous breakdown and considered suicide after her only son was diagnosed with severe autism — and now she has donated 90 per cent of her multi-million pound technology empire to more than 100 charitable projects.

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Jewish schools to lead mobile phone research

By Daniel Easterman, May 22, 2014

Jewish schools in London are to play a leading role in the largest ever investigation into the effects of mobile phone use on the cognitive abilities of children.

Immanuel College in Bushey is one of only two schools — the other is non-Jewish Kingsmead School in Enfield — that will take an active role in the research being conducted by Imperial College London.

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How Israel just changed the game: the new Super Hercules aircraft and Ofek 10 Spy Satellite

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 14, 2014

Last Wednesday, the Israeli Air Force passed two milestones.

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How former BT boss Lord Livingston got a new calling

By Sandy Rashty, April 11, 2014

Ian Livingston is on a tight schedule. It’s unsurprising given that the BT chief executive turned UK Trade Minister now has political challenges to contend with.

In a room buried deep inside the Foreign Office surrounded by mahogany furniture and posters promoting the British economy, Lord Livingston is being briefed by a flurry of government assistants.

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