Technology

Richard Branson talks technology with teens in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, December 15, 2011

Virgin founder Richard Branson has met a group of Jewish and Arab teenagers in Israel.

Sir Richard spent ten hours in the country, to attend a communications conference in Tel Aviv.

The billionaire entrepreneur, whose Virgin Group has more than 400 arms including in the airline, media and music industries, was the guest of honour at the 2011 Bezeq expo.

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Iranians want to attack Israel - with a computer game

By Jennifer Lipman, December 13, 2011

Iran is planning an attack on Tel Aviv – but it is not one that will leave many Israelis quaking in their boots.

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Your own gadget guide

By Candice Krieger, December 1, 2011

Here's one for gadget geeks: a service that enables users to receive customised information about their favourite gadgets. Drippler, founded by Israelis Matan Talmi and Dotan Galron, is a free mobile application and website.

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App keeps drivers alert by pestering them with trivia

By Nathan Jeffay, December 1, 2011

Israeli entrepreneurs have invented an iPhone app that keeps drivers awake by bombarding them with trivia questions.

Last year, Assaf Mayer was visiting Australia and found himself on a boring nine-hour bus ride.

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Israeli government websites hacked

By Jennifer Lipman, November 7, 2011

Pro-Palestinian cyber attackers were not behind the collapse of the websites of several Israeli security agencies yesterday, a government spokesman said.

On Friday, the international hacker group Anonymous posted a video on YouTube stating that Israel's decision to intercept the boats of activists attempting to reach Gaza would "not go unnoticed by us or the people of the world".

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Rabbi leaves IT crowd

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 4, 2011

Rabbi Nir Nadav has given up running a London IT company, with clients including Merrill Lynch, BT and the London Stock Exchange, to take over the pulpit at north Manchester's Shaare Tefillah Synagogue.

His wife Jessica left a solicitor's job in the City to join him at the Sephardi congregation with their six-year-old son Netanel Zvi.

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George Osborne arrives in 'amazing' Israel for high-tech launch

By Jennifer Lipman, October 28, 2011

The Chancellor has called for an increase to the "export of expertise and capital" from Israel into Britain.

George Osborne, speaking before he boarded a flight to Israel, made the comments to mark the launch of the British Embassy's newly-established UK-Israel High-Tech Hub.

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David Willetts leads Britain-Israel digital collaboration

By Jenni Frazer, October 27, 2011

Britain's Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, lands in Israel this weekend leading a high-level delegation of more than a dozen business leaders from the UK's digital sector.

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A prize-winning relationship

By Daniel Peltz, October 24, 2011

Israel has once again proved its academic excellence with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Professor Dan Shechtman of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Professor Shechtman's Nobel takes Israel's total to 10, half of them for science. This is remarkable for a country which has been in existence for only 63 years and has a population of a mere eight million.

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Microsoft plans Israel research campus

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

Israel's hi-tech industry has received another boost, after technology giant Microsoft announced plans to build a research centre in Haifa.

The Technion, Israel's premier technology institution, will be the site of the nearly £1 million facility. The institution is the alma mater of nearly three - quarters of managers in Israel's electronic industries.

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