Technology


China: U.S. Trade Probe Would Violate International Rules

China criticized President Donald Trump’s order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing’s technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will “resolutely safeguard” Chinese…

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Another Giant Exit: Plarium Fetches $500M Cash

For the second time in a week, a major deal involving a veteran Israeli technology firm has netted its local owners hundreds of millions of dollars. On Thursday, Australia’s Aristocrat…

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Microsoft to Build New Campus in Israel

Microsoft plans to build a 43,000-square meter campus in Israel — the company’s biggest anywhere in the world. The campus will bring together all of Microsoft’s Israeli assets in one…

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Drip Irrigation Pioneer Netafim Sold for $1.5B

Netafim, an Israeli company that was at the forefront of the “green revolution” around the world, is being bought out by Mexichem, a Mexican firm that manufactures plastics and petrochemicals.…

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Israel Makes Double Satellite Launch from French Guiana

On early Wednesday morning Israel time, for the first time, two Israeli-made satellites were launched simultaneously, for defense and scientific research, from a location in French Guiana. All went smoothly,…

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Israel to Launch Its First Environmental Satellite

Israel is sending its first environmental research satellite into space next week. VENµS – an acronym for “Vegetation and Environment Monitoring on a New Micro Satellite” – will be launched…

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Israel’s Chareidim Are Getting Their First Startup Fund

The first investment fund for Israel’s chareidi startup community is about to close, offering a new springboard for religiously devout entrepreneurs whose centuries-old garb and insular ways haven’t made them…

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Tech’s Push for a Basic Income Is Self-Serving

Just a year ago, proposing a concept like universal basic income could practically get me laughed off the stage at a tech industry conference. The idea that everyone should be…

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IDF Unveils a Better-Equipped Army

The IDF on Thursday unveiled some of its proudest innovations at a briefing for military correspondents. “The army is standing in a completely different place than it was in 2014,”…

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Mossad Reaches Out to Civilians for Innovative Tech

The Israeli foreign espionage agency popularly known as the Mossad has gone public in a search for partners in developing cutting-edge technology that will enable Israel to stay a click…

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