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Free WIFI may cost Israel Railways $84 Million

in Economy & Innovation

If free WIFI doesn’t work, is it still free? Not according to David Zeltser, an Israel Railways customer who, along with at least 5 million other passengers, have filed a class action lawsuit against the company for marketing a service they don’t fully deliver. As Israel Railways uses free WIFI in many of their marketing…

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Female Politicians on the Rise in Israel

in Economy & Innovation

History was made in the nationwide Israeli municipal elections, as expected for the year of 2018. Just a little more of the glass ceiling is being shattered, as a record-breaking number of female politicians ran for positions and were voted into victory. The elections were held in 251 cities across Israel, with a few major…

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E-commerce is Changing with Container Sharing

in Economy & Innovation

Imagine all the people being able to shop online for different things, from different shops, all to be packed in one container and shipped to Israel. If you’ve ever dealt with international shipping costs, this might sound like a dream. Especially to Israelis, as importing items into Israel is typically a nightmare thanks to high…

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Israeli Robotics Makes an Exit

in Health & Science

The largest acquisition in the Israeli robotics field was announced. Mazor Robotics, a Caesarea based company founded in 2001, was sold for $1.64 billion dollars to Medtronic plc, a medical technology company which sits in Dublin, Ireland. Mazor Robotics is known for their highly advanced medical devices to assist in spinal procedures. The relationship between…

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Japanese Israeli Startup Scene

in Economy & Innovation

The Japanese Israeli relationship is kicking into new gear, as the Japanese External Trade Organization, or JETRO, is dedicating one of its dozen international startup hubs to support Israeli entrepreneurs aiming to grow within the Japanese ecosystem. The Global Acceleration Hub, centered in Tel Aviv, will be a business center of sorts, providing free temporary…

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