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September 2016 - page 3

Tradition meets 2.0

in Economy & Innovation

World-famous Oxford University Press recently teamed up with three Israeli start-up companies to develop educational online products. TinyTap will use Oxford’s content on its social platform, Total boox enables readers to buy Oxford’s ebooks on a pay-as-you-read store and Kidoz is a content discovery platform for children. Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world’s largest university…

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Summer High for Designer Ron Arad

in Life, Culture & Sports

Israel’s darling designer Ron Arad is having a high time this summer. Currently he is featured with a solo-exhibition at the renowned Mayfair Gallery in London, his recording sculpture ‘Spyre ‘ is installed in the Royal Academy Annenberg Courtyard and his installation ‘Thought of Train of Thought’  is prominent at the Eurostar platform at St.…

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Game on: New Technological Realities

in Economy & Innovation/Monthly Report

Israel is small, its market is even smaller, prices are high and wages low. In other words – best soil for that kind of innovative thinking that led to the wide field of IT that has been dominating the Israeli economy for years now. The big question seemed – is the start-up scene solid enough…

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MTV Award for Coldplay’s Up&Up

in Life, Culture & Sports

Coldplay’s Up&Up video won the MTV Visual Effects Award this week. The Israeli directors of the video clip with more than 75 million views on YouTube are the Israelis Gal Muggia and Vania Heymann. “These are pretty prestigious awards in the world of music videos,” Muggia said. The artists used the ‘compositing’ technique that visually…

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Israelis in the sky

in Tourism & Nature

A record of almost four million people arrived and departed at Ben-Gurion Airport in July and August this year – which is a 9% increase compared to summer 2015. Interesting enough is the fact that the majority are Israelis travelling abroad and not incoming tourism which is down by 1.9% compared to the previous year.…

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