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Most Israelis spend 12 hours a day in front of screens and 2.4 hours are surfing the web
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by Ifi Reporter

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Another corona year has passed and the patterns of Internet use in Israel continue to surprise: The screen managed us this year as well - in one day we spend an average of 3.2 hours in front of the TV, 2.4 hours surfing the net, 2.1 gaming, and another 2.8 hours in which we scroll endlessly on social networks. WhatsApp is the undisputed queen - 90% of Israelis over the age of 18 are not willing to give up using the messaging app. At the time of the international glitch on meta servers (formerly Facebook, which owns WhatsApp), 25% of respondents chose not to communicate with other people....

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Jan 29, 2022

The Austrian-based Tricentis acquires  the Israeli start-up Testim for an estimated $ 200 million
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by Ifi Reporter

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The Austrian-based company Tricentis has announced the acquisition of the Israeli start-up Testim, which has developed an AI-based platform for testing automation offered as a cloud service. The value of the deal is estimated at $ 200 million. Testing will expand Tricentis' testing platform and help it simplify their automation and enable organizations to perform rigorous end-to-end testing quickly and easily. Trisentis customers will now have the flexibility to choose products and services that suit their needs, in a local installation model with a fee for annual licensing or in a cloud...

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Feb 9, 2022

Wall Street Journal:  Intel is about to acquire the Israeli chipmaker Tower for $ 6 billion
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by Ifi Reporter

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""Tower" is close to a huge exit. According to a publication in the Wall Street Journal, Intel is about to acquire the Israeli chipmaker for $ 6 billion. The purpose of the acquisition is to expand the production capacity of the American chip giant, which has been suffering from difficulties for the past year. According to estimates, the companies may announce the deal later this week. Tower, led by Russell Ellwanger, jumped 48.1% in late-year trading in New York. The company, which is also traded in Tel Aviv, closed the day on NASDAQ at a value of $ 3.6 billion, so the value of the deal...

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Feb 15, 2022

Escalation in Ukraine: Israeli high-tech companies are against temporary evacuation of workers
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

The escalation in relations between Russia and Ukraine and estimates that the situation could explode in the coming days, prompted this week the Israeli high-tech companies and the manpower companies that work with them, which together employ about 15,000 workers in Ukraine. The companies were organized ahead of time for temporary evacuation of workers and their families within the country (from east and south to west); For their transfer to neighboring countries such as Poland and Bulgaria; As well as finding alternative workspaces in case of need and providing satellite internet in case...

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Feb 19, 2022

Central Bureau of Statistics: 14,000 software developers are missing in the Israeli High-Tech
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

The Israeli high-tech industry is very fond of saying that there is a shortage of workers. Here comes the Central Bureau of Statistics trying to put things in order: 14,000 software developers are missing. However, this number expresses only a small part of the story. To think that only 14,000 workers are missing in high-tech is a form of thinking that is appropriate for a governmental and public body and not for an industry that is moving fast and not waiting for initiatives from the state

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Feb 20, 2022

Minister of Innovation wants representation increase of ultra-Orthodox Arabs and women in high-tech
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by Ifi Reporter

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The Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Orit Farkash HaCohen, announced that she has issued a policy directive to the Innovation Authority, the main point of which is to set strict goals for significantly increasing the representation of ultra-Orthodox, Arabs, women, juniors and Israeli high-tech periphery. According to the Minister, this is a program based on comprehensive economic work carried out in recent months by the Ministry of Innovation, led by the Director General of the Ministry of Innovation, the Deputy CEO, Task Company and in collaboration with the Innovation...

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Feb 22, 2022

The Economics Committee approved an amendment  which would allow experiments in autonomous cars
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by Ifi Reporter

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The Economics Committee approved on second and third reading the amendment to the Traffic Ordinance, which would allow experiments in autonomous cars without having an operator in the vehicle. According to the Ministry of Transportation, this will allow the experiments to start this year. The number of vehicles in the experiments will be limited to 500, according to the proposal of the chairman of the Economics Committee, MK Michael Bitton (blue and white). The committee decided that many regulations would become an addition to the bill, to allow for their speedy enactment. Transport...

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Feb 23, 2022

Israeli high-tech companies employing workers in Ukraine are in a major crisis
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

Israeli high-tech companies employing workers in Ukraine are in a major crisis. It is estimated that Israeli high-tech companies employ about 15,000 workers in the country, the vast majority of whom are developers. Ukrainian developers have become in demand due to being skilled workers seeking lower wages than is customary in Israel, as well as due to the fact that the flight distance is short and the time zone is the same. Even before the Russian invasion, start-ups began offering their workers in Ukraine packages of assistance or assistance in moving to another country. For example,...

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Feb 25, 2022

TERA PARK will be built in Ashkelon -  The largest high-tech park will offer thousands jobs
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

Work has begun on establishing TERA PARK Ashkelon - the largest high-tech park in Israel. The park will offer thousands of new jobs, a new and advanced transportation center and a vibrant urban axis of recreation and leisure; Ashkelon's new flagship project is launched and turns a vision into reality. The Ashkelon Municipality, through the Ashkelon Economic Company and with the support of the Israel Land Authority, has begun work to establish TERA PARK Ashkelon - the largest high-tech park in Israel that will serve as a center for innovation, science and business and change the employment...

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Mar 2, 2022

33.4% of employees in high-tech - are women and 9.4% of the  CEOs who have set up start-ups
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

A report by the Innovation Authority shows that the participation rate of women in high-tech is low - about a third of the employees. Only about nine and a half percent of the CEOs who have set up start-up companies are women and in fifty-seven percent of the major venture capital funds in recent years there is no woman appointed as a partner. The report also shows that forty-nine percent of all students in five units in mathematics are women and only about a third of those who take matriculation exams in computer science are women

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Mar 7, 2022

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