Israel’s iPad injunction over Wi-Fi issues is baffling the international community, including Israelis in Israel’s highly developed technology sector who are itching to develop new iPad apps and have a real iPad to immediately test them on, rather than relying on SDKs and emulated environments.
Big news for a Monday/late Sunday night (depending on where you are): Onavo, the Tel Aviv-based mobile analytics company, has just announced that it has been acquired by Facebook. Onavo will become the anchor for Facebook in Israel — its first office in the country. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed; we are trying to find out.
Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Fuzzy LogicThe much rumoured iPad mini is about to be unveiled, and despite the expectation it will arrive with some new Mac brethren, the iPad mini or potential iPad Air is the big small-screen wonder everyone’s talking about!
Another big step forward for Israel’s startup scene today. Pitango Venture Capital, the Israel-based investment company behind like Apple-acquired Anobit, Samsung-acquired Boxee and many others, has closed a $270 million fund, which it will use to back “Israeli companies and companies with an Israeli nexus” that may otherwise be operating in the U.S.
A Customs and Border Protection operation that monitored online pharmaceutical suppliers has led to raids on four houses in Adelaide that found 35,000 cold and flu tablets as part of a suspected pseudoephedrine importing syndicate.
Israel has been called “The Startup Nation” by some and, indeed, that was even the title of a fascinating book by journalists Dan Senor and Saul Singer.
Israel’s ability to churn out technology companies is the stuff of legend and, as usual, this year’s showing by companies from the country at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco is as strong as ever.
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In the never-ending legal war on Android by Apple, the latter succeeded in making HTC change some code around on their One X line of phones, and successfully delayed the launch of the HTC Evo 4G LTE by a couple of weeks due to a patent infringement lawsuit that HTC essentially lost. But that’s all Apple got since the AT&T HTC One X and the Evo 4G LTE have both been cleared by U.S.