Technology

Using floating rate bonds to increase income

Using floating rate bonds to increase income

We have heard for the last six or seven years that interest rates in the US were going to head higher. I guess at some point all prognosticators get it right, as indeed, the Federal Reserve has slowly been raising interest rates. More important than what’s happened over the last […]

by August 20, 2018
The repatriation tax and the 962 election

The repatriation tax and the 962 election

The US 2017 tax reform has made it very problematic for an American residing in Israel to conduct business through an Israeli corporation. Operating through an Israeli corporation exposes the expat to two new taxes: repatriation tax and GILTI (Global Intangible Low Taxed Income). This article will discuss the little-known […]

by August 20, 2018
Pluristem’s potential new breakthrough

Pluristem’s potential new breakthrough

Patients suffering from aching, crampy, tired and sometimes burning pain in their legs – typical symptoms of intermittent claudication (IC) – are within six weeks of knowing whether a new treatment could reduce their pain and their chances of amputation or even death overtime. By the end of June 2018, […]

by August 5, 2018
Volkswagen Group launches Tel Aviv innovation center

Volkswagen Group launches Tel Aviv innovation center

Volkswagen Group officially opened the Volkswagen Group Campus Tel Aviv on Tuesday, in the presence of Economy Minister Eli Cohen. The campus, “Konnect,” will provide local partners and start-ups direct access to the Volkswagen Group and its many brands. It will support in business collaborations with the innovative tech scene […]

by July 19, 2018
Iran to expand coop. with WIPO

Iran to expand coop. with WIPO

.jwplayer{ display: inline-block; } TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) – Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari has said that Iran‘s cooperation with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will rise in recent years. Expressing the huge growth level in international registration of inventions by young Iranians in recent years, Sattari […]

by July 12, 2018
Understanding AI: are the media the solution or the problem?

Understanding AI: are the media the solution or the problem?

Face recognition in our supermarkets, algorithms pinpointing our varsity dropouts and robots taking our jobs: artificial intelligence is on the rise in our news. But are the media also to blame for public ignorance and anxiety? Photo: 123RF Last Monday a combination of surveillance, artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology was […]

by July 8, 2018
Government‘s $38m public broadcasting boost still on the table

Government‘s $38m public broadcasting boost still on the table

The government still expects to deliver the entire $38 million boost in funding for public broadcasting promised by Labour prior to the election, the Broadcasting Minister says. Minister for Broadcasting, Clare Curran answers questions from journalists Photo: VNP / Phil Smith This week‘s Budget announced just $15m and it has […]

by July 8, 2018
U.S. chipmaker Intel submits plans for $5 bln Israel expansion

U.S. chipmaker Intel submits plans for $5 bln Israel expansion

JERUSALEM – Intel Corp said on Tuesday it had submitted plans to expand its production operations in Israel, with the government saying the US chipmaker would invest about $5 billion. Intel is one of the biggest employers and exporters in Israel, where many of its new technologies are developed. The […]

by June 22, 2018
Revealed: Supermarkets in NZ using facial recognition tech

Revealed: Supermarkets in NZ using facial recognition tech

Inquiries about a Dunedin man mistakenly identified as a shoplifter at a New World has revealed that New Zealand‘s largest supermarket company has rolled out facial recognition CCTV technology in some of its North Island stores. Photo: 123RF The man was allegedly mistakenly identified due to human error, and Foodstuffs […]

by June 16, 2018
Is J‘lem the next start-up capital? Nearly 300 venture capitalists say yes

Is J‘lem the next start-up capital? Nearly 300 venture capitalists say yes

When you hear “Jerusalem,” what comes to mind? Holy? Jesus? City of gold? With the city – the largest delegation of visiting tech investors ever – local entrepreneurs and start-up denizens are putting the capital on the world hi-tech map. Participating as Kauffman Fellows, a US-based program, the investors held […]

by June 2, 2018