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Israel Innovation 2.0

Lisa Damast

15 Israel-related technology headlines from the week of September 14, 2008

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SNI-2.JPGThe week of September 14, 2008 was pretty bleak for the United States and foreign markets worldwide, including Israel. Despite the fluctuations in the world markets and the economy the past few months, there were several positive stories on technology companies and investments coming out of Israel the past week. Word came that Lehman Brothers investments in Israel's VC market was probably relatively minor, estimated at around $100 million. Animation-site, aniBoom announced its third annual video contest, while a public beta version of KonoLive debuted and Sightix launched at Web 2.0 Expo NYC. For these stories and the rest of the 15 Israel-related technology headlines from last week, check below.

1. Catching up With Shai Agassi

2. Israeli water purification gets boost

Investments and M&A
3. Limited role for Lehman Brothers in Israeli VC market

4. PicApp Selected as Premiere Photo Source for Sports-Targeted Yardbarker Network and Raises $3.2M Led by Carmel Ventures

Information Technology
5. Keller Williams Protects Critical Email Systems with PineApp’s Mail-Secure

6. Chip PC Unveils New Linux-based Thin Client With Policy-Based Management

7. Best of VMworld 2008 awards announced (InstallFree)

8. Voltaire Introduces Certified High-Performance I/O Virtualization Solution for VMware

9. Microsoft U.K. DCOE Picks Shunra Virtual Enterprise WAN Emulation Solution

Web 2.0
10. aniBoom Awards Entries Sought

11. KonoLive Debuts Public Beta at Web 2.0 Expo

12. Flixwagon Launches New Platform

13. Sightix launches at Web 2.0 Expo NYC

14. Advasense Successfully Develops 1.4-Micron Pixel for CMOS Image Sensors

15. Discretix Partners With castLabs to Offer Combined OMA BCAST Mobile TV Client/Server Solution

16. HP unit reaches out to Israeli start-ups

About the author: Lisa Damast is the Membership Manager of ebizQ.net and currently resides in Israel. Any questions or inquiries regarding this blog or ebizQ membership services can be directed to her via email at ldamast (at) ebizq (dot) net. She can also be followed on Twitter, where she covers additional Israeli technology companies and Israel-related headlines and topics.

*About the Weekly Headlines image: The Star of David in the image was found on Flickr and is used under the Creative Commons license. It was originally uploaded by Flickr member, zeevveez. The overall Weekly Headlines image was designed by Lisa Damast.

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