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Egypt, Jordan dependence on Israeli gas increases despite war
Cust2Mate nets $15 million deal to supply smart carts to leading Australian retailer
Addionics sets sights on $400M investment into U.S. next-gen battery factories
Meta admits defeat against web-scraping firm Bright Data, abandons legal action
Palo Alto Networks loses over $30 billion in market cap, sends shockwaves throughout cyber market
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20 stories about EU
How Google is bypassing EU attempt to curb its search monopoly
The European Union's Digital Markets Act, which will go into effect on March 7, aims to reduce the power of the technology giants; Google chose to leverage the changes in the law to increase its dominance in the search field
EU sends strong signal with 500 million euro Apple fine
At the end of an investigation that determined that Apple harmed the competitiveness of Spotify, the technology giant was fined half a billion euros. Ahead of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) taking effect, the fine opens the door for Amazon, Netflix and others to file similar complaints
Apple's new developer terms spark outrage as Pro Vision launch nears
Apple’s recently unveiled policy announced in response to the EU's new Digital Markets Act, that is forcing it to allow users to download apps from third-party app stores, may help it maintain control and profits in the short term, but is already dividing and frustrating developers
EU Commission: Israeli companies can continue to process personal data transferred from the EU
After conducting a review of 11 countries including Israel that have adequacy status for transferring data from the EU, the European Union Commission announced that they would renew Israel’s status, but only if it makes updates to its current legislation
Why Europe's landmark AI regulations matter
The regulations bar biometric categorization systems, untargeted scraping of facial images from the internet or CCTV footage, emotion recognition in the workplace and educational institutions, social scoring based on social behavior, AI systems that manipulate human behavior, and AI used to exploit the vulnerabilities of people
European Commission: Must act against anti-Semitism, “never again' is now”
A statement published by the EU executive body stated that anti-Semitism in Europe has “reached extraordinary levels” and is “reminiscent of some of the darkest times in history." The Commission emphasized its commitment to European Jews.
EU comes to the fore in battle against Hamas’ use of social media
The new Digital Services Act has allowed the European Union to put pressure on the likes of X, Meta, TikTok, and Google to stop the spreading of fake news, conspiracy theories, and horrific images
EU regulators cast doubt over Qualcomm’s $350-400 million acquisition of Autotalks
CTech and Reuters
The European Commission cited the importance of the deal to original equipment manufacturers and others who need access to vehicle-to-everything (V2X) semiconductors
A cautionary poke: $1.2 billion fine imposed on Meta is a warning sign for Israeli companies
If Israel does not act soon, Israeli high-tech companies will face a similar situation and possibly more severe consequences
EU would view Israel “in the same category as China” if judicial reforms go through
The impending judicial reforms and change in legal frameworks might cause the EU Commission to reconsider whether Israel has ‘adequate’ laws in place to protect the personal data of citizens
"Governments make citizens believe they are safer when they are being tracked. This is bullshit"
Sophie in 't Veld, a member of the European Parliament, will chair the commission of inquiry into the use of spyware such as NSO's Pegasus in EU countries. The inquiry will examine, among other things, whether existing laws allow for effective surveillance, and whether espionage has been used for political purposes
“Innovation is a tool for international relations.”
Startups need a global support system to thrive, says Adi Barel, managing director at EIT Hub Israel.
"I'm not an enemy of tech companies, I'm an enemy of bad behavior"
Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, is the only regulator in the world to curb the aggressive appetite of tech giants. Now, with a second term and an expanded role as regulator of the EU's digital economy, she is free to craft the rules that would limit Facebook's AI and virtual currency, and is unmoved by Trump's attacks on her
Smart Agro signs cooperation agreement with the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund
As part of the cooperation, the parties intend to locate possible collaborations and provide access to information about startups in agritech, as well as inviting one another to participate in funding rounds
TripleW receives $2.6 million grant from EU for its lactic acid for food waste
The Israeli company received €2.2 million out of the total €6.7 million awarded to all of the companies in the consortium
Israel can become the next powerhouse in the food tech industry
Alla Voldman Rantzer
In the absence of an active government push, Israel could find itself at the bottom of this race, writes Alla Voldman Rantzer
To boldly lead the global space industry
With more than 50 startups specializing in space technology, Israel is one of the leading SpaceTech nations in the world. As the "New Space" market booms, and the race to the moon now mostly in the hands of private players, it is time for Europe to embrace this huge opportunity – and embrace the collaboration with Israel
Israeli biopharma startup Omnix Medical awarded €10.8 million from EU to fight drug-resistant bacteria
The novel agents developed by Omnix are designed as an alternative to classical antibiotics
Report: Israelis must overcome ‘perceived barriers’ when seeking EU investments
The report, titled ‘Support to strengthening of investment opportunities in EU-Israel economic relations’, explores economic and cultural aspects between the regions
Israel is ranked third in the world for tech, but can it hold its spot?
StartupBlink joins CTech to discuss how Israel, a small and young country with few friendly neighbors, became one of the most influential tech ecosystems in the world
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