Find out which communication giant made an impressive acquisition of an Israeli startup; discover the Israeli tech behind’s new watch-based gadget; hear about a leading Israeli entrepreneur’s plan for the future of robotic surgery and more this week from Startup Nation…

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Broadband communication giant Broadcom buys Israeli MagnaCom for $50M

MagnaCom NLBroadband communication giant Broadcom purchased Israeli startup MagnaCom, which has created a modulation technology that may be the base for future cellular networks, for $50 million. Learn more.

OurCrowd & Portfolio Companies in the News’s Dial watch packs Israeli tech punch

The Dial NL.minMusician and entrepreneur from The Black Eyed Peas bought Tel Aviv startup Sensiya to power new watch-based gadget that can make calls and send texts. Learn more.

Mazor CEO Ori Hadomi discusses future plans for robotic surgery

Ori Hadomi NL.minFollowing its agreement with Medtronic — the world’s largest medical device maker — Mazor CEO, Ori Hadomi, talks about his vision for the company’s future expansion of robotic surgical systems. Learn more.

First class of Technion-Cornell program set to graduate

seo-rocket-to-success-300x300.minSet up in 2013, the New York campus expects to produce the next generation of tech leaders and to generate billions for city. Learn more.

Mayo Clinic launches initiative to invest in Israeli MedTech

Mayo clinicIn the first initiative of its kind, the Mayo Clinic will seek to partner with Israeli life science and medical tech companies. Learn more.

OurCrowd’s News Nuggets

  • Gesture tech firm, eyeSight, nabs $20M Chinese investment (Times of Israel)
  • Israeli IT alert management platform, BigPanda, closes $21M (Geektime)
  • Israeli leukemia treatment company, BioSight, raises $13M (Globes)
  • Israel’s Moovit app to guide visitors at Rio Olympics (Israel21c)
  • 5 Israeli startups taking China by storm (NoCamels)

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