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Another big acquisition: IBM buys Israeli startup, Trusteer

Another exit for an Israeli startup and a deeper move into Israel by one of the world’s tech titans: IBM today announced the acquisition of Trusteer, a specialist in cyber-security primarily for financial services. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Israeli financial paper Calcalist had reported that the deal is in the range of between $800M and $1B. To read more about how IBM is using this M&A to create a cyber-security R&D center in Israel, click here.

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Technology Corner

New hospital bed helps patients stand on their feet

The Israeli-innovated Total Lift Bed, developed by VitalGo Systems, is a simple but revolutionary solution that could set a new standard of care in hospitals and rehabilitation centers worldwide. The patented Total Lift is the only hospital-grade bed that can elevate a patient from a lying to a fully standing position — and all points in between — for treatment and transfer with no lifting required of the caregiver. To read how this cutting edge technology will better the care of hospital patients, click here.

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 Trending Israeli Entrepreneurs

Israeli military intelligence unit, 8200, drives country’s hi-tech boom

Successful Israeli tech firms such as Nice, Comverse and Check Point were all founded by 8200 alumni or based on technology originally developed by the unit. With the emergence of consumer apps based on crunching vast amounts of information known as “big data”, The Guardian believes Israel is a decade ahead of the US and Europe – and all because of the military. To read how Israel’s elite intelligence unit, 8200, is playing a key role in the success of the start-up nation, click here.

Apple acquires second screen TV startup

Apple recently announced the acquisition of, an iOS app that provided a comprehensive overview of everything that’s available to watch via cable TV providers, streaming video services , and digital video stores. To read more, click here.
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OurCrowd’s News Nuggets
Israeli startup Zazoo raises $2M (GeekTime) investor:”why we sold to AOL instead of going public” (Forbes) turns the web into a language-learning opportunity (TechCrunch)
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2 Israeli researchers in top 10 artificial intelligence list (Israel21c)
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