Bally Technologies acquires Israel’s DragonPlay for $100M
Las Vegas gambling giant, Bally Technologies, is dipping is acquiring Tel Aviv-based gaming startup, Dragonplay, a maker of casino-style social apps for iOS, Android and Facebook. Bally said it would pay up to $100 million for Dragonplay, which ranks among the 10 highest-grossing game developers in the social casino genre. Bally is now the second major Las Vegas casino gaming brand to enter social gaming via an Israeli company. To read more, click here.
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3rd big UK water contract for Israeli ‘bubble tech’ startup
United Utilities is the third UK water provider to sign a contract with Israel’s Mapal Green Energy for wastewater treatment. In a Mapal system, water bubbles infused with air are used to clean water as part of aeration systems, removing pollutants and separating sludge from water. Water professionals consider bubbles one of the more effective ways of treating sewage and water suffering from industrial pollution. To read more about Mapal Green Energy’s water recycling system, click here.
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Black Eyed Peas rapper and singer, songwriter and producer will.i.am (William Adams) met with five Israeli startup companies in which he is considering making future investments. will.i.am met in Tel Aviv with representatives from Tonara, WiShi, guster, Fashioholic and Replay Technologies. To read more, click here.
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