The first round of rumours didn't pan out, but the purchase of the Israeli 3D technology start-up by the Cupertino tech giant makes enough sense for Apple to make it happen.
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David Shamah has been writing about Israeli technology news for over a decade, both in print and on the web, and knows the Israeli tech scene and its start-ups inside out.
Niv Lilien is a senior technology writer, and the former technology section editor for ynetnews. Currently, Niv writes regularly for several of Israel's most prominent media outlets.
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Facebook's Internet.org effort is getting a major boost with the company acquiring Onavo, the 'data-miser' of mobile apps.
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While the clock ticks on the arrival of the next iPhone version, old Apple devices will soon be able to offer eye and face-tracking capabilities via uMoove.