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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. Niv is also one of the founders of a new media initiative - Tabula Media digital publishing house, and the editor in chief of the TheUplink Hebrew tech magazine for tablets and smartphones. Lilien has a BA degree (with honours) in political science and communications from Bar Ilan University and a degree in journalism from the same institute. He is currently a graduate student working towards a master's degree in the net culture program in Tel Aviv University.
Intel SVP Mooly Eden gave some broad hints on the company's future direction at a talk in Tel Aviv, with hardware and succession planning on the agenda.
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Israeli government sys admins managed to ward off 44 million attacks against its sites in five days. Here's how they did it.
Microsoft is suing an Israeli reseller for allegedly faking Windows authentication stickers on computers it sold - but the target of the lawsuit is baffled by the legal action.
On a visit to Israel, the Microsoft CEO discussed Israel's technology scene and how he's counting on the country to provide the machine learning it needs for big data.
EMC is tapping up Israel's experts in machine learning and data recognition for the opening of a new EMC Labs Israel facility.
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Three Israeli hackers have been among the most prolific hunters in Google's bug bounty program - but they still trust the company with their data.
Israeli company Preton has just patented its Pixel Optimizer system, which aims to do away with spare pixels in the printing process - and save cash as a result.
The South Korean tech giant has two R&D centres in Israel – and their work can currently be seen on Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone.
Israel's Lucid wants to take on Nvidia on the desktop and laptop - and it's already settings its sights on tackling the graphics strain that is sure to hit ultrabooks and tablets soon.
Microsoft Israel is opening up its accelerator to a second wave of start-ups with what it hopes is a new methodology to help inspire success - housed in the R&D centre that aims to keep the grande dame of tech ahead of the curve.
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