Report: Water rates can be reduced 8%

The Belinkov Report says Mekorot is inefficient, wasteful, and causes high water rates for consumers.

dollars  picture: Thinkstock Battery charging co StoreDot raises $32m

StoreDot has developed a battery charger that can recharge a smartphone in 30 seconds.

Israel Chemicals No arbitration on Israel Chemicals profit dispute

The Jerusalem District Court ruled the state was not violating the franchise agreement.

Civil Divorce should be for the civil courts

The proposed bill by MKs Zahava Gal-On and Merav Michaeli on the subject of permitting civil divorce was discussed and voted down several days ago by the Ministerial Committee on Legislative Matters. The bill was based on the premise that the Court for Family Affairs would have the authority to discuss the marriage permit of a couple with the same religion who had chosen to marry in a civil wedding abroad. The current legal situation does not allow this

waze Waze moving towards available parking feature

New version 3.9 is gathering data about parking facilities.

Mobile sports app co 365Scores raises $5.5m

The company will focus on expanding its social features for sports fans.

Partner/Orange Partner launches second 4G incubator

Six start-ups with 4G-related activities will be chosen to participate in the Orange 4G Innovation Lab.

Germania to begin Tel Aviv flights

Germania will fly between Tel Aviv and Hamburg and Baden-Baden from March 2015.

Shlomo Lahat Former Tel Aviv Mayor Shlomo Lahat dies

Lahat was mayor for 19 years and coined the slogan, "the city that never stops."

Wix Wix to open Beersheva and Haifa development centers

The DIY website platform company already has 800 employees in Tel Aviv and worldwide.

Shuk Faisal 24% of Jewish consumers boycott Arab businesses

Geocartagraphia found the figure was down from 29% during the Gaza operation.

Danino Uziel

CEO Excellence Nessuah

Qoros Sedan Israel Corp. to lend Qoros $130m

Israel Corp. has invested $600 million to date in the Chinese car joint venture.

Mutual funds, finance  phtoto to go Moody's warns on slower growth

The ratings agency kept Israel's A1 rating and stable outlook but is concerned about economic developments.

Hot Mobile Hot Mobile struggles to retain subscribers

Hot gained most new subscribers in September, but its high churn rate left Golan Telecom with far more net new subscribers.

Tel-O-Fun Tel-O-Fun offers free Tel Aviv bicycles on Yom Kippur

Subscribers with annual membership can use bicycles for free from 11 am Friday through 1 am Sunday.

Yenon Glazer, David Mezuman and Ofer Sinai "Smartup2 gave us exposure"

Smartup2 winners talk about support from the “Globes”-Bank Hapoalim program.

Assuta Hospital Gov't plans taxing private hospitals

The tax is one of the recommendations of the Economic Arrangments bill.

Yiftah Ron-Tal picture: Eyal Yitzhar IEC chair warns Netanyahu on company's finances

Yiftah Ron Tal: Neglecting IEC's financial situation will lead to loss of control in a critical industry.

Intel Intel reaffirms faith in Israel

The Israeli government learned its lessons from losing the last Intel fab to Ireland, says Izhar Shay.

Dr. Norman Bailey Turkey flounders, Iran rides high, Egypt reforms

Significant transformations are taking place in three of the Middle East's foremost powers.

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