Memorial day weekend is upon us, and most of you will probably stay away from the computer (or at least try to) for a few days. While you’re waiting for your flight or getting ready to leave the office, enjoy the Israeli linkfest below.
BusinessWeek identifies the Israeli high tech hubs including Tel Aviv, Haifa, Herzliya, etc. What’s getting done in each.
In this report by the economics department of Bank a Poalim, you can read things like: The Bank of Israel’s low interest rate and policy of intervention in the foreign currency market are increasing the risks of higher inflation during the coming months.
Israeli startup Zend Technologies has fired 25 percent of its R&D team in an effort to become cash flow positive before a sale. Zend offers its own distribution of PHP, the popular open-source scripting language for Web applications.
In their quartely MoneyTree publication, PricewaterhouseCoopers discusses the stability in number and level of investments in Israel.
Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer was the Keynote speaker at center’s opening yesterday in Herzliya: “Our company almost as Israeli as American”. Watch the video.
Arik Czerniak is now working on Clear Applications, a company that he co-founded seven months ago with two other Metacafe ex-employees, Oren Blatt and Gil Solomon. The self funded company (Arik cashed out) will use online tests to screen reality TV contestants. More on TheMarker (Hebrew).
Sarah Lacy, author and Business week correspondent, on the question whether Israeli entrepreneurs should move West to the US or stay at home.
Long Ideas: Buy Low, Sell High: Right Time for the Former
Michael Guntersdorfer has a fresh perspective on the winners and losers of the current economic situation
That’s it for now. Drop a comment if you have any additions for weekend reading.