Tech roundup / Stymieing smartphone smugglers
Suny, Israel's official importer of Samsung phones, floats a plan to save the state taxes; startups Wochit and Any.Do raise millions.
Smartphone smuggling, a growth industry: Suny, the official importer of Samsung phones to Israel, estimates that half a million smartphones get smuggled into Israel every year. It therefore concludes that the State of Israel is out half a billion shekels in tax each year. Its math is based on $275 in tax from each phone smuggled in by criminals or folks not thinking about the ramifications of...
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