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CTech's Thursday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

CTech's Thursday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Security breach revealed personal information of Israeli toll highway users; Israeli state-owned gas transmission company sets out to break natural gas duopoly

CTech  :  2019-08-01T14:07:42..

Security breach revealed personal information of Israeli toll highway users. Files containing 2.9 million messages sent between May 2018 and January 2019 to 824,000 phone numbers by the operator of Israel’s Highway 6 were stored on an unsecured server and recently uncovered by activist hackers. Read more

Israeli state-owned gas transmission company sets out to break natural gas duopoly. Israel Natural Gas Lines is promoting a plan to set up a new terrestrial gas pipeline to compete with Tel Aviv-listed gas company Delek and Texas-based Noble Energy. Re ad more
Set up of an INGL gas pipeline. Photo: PR Set up of an INGL gas pipeline. Photo: PR Set up of an INGL gas pipeline. Photo: PR
Amazon acquires Israeli flash storage startup E8 Storage. E8 Storage develops a storage management app for optimizing the use of SSD storage devices. Read more

German submarine maker ThyssenKrupp partners with Israeli accelerator TheDock. As part of the agreement, theDOCK will serve as ThyssenKrupp’s innovation arm in Israel and will scout for startups developing relevant technologies. Read more

India's Zee Entertainment partners with video enhancement startup Minute.ly. Minute.ly uses artificial intelligence tools to automatically analyze videos and create video teasers for publishers and broadcasters. Read more

Swiss Post and Israel Post partner to scout for Israeli startups. Startups chosen by the Israeli postal service will be invited to pitch their technologies to both organizations in September. Read more

Health monitoring startup Hello Heart raises $12 million. Hello Heart develops a device that tests blood pressure and blood sugar levels and helps patients monitor their health, drug intake, and physical exercise through a dedicated mobile app. Read more

Tomato-picking robot developer MetoMotion raises $1.5 million. MetoMotion’s robot is also capable of performing other labor-intensive tasks in greenhouses, such as pruning and de-leafing. Read more

Marketing company Webpals appoints Sheila Kagan as CEO. Founded in 2012, Webpals employs 400 people with offices in Tel Aviv, New York, and Seoul. Read more
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