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CTech's Sunday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

CTech's Sunday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Fun and games and shooting down enemy planes; Nuvei completes $889 million acquisition of paytech company SafeCharge

CTech  :  2019-08-04T14:00:50..
Fun and games and shooting down enemy planes. In Israel, the new trend in summertime fun is military-themed summer camps and courses, with activities ranging from recreating famous air battles in an F16 simulator to countering military cyber attacks. Read more

Nuvei completes $889 million acquisition of paytech company SafeCharge. The completion of the acquisition will see SafeCharge delist from the London Stock Exchange on Friday. Read more

SafeCharge SafeCharge's David Avgi. Photo: Amit Sha'al SafeCharge

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom to launch AMOS-17 on Tuesday. On Friday, Spacecom announced it is postponing the launch, originally scheduled for Sunday, by several days due to a malfunction in the SpaceX launchpad. Read more

Israeli regulator signs off on Rafael-Aeronautics deal. The acquisition of the Israeli drone maker by defense contractor Rafael and partner Avihai Stolero was approved by Rafael's board in April, but Israel's Government Companies Authority had concerns regarding the ownership split between the partners and the high valuation given to the struggling company. Read more

Got a new like on Facebook? It may be your friendly neighborhood tax investigator. The Israeli Tax Authority has recently started tracking tax-evading businesses using social networks. The incriminating data, it turns out, it right at their fingertips. Read more

New regulations restricting micro-mobility companies come into force in Tel Aviv. The main restrictions imposed by the new regulations refer to where and how shared-bikes and e-scooters are allowed to be parked, placing full responsibility on the operating company and not on users. Read more

The Israeli employment market: a timestamp. On Wednesday, the Israeli Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services published a report for 2018, detailing the current state of the local employment market. Read more

Interview | Suicide is a tendency, not a destiny, says suicide researcher. Danuta Wasserman, who is a professor of psychiatry and suicidology at Swedish medical university Karolinska Institute and the founder and head of the national Swedish suicide research and prevention center, spoke to Calcalist during a recent visit to Israel. Read more

Nasdaq-listed Radware to scout for cloud security startups. The information security company is actively looking for acquisitions, chief financial officer Doron Abramovitch said in a Wednesday interview with Calcalist. Read more

The smartwatch that will warn of cardiac arrest before it occurs. CardiacSense’s watch-like device tracks factors like arrhythmia, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and blood pressure in users to identify early signs of a stroke or cardiac arrest. Watch the video
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