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CTech’s Monday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

CTech’s Monday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Leumi's digital bank launches fractional shares investing service; Amazon's Israeli website is live

CTech | 14:56  23.09.2019
Leumi's digital bank launches fractional shares investing service. The service will allow anyone over the age of 18, to invest in a limited range of multinationals like General Motors, FedEx, Facebook, Disney, and Amazon at a lower entry point. Read more

Amazon's Israeli website is live. The e-commerce giant launched its local service with a “ships locally” option Sunday evening. Read more

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SoftBank CEO joins call to remove WeWork’s Adam Neumann as CEO, report says. SoftBank believes a change in WeWork's leadership will be "for the long-term benefit" of the company, according to CNBC. Read more

Opinion | The most urgent tech-related tasks the new Israeli parliament must tackle. Israel’s general election last week marked the end of nearly an entire lost year in which the Israeli parliament was effectively paralyzed. Now, the newly elected members of parliament must hurry to address pressing global and local tech issues. Read more

Israeli hackathon to tackle pressing needs of kibbutzim, like what to do with banana waste. In October, 120 participants will partake in a 44-hour hackathon in northern Israel to offer solutions for various agricultural and environmental issues. Read more

Adler Real Estate to acquire TASE-listed ADO Group for 708 million euros. Israel-headquartered ADO, which invests in the Berlin real estate market, will delist from TASE following the deal. Read more

Intel backs DustPhotonics in $25 million round. DustPhotonics designs and manufactures highspeed optical transceivers for data centers, high-performance computing, and enterprise applications. Read more

Medtech company Filterlex receives 2.1 million euros EU grant. Filterlex develops an embolic protection device intended to reduce the risk of stroke and other complications during catheter-based heart procedures. Read more

Viola’s tips for attracting top tech talent. The Israeli venture capital group recently conducted a survey among the human resources heads of its portfolio companies, and came away with a few insights for a more effective recruitment process. Read more

Over 2 million passengers expected to pass through Ben Gurion airport during Jewish High Holidays. The busiest day this month at the airport will be this Thursday, the last workday before the Jewish New Year’s when 108,000 passengers will travel on 710 international flights. Read more

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