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CTech's Thursday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

CTech's Thursday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Verint to split into two companies: cyber and customer engagement; Pollution violates the public’s property rights, says activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

CTech | 14:58  05.12.2019

Verint to split into two companies: cyber and customer engagement. Verint has a market capitalization of $3.2 billion on Nasdaq; the company rose 6.88% in after-hours trading following the announcement. Read more

Interview | Pollution violates the public’s property rights, says activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Kennedy, a lawyer and environmental activist whose controversial views on vaccines and his own father’s assassination often raise eyebrows, spoke to Calcalist during a recent visit to Israel. Read more

The Jordan River. Photo: Shutterstock The Jordan River. Photo: Shutterstock The Jordan River. Photo: Shutterstock

Opinion | A wake-up call for Israeli startups: the energy sector is ripe for disruption. Israel is a prime candidate to lead the energy revolution, thanks to the advanced technologies of its prosperous tech sector and its reputation for introducing outside-the-box solutions. Read more

 

The U.S. should invest more in joint projects with Israel, says retiring BIRD chairman. Phillip Singerman, BIRD Foundation’s co-chairman, spoke to Calcalist Tuesday about his nine-year tenure and his plans for retirement in January 2020. Read more

Brazilian media giant Grupo Globo backs automated broadcasting startup Pixellot. Pixellot develops production technologies that provide live, multi-angled, panoramic HD broadcasts of sporting events. Read more

Parking booking app developer Arrive to set up Israel R&D center. Arrive intends to hire several dozen people in the country in the upcoming year. Read more

National University of Singapore partners with Tel Aviv University on quantum research. In September, Tel Aviv University inaugurated a new Center for Quantum Science and Technology. Read more

Thousands of Israeli students will take their first coding class next week. Students all over the world will learn basic programming and coding skills next week as part of Code.org’s Hour of Code events. Read more
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