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CTech's Sunday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

CTech's Sunday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

As the number of domestic Covid-19 cases rises, Israel settles on economic support measures; Microsoft sells its stake in AnyVision, desists minor investments in facial identification technologies

CTech | 15:35  29.03.2020

As the number of domestic Covid-19 cases rises, Israel settles on economic support measures. Israel reported 3,865 confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday morning, 66 of them in serious or critical condition, and 12 dead. Read more

Microsoft sells its stake in AnyVision, desists minor investments in facial identification technologies. In November, Microsoft started an investigation into the Israeli startup after multiple media outlets reported its technology was being used by Israeli forces to surveil Palestinians in the West Bank. Read more

Coronavirus (illustration). Photo: Pixabay Coronavirus (illustration). Photo: Pixabay Coronavirus (illustration). Photo: Pixabay

Opinion | When it comes to Covid-19, the tech industry's urge to disrupt may be disruptive. As the world attempts to fight off the global pandemic, tech professionals worldwide should focus less on disrupting the health system than on supporting it. Read more

Genealogy company MyHeritage to set up coronavirus testing lab in Israel. The lab, expected to begin operating by April 9, will be able to conduct 10,000 tests per day, Read more

Over half of VCs have stopped or cut down investments, survey finds. A survey of 131 venture capital funds conducted by Israeli startup Wizer shows that 25% intend to completely stop investments and another 32% will reduce spending. Read more

Expert | In these trying times, piracy can be used for good. One silver lining in the dark cloud named Covid-19: people are harnessing the power of 3D printing to manufacture well needed, often expensive and hard-to-find, medical supplies. Read more

It is still money time for the Israel-Colorado innovation fund. Coronavirus has wreaked havoc in financial markets, but the uncertainty is not scaring away all VCs. Read more

Medical staff left vulnerable at forefront of coronavirus fight. Health care workers are at significant risk of contracting Covid-19, with authorities across the world late to react to pleas for protection. Read more

List | These Home Workout Startups Will Keep You in Shape Even During a Global Lockdown. Below are six Israel-based startups offering online workout tools that can help prevent your transition from gym rat to couch potato during the Covid-19 crisis. Read more

 

Pandemic disruptions lead many consumers to buy camping supplies, says marketing startup Yotpo. Yotpo analyzed the changing behaviors, priorities, and shopping trends of more than 2,000 consumers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada to see how Covid-19 impacted e-commerce. Read more

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