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CTech's Thursday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

CTech's Thursday Roundup of Israeli Tech News


Ctech | 18:45  16.04.2020

Israeli cabinet To discuss Covid-19 exit strategy. Government plans to roll back some restrictions next week, with Prime Minister Netanyahu set to make final decision. Read more

Opinion | Let our people go (to Work). A gradual and measured return to productivity will save the population from a recession that may be more fatal than the coronavirus disease. Read more

Coronavirus blood check (illustration). Photo: Shaul Golan Coronavirus blood check (illustration). Photo: Shaul Golan Coronavirus blood check (illustration). Photo: Shaul Golan

Despite government plans, Israeli tech leaders aren’t rushing to send employees to the office. Industry executives tell Calcalist they’re satisfied with remote work productivity and will not risk workers’ health or comfort. Read more

Digital intelligence company Cellebrite signs $7.9 million deal with law enforcement agency in Asia. Cellebrite specializes in mobile forensics. Its technology is used for mobile data extraction by law enforcement, intelligence agencies, military entities, law firms, and security firm. Read more

Lightspeed raises over $4 billion for 3 new funds. American VC with offices in Herzliya has actively invested in the Israeli economy over the past two decades. Read more

Interview | Israel's top tech woman shares four insights on change. A conversation with Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, head of Microsoft Israel research and development and one of the world's leading women in tech, about the ability to undergo change in order to go the distance. Read more

No place like home: prompted by Covid-19, Israelis living abroad return to the motherland. The friends. The family. The public health system. The sense of mutual accountability. Israelis living abroad tell Calcalist why the coronavirus crisis sent them packing and boarding a plane to the old country. Read more

Three Israeli sports startups that aren’t letting the pandemic bench them. From mental workouts for athletes to gamers who want to go pro, these homegrown startups are intent to jump over the Covid-19 hurdles. Read more

Tel Aviv's central bus station: chronicles of a white elephant. The city’s giant, brutalist eyesore of a public transportation hub, designed to be the largest and most innovative bus station in the world, opened with great fanfare in 1993. Its story dates back four decades earlier. Read more

Hellman & Friedman complete purchase of Israeli Cybersecurity company Checkmarx. Deal worth $1.15 million is the fund's largest investment to date. Read more

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