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CTech's Weekly Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Too many cars, not enough roads turn Israel’s tech capital to traffic purgatory; Palo Alto Networks in talks to acquire information security automation firm Demisto

CTech 08:1208.02.19

Too many cars, not enough roads turn Israel’s tech capital to traffic purgatory. To get to central Tel Aviv by 9:30 or 10 in the morning video editor Yariv Dagan (50) leaves his home in Hadera, some 45 kilometers to the north, by 7:30. Between 2000 and 2017, the number of cars on Israel’s roads increased by 84%, but road area increased by only 45%. Read more

 

Traffic in Israel. Photo: Yuval Chen Traffic in Israel. Photo: Yuval Chen

 

 

Palo Alto Networks in talks to acquire information security automation firm Demisto. Israel-based Demisto develops and markets automation tools for information security management, including a chatbot that assists security analysts in handling tasks. Read more

 

These goggles enable surgeons to see right through you. The headset by Israel-based Augmedics projects X ray-like 3D visualization of the patient in real time, allowing surgeons to "see" through the patient's skin, muscle tissue, and bone. Read more

 

Intel now has 20 Israeli vice presidents. 12% of all patents submitted by Intel in 2015-2018 originated in Israel, with the number rising to 13.5% in 2018. Read more

 

Video | This AR helmet will tell you how fast your heart is racing down the ski slope. Trial runs for RideOn’s ski helmet are underway at the Schladming-Dachstein ski resort in the Austrian state of Styria and at St. Anton in the Austrian Alps. Read more

 

More Israeli patents filed in the U.S. round 340,000 patents were filed in the U.S. in 2018, almost 5,000 of them by Israeli inventors. Read more

 

Startup funding

 

Cardiac 3D visualization startup CathWorks raises $30 million. Read more

 

Qualcomm Ventures backs wireless communication company CoreTigo. Read more

 

Smartphone urine testing kit developer Healthy.io raises $18 million. Read more

 

Maritime collision prevention startup Orca AI raises $2.6 million. Read more

 

Digital content management startup Trackonomics raises $1.6 million. Read more

 

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