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CTech's Monday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Despite tech prowess, Israel ranks low on autonomous vehicle readiness; Crypto website Coinmama hacked, data on 450,000 users stolen

CTech 14:1218.02.19

Despite tech prowess, Israel ranks low on autonomous vehicle readiness. Israel is home to 500 to 600 automotive-related companies, around a fifth of which focus on autonomous technologies, according to KPMG. Read more


Crypto website Coinmama hacked, data on 450,000 users stolen. Data including email addresses and encrypted passwords registered to Coinmama’s website before August 2017, were posted on a dark web registry. Read more
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Gritty Tel Aviv suburb tops local life quality list. Ramat Gan, an eastern Tel Aviv suburb with a population of around 155,000, is the best of Israel’s large cities in terms of life quality, according to a report published last week by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. Read more


Israel Innovation Authority, Thomas Jefferson University partner on healthcare startup competition. As part of the competition, the two institutes will award four Israeli companies grants for healthcare-related research and development. Read more


IAI to sponsor Los Angeles space-focused startup accelerator. In addition to IAI, the new U.S.-based accelerator has formal sponsorship from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, and the U.S. Air Force. Read more


Former Intel exec enters Israeli politics. Former Intel chief of product and vice president David ("Dadi") Perlmutter has joined Israeli political party Gesher. Read more


Cannabis E-commerce venture seeks to merge with Tel Aviv shelf company. A group of Israeli businessmen, investors, and tech entrepreneurs turned its sight to cannabis, a fast-growing local industry and a lucrative niche for companies seeking to leverage the hype on capital markets. Read more

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