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CTech's Sunday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Design should help people emotionally relate to technology, says Fitbit designer; the startup giving voice to the silent majority

CTech 15:0007.07.19

The startup giving voice to the silent majority. Tel Aviv-based Zencity helps cities identify public opinion and sentiment based on online content such as tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts and comments, and complaints to municipal hotlines. Read more


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Interview | Design should help people emotionally relate to technology, says Fitbit designer. Israeli-American designer Gadi Amit, the owner and president of San Francisco-based firm NewDealDesign, believes the human experience is intertwined with technology in the most intimate way. Read more


PoV | Five reasons why Chinese apps outplay the West. Everything in one place, an addictive interface, an insane database, and quick logistics. Even Mark Zuckerberg has already recognized that China is an app empire. Just don’t expect privacy or freedom of speech. Read more


Interview | Even if game consoles turn obsolete, Nintendo is here to stay, says Israeli distributor. Eran Tor, a former Israeli importer of Apple products, launched Nintendo’s first official store in Israel last week. Read more


Interview | Fosun whetted our appetite, says Alma Lasers. Fosun Pharma CEO Yifang Wu and Alma Lasers CEO Lior Dayan gave Calcalist their first joint interview since the Chinese conglomerate acquired the Israeli medical laser company in 2013. Read more,7340,L-3765718,00.html


Enlight to develop solar energy project in Spain. The new project will be located close to the company’s wind turbine farm in the Castilla-La Mancha region of Spain, in operation since last summer. Read more


Fiverr opens development center in Israeli port city Haifa. The online gig marketplace is looking to fill several development positions at the new center, which will be located at a downtown Haifa WeWork coworking space. Read more


PwC partners with website navigation startup WalkMe. WalkMe adds a layer of on-screen navigation guidance prompts on top of existing websites, helping users navigate through web pages. The company lists Cisco, PayPal, and Microsoft as customers. Read more

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