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CTech's Tuesday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Amazon to launch in Israel in September; In Tel Aviv, the battle against Airbnb rentals has just gone one step forward

CTech 14:3123.07.19
Amazon to launch in Israel in September. The company is waiting until it has signed up at least 100 Israeli retail shops, according to local retailers. Read more

 

In Tel Aviv, the battle against Airbnb rentals has just gone one step forward. Tired of having their complaints to the city go unanswered, residents filed a petition Monday to a Tel Aviv district court against the city, demanding it takes action against unlicensed Airbnb rentals. Read more

 

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Recent banking sector upheaval leaves Israel even more bereft of female leaders. A recent Standard & Poor's report revealed that soon, of the 125 highest capitalized companies on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, only one will have a female CEO. Read more

 

A new bump in the road for Tel Aviv’s e-scooter users: DUI charges. In Tel Aviv, considered the country’s main micro-mobility hub, the police recently started screening electric bike and e-scooter users for alcohol levels. Read more

 

Retail analytics company Trax raises $100 million. Trax offers retailers image recognition and computer vision analytics tools to keep track of their stock and inventory. Read more

 

Medtronic partners with stroke detection startup Viz.ai. Viz.ai develops deep learning and artificial intelligence-powered technology that can analyze brain scans and automatically transfer the information to a doctor. Read more

 

Business management startup VCita raises $15 million. Seattle, Washington, and Tel Aviv-based vCita develops a cloud-based small business management service that combines tasks like scheduling, payments, and marketing campaigns into a single app. Read more

 

Treatment compliance startup well-beat awarded $1 million grant. Well-Beat develops a chronic patient compliance system to improve treatment effectiveness using machine learning-based behavioral insights. Read more

 

Israel launches cybersecurity program for students with special needs. The first cohort, which started the program on Sunday, is made up of 16 students, all of which have varying degrees of autism and are aged 21 and older. Read more

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