Which former football star is teaming up with an Israeli startup and what caused the shock announcement at Indigo?

CTech Daily Roundup: Nasdaq-listed NetApp to incorporate technology by Israeli startup Iguazio

CTech 22:5510.06.20
Nasdaq-listed NetApp to incorporate technology by Israeli startup Iguazio. Iguazio offers data management services and artificial intelligence tools designed to improve the performance, security, and scalability of machine learning applications. Read more


HP’s demand to fire hundreds of employees led to departure of Indigo’s GM. Alon Bar-Shany believed Hewlett-Packard’s plan for widescale cutbacks was unjust. Read more

Italian football legend Alessandro Del Piero. Photo: EPA Italian football legend Alessandro Del Piero. Photo: EPA


GM’s ‘people-first’ approach was what made Indigo successful, says founder. A day after news broke of longtime general manager, Alon Bar-Shany’s resignation, the man who first recruited him sung his praises. Read more


Interview | Football legend Del Piero teams up with Israel’s Stads to revolutionize sports advertising. Stads has created a platform that allows advertisers and clubs to maximize advertising boards. Read more


DiplomaTech | Global pandemic and severe local drought spell opportunities for Israeli tech companies in Poland. Economic attache Sarah-Ann Madi believes the untapped potential of the Polish market makes it worthwhile the effort for Israeli businesses. Read more


Insurtech startup Planck raises $16 million in series B round. Planck develops software that enables insurance companies to use publicly available data, image processing, and company reports to analyze and perform risk assessments of businesses. Read more  


Vital signs monitoring startup Binah.ai raises $13.5 million. Binah.ai’s technology analyzes a video of the upper cheek skin region of a human face to extract a large set of vital signs and mental stress measurements. Read more


Israel's DOORe opens the door for a key-less future. Using DOORe, a homeowner can authorize anyone whose fingerprint was previously scanned to open the front door at a specific time. It is managed using a smartphone app on Android or iOS operating systems. Read more  


United Airlines to resume direct flights between Tel Aviv and San Francisco in July. Three weekly flights to provide access back and forth to Silicon Valley, company says it will ensure highest standards of cleanliness. Read more


Israeli universities drop in SQ annual ranking. Technion, ranked in 291st place, says survey data was faulty, accuses the government of not investing enough in research infrastructure. Read more