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How is Facebook luring startups and which Israeli company is partnering with Google?

CTech Daily Roundup: Facebook wants to lure startups in, says B2B marketing manager

CTech 21:3803.08.20
Facebook wants to lure startups in, says B2B marketing manager. Jonathan Nimrodi, manager of Facebook’s EMEA B2B marketing team believes the social media giant can offer startups a pain-free way to digitize their business model, especially in the Covid-19 era. Read more  


Israeli army examining purchase of wearable anti-drone device. The system, priced at $50,000, is developed by Israeli startup SKYLOCK and has already been sold to the U.S. Army and NATO forces. Read more


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Exclusive | Robot-maker Temi is downsizing its Israel team, moving operations to China. The personal robot manufacturer said it is shifting its base of operations to meet business goals in Asia. Read more


Meetup security failings left users vulnerable to money and data loss, says Checkmarx report. Series of flaws at community-building events platform left it vulnerable to injection of malicious scripts. Read more


Israeli startup partners with Google to help businesses offer digital gift cards. Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, small businesses without an e-commerce presence were twice as likely to close operations. Read more becomes a partner at Unity Technologies Verified Solutions. The partnership allows the Israel-based company to enhance monitoring and performance for game developers. Read more


Israel joining 5G revolution with launch of deployment tender. The winners will be required to complete the deployment within five years and begin providing 5G services within 18 months of the start of the process. Read more


"Stop handing out money and start encouraging use of e-commerce technology.” Michael Eisenberg, managing partner at VC firm Aleph, urges Israel to give its citizens e-commerce vouchers for online shopping that guarantees purchase on the web and fast home delivery. Read more


Opinion | How voice-activated services can revolutionize the workplace. The past few months have advanced the way we work a decade into the future and voice assistants, from Amazon’s Alexa to Microsoft’s Cortana, are stepping in to help employers keep their workers in sync while minimizing potentially infectious physical contact. Read more


Energy ministry urges Israeli cities to prepare for a massive influx of electric cars. A document sent to municipalities instructs them to ensure they have sufficient charging stations since they forecast half of all cars sold in 2030 will be electric. Read more  


Appointments | Guy Vardi and Yaniv Amzaleg appointed co-CEOs of Teddy Sagi’s Globe Invest. Businessman Teddy Sagi has announced that not one, but two, people will co-CEO the position at his investment group. Read more


Appointments | Omer Levy Appointed CFO of Levy will be managing the MedTech startup’s finances following his role as CFO and COO at RadView. Read more


Appointments | Tel Aviv-based equity firm Catalyst appoints Lisya Bahar-Manoah as partner. Before joining Catalyst, Bahar-Manoah held senior management positions at Israeli plastic products company Keter and pesticide manufacturer Adama. Read more