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CTech Daily Roundup: U.K. anti-monopoly watchdog puts the brakes on Taboola-Outbrain merger

CTech 23:1306.08.20

U.K. anti-monopoly watchdog puts the brakes on Taboola-Outbrain merger. Newly published document finds that the deal requires further inquiry, but can the sides step back now? Read more

 

Workplace morale booster Thriver raises $33 million in series B funding round led by Viola Growth. Thriver, formerly Platterz, develops a technological platform that assists companies in improving and strengthening their organizational culture. Read more  

 

A Temi robot. Photo: Courtesy A Temi robot. Photo: Courtesy

DiplomaTech | Bon Apetit: Ambassador says France has a large appetite for gourmet Israeli tech. Ambassador of France to Israel Eric Danon says there is much admiration in France to the Israeli innovation ecosystem. Read more

 

Ok, Google: Tell me about Israel’s voice recognition technology. Startup Nation is one of the biggest hubs for voice recognition technology - and different solutions make the possibilities endless. Read more

 

McAfee reports severe security flaws in Israeli personal assistant robot Temi. The security company informed Temi of the vulnerabilities in March and the company has since successfully patched its software. Read more 

 

Aleph leads $5 million seed round in smart procurement platform Approve. The company developed technology that provides full support for the enterprise procurement process, from the initial purchase request to the final payment to the supplier. Read more  

 

Gett to expand U.K. presence signing new partnership with Ola ride-sharing platform. The company's SaaS solution for the business sector enables the company's business clients to enjoy access to a wide range of automotive services worldwide through strategic partnerships with leading companies. Read more