What is Facebook developing in Tel Aviv and who is leasing Herons from the IAI?

CTech Daily Roundup: Rafael develops new navigation system that is immune to GPS jamming

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Facebook unveils Tel Aviv-developed Instagram Lite. Five years after launching Facebook Lite, social media giant is bringing Instagram to the developing world. Read more


Eyeclick’s ‘Obie For Seniors’ product helps engage the elderly during lonely lockdowns. Using an interactive projector, seniors can engage in physical and cognitive games helping them keep active while isolating. Read more


An IAI Heron. Photo: Courtesy An IAI Heron. Photo: Courtesy

EU Border and Coast Guard Agency to lease Maritime Herons from IAI. Leasing deals have come to make up a substantial part of IAI’s UAV sales volume, says marketing exec. Read more


Rafael develops new navigation system that is immune to GPS jamming. The new system, to be used when satellite communications are down, relies on 3D imaging analysis originally developed for guided missiles. Read more


Israeli company Sound Radix wins Engineering Emmys. The company won the popular tech competition with a technology it developed that helped improve the sound of actors and actresses that are moving on stage. CEO Nir Averbuch: “This prize is a mark of victory for us all."

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Google launches the second cohort of “Gaming Growth Lab” acceleration program. In January 2021 Startup Growth Lab will open the fourth cycle of the program to which startups from all sectors can be admitted. Read more


Survey: 90% of companies say their operational technology networks were hacked. Bynet to cooperate with Fortinet and Radiflow on cyber solution amid increased threats. Read more


In a surprise move, the digital bank joins the Association of Banks in Israel. The association can help save the Digital Bank legal expenses, but will it harm its attempts to stand out from the crowd? Read more


Appointments | Intel Ignite appoints Ranny Nachmias as the new Managing Director of the Tel Aviv program. The news comes alongside an expansion to Munich, Germany, and Austin, Texas, and the announcement of its third cohort. Read more