Which Israeli company is inactivating Covid-19 with lights and why is working during the pandemic a lot like being in space?

CTech Daily Roundup: With a SAP collaboration and a round A underway, Pico comes out punching from Covid-19 crisis

CTech 21:5001.11.20
DiplomaTech | The age of Zoom has helped speed up tech deals between Israel and India. The prices there may be lower, but India’s sheer market size makes it worth it for Israeli companies, says Israeli trade rep to New Delhi. Read more 


Expert highlights 10 legal issues that arose in the age of video calls. From layoffs to sexual harassment, GKH’s labor law expert Yael Dolev presents the heated problems in today’s work environment. Read more
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“This is a great opportunity to secure ties and relationships with our cousins in Israel,” says Emirati executive. "I have seen a lot of projects built on trust in the past and today they are worth billions," says Farid Al Zarooni chairman of AngelWorld BioTech. Watch full video


Going Big: Israeli 3D printing company signs $80 million deal with Italy’s Biesse Group. MASSIVit 3D, the maker of large-format three-dimensional printers expects to sell 20-40 new machines a year. Read more 


With a SAP collaboration and a round A underway, Pico comes out punching from Covid-19 crisis. The Israeli startup is currently working with over 60 sports teams globally from some of the biggest leagues in the world and was selected to take part in SAP's first-ever fan experience–focused startup accelerator program. Read more


AI light company Juganu launches J.Protect to help ‘inactivate’ Covid-19. The system is backed by Comcast Ventures, Viola Growth, Amdocs, and others to help make public spaces safer as the world battles lockdowns. Read more


LivePerson to lay off 30 Israelis in the wake of a new deal with India’s Infosys. The Indian giant is shifting LivePerson’s cloud-based activity to the public cloud, 30 other Israelis to transfer to Infosys following the strategic agreement. Read more


Opinion | The moment we start investing in socially marginalized communities and not just in Unit 8200 alumni. The government attempts to integrate diverse populations into the Israeli ecosystem have failed - it's time for a new, long-term, approach. Read more


Pac-Man's revenge: Old-school arcade games are making a comeback. Tomer Eisner left behind a tech career to construct nostalgia-driven consoles in his living room and sells them at $2,000 a pop. Read more


Working during the pandemic is a lot like being in space. Employees working from home experience stress, loneliness, and anxiety, yet this is not dissimilar to what astronauts experience in space. Neta Parnas-Vizel, a sociologist explains how to resolve that and more. Read more


Predictive intelligence company Windward announces partnerships with four shipping companies, seven member clubs. The Israeli company helps the maritime industry make real-time, predictive intelligence-driven decisions with its AI technology. Read more


Opinion | Science naturally evolves, Covid-19 threatens to politicize that. While politicians are used to being hated, the real victim of recent times is probably science. Read more


Appointments | Noa Tamir appointed Calcalist's VP of Business Development. "I'm happy to be joining Calcalist's excellent team. I'm certain that we will be able to bring innovation and creativity into our work during this challenging time," said Tamir. Read more