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El Al CEO: "We're waiting for foreign airlines to return to Israel because we can't meet all the demand"
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Erel Margalit: "It's time for a new deal for Israel and a new deal for our region"
Qumra’s Top 11: The Israeli startups to watch out for in 2024
February 2024 in Israeli tech funding: $293 million in 16 deals
Fintech unicorn Melio laying off 7% of workforce
Pango in advanced negotiations to acquire Gett at $250 million valuation
Healthee secures $32 million Series A for employee healthcare platform
20 stories about Gaming
Candy crack: Casual gaming addiction is not child’s play
Lost hours, huge expenses and lies - this is what the lives of mobile game addicts look like, and this is how the addictive mechanism works
Moon Active acquiring Zen Match for estimated $100-150 million
The Israeli gaming unicorn purchased the mobile game along with the associated team from its Turkish developer, Good Job Games
“It is quite trivial to assume that 2023 will not be a growth year compared to 2022”
Uri Marchand, CEO and Co-Founder at Overwolf, joined CTech to discuss how different business models impact the gaming sector
Gamers still want a mix of virtual and physical worlds, says Dov Moran
Managing Partner at Grove Ventures and inventor of the USB drive Dov Moran still has hopes for the physical world in gaming
The impact of Israel’s small yet mighty gaming sector
Keren Marom, Co-Founder and COO at Beach Bum, joined CTech to discuss the gaming sector
“We always think fashion and gaming are separate - but now we see this new kind of customer”
Roei Derhi, Founder and Creative Director at Placebo, joined CTech to discuss the similarities between gaming and fashion.
“Gaming is the origin story of the metaverse”
Kevin Baxpehler, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Remagine Ventures, made the remarks at Gaming22 hosted by Calcalist
Game Design attracting both artists and engineers to the industry
Dr. Vered Pnueli, Head of the Kadar Games Center at Shenkar College, spoke to CTech about what gaming means to young students
“The gaming industry will continue being a driving force of the Israeli economy”
Despite a seemingly constant flow of tech layoffs, Tal Ron, Chairman and Global CEO at Tal Ron Drihem Co. paints a different picture of the gaming sector
“Gaming has a lot of benefits that a lot of people do not want to talk about”
Reut Arye, who also goes by ‘Nikki’ online, joined CTech at Gaming 2022 to discuss the power of playing games.
How is Plarium’s Israeli studio reaching gamers around the world?
Dima Karger, GM Israel Studio at Plarium, joined CTech to share how the Israeli base communicates with the rest of the gaming community.
“In a changing environment you need to remain flexible and adaptable”
Maya Nahum Shahal
“Data was very important to companies in creating profitable campaigns. Now that there are gaps in data, companies need to find new ways to measure and optimize information in order to remain profitable,” explained Maya Henkin, Director, Client and Partner Solutions, at Google Israel
"The gaming industry will shrink in 2022 but will grow next year"
According to Assaf Vaknin, Industry Head, Export, Apps, at Google Israel, the reason for the expected 6% contraction of the industry is that "the external environment has changed”
Google Israel, Playtika, and Reichman University announce partnership for gaming sector
Google Israel VP of Marketing Hanit Marinov joined CTech to talk about the new partnership aimed at educating students for a career in game design.
Playtika CTO: "The next big thing is synergy between humans and artificial intelligence"
"As soon as we achieved AI capabilities, we added a concept called Human-Machine Team,” said Playtika CTO Erez Rachmil. “It’s a team of people and machines that have three vectors between them - the human, the machine and the relationship between them"
Game over? Playtika layoffs are just tip of the iceberg for gaming giant
The company is embarking on a second round of layoffs in six months after the cancellation of the deal in which Joffre Capital was supposed to purchase 25.5% of its shares. Playtika insists there is no connection between the two
Everybuddy Games raises $15 million Series A to build on Lucky Buddies success
Since its official launch in the first quarter of this year, casual mobile game Lucky Buddies has attracted hundreds of thousands of players from all over the world
“Discrimination drove me to break every glass ceiling out there”
Noga Halperin, Chief Revenue Officer at SciPlay, tells the story of how she built her career and her long and adventurous journey to the top
CTech’s Book Review: Finding your WHY in business and in life
Ella Vidra, VP of IT Ops and Engineering at Playtika, shares insights after reading "Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action” by Simon Sinek
“We are decentralizing fashion - no more councils deciding for you what the new trends are”
In an interview with CTech, Rinat Homossany Perry, CEO & Co-founder at StyleCluless, tells the story of her bootstrapped startup, her important pivot, and why a founder should always say ‘yes’ first and ask questions later
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