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Facing the music: Streaming benefits mega stars like Taylor Swift, but squashes all other musicians
Israeli foodtech leading the way in alternative protein innovation
AU10TIX appoints Amazia Keidar as Chief Marketing Officer
"Cyber solutions will have to be reinvented to remain relevant for AI"
Advanced Israeli weaponry playing major role in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh offensive
Is the iPhone 15 Pro worth the upgrade? In-depth review and analysis
Black Cube Moves into Larger, Fancier Headquarters
Palo Alto Networks in advanced negotiations to acquire Dig Security in $300-$400 million deal
Snyk losses surged to $267 million in 2022 despite 157% increase in revenue
20 stories about Google
Give their right Arm: Intel, Apple, Google all want a piece of chip giant
SoftBank, the controlling owner of chip development giant Arm, has recruited prominent names for what is set to be the biggest IPO of the year on Wall Street
Unlike Europe, Indian privacy law is skewed in favor of Google & Amazon
The new Indian law for the protection of digital personal data prioritizes the interests of the government and private companies over the protection of surfers
Google pay: Google Israel will compensate app store users to the tune of $12 million
Users who purchased an automatically renewed subscription between 2010 and 2022 will be entitled to a 55% refund. This is a compromise that the company reached in a class action against it that concerns Google Play users, whose subscription was renewed without informing them. Google Israel: "We made changes to the way users cancel Google Play subscriptions in Israel"
Google Pixel 7a: Unraveling the allure of clean Android and performance
“The standout advantage is the presence of a pristine Android version, facilitating swift operating system updates. However, it remains uncertain whether this alone is sufficient,” writes Itai Smuskowitz, CTech's smartphone critic
Google play? AI for the masses toys with online advertising business
The generative AI tool that Google rushed to deploy to the general public is used to create fictitious news sites, which divert good money from advertisers. NewsGuard found that ads from 141 global brands were planted on such sites, 90% of them by the Google Ads service
Google executive: "Bard is not intended to provide factual answers, just a companion for creative tasks"
Adi Mayrav Gilady, a product manager in Google's research division, delves into the intricacies of the innovative AI chatbot, the challenges and triumphs in training Bard in Hebrew, and sheds light on the efforts to make it as bias-free and creative as possible
“The challenges we are facing jeopardize the continued existence of the 'miracle' of Startup Nation”
Barak Regev, Country Director at Google Israel, was speaking at the National Economic Conference in Tel Aviv
“At Google there is a constant drive to enhance AI”
Maya Nahum Shahal
Adi Ashkenazy, Industry Manager, Retail - Ecom and branding at Google, also noted that most of Google's products already incorporate AI
“The form of search and the way we interact with search engines are changing”
Anat Horvitz, Director, Sector Lead at Google, added that “We are learning to search in a more detailed and sophisticated manner, providing more descriptive inputs as if we are having a conversation”
Waze hit with layoffs six months after being merged into Google Geo
CTech and Reuters
Alphabet-owned Google said it is cutting jobs at the mapping app as it merges the app's advertising system with Google Ads technology
Google goes on the AI offensive with a new and improved Bard
Google has made its chatbot available in 180 countries with a slew of new features
Can open source defeat Google and OpenAI in the AI arms race?
A leaked Google document revealed the technology giant’s concern that it could be losing the generative AI arms race to open source researchers
"Employee diversity is seen as a luxury, but precisely in the current situation it's important to invest in it"
Eze Vidra, managing partner at Remagine Ventures, was speaking in a panel on diversity in the high-tech industry held as part of the Mind The Tech London conference. Yitzik Crombie, a Social entrepreneur and General Manager at BizLabsi, added: "There are many barriers to the ultra-Orthodox joining high-tech"
Google: “We want to make sure we help Startup Nation dream, build, and grow.”
Gali Shachar Efrat, General Manager at Google & Reichman Tech School and Hanit Marinov, Country Marketing Manager at Google Israel, joined CTech to discuss diversity efforts in Startup Nation.
AI tools developed by white-collar workers now being turned against them
The swift dismissal of 12,000 Google employees sparked fears that AI was involved in the process. "When white-collar workers dedicate their lives to building tools designed to monitor, control, sort, and decide people's lives, they shouldn't be surprised when those same tools are turned against them"
The fast & the spurious: Failures of Tesla, Amazon and Google testify to the motives behind the scenes
Tesla's autonomous driving is causing accidents, Amazon is killing small merchants, and Google's chatbot is wrong. The hasty launches and uncontrolled expansion indicate that it is not "innovation" that drives these companies, but short-term profits
Google cutbacks reach Israel, dozens of employees to be laid off
Google's parent Alphabet announced last month that it was cutting about 12,000 jobs globally, accounting for 6% of the workforce
Nine Israeli health startups selected to Google’s Growth Academy
The local companies from the fields of medicine and quality of life are joining the first cohort of the tech giant's program
“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”
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