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How optimizing concrete might help the climate crisis
Israel “is a great place to start” for climatetech investments, says Capital Nature
Index Ventures: "We denounce the proposed reforms in Israel that foster discrimination and threaten democracy"
Dell acquires Israeli startup Cloudify for up to $100 million
Qualcomm set to cut dozens of jobs in Israel in new round of layoffs
Dell acquires Israeli startup Cloudify for up to $100 million
OpenWeb acquires audience management platform Jeeng for $100 million
Papaya Global CEO: “We will withdraw all of the company's funds from Israel due to the emerging judicial reform”
Fintech giant Finastra laying off dozens of employees in Israel
20 stories about Playtika
What are the real motives behind Playtika's $813 million offer to buy Rovio?
Why is it urgent for a company that has just laid off hundreds of employees, closed games, and spent $600 million on buying back its own shares, to embark on an expensive all-cash adventure?
Playtika tables 683 million euro offer to acquire Angry Birds creator Rovio
“We firmly believe the combination of Rovio’s renowned IP and scale of its user base, together with our best-in-class monetization and game operations capabilities, will create tremendous value for our shareholders,” said Playtika CEO Robert Antokol
“We are looking to strengthen the connection between the users and the games”
"What can Web3 do for Playtika? If the players become owners of items in their games it strengthens the connection between the users and the games," added Lior Kenan, VP of Web3 at Playtika
"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"
Playtika confirms lay off of 610 employees, 15% of team
The gaming giant announced it is making significant cutbacks, which will include redeploying staff, winding down non-core initiatives and consolidating studios
High-tech layoffs are in full swing with no respite in sight
The race to complete layoffs before the end of the year is set to see many more employees lose their jobs in the coming weeks
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
Playtika to part with 500 employees next week
The gaming giant is expected to lay off between 12-15% of its workforce after already firing 250 employees in May
Playtika CSO: "We are looking to acquire companies in distress"
Playtika Chief Strategy Officer, Eric Rapps, talks about the gaming company's investment strategy, what it sees in blockchain technology, and why its staff reflects the Israeli high-tech industry as a whole
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
"Right now there is no reason for government involvement in the high-tech industry"
This is according to Sapir Ifergan, Communications Coordinator at the Budget Division of the Ministry of Finance. According to Adi Gozes, a partner at Entrée Capital: “Diversity does not come at the expense of survival. I think the issue of diversity is deep rooted and begins with education"
"Children should acquire social skills through the use of computer games"
Irad Atzmon Schmayer
Head of the Master's Degree in Digital Game Design and Development at Shenkar College, Dr. Vered Pnueli, speaks of how the graduates of the program have begun designing computer games with Israeli characteristics and explains why the college's gaming incubator did not last long
Playtika majority stake to be acquired at $8.5 billion company valuation
The Israeli-founded gaming giant, which will continue to be traded on Nasdaq, is changing hands once more, with private equity firm Joffre Capital to acquire a 20% controlling stake. The valuation represents nearly a 46% premium on Playtika’s share price at the end of trading on Monday
Game on: How Turkey has become a mobile gaming powerhouse
In the shadow of a shattered economy, Turkey has become a hyper-casual gaming incubator, attracting international venture capital funds and exporting gaming companies that are sold at lofty valuations
Raz Friedman leaving Playtika to join MonkeyLeague as Chief Product Officer
MonkeyLeague has plans for creating a vast web3 esports ecosystem with a multitude of interconnected roles and ways to engage as well as earn
Playtika to lay off 250 employees in North America and Europe
The gaming giant is looking to consolidate some of its activities and therefore decided to close its R&D centers in London and Montreal, and to transfer the activity of its Los Angeles studio to Israel and Poland
Israel's missed opportunity to recruit Ukrainian and Russian tech employees
While the Israeli government is busy debating whether or not to grant Russian and Ukrainian tech workers work visas, they have already been granted entry by Turkey and Poland who are beating Israel in solving the tech worker shortage
ProDrops secures $5 million Seed from Playtika for gaming and eSports collectibles product
The Israeli startup’s collection and trading card game allows gamers to connect with their idols off social media, off-stream, and in-game while creating additional revenue streams for gaming content creators
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