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Microsoft launches Israel-developed AI-powered virtual classroom for remote learning. New virtual classroom to be the teacher’s eyes, providing insights on each student, says senior program manager. Read more


Israel Patent Office mulls U.S.-inspired provisional application. Should the new model be adopted it would offer innovators a more accessible and less pricey route to patenting and could prove a source of revenue for the Israeli economy, according to intellectual property lawyer and former patent office director Asa Kling. Read more


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World Bank to invest $15 million to offer IT jobs to Palestinian youth. More than a quarter of working-age Palestinians were unemployed even prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Youth unemployment in the West Bank stood at 37% in the fourth quarter of 2019 and an alarming 61% in Gaza, according to the World Bank. Read more


Mysterious investor in Israeli cannabis company Better identified as descendent of Thai business empire. Better requested the approval of Israel’s Ministry of Health to make Niruttinanon a controlling stakeholder, in exchange for a $15 million investment, according to one person familiar with the matter who spoke to Calcalist on condition of anonymity. Read more


Jewish divorce court rules that opening a Tinder account does not constitute infidelity. A divorce proceeding got messy after a man claims his wife cheated on him using the popular social dating app. Read more


CardiaSense raises $6 million to mass-produce wearable health monitor. The company’s watch-like device tracks factors like arrhythmia, heart rate, oxygen saturation and blood pressure in users for early detection of stroke or cardiac arrest. Read more  


Israeli driver-awareness monitoring startup ADAM CogTech raises $2 million. Mobilion Ventures-backed technology can test whether a driver is drunk, fatigued or on drugs. Read more


Former Facebook exec to head TikTok’s commercial activity in Israel. Last year, Marco Michieli stepped down as head of agencies and partnerships at Facebook, after six years with the company. Read more


Appointments | Haim Pinto – Cisco Israel, CTO. Haim Pinto, a former chief technology officer at Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest bank, has been appointed chief technology officer at Cisco Israel. Read more

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