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  • Mobli takes on Internet giants with event-based photo and video search

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli start-up Mobli Media Inc is taking on Internet giants Google, Facebook and Yahoo with an innovative online search tool to find the latest photos and videos across social media, the company said on Monday.

    Mobli, which is backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and...

  • On loss: Ten lessons from Sheryl Sandberg’s Facebook post

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 3, 2015 | 5:46 pm

    Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg marked the 30th day (sheloshim) of her husband's passing in a moving and gut wrenching post on her Facebook page. I have read it over and over again, and cried, as should you.  She is a poignant teacher who turns her loss into...

  • Sheryl Sandberg marks end of mourning period for her husband with emotional Facebook post

    June 3, 2015 | 2:02 pm

    The death of Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg, last month reverberated far beyond the confines of Silicon Valley. Goldberg, the 47-year-old CEO of Survey Monkey, died after sustaining a head trauma when he fell off of a treadmill while on vacation in Mexico with his family....

  • Belgian police officer facing dismissal over threat to kill Jews

    June 1, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Dismissal proceedings have been launched against a Belgian police officer who said on Facebook that he would kill “each and every Jew.”

    The mayor of Molenbeek, Belgium, Francoise Schepmans, initiated the proceedings against the officer, who was identified as Mohamed N., the...

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  • Mega Corporations Such as Google and Facebook Push to the Annihilation of Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 27, 2015 | 8:42 am

    It seems as if Google, who is often being recognized as an Israel supporter, has recently joined the list of corporations who cleared Israel off the map.


    Ynetnews has recently published quite a disturbing discovery: A Google search of leading figures who were born in Jerusalem...

  • Facebook adding staff to Israel office

    March 25, 2015 | 11:33 am

    Facebook said it will expand its operations in Israel.

    The company announced this week that it would hire 30 new employees, including  engineers, product managers and designers, for its development center, and 10 new employees for marketing and business development, the Israeli...

  • Wiesenthal Center 2015 report card: Social network's must to more to degrade terrorists online campaigns

    March 18, 2015 | 5:10 pm

    The Simon Wiesenthal today released its 2015 Digital Terrorism and Hate Report Card and Study at a press conference at its New York Tolerance Museum.

    “Over the last year, our worst fears have become a reality. ISIS, Al Shabbab and other Al-Qaeda linked terrorist groups have...

  • A Faceless World.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 19, 2015 | 7:31 am

    In the exam room, I sat holding her hand.  She stared into my eyes until I saw her inner child begging for love.  Her tears fell, as did mine, inside.  For a moment, I was her buoy in the rough seas of life.

    You never forget the face of the person placing Godly responsibilities...

  • Lapid: Israel must attend Arab League meeting, push for regional accord

    January 14, 2015 | 10:39 am

    Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid promised on Facebook to advance civil unions and push for a regional peace accord should he serve in Israel’s next government.

    Answering questions from English speakers, Lapid on Tuesday called for an Israeli delegation to attend the Arab League summit...

  • Abbas’ Fatah faction distances itself from from provocative Facebook post

    January 2, 2015 | 12:10 pm

    The political faction of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas distanced itself from an image of skulls adorned with Jewish stars posted on its official Facebook page.

    The image, posted Wednesday on the Fatah Facebook page, also displays a rifle, the Fatah flag and the...

  • New rule: Fanatics can’t use Twitter

    By Rob Eshman

    September 18, 2014 | 4:29 pm

    Each week, we are forced to bear witness to hideous acts of terrorism committed on a piece of barren sand thousands of miles away, then transmitted to our eyeballs via miracles of modern technology, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, the Internet.

    Evidently, fanatics...

  • Doing the big men’s job.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 17, 2014 | 8:54 am

    Ask any person who’s been to Israel what’s it like, and they’ll tell you about the beautiful scenery, the warm people, the everlasting summer, the never-sleeping Tel-Aviv and the enchanting holiday season. A person who has never been to Israel but met an Israeli, will probably say...

  • Anti-Semitic fliers delivered to Sydney Jewish neighborhoods

    August 26, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    Anti-Semitic fliers were dropped in the mailboxes of private homes in Jewish suburbs of Sydney.

    Residents of Bondi Beach and Double Bay, which contain large numbers of Sydney’s 40,000-plus Jewish community, found the flier in their mailboxes on Monday.

    “Wake up Australia,” the...

  • S. African union official calls for ‘wrath’ against Jewish leaders

    August 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    A South African union leader called for “eye for an eye” attacks on Jewish communal officials in retribution for civilian deaths in Gaza.

    In a Facebook post Wednesday, Tony Ehrenreich, a trade union official and the 2011 Cape Town mayoral candidate for the African National...

  • Israeli Arab reinstated at job after suspension over anti-IDF Facebook post

    July 31, 2014 | 11:40 am

    An Arab nurse at an Israeli hospital suspended from his job for a Facebook post that calls the Israeli military “war criminals” was reinstated.

    The Arab-Israeli male nurse at Sheba Medical Center must issue a public apology to the hospital administration, according to reports.

    ...
  • Showing some skin for the troops

    July 29, 2014 | 1:37 pm

    Some support Israel’s troops with prayer; others support them by raising money. But some are supporting the troops by showing a little skin.

    The Facebook page “Standing With IDF” was designed for women to show their support and boost soldiers’ morale with racy photos. The page...

  • A short guidebook to all celebrities posting about the Israel-Gaza situation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 28, 2014 | 8:20 am

    Dear celebrities,

    You are people of high power. Having millions of fans and followers grants you the power to change the world with just 140 typed notes. You have more power than any political leader, as people devour your status updates, ready to follow your lead without asking...

  • War during the social media era: Israel-Hamas war’s toxic tweets

    July 24, 2014 | 9:35 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A photograph of a wounded Israeli soldier lying on a gurney appeared on a Facebook page above the comment reading, “I hope all Israeli soldiers come back this way if not at all,” followed by a smiley face computer symbol.

    As...

  • Please manipulate me

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 14, 2014 | 11:53 am

    What do you call it when media try to manipulate your feelings without first asking for informed consent?

    Tuesday. 

    Example:  The average Facebook user sees only 20 percent of the 1,500 stories per day that could have shown up in their news feed.  The posts you receive are...

  • Social media outcry: How Israelis are mourning the loss of three of their sons

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 30, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    Earlier this evening, a news report interrupted the regular programming on the main television channels, with the tragic news that ended an 18-day security operation: The dead bodies of the 16 year-old Gil-Ad Shaar, 16 year-old Naftali Fraenkel and 19 year- old Eyal Yifrah, were...

  • Facebook page calls for executing Palestinian murderers hourly

    June 17, 2014 | 2:42 pm

    A Facebook page that calls on Israel to execute a Palestinian murderer every hour until three kidnapped Israeli teens are returned has garnered more than 19,000 likes.

    There is no indication of who established the page, which was created on June 13, one day after the abduction of...

  • Iranian judge summons Facebook CEO for breach of privacy

    May 27, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    A conservative Iranian court opened a case against instant messaging services WhatsApp and Instagram while also summoning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over complaints of privacy violation, state news agency ISNA reported on Tuesday.

    The case underscores the growing struggle...

  • Rouhani rejects Iranian WhatsApp ban

    May 7, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has rejected a plan to ban the free text-messaging service WhatsApp.

    The plan was approved by an Iranian censorship committee and then announced Sunday by Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, head of the country’s Committee for Determining Criminal Web...

  • Kick Off Party for Pacific Electric Worker-Owned, LLC!

    By Tera Greene

    April 25, 2014 | 1:18 am

    Kick Off Party for Pacific Electric Worker-Owned, LLC!

    TONIGHT!
    APRIL 25th
    Los Angeles, CA
     

    ~~
    I was able to get Co-Founder of Pacific Electric Worker-Owned, LLC (PEWO), Somerset Waters, to take a moment out of his very busy schedule to discuss more about PEWO.
    Check out...

  • Am I an e-slave?

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    April 9, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    I am not the right person to preach on electronic servitude, given my tons of incoming mail and messages and a touch of OCD. As I’m writing this, in between tweets and Facebook updates, I have stopped to answer e-mails. More than once. They pile up, you see, and I like a clean...

  • New apps help people avoid unwanted encounters

    March 31, 2014 | 2:18 pm

    Trying to avoid an awkward encounter with an ex? Fearful of an embarrassing meeting after an argument? New apps can help people avoid bumping into others and provide escape routes if they do.

    By logging on to Facebook and other social networking sites, users can choose people...

  • Randi Zuckerberg: Silicon Valley Girl

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 27, 2014 | 3:38 pm

    Sibling relationships have been fraught and competitive since the dawn of time.

    Cain and Abel, the Bible’s very first siblings, set the gold standard for rivalry when Cain slew Abel in a field. Things barely improved from there: Jacob stole his brother Esau’s birthright; Joseph’s...

  • Silicon valley girl

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 26, 2014 | 3:47 pm

    Sibling relationships have been fraught and competitive since the dawn of time. 

    Cain and Abel, the Bible’s very first siblings, set the gold standard for rivalry when Cain slew Abel in a field. Things barely improved from there: Jacob stole his brother Esau’s birthright;...

  • WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum’s tale of two cities

    February 24, 2014 | 9:52 am

    Jan Koum’s birthday is today, and he’s already received his big gift.

    The Ukraine-born CEO and founder of WhatsApp has catapulted from relative unknown to a poster boy for rags-to-riches immigrant triumph since selling the rapidly growing messaging company to Facebook for a...

  • Zuckerberg’s Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion

    February 20, 2014 | 10:41 am

    Facebook will buy the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, the company announced.

    “No one in the history of the world has ever done something like this,” Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said during a conference call on Wednesday, Reuters...

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