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  • Radiohead singer Thom Yorke compares YouTube and Google to the Nazis

    52 minutes ago

    The singer of the English alternative band Radiohead said that YouTube and its parent company, Google, have “seized control” of art like the Nazis did during World War II.

    “People continue to say that this is an era where music is free, cinema is free,” Thom Yorke said in an...

  • Google denies deal to jointly monitor YouTube videos with Israel

    3 hours ago

    Google has denied an Israeli government claim that it has agreed to jointly monitor YouTube videos that incite attacks on Israelis.

    Google, which owns YouTube, on Monday denied that it had made such an agreement at a meeting last week of the company’s executives with Israel’s...

  • Israel says Facebook, YouTube videos encouraging Palestinian attacks

    October 8, 2015 | 9:50 am

    Israel said on Thursday it had asked Facebook and YouTube to remove videos it says have been encouraging Palestinian violence against Israelis in the past week.

    Four Israelis have been killed in Jerusalem and the West Bank in the past week, and two Palestinians have been shot...

  • Israeli team signs first launch deal in Google moon race

    October 7, 2015 | 9:10 am

    An Israeli team competing in a race to the moon sponsored by Google has signed a with California-based SpaceX for a rocket launch, putting it at the front of the pack and on target for blast-off in late 2017, officials said on Wednesday.

    With the deadline to win a $20 million...

  • Google unveils latest Nexus phones, tablet

    September 29, 2015 | 3:53 pm

    Google Inc unveiled its new Nexus phones on Tuesday in its latest attempt to take a bite out of Apple's dominant share of the smartphone market.

    The launch of the phones, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, comes a day after Apple Inc reported record first-weekend sales of its new...

  • Ask Google: Who runs Hollywood? Answer: The Jews

    September 4, 2015 | 12:45 pm

    Google says it is fixing a bug wherein users who type “Who runs Hollywood?” end up with the following search result: “the Jews.”

    Google search results are the product of complicated algorithms that sometimes return unwanted or offensive results. Many consider the notion that the...

  • For Hasidic Jew who consults for Google, no college degree required

    September 1, 2015 | 9:59 am

    When Issamar Ginzberg enters his Jerusalem office on a sweltering summer day, he’s wearing a long black coat tied at the waist and a black hat. His long, scraggly beard and sidecurls, or payos, offer no relief from the heat.

    The office — thank God — is air conditioned, and...

  • Waze launching pilot carpooling program in Israel

    July 6, 2015 | 11:02 am

    The popular Israeli navigation app Waze is launching a pilot carpooling program in Israel.

    Waze, which Google purchased for $1 billion in 2013, is testing the new application, RideWith, in the greater Tel Aviv area, Reuters reported.

    RideWith will use the Waze navigation system...

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

    June 15, 2015 | 4:58 pm

    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...

  • 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...

  • Google can show anti-Muslim film that sparked furor, court rules

    May 19, 2015 | 3:31 pm

    A federal court in San Francisco ruled that Google does not have to remove a controversial anti-Muslim film from YouTube.

    On Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an injunction that had prohibited Google from broadcasting “Innocence of Muslims” should be ended....

  • Meet Ruth Porat, Google’s new CFO

    March 25, 2015 | 9:23 am

    To the business press, the symbolism of Ruth Porat’s move from her position as chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley to her newly announced perch as Google’s CFO of the future couldn’t be more obvious — it represents a shift in power from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. And...

  • 15 Surprisingly Fascinating facts about Hanukkah [ Infographic ]

    By Tera Greene

    December 16, 2014 | 7:32 pm

    15 Surprisingly Fascinating facts about Hanukkah [ Infographic ]


    Chanukkah 2014 is here!

    In case you weren't reminded by Google, Hanukkah 2014 has begun.


    To get you in the proper mindset for this minor holiday, here's an infographic for you to fact-check with friends and family to...

  • Nightcrawler Nation

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 3, 2014 | 11:18 am

    When I heard my research into the amount of time local TV news spends on crime (plenty) and government (nearly nada) coming out of Jake Gyllenhaal’s mouth, I could have kissed him.  If he’d added that those same civically negligent, inflammatory stations also make billions of...

  • Could artificial intelligence hold the key to fighting hate?

    October 3, 2014 | 1:50 pm

    Last week, the Anti-Defamation League released a list of “Best Practices” to counter hate speech on the Internet. Sober and serious, it includes suggestions like “Share knowledge and help develop educational materials and programs that encourage critical thinking in both proactive...

  • How Israeli tech survived the war

    By Simone Wilson

    September 23, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    “I know that for some of you, coming to Israel after a very challenging summer might cause hesitation,” Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai told a crowd of hundreds of techies wearing neon-pink wristbands and ID necklaces. They sat in an old, restored British train station along the coast of...

  • Google pulls ‘Bomb Gaza’ game from app store after backlash

    August 4, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" has been pulled from Google Inc's app store, a company spokesman said on Monday after a public backlash.

    "Bomb Gaza," developed by PlayFTW and still...

  • 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?


    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...

  • A growing movement of corporate philanthropy

    February 26, 2014 | 6:20 pm

    When the Israeli mobile maps start-up Waze accepted a buyout from Google for more than $1 billion in June, each of the company’s 100 employees walked away with an average of $1.2 million from the sale.

    An even bigger check, though, went to Baruch Lipner, a Canadian Israeli who...

  • Taking Israel off the map- how international companies help the anti-Israeli cause

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 19, 2014 | 9:36 am

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is kicking and screaming into reality, but when it comes to some of the leading corporates in the world, it seems as if the conflict is over, and Israel is on the losing side.

    National Geographic shared a video of an escalator on its Instagram...

  • Israel earned $370 million in taxes on Waze sale

    January 14, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Israel earned $370 million in tax revenue on the sale of the navigation app Waze to Google.

    Google is set to pay $230 million in taxes on its acquisition of the property rights to the free application for smart phones on top of the more than $143 million in taxes already paid on...

  • Google apologizes for having Adolf Hitler Square on maps function

    January 13, 2014 | 12:46 pm

    Google apologized for labeling a Berlin intersection as Adolf-Hitler-Platz, its Nazi-era name, on Google Maps.

    The company apologized on Friday upon being made aware of the error, which apparently was edited in by users of its Map Maker function. The Nazi-era name was available...

  • Google, Israeli government to cooperate on technology

    January 2, 2014 | 1:57 pm

    Google and Israel signed a memorandum of understanding in which the tech giant agreed to provide technological services to the Israeli government.

    Under the agreement signed Tuesday by Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Google Israel CEO Meir Brand, Google will help improve...

  • Welcome your oil-less future

    October 23, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    I first became aware of autonomous cars when I read of Google’s successful attempt last year to drive a Prius from San Francisco to Los Angeles without human intervention. To be clear, a human was in the car, but he was there only in case he was needed — and the need never came up....

  • Israel’s antitrust panel taking a look at Google-Waze merger

    October 2, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    Israel’s antitrust regulatory commission is investigating whether the Google-Waze merger constitutes a monopoly.

    The Israel Antitrust Authority opened its investigation on Wednesday, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.

    The probe will focus on whether Google’s purchase...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 2, 2013 | 12:29 pm

    Exploring Jerusalem without leaving home

    Want to visit Jerusalem but currently don't have the time or money to travel to Israel? Thanks to the wonders of the 21st century, you can experience the wonders and magic of Jerusalem without leaving home. Just click on the link and go on...

  • Google bought Waze for less than $1 billion

    July 29, 2013 | 11:19 am

    Google paid less than the previously reported $1.1 billion for the Israeli navigation app Waze.

    The purchase price came in at $966 million in cash, Waze reported July 25 in its financial report for the second quarter of 2013, the Israeli business daily Globes reported. The...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 8, 2013 | 5:52 am

    Camp Kimama is taking off!

    More than 1500 children and teenagers from all around the world will land this summer in Israel, for an unforgettable international experience named: Camp Kimama. The staff is assembled from young Israelis, Jewish Agency summer camps alumni, who use...

  • Israeli who murdered his parents used tips he found online

    July 1, 2013 | 10:12 am

    An Israeli who stabbed his mother and father to death was convicted of murder on Monday partly because he searched online for tips including "how to kill your parents and get away with it."

    Daniel Maoz, 29, wanted money from his inheritance in order to pay heavy gambling debts,...

  • Google-Waze deal investigated by FTC

    June 24, 2013 | 10:33 am

    The Federal Trade Commisssion is examining Google’s $1 billion deal to purchase the Israeli navigation start-up Waze to see if the purchase violated any antitrust laws.

    After the deal between Google and Waze was finalized June 11, Google believed it didn’t need to submit the deal...

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