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 regulatory commission is investigating whether the Google-Waze merger constitutes a monopoly.
Google paid less than the previously reported $1.1 billion for the Israeli navigation app Waze.
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."
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.
Just a couple of years ago, the Israeli entrepreneurs behind the traffic-fighting smartphone app Waze were knocking down the door of every news outlet in Los Angeles. They were seeking publicity to help forge their way into the iPhones and Androids of L.A. drivers by promising some reprieve from “Carmageddon” weekend on the 405 freeway.
Google Inc bought Israeli mapping startup Waze on Tuesday for an undisclosed sum, acquiring an online real-time mapping service to safeguard its own lead in one of the most crucial aspects of smartphone usage.
When Dr. Gary Ginsburg, who lives in Jerusalem and works at the Ministry of Health, drives to Tel Aviv, he makes sure not to forget his smartphone and the Israeli traffic application Waze.
As a linguist who studies Yiddish-influenced English, I’ve had a busy week. As soon as Arvind Mahankali won the Scripps National Spelling Bee with the word “knaidel,” the messages began to arrive. On facebook, through email, and in person, my friends, relatives, and colleagues wanted to know what I thought. Here are some of the questions I’ve been asked, along with my answers.
Consumer technology market analysts expect Apple to start taking a big bite from the emerging market for its products here when it opens its first store in Istanbul in a few months.
A senior Israeli official called on Google to reconsider its decision to change the wording on its services and products from "Palestinian Territories" to "Palestine."
Google has changed the title on the homepage of its Palestinian edition from "Palestinian Territories" to "Palestine."
Startup spaces in Tel Aviv are getting to be a dime a dozen, but the prime minister doesn’t attend the opening of every single one.
Oracle's Larry Ellison is the world's richest Jew, according to Forbes' annual world billionaires list for 2013.
A Jerusalem court denied a request filed by Arab-Israeli lawmakers and mayors, as well as religious leaders, that would have required Google to remove an anti-Muslim movie from YouTube and block all Israeli access to it.
An eighth-grader at the San Diego Jewish Academy won a science prize at the second annual Google Science Fair competition.
French groups have settled a lawsuit accusing Google of violating French anti-racism laws because of a function that they say perpetuated anti-Semitic stereotypes.
Jerusalem's Old City and parts of historic Tel Aviv are featured in Google's new "World Wonders Project," although Jerusalem is not included under the Israel category.
Google will donate office space to the new applied science graduate school of Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
A French anti-discrimination group is taking Google to court for offering to search if celebrities are Jewish.
Google's Street View in Israel will go online next week.
Entertainment executives are fond of saying that no matter what happens with technology, what will always matter most is good storytelling. What they don’t say — but what they’ve begun to wonder — is whether those stories may be on the way to becoming loss leaders and if the content business is quietly being transformed into the data mining business.
Google will open a startup incubator in Israel.
Google launched its Street View project In Israel.
The Google street view map service will come to Israel after being granted permission by the country's Justice Ministry.
Google released a new toolbar feature that was developed in Israel.
Kfir Damari, Yonatan Winetraub and Yariv Bash were in Los Angeles last week in an effort to raise $10 million for the construction of a robot that they hope to send to the moon.
The roast of Facebook (and a little myspace bashing)
A court in Buenos Aires has ordered Google to stop recommending anti-Semitic and racist websites to users. The injunction issued May 17 comes following a complaint filed by several Jewish organizations. The decision came on the World Day of the Internet.
A joint project between Yad Vashem and Google will make public access to Nazi-era documents and photographs easier. Israel's national Holocaust museum and archive and the Google search engine on Wednesday announced that they had made 130,000 photos and documents from the museum's archive available online. The photos can now be searched directly from Google using regular key words.
It was at a conference 15 years ago in the raw months following Yitzhak Rabin's assassination that an unlikely Israeli trio -- a young Navy officer, a leading businesswoman and a senior bureaucrat -- hatched a plan for Israel's future. It wasn't exactly a plan for the future, but a plan to plan for the country's future in an entirely new way: one focused on long-term strategic thinking to propel Israel into the world's top 15 socioeconomic powers. Last week, the goal of becoming a nation with one of the highest GDPs -- the type of dramatic "leapfrog" growth that would see incomes and other quality-of-life metrics boosted across the socioeconomic divide -- went from an idea to headline news when the goal was adopted as policy by the Israeli government.
Israel will take part in a pilot program to encourage Israeli advertising agencies to allocate more resources to advertising on YouTube.
No Web sites that choke your browser. No waiting for YouTube clips to buffer. No email attachments too big to send. No files that take forever to download. No “Loading – please wait” messages, or spinning beach balls, or slowwwwly lengthening bars meant to tame your mounting impatience.
Google removed Nazi-related applications from its Android downloads following protests from Jewish users.
" . . . In Fairfax High School, I had a brilliant and wise instructor of advanced placement European History who used to say: 'Do not put all your faith in one man. For surely he will disappoint you.' And he also said: '40 million Frenchmen can be wrong' . . ."
If someone's life is not worth at least one page of Google search results, does that mean he hasn't accomplished or written anything of enough import to be broadcast online?
No more. The world has changed and so has dating. Today, when we date someone, it's no longer just the two of us. No. Now, it's always a threesome: you, him and that all-intrusive technology. It's what I call a "Menage a Tech."
If an American enters "Li Zhi" or "Shi Tao" in the search engine at Yahoo! News, more than 400 stories turn up, none of them flattering to Yahoo! But those articles won't appear if you search for those words, or countless others deemed subversive by officials, on a computer in China.
It's probably old news to report that there are specialized Jewish search engines -- there have been since the earliest days of the Web -- but there are still new ones emerging.
Online searchers punching the word "Jew" into the Google search engine may be surprised at the results they get.