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  • More than anything else, Israelis wanted to know “How to make money” in 2012

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 31, 2012 | 4:06 pm

    This year, Googlers in the Jewish state were more interested in making money than in making out.

    In Israel, “How to make money” topped the list of “How to...” queries typed into the search engine in the past year. The finding, which comes from Google Zeitgeist, the Web search...

  • Request by Arab-Israeli political, religious figures to block anti-Muslim movie denied

    September 20, 2012 | 10:08 am

    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.

    The request to the Jerusalem District Court to issue an...

  • San Diego Jewish teen wins Google science prize

    July 30, 2012 | 10:09 am

    An eighth-grader at the San Diego Jewish Academy won a science prize at the second annual Google Science Fair competition.

    Jonah Kohn, 14,  won a $25,000 scholarship for his device that uses tactile sound to enhance music for people with hearing loss.

    “In essence they said that it...

  • French groups drop suit against Google

    June 28, 2012 | 10:18 am

    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.

    Google’s “autocomplete” feature suggests the word “juif” or “Jewish” as a top choice in connection with...

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  • Jerusalem, Tel Aviv on new Google project

    June 5, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    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.

    The project allows visitors to take a virtual tour of the 132 historic and heritage sites from 18 countries and is...

  • Google donating N.Y. office space to Cornell-Technion school

    May 21, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    Google will donate office space to the new applied science graduate school of Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

    Google CEO Larry Page and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the partnership Monday at a news conference at the company’s New...

  • French group suing Google for Jewish auto-complete searches

    May 1, 2012 | 11:40 am

    A French anti-discrimination group is taking Google to court for offering to search if celebrities are Jewish.

    SOS Racisme, a French organization that fights discrimination, is scheduled to meet Google attorneys in a French courtroom on Wednesday for a hearing on the matter,...

  • Google Street View in Israel to go online

    April 16, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    Google’s Street View in Israel will go online next week.

    The project, which will feature 3-D images of the streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and other attractions in Israel such as the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and the Ramon Crater, will be launched with a ceremony...

  • Don't be naked

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 30, 2012 | 11:00 am

    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...

  • Google to open Israeli startup incubator

    November 15, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Google will open a startup incubator in Israel.

    The incubator, scheduled to open in August in offices in Tel Aviv, will host about 20 pre-seed stage startups, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.

    The announcement of the new incubator was made Sunday by the director of...

  • Google launches Street View in Israel

    September 13, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Google launched its Street View project In Israel.

    The Google cars and tricycles, fitted with 360-degree cameras to take panoramic images, will begin collecting images in Jerusalem, including the Old City, the Israeli business daily Globes reported. Tel Aviv and Haifa will also be...

  • Google street view OK’d for Israel

    August 21, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    The Google street view map service will come to Israel after being granted permission by the country’s Justice Ministry.

    The online mapping tool, which provides 3-D view of buildings, landmarks and streets in 27 countries, has come under fire from privacy advocates.

    The Israeli...

  • Made in Israel: Google’s new toolbar feature

    August 17, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Google released a new toolbar feature that was developed in Israel.

    Google Related, a service available on the Google Chrome toolbar and as a new feature on the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, provides additional information about related websites. The feature was developed at Google’s Israel R&D center.

  • Israeli mission to moon for Google contest demands appeal to local donors

    By Ryan Torok

    July 19, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    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 three Israelis are hoping to win the Google Lunar X Prize, which will award $20 million to the first...

  • Google ordered to stop recommending anti-Semitic sites

    May 19, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    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.

    The court ordered Google...

  • Yad Vashem, Google announce joint archive project

    January 26, 2011 | 10:08 am

    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...

  • With eye on long term, Israel plans for ‘leapfrog’ growth to stem brain drain

    January 18, 2011 | 11:12 am

    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...

  • Israel to participate in pilot YouTube project

    November 17, 2010 | 12:20 pm

    Israel will take part in a pilot program to encourage Israeli advertising agencies to allocate more resources to advertising on YouTube.

    During the yearlong program, the Israeli agencies will receive reduced fees for advertising on YouTube and instruction in YouTube’s measurement...

  • Just Like the Internet You See in the Movies

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 16, 2010 | 2:15 pm

    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...

  • Google removes Nazi-themed Android apps

    August 16, 2010 | 10:43 am

    Google removed Nazi-related applications from its Android downloads following protests from Jewish users.

    Google removed the apps from search results last Friday, according to PC Magazine. Google said in a statement that the apps were “upsetting” and violated the terms of service.

    ...
  • I’m feeling lucky—Google searches gone bad

    By The Web Guy

    August 21, 2008 | 10:40 pm

    Call me Fishmeal, but I love looking at visitor logs for JewishJournal.com. That's why I'm The Web Guy.

    I check the logs over and over during the day to see what's popular right now, who is linking to us, top key words, etc.

    The MOST box* tells you which stories are popular, and...
  • Zell it, Sam; Cool it, Orit; 40 million Frenchmen

    August 7, 2008 | 12:06 am





    Sell It, Sam

    Nice editorial on the demise of the L.A. Times as we have known it and loved to hate it all these years ("Sell It, Sam," Aug. 1).

    Didn't anyone realize when Sam Zell bought the Tribune Co. that real estate value was at the top of his list?

    And as to the problems of...
  • Go ahead, gogle me

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 30, 2008 | 4:30 pm

    I'd like to introduce a new verb to the dating lexicon: "Gogle," a combination of the words Google and "ogle."

    One online dictionary defines "oglers" as those who ". . . look at especially with greedy or interested attention."

    "Gogle" means to look up a person you want to date...

  • Dating today is a menage a tech

    July 24, 2008 | 12:44 am

    Dating used to be so simple and straightforward. And yes, romantic! You'd be at a party and spot someone across the room. Your eyes would meet. You'd

    glide toward each other, exchange repartee and, after dancing the night away, head back to your place for a good old-fashioned kiss...

  • Moses: I Googled myself and all I got was 31,700,00 results

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 16, 2007 | 9:27 pm


    Four-seven percent Internet users Googled themselves last year, not counting those who Google themselves secretly under a sheet or something.

    That’s the report from the Pew Internet Life Peeps:

    NEW YORK - More Americans are Googling themselves — and many are checking out...

  • How much do eight chicken breasts weigh and other questions

    By JewishJournal.com

    September 27, 2007 | 3:45 pm

    No doubt about it, JewishJournal.com is a Web resource for seekers of all sorts of information.

    They search, they click, they visit, and sometimes—if they’re lucky—they find what they’re looking for.

    Here are some of today’s searches, and the answers they thought they found:

    What country are Yiddish people from?

    Is there a holiday today?

    Who was that French mime who died?

    How much do eight large chicken breasts weigh?

    Where can I buy Weepuls?

    What’s it all about, Alfie?

    —Dennis Wilen

  • E-mail gives Jews the ‘Heebie Jeebies’

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 7, 2007 | 2:17 am

    An anti-Semitic Web site is first on Google when you search for ‘Jew,’ and e-mail about the issue is making the rounds again.

    Two people here at JewishJournal.com got the e-mail last week and both asked me what was up.  I told them not to worry, it was old news (from 2004), not to...

  • My Superpower: Datedar

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Some folks claim they have "gaydar" -- they can tell whether someone is gay.

    Some folks claim they have "Jewdar" -- they can tell whether someone is Jewish.

    I've got "datedar" -- I can tell if a couple is on a first date.

    It's kind of a cool power ... I mean none of the...

  • U.S. Firms Kowtow to China Censorship

    By Martin Kaplan

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    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....

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