Internet users can now view the Dead Sea Scrolls online.
Judoku, a Jewish version of Sudoku, has been released as an application for the iPad.
Israel's government has asked Apple Inc. to remove an application called "ThirdIntifada," which encourages uprising against Israel, from its App Store. Israel's Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein, made the request Tuesday in a letter sent to Apple founder and chief executive officer Steve Jobs.
When Noam Bardin demonstrated how Waze — a Twitter-infused GPS — got him from LAX to the Luxe Hotel on Sunset in 26 minutes during rush hour, several attendees at the third annual Israel Conference immediately took out their phones to download his app. “The closing of the 405 [in mid-July] is the best moment to look at this app and understand what it can do for you every day,” Waze CEO Bardin said.
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.
Everybody likes babies. Some people like unique names. An Israeli couple likes both.
Information gleaned from Father Patrick Desbois' years-long search for mass Jewish graves in Eastern Europe will be made available on a database. Desbois' organization, Yahad-In Unum, has joined with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Jewish Committee to set up an online database of his findings since 2004 of mass graves in more than 600 towns and villages in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and Poland.
JTA has launched a digital archive containing 250,000 articles dating from 1923. The JTA Jewish News Archive, which is searchable and free for the public to use, was launched officially Tuesday evening with a celebration at the Center for Jewish History in New York.
Newspaper readers might notice an empty white space in place of front page stories in their favorite broadsheets and tabloids on Wednesday morning. It’s part of a campaign organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers to mark World Press Freedom Day. Larry Kilman, WAN’s executive CEO told The Media Line that the idea is to “remind [readers] that without a free press, this is what the industry would look like.”
Facebook will monitor a page calling for a third Palestinian uprising against Israel but will not remove it. "Third Palestinian Intifada," established on Facebook less than a month ago, calls for a third Palestinian uprising to begin May 15. The page, which as of March 27 had more than 330,000 friends, includes quotes and film clips calling for killing Jews and Israelis, and for "liberating" Jerusalem and Palestine using violence. It also directs users to related content on Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere.
Jewish day schools in the Los Angeles area have until April 1 to take part in a unique contest that will award grants of up to $25,000 for cutting-edge classroom technology and programs.
Last fall, 27-year-old Ohad Ben-Yaakov was injured in an accident at his part-time job, and he died after two weeks in a coma. Ben-Yaakov wasn’t married, nor was he in a relationship. No woman was pregnant with his child.
Facebook is purchasing its first Israeli company, a start-up called Snaptu. Facebook will pay an estimated $60 million to $70 million, according to reports citing market sources. The deal is expected to be finalized in the next few weeks.
The Jewish New Media Innovation Fund has announced $500,000 in grants to nine digital media projects. The projects are designed to engage 18- to 40-year-olds in Jewish life, learning culture and community. The awards announced Monday are the first in the pilot program funded by the Jim Joseph, Righteous Persons, and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family foundations.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has obtained a restraining order against Pradeep Manukonda, who allegedly stalked the billionaire and his family asking for money.
The website of the Jewish People Policy Institute was hacked Thursday by a group that the institute claims is affiliated with Hamas. The JPPI, a Jerusalem-based think tank that focuses on the Jewish future and Israel's security, issued a statement saying hackers took over its website, then posted a picture of an Israeli tank and a Palestinian child on the English section, and removed a recently uploaded assessment and analysis documents.
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has given the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology a $5 million grant to further develop a light, long-lasting and environmentally friendly battery for energy storage.
Yad Vashem has launched a YouTube channel in Farsi and an expanded version of its Farsi website. The Farsi YouTube channel launched Sunday contains survivor testimonies, archival footage and mini-lectures by Holocaust historians on topics such as contemporary anti-Semitism, and what makes the Holocaust a unique historical event. The comprehensive new website includes a chronological and thematic narrative about the Holocaust with related video, photos, documents and artifacts; frequently asked questions about the Holocaust; a lexicon of terms; online exhibitions including a multimedia presentation of the Auschwitz Album in Farsi; and stories of Righteous Among the Nations.
The U.S. chip-maker Intel Corp. will invest $2.7 billion to upgrade its plant in southern Israel. The Kiryat Gat plant will start producing the next generation of 22-nanometer chips in December, Intel announced at a news conference Tuesday. The investment in upgrading the plant includes a $210 million grant from the Israeli government.
Using a new iPhone application, the Western Wall is only a touch away.
Eight teeth found in a cave in central Israel are reportedly the earliest remains of Homo sapiens ever discovered.