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  • Facebook acquires Israeli Face.com

    June 18, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    Facebook acquired an Israeli company that specializes in facial recognition software.

    The terms of the deal between Facebook and Face.com were not disclosed by either company, according to the New York Times, which reported the deal on Monday. 

    Face.com has been used by Facebook in the past two years for its “tag” feature in order to identify individuals across Facebook.

    The facial recognition technology used by Face.com is designed to identify individuals by their gender and age.

  • Flame computer bug may have been released by Israel, minister says

    May 29, 2012 | 9:17 am

    A computer virus attacking computers in Iran and the West Bank may have been created with Israeli involvement, a government minister hinted.

    Israeli vice prime minister Moshe Ya’alon said in an interview Tuesday on Israel Radio that “Anyone who sees the Iranian threat as a...

  • So you want to be a DJ . . .

    November 13, 2008 | 6:19 pm

    You've danced your last on the bar or bat mitzvah circuit and moved on to high school. But that doesn't mean the party has to end.

    For those who have dreamed of going from an infinite iPod playlist to playing live on the ones and twos, the bar and bat mitzvah party scene is a great...

  • No WiFi? WiPeer software says ‘no problem’

    By Nicky Blackburn

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Whenever Technion computer science professor Roi Friedman visited conferences and lectures with his students, he found himself growing increasingly frustrated.

    In an age of supposedly instant communications, he felt impatient that in locations without access to the Internet or a...
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  • Israeli photo application promises more beautiful you

    By Karin Kloosterman

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If the camera could lie, would you let it?

    Three Israeli computer scientists from Tel Aviv University have developed the ultimate enhancement tool for retouching digital images. Called the Beauty Function, their program scans an image of your face, studies it and produces a...

  • Time Is More Than Money

    By Mike Levy

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Everybody wants to talk to Randall Kaplan, co-founder of Internet-content software company Akamai Technologies and founder of the investment network Jump Investors. On Jan. 25, Kaplan delivered an hour-long speech to The Jewish Federation's Hi-Tech Division breakfast at Westwood's...

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