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Google to launch global car-sharing scheme in Israel

By Josh Jackman, July 7, 2015

Google is set to launch a major global car-sharing scheme in Israel, using the Waze navigation company for mapping and traffic information.

The RideWith app will allow drivers in a local area to be linked up in order to travel together.

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Now they're putting a Torah on the moon

By Nathan Jeffay, May 7, 2015

The moon could have its own holy ark and Sefer Torah within three years, thanks to a crowd-funded initiative to land a sacred scroll on the lunar surface.

The Torah on the Moon project is asking people worldwide, Jewish and non-Jewish, to "buy" a letter in the specially-designed, 5in Torah, which will be launched in an unmanned spacecraft and left on the moon in a special capsule-like ark.

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Google investigating abuse on Maps service

By Josh Jackman, February 9, 2015

Google is investigating how the description “Essex jews place of worship” was added to Liverpool’s Anfield stadium on its Maps service.

The phrase appeared on the site for three hours on Monday, ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match at Anfield on tomorrow night.

Google has now removed it.

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The woman telling Google and Facebook how to delete the racists

By Marcus Dysch, December 19, 2013

In the fight against online antisemitism, Jardena Lande is an unsung heroine.

While David Cameron and other world leaders try to convince sites such as Facebook to do more to block users spreading hatred, Ms Lande and her colleagues at the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) have already enjoyed notable success.

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Google and Facebook click with Israeli tech

By Daniel Easterman, December 5, 2013

Israeli entrepreneurs streamed into London this week to meet potential investors from world-renowned high-tech companies, at the second annual Innovate Israel conference.

The one-day event provides a forum for representatives from the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft to view the best new ideas coming out of Israel’s technology start-ups.

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Google boss Sergey Brin splits from wife

By Josh Jackman, August 29, 2013

Sergey Brin, the multi-billionaire co-founder of Google, is to divorce his wife of six years and has reportedly started a relationship with an employee.

A spokesperson said yesterday that the couple had been living apart for several months.

It is understood that Mr Brin, 40, began seeing Amanda Rosenberg, the marketing manager for Google Glass, after he split from his wife.

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Pro-Palestinian hackers break into Google website

By Josh Jackman, August 27, 2013

Pro-Palestinian activists have succeeded in redirecting Google users to a defaced version of Google Maps which claims that Israel should be called Palestine.

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Look us up on Google — we can help make an observant life easier

By Jennifer Lipman, July 11, 2013

If Google’s tax arrangements are any guide, its London offices may be an illusion. So it is hardly surprising that getting to your desired floor can prove tricky. The lifts into the internet giant’s colourful Tottenham Court Road premises are bafflingly complex, controlled from the outside, like a time machine. But once in, there’s no mistaking where you are.

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UK needs the start-up nation

By Liam Byrne, June 14, 2013

Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in the first ever Google "Hangout" - a live link between tech experts in London and Tel Aviv, bringing home an exciting discussion that began last year on an eye-opening visit with Labour Friends of Israel to the self-styled start-up nation.

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Israeli delight over £835m Waze app sale

By Nathan Jeffay, June 13, 2013

In a dream come true for Israeli high tech, Google has said it will buy traffic navigation start-up Waze — reportedly for $1.3 billion (£835 million).

With a staff of less than 100, Waze has become the staple sat-nav for 47 million people worldwide. Its free app transforms their smart phones into in-car navigators.

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