Not just a gadget: rabbi gives Google Glass higher purpose

By Anna Sheinman, June 7, 2013

Entrepreneurs around the world are rapidly coming up with ways to make money out of Google Glass, the IT company's new computerised spectacles.

One canny rabbi at the University of Stanford in California has also embraced the new gadget, but with a very different objective - to help students bind tefillin.


UK should do high-tech the Israeli way, say Labour shadow ministers

By Marcus Dysch, June 6, 2013

Britain should follow the successful blueprint of Israel’s high-tech sector to repair its battered economy, according to leading members of the Shadow Cabinet.

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna said the “remarkable story” seen in Israel’s start-up technology industries could be combined with British skills to boost both countries’ global business appeal.


Facebook pledge to tackle cyber-bullying

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2012

Facebook and Google have agreed to form a group to tackle online bullying and hate attacks.

The companies pledged to be more open about how they combat cyber-bullying and online offences, and will work with members of the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism’s task force on internet hate.


French anti-racism group takes on Google for Murdoch 'the Jew'

By Jennifer Lipman, May 1, 2012

A French anti-racism group is taking on internet giant Google over its "auto-complete" function.

When internet users type in certain famous names, including media mogul Rupert Murdoch or Jon Hamm or Mad Men fame, the search engine recommends that the next keyword be "Jewish".


Bringing happiness through a mobile

By Candice Krieger, April 4, 2012

Oded ran left his role as head of consumer marketing for Windows Phone UK at Microsoft to join start-up Touchnote because, he says: "I thought: 'Why didn't I think of that?'"

Touchnote, founded in 2008 by Raam Thakrar and Paul Burdin, enables users to create and send printed personalised postcards across the world via their mobile phone, tablet or computer.


Irish Justice Minister is targeted on YouTube

By Marcus Dysch, April 4, 2012

The video-sharing site YouTube has closed the account of a user who posted antisemitic clips attacking the Irish Justice Minister.Alan Shatter, the only Jewish member of Ireland's lower house of parliament - Dáil Éireann - asked police to investigate. One video claimed he was a "Jewish nation-wrecker" who was "destroying Ireland".


Spring clean your outgoing expenses

By Martin Lewis, March 22, 2012

You could be throwing hundreds or thousands of pounds a year away on things that you no longer need, use or value. So with Passover on its way, why not give up wasting your bread as well as eating it. Be a "cancellation hero", do a super-audit and banish bank balance bandits.

1. Don't assume: "I don't do that." Always check


'Restricted' Google Street View for Israel

By Jessica Elgot, August 22, 2011

Israel will be the latest country to get Google’s Street View, despite security concerns about the service.

According to Ynet, the Justice Ministry has approved the service which has been running since 2007 in the US and rolled out to Australia, South Africa, Japan and most European countries, including the UK.


Google hearts Israeli Valentines Day

By Jennifer Lipman, August 15, 2011

Israel's answer to Valentines Day has been marked by Google.

Today is Tu B'Av, the date on which Israelis send flowers and romantic greetings.

Combing six days after the sombre fast day of Tisha b'Av, it is a happy occasion.


Meet the stars of cyber space

By Alex Brummer, July 21, 2011

Not so long ago it looked as if generations of young Jews in the Western democracies were destined for professional lives as lawyers, accountants and doctors.