On this day: Happy birthday Google

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2010

Can it really be only 12 years since Google began? The search engine was developed by Stanford University students Larry Page, of Jewish descent, and Sergey Brin, the son of Russian Jews who emigrated to America in 1979.


Google buys Israeli firm

By Candice Krieger, May 6, 2010

Google has made its first ever acquisition in Israel in a $25 million deal with LabPixies, an Israeli start-up specialising in web and mobile games.

It offers a collection of applications that run on iGoogle, Google's customizable home page, and on the iPhone and Android phones. Google first launched in Israel in 2005.


'Grossly offensive' website attacked by Jewish leaders

By Robyn Rosen, October 22, 2009

A US-based website which lists thousands of Jewish names and aims to “progress” antisemitism has caused outrage among Jewish leaders.

The website, called Uncle Semite, states that its aims are to move the “rhetorical, knee-jerk antisemitism of the past towards a progressive, green ‘uncle-Semitism’, relevant in our time”.


Google now translates Yiddish

By Marcus Dysch, September 3, 2009

Do you find yourself sitting in front of the computer desperately trying to remember whether you mean khaver or khazer in the email you are sending your bubbeh?

Well, platz no more. Google has launched a tool which translates English words and phrases into Yiddish, and vice versa, in seconds, eliminating unfortunate misunderstandings and leaving you ongeshtopt with new phrases.


Our Facebook error, by the Yahoo! boss

By Candice Krieger, August 6, 2009

Hindsight is a fine thing. Just ask Toby Coppel, a former senior executive at global internet company Yahoo!


Koogle is kosher

By Simon Round, June 18, 2009

Until now, strictly Orthodox Jews have been reluctant to use the internet search engine, Google, for fear of clicking on something immodest or unkosher.

Now, they do not have to — they can Koogle it instead.
The new Orthodox-friendly search engine — a pun on the haimishe potato bake — filters out religiously objectionable material.