Technology

Ed Balls unveils plans for UK-Israel 'economic dialogue'

By Martin Bright, July 5, 2012

An incoming Labour government will learn from the Israeli hi-tech success story and consolidate the UK-Israel trade relationship, according to Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.

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Auschwitz town gets app to remember Jewish past

By Mark Robins, July 4, 2012

The town in southern Poland where the Auschwitz concentration camp was located now has its own iPhone app.

The app, called Oshpitzin - the Yiddish name for the town, uses the latest technology to tell the story of the pre-war Jewish community of Oswiecim.

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Deal reached in Google France autocorrect battle

By Heidi Heinemann, June 29, 2012

Internet giant Google has reached a deal with French anti-racism groups following a lawsuit brought against it in regards to the autocomplete feature of its search engine.

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Leading the world

June 29, 2012

It is a sign of the astonishing pre-eminence and success of Israeli hi-tech that no one will be the least surprised by the comments of Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google, that Israel is shaping the 21st century. Nor will there be any surprise at the breadth and stature of the participants at this week's superb Innovate Israel conference. Israel faces many problems.

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Google and Israel discuss educational collaboration

By Nathan Jeffay, June 28, 2012

One of the world’s most influential computer executives this week predicted that Israel “will have an oversized impact on the evolution of the next stage of the technology we all use”.

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Jimmy Wales tells us how to net a fortune the Wiki Way

By Candice Krieger, June 28, 2012

Successful start-ups are all about the execution says Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales.

Having a great business idea won’t make you a millionaire. It’s the execution that will.
Such a sentiment is sounded by Wikipedia founder and chief executive, Jimmy Wales.

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Google chief praises Israel's 'world-class' high-tech sector

By Jennifer Lipman, June 26, 2012

One of the most influential figures in technology has praised Israel for its emphasis on science and engineering and has predicted that the country would punch above its weight as high tech continues to develop.

Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google, posted his thoughts after visiting Israel.

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Anglican vicar links to hate website

By Marcus Dysch, June 21, 2012

A Church of England vicar has deleted a link on his blog which directed readers to a website featuring Holocaust revisionism and adverts for the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Reverend Stephen Sizer directed readers to a story on the Window Into Palestine site about the BBC’s coverage of Syria.

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'Not all good things in tech happen in Silicon Valley' says mySupermarket boss, Allon Bloch

By Candice Krieger, June 21, 2012

It is often said that the UK struggles when it comes to successful start-ups compared to other regions such as Silicon Valley, California, and Israel. Yet internet entrepreneur Allon Bloch would disagree.

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Wanted: a Kindle you can read on Shabbat

By Dr Harry Freedman, June 14, 2012

The Jewish relationship with books goes back to Moses. We are known as the People of the Book. So it’s a fair bet that Jews will play a significant part in the massive upheaval that the Kindle and other digital book readers are bringing about in the publishing world.

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