Google Street View Goes to Jerusalem, Gets Lost

Google Maps announced a new location that was recently added to Street View and given it’s one of the oldest places in the world, this update is a fun one: Jerusalem. While most people might not consider the city “fun”…

Israelis and Iranians Reach Out To Each Other On Facebook

Some Israeli and Iranian citizens are reaching out to each other via Facebook, in light of recent sentiments that a war between their countries

Israeli President Shimon Peres: Be My Facebook Friend For Peace

“Be my friend for peace, I want to hear your voice. Speak up, and change the world.” That’s the message of former Prime Minister and current President of Israel Shimon Peres, who has just launched a Facebook page to promote…

Cyber-Attacks Mirror Middle East Conflict

The virtual pissing contest between Arabs and Israelis raged on today. A hacker network called “group-xp” claimed responsibility for DDoS attacks on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and on El Al Israel Airlines. But, let’s be clear. They did not…

A Girl Named “Like”

It was only a matter of time I guess. AFP is reporting out of Jerusalem that an Israeli couple has named their third child “Like,” in honor of the Facebook trademark. The couple, Lior and Vardit Adler, were simply befuddled…

Facebook Pulls “Third Palestinian Intifada” Page

Facebook pages can be used for any number of causes; naming a baby Megatron, helping a runner raise money for charity, or calling for a violent uprising against another ethnic group.  Today, a page falling into the latter category was…

YouTube To Hold Interview With Israeli Prime Minister

YouTube is inviting users to submit questions to Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu for an interview that will be streamed live on the site. The interview is part of the YouTube World View series and is in partnership with Israel’s…

Israeli Leaders Set To Evaluate Street View

The advantages of Google’s Street View program, which critics have sometimes said invades privacy and aids burglars, will now be weighed against the security demands of one of the world’s most well-protected countries.  Israeli authorities should soon decide whether or not to let Google take pictures of their two biggest cities.

Groupon Acquires 3 Deals Sites, Expands Into More Countries

Groupon is launching in India, Israel, and South Africa as it has acquired similar deals sites in each of those countries – SoSata, Grouper, and Twangoo respectively. 

"Collective buying is in its infancy in India, Israel and South Africa and we see strong potential," said Rob Solomon, president and COO of Groupon. "Groupon is shaping the way local merchants market themselves in every corner of the world."