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Google acquires Israeli-American startup

Google acquires Kifi, an Israeli-American startup that develops products for sharing content among friends and groups.JTA, 7/15/2016, 5:37 AM

Military investigates who ordered soldiers' Google formation

Video of soldiers at Israeli air base lining up to spell 'Google' in honor of Eric Schmidt's visit draws ire; 'Soldiers shouldn't do this.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2016, 2:30 PM

Google chief: Israeli tech second only to Silicon Valley

In Tel Aviv, Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt - now head of parent company Alphabet - hails Israel's 'super role' in innovation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2016, 10:00 PM

Google removes anti-Semitic app used to target Jews online

App directing anti-Semitic online hate-mongers removed from Google store.JTA, 6/5/2016, 7:20 AM

Google gives $700K to Israeli disabilities technology initiative

Major Google grant to Tikkun Olam Makers part of plans to improve lives of 250,000 people suffering from disabilities.JTA, 4/14/2016, 2:25 PM

Israel to tax global online companies

Tax Authority to charge VAT on local sales by international-based online firms such as Google and Facebook. Fair, or bad for business?Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2016, 4:54 PM

Is the next Google being developed in Israel?

Experts disagree as to whether the tech world in Israel is capable of maturing to the level where a tech giant such as Google can exist.Raphael Poch, 12/15/2015, 3:16 AM

Radiohead vocalist says YouTube like Nazi Germany

Thom Yorke accuses YouTube and Google of stealing art and profiting from it, as the 'Nazis did' during World War II.Cynthia Blank, 12/2/2015, 8:30 PM

Google denies deal with Israel to monitor Palestinian incitement

Foreign Ministry backtracks after Google claims deal to remove incitement posts was never made.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2015, 7:48 PM

Why is BDS losing? Simple: Israel is just too good

Aside from anything else, investors aren't about to boycott one of the world's most innovative country on the say-so of its enemies.David Green, 11/1/2015, 11:34 AM

Will Israel Send a Man to the Moon?

Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL becomes the first organization to advance in a unique Google contest promoting space travel.Hezki Baruch, 10/7/2015, 5:16 PM

What Does Google Think of the Jews?

Google promises to fix anti-Semitic bug, but several questionable results linger.Tova Dvorin, Chicago, 9/4/2015, 11:23 PM

Meeting Bibi, Google CEO Praises Israel as Global Tech Leader

Eric Schmidt praises Israeli innovation as 2nd only to Silicon Valley in start-ups, commits to continued investment in Jewish state.Ari Yashar, 6/9/2015, 4:18 PM

Google CEO: Israelis Succeed because They Break Rules

Eric Schmidt says local entrepreneur culture's success stems from Israelis' tendency 'to challenge authority and to question everything.'Tova Dvorin, 6/8/2015, 10:59 AM

Racist Slur Finds White House on Google Maps Search

Google apologizes after discovery that combined search of racial slur and 'home' on Google Maps results in directions to White House.Cynthia Blank, 5/21/2015, 11:46 AM

YouTube Given Permission to Show Anti-Islam Movie

Appeals court in the United States rules that YouTube should not be barred from showing the "Innocence of Muslims" film.Ben Ariel, 5/19/2015, 5:12 AM

Reuven Rivlin - Born in 'Palestine'?

Notables born in Jerusalem are listed as having been born in 'state of Palestine' on Google; search engine also ignores 'Israel.'Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 5/15/2015, 10:43 AM

Google Says You Can Do What It Can't: Beat Online Anti-Semitism

At Jerusalem Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, Google policy chief explains how users are key in the fight against online hate.Ari Soffer, 5/13/2015, 5:22 PM

Israel National Trail on the (Google) Map - in Street View!

Google Street View photographing the Israel National Trail – all 660 miles of it.Hillel Fendel, 5/10/2015, 5:04 AM

Google Israel Chief: Israel Needs more Tech Workers

Looking for a job? If you're a programmer or computer science grad, there are plenty, said Meir Brand, head of Google's Israel office.Yaakov Levi, 12/10/2014, 7:38 PM

Google Ordered to Take Down Anti-Islam Movie

United States appeals court orders YouTube to take down the "Innocence of Muslims" film that sparked protests in the Muslim world.Elad Benari, 2/27/2014, 4:12 AM

Google Buys Israeli Startup SlickLogin

Security startup uses smartphones and high-frequency sounds for identity verification at websites.Gil Ronen, 2/16/2014, 9:31 PM

Google Apologizes for 'Adolf Hitler' Gaffe

Google has apologized for listing a Berlin square as Adolf Hitler Platz, after thousands complained.David Lev, 1/12/2014, 5:56 PM

Google: Bennett the Most-Searched Politician

Naftali Bennett is Israel’s most-searched politician. Ayelet Shaked, Shelly Yechimovich make search list, too.Maayana Miskin, 12/18/2013, 12:15 AM

Report: American Spy Agency Hacked Google, Yahoo Data

American whistleblower says the NSA broke into Google and Yahoo data centers, giving it access to hundreds of millions of accounts.Maayana Miskin, 10/31/2013, 7:46 AM

Google Places Israeli Towns in Jordan

Residents of the Etzion Bloc, south of Jerusalem, angered as Google search places them in Jordan.Gil Ronen, 9/8/2013, 4:39 PM

Google Reveals How Much it Paid for Israeli App

Google reveals it paid $966 million to acquire Israeli online mapping service Waze in June.Elad Benari, 7/26/2013, 6:12 AM

UK Threatens to Sue Google Over Street View

The UK government is threatening to sue Google over invasion of privacy through its Street View program.Chana Ya'ar, 6/24/2013, 3:44 AM

US Gov’t Scrutinizes Google Acquisition of Waze

The US government is scrutinizing the mammoth Google search engine’s acquisition of the Israeli-created Waze mapping application.Chana Ya'ar, 6/23/2013, 11:08 AM

Acting for Europe, France Threatens Google Over Privacy

Acting for Europe, France is threatening to fine the giant Google Internet search engine firm over privacy issues.Chana Ya'ar, 6/20/2013, 3:57 PM

Exclusive: Hacker Says Iranian Censorship Can Be Bypassed

An Israeli hacker says it’s easy to bypass Iranian censorship, as tight as it is. "Possible camouflage measures are widely available."Chana Ya'ar, 6/13/2013, 1:03 PM

Google: Iran Broke Into Thousands of Gmail Accounts

Iran has in recent weeks broken into tens of thousands of accounts on Google's Gmail e-mail service, the search engine company announcedDavid Lev, 6/13/2013, 11:15 AM

Israeli App Waze Announces Google Merger

The Israeli traffic app Waze, which has almost 50 million users, announced that it has accepted an offer to join Google.Rina Tzvi , 6/11/2013, 7:45 PM

Google to Buy Waze for $1.3 Billion

Huge deal is not finalized and still open to changes. Israeli start-up had been negotiating with Facebook, too.Gil Ronen, 6/9/2013, 7:39 PM

Are Google and Facebook Fighting Over Israeli App?

Google is considering buying Israeli map-software provider Waze, setting up a possible bidding war with Facebook.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/25/2013, 2:09 AM

Google Says Gush Etzion Residents Live in 'Palestine'

Residents of Gush Etzion outraged to discover that, according to Google, they live in "Palestine".Elad Benari, 5/23/2013, 6:45 AM

Elkin: Google Responsible for Hampering Peace Process

By “recognizing Palestine,” Google is hampering the peace process, Deputy Foreign Minister Ze'ev Elkin (Likud-Beiteinu) said in the KnessetDavid Lev, 5/9/2013, 12:44 PM

Elkin Calls Out Google for Recognizing 'Palestine'

Deputy FM calls on Google to reconsider its decision to use the name "Palestine" instead of "Palestinian Territories".Elad Benari, 5/6/2013, 4:16 AM

Google Replaces 'Palestinian Territories' with 'Palestine'

Google places "Palestine" on its search engine instead of "Palestinian Territories," recognizing the PA's unilateral bid at the UN.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/3/2013, 10:10 PM

Iran Launches 'Islamic Google Earth'

Tehran is planning to launch its own 3D mapping service, after accusing Google Earth of being a spying tool used by western agencies.Rachel Hirshfeld , 4/12/2013, 9:16 AM

Activists Urge Google to Nix Ads for Ivory, Whale Products

Conservationists have urged Google to remove thousands of advertisements promoting products made from endangered whales and elephants. , 3/5/2013, 4:56 PM

Google Shares Push Past $800 Despite Challenges

Shares of Google pushed past $800 for the first time despite looming European Union action over alleged privacy violations, 2/19/2013, 7:01 PM

Google Chairman to Sell $2.5 Billion of Personal Stock

Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell 3.2 million "A" shares, currently worth $2.5 billion, over the next year, 2/9/2013, 8:37 PM

Google Removes Hitler Quote App

Google's Android App Marketplace has removed an Arabic language app with daily Hitler quotes.Gil Ronen, 1/26/2013, 11:12 PM

Iran Launches Islamic YouTube Rival Website

Iran has launched its own video-sharing website to compete with Google’s YouTube, whose content is deemed inappropriate by Islamic regime.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/10/2012, 10:08 PM

Google Clicks on Israel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu cut the ribbon on Monday to inaugurate Google’s new R & D center and start-up incubator in Tel Aviv. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/10/2012, 2:39 PM

Rage Over Control of Internet Sparks Hack Threat

The loosely organized 'Anonymous' hacker group threatens to attack the ITU, a UN agency for global telecommunications now meeting in Dubai.Chana Ya'ar, 12/9/2012, 2:11 PM

What Israelis Seek on Google: Lower Phone Prices and More Cash

Google's Israel office released statistics on how Israelis used the company's search engine in recent weeks. David Lev, 12/6/2012, 2:46 AM

Google Sued By EU Over Privacy Policy

Google in trouble with the EU over demographic researching software. Scott Krane, 10/16/2012, 6:36 PM

Video: Thousands of Muslims Protest Outside Google HQ in London

An estimated 10,000 Muslims protested outside Google’s offices in London in an attempt to force the company to remove anti-Islam film. Rachel Hirshfeld, 10/15/2012, 6:22 PM

Video: Google Makes History Come Alive on the Web

Google launched a new online archive of landmark 20th century events and personalities, highlighting a number of key Jewish themes. Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/11/2012, 5:25 PM

Iran Surrenders to Internet, Restores Google

Iran restores access to Google after massive complaints of a shutdown the regime explained was due to cutting off YouTube. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/2/2012, 7:43 AM

Google Street View Comes to Yesha

Google's Street View will soon include the towns and cities of Judea and Samaria, a report saidDavid Lev, 9/27/2012, 9:49 AM

Iran Blocks YouTube, Google, Gmail

Iran blocked access to YouTube, Google and Gmail, citing the anti-Islam film that has allegedly sparked deadly protests in Arab world. Rachel Hirshfeld, 9/24/2012, 9:45 PM

White House Asks YouTube to Review Anti-Mohammed Film

The White House has asked YouTube to review an anti-Muslim film that has been blamed for igniting violent protests.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/14/2012, 10:42 PM

Google Blocks Anti-Islam Video Clip in Egypt and Libya

Google has confirmed that it has “temporarily” blocked access to the trailer of the anti-Muslim film in Egypt and Libya. Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/13/2012, 6:05 PM

Jewish Teen Wins Google Science Prize

An eighth-grader from the San Diego Jewish Academy won a science prize amounting to $25,000, at annual Google Science Fair competition. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/30/2012, 10:08 PM