Jewish Techs
Posted: Wed, 12/21/2011 - 14:47 | Jewish Techs

The #1 question during Hanukkah is: What is the correct way to spell the name of this holiday? As I blogged about last year, "Since it's a Hebrew word that is transliterated into English, there are several acceptable spellings. But people still want to know if there is a consensus."

Posted: Tue, 12/20/2011 - 09:18 | Jewish Techs

CNBC is reporting that Apple has bought an Israeli company for up to $500 million.

Anobit, a maker of flash storage technology, for up to USD 500 million, the Calcalist financial daily reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said Anobit's management was in the process of gathering its staff to formally announce the acquisition by Apple.

Last week Calcalist had reported that Apple was in advanced talks to buy Anobit for USD 400-USD 500 million.

Posted: Tue, 12/20/2011 - 09:17 | Jewish Techs

CNBC is reporting that Apple has bought an Israeli company for up to $500 million.

Anobit, a maker of flash storage technology, for up to USD 500 million, the Calcalist financial daily reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said Anobit's management was in the process of gathering its staff to formally announce the acquisition by Apple.

Last week Calcalist had reported that Apple was in advanced talks to buy Anobit for USD 400-USD 500 million.

Posted: Tue, 12/13/2011 - 14:22 | Jewish Techs

With a planned IPO in 2012 the list of things that people are using Facebook for is only expanding. In Israel, archaeologists are using a Facebook Page to help them solve a 3,000-year-old mystery. The story was originally reported in The Washington Post​ and Mark Weiss explains how Facebook is coming in handy for these archaeologists. He reports from Jerusalem for ​The Irish Times:

Posted: Sun, 12/11/2011 - 10:16 | Jewish Techs

A January 2009 article in the ​NY Times described the plans of an Israeli businessman to create a global online university. Shai Reshef has been succeeding. And now Reshef has opened an operations center in the West Bank. D.D. Guttenplan filed the following story in the NY Times this week:

An American online university started by an Israeli entrepreneur has opened an operations center in the West Bank.

Posted: Thu, 12/01/2011 - 15:36 | Jewish Techs

I've written several times about how technology is changing the global Jewish community, but I haven't looked at other religious groups. Jamshid Ghazi Askar contacted me recently about an article he was writing on how different religious groups are using new technology like iPhone apps. It is interesting to hear how Mormons and Catholics are taking advantage of mobile apps in their faith communities.