Microsoft

Update on Israel's iPad Ban

The Blogosphere has been abuzz about the news that Israel banned the Apple iPad from its borders until an acceptable international version which meets European specifications is released.

Israel-Apple-iPad-Ban

Facebook in Israel

Something unusual happened last month. For the week ending March 13, 2010, Google wasn't the most visited website in the U.S. That week, Facebook reached the coveted #1 ranking. The market share of visits to Facebook.com increased 185% that week as compared to the same week in 2009, while visits to Google.com increased 9% during the same time frame. Together Facebook.com and Google.com accounted for 14% of all U.S. Internet visits during that week.

eCamp

A couple years ago, I learned about a new program that merges three areas I am passionate about --Jewish camping, Israel, and technology. Israel has always embraced high technology and modern communication. Part of what has made the almost sixty-year-old nation's economy flourish in the past two decades has been the success of its hi-tech sector.

Learning Access, To Gain Access

Staff Writer
12/08/2009
For the past several years, Devorah has spent her professional life giving workshops on Jewish meditation, practicing holistic healing and acting as a life coach, as well as singing in the tradition of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. She never thought much about seeking a stable career that would secure her future. But, now in her late 40s and with the economy dipping, these days Devorah worries more about the practicalities of life, like a pension, retirement benefits and security, than she ever did in the past.

Overcoming Fear Of Mice

07/23/2008
Staff Writer
Bent over a doubly magnified computer screen, 82-year-old Arnold clenched his mouse and clicked “OK” after typing his phone number into the AutoCorrect feature of his Microsoft Word document. He returned to the blank white screen and entered a prescribed command in Times New Roman, size 18 font, and defiantly pressed “Enter.” “Magic!” Arnold exclaimed, his mouth agape and jaw dropping rapidly, as he watched the digits of his phone number instantly fly onto the screen.

Not The Tzedakah Side Of Your Balance Sheet

07/30/2008
Staff Writer
What a difference a decade makes.   In 1998, when Philadelphia attorney Clifford Goldstein wanted to cash in on the staggering increase in Israeli technology stocks, he was disappointed to discover that no index-based mutual funds of Israeli companies existed. “Wall Street is slow,” Goldstein says, noting that top brokerage firms he approached “told me they didn’t want to invest in kibbutzniks growing oranges.”  

The Right Type

04/09/2008
Staff Writer
Some people experience epiphanies in the shower. Jack Atzmon’s “aha” moment, appropriately enough, took place at Best Buy. Three years ago, the Englewood, N.J. chiropractor was examining a Microsoft Natural keyboard, with its curvy, split design that claims to curb carpal tunnel syndrome.   “This doesn’t make any sense!” he thought to himself. “How can a keyboard that’s rigid help combat a disease caused by repetition? It will just cause an injury in another location.”  

Learning Access, To Gain Access

Staff Writer
12/09/2009

For the past several years, Devorah has spent her professional life giving workshops on Jewish meditation, practicing holistic healing and acting as a life coach, as well as singing in the tradition of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. She never thought much about seeking a stable career that would secure her future.

But, now in her late 40s and with the economy dipping, these days Devorah worries more about the practicalities of life, like a pension, retirement benefits and security, than she ever did in the past.

access.gif
Syndicate content