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Twitter buys Israeli search engine

Israeli entrepreneur Ori Allon has done it again. Allon is selling his start-up Julpan to Twitter in a deal reported to be in the tens of millions of dollars. Five years ago, Google acquired Allon’s patented thesis work called Orion …

Duracell teams with Powermat

Procter & Gamble recently announced a joint venture with Israel’s Powermat, aimed at advancing wireless charging technology. The new undertaking will be called Duracell Powermat and its aim is to globalize portable power. Duracell will also invest in Powermat.Powermat technology …

Israeli actress breaks world record

The Guinness Book of World Records committee recently declared veteran Israeli actress Hanna Meron as the thespian with the world’s longest career in theater. Photo by Gadi Dagon Hanna Meron in ‘The Baggage Packer’ Meron, who is best known for …

Going for world record in Ilan Ramon’s honor

The ‘largest chemistry lesson in the world’ is the record Israelis are hoping to snag tonight. Ilan Ramon. Eleven research institutes around Israel will tonight reenact an experiment performed in the space shuttle Columbia in 2003 by the first Israeli …

Twilight’s Kellan Lutz ‘amazed’ by Israel

Twilight star Kellan Lutz, Crossing Jordan actor Miguel Ferrer, Columbian singer Carolina La O and Cuban performer Didier Hernandez are taking part in this year’s America’s Voices in Israel mission this week. Photo by Yissachar Ruas Kellan Lutz. “This is …

Jerusalem market has an art attack

The piles of green avocados and yellow bananas now on display at Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market will be sidelined tomorrow (September 21) by a different palette of colors. The ‘Tabula Rasa’ urban art project will transform the shuk’s merchants into …

Israel’s Shaker wins TechCrunch

Israel’s Shaker wins TechCrunch

It’s a place to hang out and meet people but without the tongue-tied introductions or awkward silences. The place, of course, is Shaker – a virtual bar located on Facebook. http://youtu.be/1RZgJnLTNoM Shaker is an Israeli made application that lets people …

Baring it all at Dead Sea photo shoot

Some 1,000 Israelis took part in American photographer Spencer Tunick’s mass nude photo shoot at the Dead Sea over the weekend. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90 Israelis strip naked for a group photograph by Spencer Tunick at the Dead Sea Tunick …

Israel sends aid to Kenya gas-line victims

An Israeli aid shipment of medical supplies is to arrive in Nairobi today, earmarked for helping to treat victims of the September 12 gas-line explosion. Kenya Red Cross said the death toll from the disaster rose to 95 people, and …

Israeli film takes 3 prizes at SF Shorts

Israeli singer Rita won the Jury Special Recognition for Acting award at the San Francisco International Festival of Short Films for her lead role in the film, Ben is Back. The movie picked up two other honors at the festival, …