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Israeli start-up wins Verizon competition

Israeli start-up wins Verizon competition

NEW YORK — Israeli start-up Sesame Enable won first place in a competition held by telecom giant Verizon for its development of the world’s first hands-free smart phone, opening a world of possibility for the disabled.

An additional prize was awarded to Israeli Voiceitt for its invention of voice translation technology for the speech-impaired.

Both companies were founded by graduates of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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Philanthropic impulse behind CharityBids

Philanthropic impulse behind CharityBidsSECTION B PAGE 1 Clear Channel. Home Depot. Royal Bank of Canada. Tommy Hilfiger. “All these huge companies are calling us, very conscious of their brand . . . ” Often you get the idea that when someone is telling you what he does, he’s telling you three times as much as what he actually does. He inflates his importance. Exaggerates.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 13:34 )

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East Side Kosher Deli sold to Shua Horowitz

East Side Kosher Deli sold to Shua Horowitz From the December 5, 2014 issue Michael and Marcy Schreiber, longtime owners of the East Side Kosher Deli, have announced that the Deli is being purchased by Joshua “Shua” Horowitz of West Hempstead, Long Island. The sale is scheduled to be completed in mid-December. “We are just thrilled that someone with Joshua’s energy, enthusiasm, business savvy and creative ideas is taking over the Deli,” said Michael Schreiber. “We know that he will take the Deli to the next level for the...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:23 )

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Boulder alleviates homelessness at '1175'

Boulder alleviates homelessness at '1175'BOULDER HOUSING Partners (BHP) opened an apartment building at 1175 Lee Hill Road on Nov. 3 to reduce homelessness. BHP is the housing authority for Boulder since 1966. It builds, owns and manages 33% of the total inventory of affordable housing in Boulder as part of Boulder County’s 10-year plan to end homelessness. The new building on Lee Hill Rd. is 31 units, designed to supply permanent supportive housing to some of Boulder’s chronically homeless population. The plan to end homelessne...
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SodaStream closing West Bank factory

SodaStream closing West Bank factory TEL AVIV — SodaStream, the Israeli at-home seltzer machine company, announced last week that it would be closing its West Bank factory and moving the facility’s operations to southern Israel next year. Here’s what you need to know about SodaStream, the controversy that has bubbled up in its midst and what the actress Scarlett Johansson has to do with it. What is SodaStream? SodaStream is an Israeli company that makes and sells seltzer machines for home use. Since it was founded in 199...
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Marcy Oster The singer posted a photo of the prisoner barracks on Instagram with the caption, “My heart was heavy today.” ... [Link]

Susan Rice, Samantha Power to speak at AIPAC conference

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U.C. Berkeley student government condemns anti-Semitism

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Op-Ed: What we’d like to hear from Netanyahu on Iran

Ben Harris Two leaders of the progressive Zionist group Ameinu write that the Israeli prime minister’s insistence on addressing Congress is an attempt to gain an edge in upcoming Israeli elections. ... [Link]

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