The time the kids met the PR2.

And now for something different... Meet my brother, a robotics engineer Phd student at the University of Pennsylvania. (Disclaimer: I'm not sure if this can realistically say much about me). Meet the PR2, Willow Garage's research and innovation robot, which my brother works on with a team at the GRASPY lab in Penn, coding for arm... Continue Reading →

Why I’m not an Apple fangirl.

It's been over ten years since I was first converted to the fruity side. I remember it well; after my embarrassing use of an old Compaq desktop PC my entire freshman year of college, a good friend pulled me aside and told me it was time to buy an Apple. "Apple? the computer my dad bought in... Continue Reading →

When you mix Jews, legalities, Facebook…

Facebook + Jew vs Jew + lawsuit? Not the first time this has happened, Mark Zuckerberg(s)! Israeli entrepreneur becomes Mark Zuckerberg to fight Facebook But we had to have known some Israeli would have the balls to do this: Israeli entrepreneur Rotem Guez has legally changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg in response to legal... Continue Reading →

Ok, Bezeq Parrot. You win.

Well, the Bezeq Parrot had earned his keep methinks. And an Israeli company has proven it is capable of providing not only quality, but creative, customer service. Lots of companies have Twitter accounts for so-called support. Some of them actually keep up with that premise. But @bezeqbenleumi really has it down. We recently switched our... Continue Reading →

Some answers at the end of an era.

Three months ago, my company, a profitable American-Israeli-start up-turned-public-on-NASDAQ, was acquired for $127 million by an American holdings firm. A week ago, something terribly sad happened. My company felt one of the hardest pains of being acquired; two-thirds of my office were laid off. As TechCrunch put it, it was 'gutted.' The saddest thing about... Continue Reading →

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