Over 100 Taboolars in LA and TLV participated in our first global hackathon—we saw mobile apps, deep learning to data visualization tools & even robots.
How one college student helped define the future of VR in Taboola’s engineering challenge. The Taboola VR Challenge was held in Los Angeles (LA).
We’re excited to announce Taboola’s acquisition of Commerce Sciences allows us to double down on personalization for all open web visitors.
Did fake news have a material effect on the recent US election? It’s the subject du jour, with recent discussion about the creation and distribution of fake news from industry leaders like Jeff Jarvis, Ev Williams, Fred Wilson to media companies such as Bloomberg, WSJ, NYTimes. There is no shortage of insightful opinions. All sharing the hope of bringing awareness, conversation and eventually a process to solve the fake news problem. To me, asking whether companies such as Facebook, Twitter, or Taboola are media companies or technology companies is just a question of semantics. The debate shouldn’t be what industry you align with as a company. The real issue at stake is – are we accountable for what we distribute? Let me divide the conversation into two separate parts. Both equally important, but very different. Part One: Should intentional confusion (Fake News) be allowed? Short answer: no. Let’s define it. […]
I started Taboola 9 years ago this month because I couldn’t find anything to watch on TV and I thought with so many choices, TV shows should actually find me. With the overwhelming amount of information in the world, I imagined there were billions of people in the same boat and saw an opportunity. The future would be a reverse version of what search engines solved. Instead of expecting people to search for information, we would create a way for information to find people in a curated and personalized way. Our vision from day one was to build a new category called “Discovery” side by side to Search and Display, connecting people with information they may like and never knew existed. We spent the first few years of Taboola focusing on cracking the code of recommending videos based on a user’s content consumption behavior. We’ve been fortunate to have seen […]
During my closing keynote presentation at LA Hacks, I had a surprise announcement: the launch of our first-ever Taboola Virtual Reality Challenge!
Today, we’re announcing a multi-year strategic partnership with MSN, owned by Microsoft, one of the most innovative technology companies in the world.