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During my closing keynote presentation at LA Hacks, I had a surprise announcement: the launch of our first-ever Taboola Virtual Reality Challenge!
Summer 2015 brought Taboola’s New York office ten new interns, and we have since been fully immersed in the day-to-day life of full-time “Taboolars.” From digging up industry research for RFPs and prospective clients, to brainstorming alternative titles to articles, interns work with teams on both the publisher and media sides of Taboola’s business. In addition to assisting with ongoing work and projects, interns participate in weekly mentor meetings with the heads of their respective departments, discussing goals and areas of interest to explore throughout the summer. “Taboola’s internship program recruits ambitious students and recent graduates to work alongside our teams, while also providing an opportunity for interns to take on projects of their own,” says Karen Warner, HR and Talent Acquisition Manager at Taboola. Professional development is also fostered during Taboola University (“TaboolaU”), a monthly internal education program that educates Taboolars from our New York City headquarters. In-depth sessions […]
Last week, we were honored to be named the “2015’s Most Promising Startup In Israel” by the most widely distributed daily newspaper in Israel, Calcalist. We are humbled to be in the company of all 50 Israeli startups that were recognized by the publisher, including Kaltura, Playbuzz, Infinidat, Similar Web, eToro, Fiverr, and others. This distinction could not have been achieved without the unique team we call Taboolars – from our engineers that work around the clock in Tel Aviv to our top notch account managers around the world. We are extremely grateful to Calcalist for acknowledging our team’s achievements and rapid growth. If you read Hebrew, I welcome you to read the full story on Calcalist.co.il.
For the past seven years, I have been privileged to work with an amazing team of individuals dedicated to our vision of connecting people to information they may like and never knew existed. With nearly half of our company based in Tel Aviv building and enhancing our technology, I’m proud to say that Deloitte, one of the leading professional service firms in the world, recently ranked Taboola as the fastest growing technology company in Israel. This recognition underscores our team’s commitment to innovation and we are grateful to Deloitte for acknowledging our hard work and recent growth. I look forward to the next seven years.
Well, it finally happened. Today, I took the Ice Bucket Challenge in response to several of my friends and colleagues who requested I “pack myself with ice.” I’m excited to have this opportunity to help raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease and to donate to ALS. I’m hereby challenging the following people: The entire Taboola office – This includes all of our global offices in New York City, Pasadena, London, Tel Aviv, and Bangkok Victoria Monsul of the Wall Street Journal Our good friend, Jo Ling Kent of FOX Business …and I know this is breaking the rules but I’m also challenging Louis CK. If you’re out there and you read this, Louis, it’s time we meet for coffee or a drink. You all have 24 hours to comply and/or donate $100 to ALS Research. Good luck! UPDATE: Some Taboolars have stepped up and accepted Adam’s challenge. Our New York City […]
At Taboola, we’re huge believers in talent over experience. Of course, experience has its place, but you simply can’t beat passion, the drive to succeed and god given talent. Time and again, our interns and employees fresh from college have proven that to be a fact. One such case is Roni Yahav who started at Taboola as a part-time analyst while he was working towards a degree in Computer Science and Environmental Studies. He made such a strong impression on us that we offered him to join the team as a full-time employee when he graduated. Last week, as he moved on to the next step in his career, and he shared with us how much the two years he spent with Taboola meant to him in the most creative, inspiring way. Roni asked his mother, Ilana Yahav, a world renowned artist who works with sand and her hands to […]