|Industry||News, Internet Portal|
|Headquarters||Tel Aviv, Israel|
Yon Feder (Founder) |
Avi Ben Tal (General Manager)
Ynet (Hebrew: וואינט) is an Israeli news and general content website, which is the online outlet for Yedioth Ahronot. However, most of Ynet's content is original work, published exclusively on the website and written by an independent staff.
Ynet was launched in June 2000 in Hebrew only, and in 2004 launched its English edition, Ynetnews. In addition, Ynet hosts the online version of Yedioth Aharanot's media group magazines: Laisha (which also operates Ynet's fashion section), Pnai Plus, Blazer, GO magazine, and Mentha. For two years, Ynet had also an Arabic version, which ceased to operate in May 2005. Ynet's main competition comes from Walla! Mako and Nana. Since 2008, Ynet is Israel's most popular internet portal, as measured by Google Trends.
In celebration of Israel's independence day in 2005, Ynet conducted a poll to determine whom Ynet readers consider to be the greatest Israelis of all time. The top 200 results were published, with Yitzhak Rabin placing first in the survey, and David Ben-Gurion placing second. Due to the nature of the poll used to select and rank the Israelis, the results do not pretend to be an objective assessment.
Since its establishment, ynet editorial included some of Israel's most acclaimed writers and journlists such as Atilla Shumpalvi, Ariana Melamed, Smadar Shiloni, Itzhak ben Horin, Merav Yodilevich, Eli Senior, Ron Ben Yishay, Meirav Kristal, Roy Yerushalmi, Erez Ehrlichman, Saray Shavit, Hillel Posek among many others.
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