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TikTok spotted testing native video ads

TikTok is testing a new ad product: a sponsored video ad that directs users to the advertiser’s website. The test was spotted in the U.S. TikTok app, where a video labeled “Sponsored” from the bike retailer Specialized is showing up in the main feed, along with a blue “Lean More” button that directs users to […]
2019-02-14

Tech platforms called to support public interest research into mental health impacts

The tech industry has been called on to share data with public sector researchers so the mental health and psychosocial impacts of their service on vulnerable users can be better understood, and also to contribute to funding the necessary independent research over the next ten years. The UK’s chief medical officers have made the call […]
2019-02-07

Bumble launches Spotlight, its own version of Tinder’s Boost

Bumble, currently Tinder’s biggest rival in the dating app market, today launched its own version of Tinder’s “Boost” feature. On Bumble, it’s being called “Spotlight,” and allows users to pay to bump their profile to the front of the queue in order to be seen by more people than they would otherwise. Very much like […]
2019-02-11

Diese Zahlen offenbaren Deutschlands Zwei-Prozent-Versagen

Bei den weltweiten Verteidigungsausgaben liegt Deutschland nur auf Platz neun, zeigt eine Studie. Das muss sich ändern, fordern Experten – denn bei den Militärausgaben legen neben den USA vor allen China und Russland massiv zu.
2019-02-15

Der große Missmut der Metro-Aktionäre

Das Personal habe eine „enorme Fischkompetenz“: Metro-Chef Koch verbreitet bei der Hauptversammlung mit allen Mitteln gute Stimmung. Doch die Aktionäre sind nicht amüsiert. Die Neuerfindung des Konzerns hat sich bisher nicht ausgezahlt.
2019-02-15

Switzerland and Liechtenstein’s Crypto Valley Sees Thriving Blockchain Ecosystem

With 750 companies as of the end of December 2018, Switzerland and Liechtenstein’s Crypto Valley has grown significantly in the past year with 121 new companies being established or a growth of 20% in the number of crypto companies, according to The Crypto Valley’s Top 50 Q1 2019 report released in January. The study, produced […] The post Switzerland and Liechtenstein’s Crypto Valley Sees Thriving Blockchain Ecosystem appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-02-12

Crypto-Collectibles Marketplace OpenSea Partners with Blockchain Video Game Ember Sword

OpenSea, a digital marketplace for non-fungible crypto collectibles, has partnered with blockchain game developer and publisher So Couch Studios to build an in-game marketplace in the studio’s fantasy massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) Ember Sword using the OpenSea infrastructure. The partnership will see the two companies working together to utilize a custom version of […] The post Crypto-Collectibles Marketplace OpenSea Partners with Blockchain Video Game Ember Sword appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-02-15

General Motors Financial Subsidiary Eyes Blockchain to Prevent Fraud

General Motors Financial Company (GM Financial), the financial services arm of the largest American automotive manufacturer, is exploring the use of blockchain technology to improve data management standards and help address critical auto finance industry issues like identity verification and synthetic identity fraud. GM Financial has joined Spring Labs’ Spring Founding Industry Partners (SFIP) program […] The post General Motors Financial Subsidiary Eyes Blockchain to Prevent Fraud appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-02-11

Deutsche-Bank-Sprecherin übernimmt Post-Kommunikation

Monika Schaller, stellvertretende Leiterin für Kommunikation und Soziale Verantwortung bei der Deutschen Bank in Frankfurt, soll zur Deutschen Post wechseln, wo sie die Konzernkommunikation leiten wird.
2019-02-15

Wie das Einschulungsalter die Karriere beeinflusst

Kaum etwas beschäftigt Eltern von Erstklässlern so sehr wie das richtige Einschulungsalter. Kann das den schulischen und gar den beruflichen Erfolg des Kindes beeinflussen? Dazu haben Wissenschaftler jetzt neue Erkenntnisse.
2019-02-16

Amazon zahlt null Dollar Steuern – Trumps Kalkül scheitert

Amazon hat es durch einige Schlupflöcher geschafft, in den USA keinen Cent Bundeseinkommenssteuer zu zahlen. Der Onlinehändler erhielt sogar noch einen Nachlass. Für Präsident Donald Trump deutet sich damit eine herbe Niederlage an.
2019-02-15

Instagram thinks you want IGTV previews in your home feed

If you can’t beat or join them… force feed ’em? That appears to be Instagram’s latest strategy for IGTV, which is now being shoved right into Instagram’s main feed, the company announced today. Instagram says that it will now add one-minute IGTV previews to the feed, making it “even easier” to discover and watch content […]
2019-02-07

Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The newspaper found more than 30 cases of child rape have been investigated by police related to use of dating apps including Grindr and Tinder […]
2019-02-11

Instagram and Facebook will start censoring ‘graphic images’ of self-harm

In light of a recent tragedy, Instagram is updating the way it handles pictures depicting self-harm. Instagram and Facebook announced changes to their policies around content depicting cutting and other forms of self-harm in dual blog posts Thursday. The changes come about in light of the suicide of a 14-year-old girl named Molly Russell, a U.K. […]
2019-02-07

„Wir werden unsere Wirtschaft öffnen“

Brasiliens neuer Präsident, Jair Bolsonaro, ist umstritten, auch wegen seiner Wirtschaftspolitik. Doch gerade die scheint auf die Finanzmärkte besonders positiv zu wirken.
2019-02-15

Deutsche lieben den Supermarkt im Mini-Format

Der Einzelhandel in den Innenstädten schrumpft. Doch es gibt eine Ausnahme, die nichts mit billig und groß zu tun hat. Aber es wäre ein Fehler, sich darauf auszuruhen.
2019-02-16

MyEtherWallet Launches V5 of New Platform Interface with Improved Features

MyEtherWallet (MEW) has unveiled version five of their open-source platform, which is designed to be simple and intuitive for its users. The new features will be powered by Changelly, Bity, Kyber Network, and Coral Protocol. Writing about the technical aspects of the interface update, the Ethereum wallet noted in a Medium post that: “In the […] The post MyEtherWallet Launches V5 of New Platform Interface with Improved Features appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-02-13

General Motors Financial Subsidiary Eyes Blockchain to Prevent Fraud

General Motors Financial Company (GM Financial), the financial services arm of the largest American automotive manufacturer, is exploring the use of blockchain technology to improve data management standards and help address critical auto finance industry issues like identity verification and synthetic identity fraud. GM Financial has joined Spring Labs’ Spring Founding Industry Partners (SFIP) program […] The post General Motors Financial Subsidiary Eyes Blockchain to Prevent Fraud appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-02-11

Instagram thinks you want IGTV previews in your home feed

If you can’t beat or join them… force feed ’em? That appears to be Instagram’s latest strategy for IGTV, which is now being shoved right into Instagram’s main feed, the company announced today. Instagram says that it will now add one-minute IGTV previews to the feed, making it “even easier” to discover and watch content […]
2019-02-07

Reddit confirms $300M Series D led by China’s Tencent at $3B value

Last week TechCrunch reported that Reddit was raising $150 million from Chinese tech giant Tencent and up to $150 million more in a Series D that would value the company at $2.7 billion pre-money or $3 billion post-money. After no-commenting on our scoop, today Reddit confirmed it has raised $300 million at $3 billion post-money, […]
2019-02-11

Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The newspaper found more than 30 cases of child rape have been investigated by police related to use of dating apps including Grindr and Tinder […]
2019-02-11

Diese Zahlen offenbaren Deutschlands Zwei-Prozent-Versagen

Bei den weltweiten Verteidigungsausgaben liegt Deutschland nur auf Platz neun, zeigt eine Studie. Das muss sich ändern, fordern Experten – denn bei den Militärausgaben legen neben den USA vor allen China und Russland massiv zu.
2019-02-15

Deutsche lieben den Supermarkt im Mini-Format

Der Einzelhandel in den Innenstädten schrumpft. Doch es gibt eine Ausnahme, die nichts mit billig und groß zu tun hat. Aber es wäre ein Fehler, sich darauf auszuruhen.
2019-02-16

„Wir werden unsere Wirtschaft öffnen“

Brasiliens neuer Präsident, Jair Bolsonaro, ist umstritten, auch wegen seiner Wirtschaftspolitik. Doch gerade die scheint auf die Finanzmärkte besonders positiv zu wirken.
2019-02-15

Instagram and Facebook will start censoring ‘graphic images’ of self-harm

In light of a recent tragedy, Instagram is updating the way it handles pictures depicting self-harm. Instagram and Facebook announced changes to their policies around content depicting cutting and other forms of self-harm in dual blog posts Thursday. The changes come about in light of the suicide of a 14-year-old girl named Molly Russell, a U.K. […]
2019-02-07

Reddit confirms $300M Series D led by China’s Tencent at $3B value

Last week TechCrunch reported that Reddit was raising $150 million from Chinese tech giant Tencent and up to $150 million more in a Series D that would value the company at $2.7 billion pre-money or $3 billion post-money. After no-commenting on our scoop, today Reddit confirmed it has raised $300 million at $3 billion post-money, […]
2019-02-11

Instagram thinks you want IGTV previews in your home feed

If you can’t beat or join them… force feed ’em? That appears to be Instagram’s latest strategy for IGTV, which is now being shoved right into Instagram’s main feed, the company announced today. Instagram says that it will now add one-minute IGTV previews to the feed, making it “even easier” to discover and watch content […]
2019-02-07

Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, […]
2019-02-10