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Deutsche Bahn schafft Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket ab

Schlechte Nachrichten für Zugreisende: Die Deutsche Bahn schafft das Wochenend-Ticket ab. Laut Konzern habe es nur wenig Nachfrage gegeben. Die Bahn verweist auf ein Alternativ-Angebot. Das hat jedoch einen entscheidenden Nachteil.
2018-12-19

Der Irrtum von der glücklich machenden Gehaltserhöhung

Mehr Geld oder ein sicherer Arbeitsplatz taugen nicht als Mitarbeitermotivation. Auch Jeanshosen-Erlaubnis, Yoga oder ein DJ-Tag verpuffen oft wirkungslos. Doch was brauchen Menschen wirklich, um motiviert ins Büro zu kommen?
2018-12-19

Meet Belgian Popular Investor Catalina Norena who Knows how to Take Advantage of Market Volatility

Catalina Norena (@VIXGold) from Belgium is an eToro Popular Investor who likes to take advantage of extremely volatile markets by investing in ETF’s that are likely to show a profit when markets are down. Therefore, as her username suggests, she invests in ETF’s that track the VIX index or gold prices. She took the time […] The post Meet Belgian Popular Investor Catalina Norena who Knows how to Take Advantage of Market Volatility appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-17

Digital Gifting Network Swych Unveils Blockchain-Powered Shopping Platform

A digital gifting platform has unveiled its blockchain-powered global gifting and shopping marketplace that is designed to provide high performance and instant settlements. The company is Swych, a mobile gifting platform that enables consumers and businesses to send “swychable” gifts from their mobile device, which can be redeemed for electronic gift cards from over 600 popular […] The post Digital Gifting Network Swych Unveils Blockchain-Powered Shopping Platform appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-13

Switzerland Aims for Conducive Regulatory Framework for Blockchain, Crypto Companies

The Swiss government has advised regulators not to create new legislations but instead make adjustments to existing laws to accommodate companies in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. The amendments should focus on enhancing Switzerland’s position as a blockchain-friendly country, the Swiss Federal Council said last week. Switzerland’s Federal Council released on December 14 a report […] The post Switzerland Aims for Conducive Regulatory Framework for Blockchain, Crypto Companies appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-17

Season's meetings

Traffic will be busiest on Thursday and Friday before rail engineering and strikes cause cancellations.
2018-12-17

Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps

Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access to the photos of up to 5.6 million users. The bug allowed apps users had approved to pull their timeline photos to also receive their Facebook Stories, Marketplace photos, and […]
2018-12-14

Google CEO admits company must better address the spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube

Google CEO Sundar Pichai admitted today that YouTube needs to do better in dealing with conspiracy content on its site that can lead to real-world violence. During his testimony on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, the exec was questioned on how YouTube handles extremist content that promotes conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and, more recently, a […]
2018-12-11

Facebook redesigns Life Events feature with animated photos, videos and more

Facebook today announced a redesign of its “Life Events” feature, which allows people to share significant milestones in their life, like an engagement, graduation, a new job, a move to a new city and more. The feature has existed since the launch of Timeline, but has to date offered a fairly nondescript type of post. […]
2018-12-12

Meet Belgian Popular Investor Catalina Norena who Knows how to Take Advantage of Market Volatility

Catalina Norena (@VIXGold) from Belgium is an eToro Popular Investor who likes to take advantage of extremely volatile markets by investing in ETF’s that are likely to show a profit when markets are down. Therefore, as her username suggests, she invests in ETF’s that track the VIX index or gold prices. She took the time […] The post Meet Belgian Popular Investor Catalina Norena who Knows how to Take Advantage of Market Volatility appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-17

Rare Crypto Collectables Marketplace OpenSea Acquires Atomic Bazaar

A peer-to-peer marketplace for rare digital items and crypto collectables has acquired Atomic Bazaar, an Ethereum digital asset platform focused on trading mixed sets of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). OpenSea, which enables users to buy, sell, and discover rare digital items, is adding Atomic Bazaar to its marketplace. Founded in November 2017, OpenSea has over 50 […] The post Rare Crypto Collectables Marketplace OpenSea Acquires Atomic Bazaar appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-17

Digital Gifting Network Swych Unveils Blockchain-Powered Shopping Platform

A digital gifting platform has unveiled its blockchain-powered global gifting and shopping marketplace that is designed to provide high performance and instant settlements. The company is Swych, a mobile gifting platform that enables consumers and businesses to send “swychable” gifts from their mobile device, which can be redeemed for electronic gift cards from over 600 popular […] The post Digital Gifting Network Swych Unveils Blockchain-Powered Shopping Platform appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-13

Facebook’s got 99 problems but Trump’s latest “bias” tweet ain’t one

By any measure Facebook hasn’t had the best of years in 2018. But while toxic problems keep piling up and, well, raining acidly down on the social networking giant — from election interference, to fake accounts, faulty metrics, security flaws, ethics failures, privacy outrages and much more besides — the silver lining of having a core […]
2018-12-19

Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps

Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access to the photos of up to 5.6 million users. The bug allowed apps users had approved to pull their timeline photos to also receive their Facebook Stories, Marketplace photos, and […]
2018-12-14

Twitter rolls out ‘sparkle button’ to let users hide the algorithmic feed

Twitter is giving users the ability to easily switch between seeing the latest tweets first and seeing the company’s algorithmically chosen “Top Tweets” when they open the app. The company began testing this feature a few weeks ago, but they are officially rolling it out globally to all iOS users today, with Android and desktop […]
2018-12-18

Diese Tunnel sollen den Verkehr in den USA revolutionieren

Der Unternehmer Elon Musk plant Tunnelsysteme unter US-Metropolen zu bauen, in denen fahrerlose Fahrzeuge Passagiere in Rekordgeschwindigkeit von A nach B bringen. In Los Angeles wurde nun die erste Teststrecke eröffnet.
2018-12-19

Deutsche Umwelthilfe fordert Tempo 120 auf Autobahnen

Die Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) hat die geplante Verschärfung der Höchstgrenzen für Kohlendioxid-Emissionen in der EU als unzureichend kritisiert. Deswegen will die DUH für das Tempolimit von 120 Kilometern pro Stunde auf Autobahnen kämpfen.
2018-12-18

Diese Fertigfrikadellen sollten sie lieber nicht essen

Nur sechs von 22 Fertigfrikadellen haben von Stiftung Warentest die Note „gut“ erhalten. Auffällig ist: Die teureren Produkte schneiden am besten ab – zwei reichen sogar an selbst gemachte Buletten ran.
2018-12-19

Opel-Stadt wird europaweit Pionier fürs E-Auto

Die Ära des Verbrennungsmotors geht in Deutschland unwiderruflich zu Ende. Nun macht Rüsselsheim die Not zur Tugend – und will in Europa führend in der E-Mobilität werden. Bis 2020 soll man quasi an jeder Ecke seinen Stromer laden können.
2018-12-18

‘Basis,’ Andreessen Horowitz-backed Stablecoin project, Will be Shutting Down

Stablecoins have increased in popularity over the past few months, and one of the many reasons for this surge has been the volatility of the crypto market. This summer, some of the largest crypto exchanges provided listings of the most popular stablecoins on their platform, with the Gemini Dollar, Paxos, and True USD among some […] The post ‘Basis,’ Andreessen Horowitz-backed Stablecoin project, Will be Shutting Down appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-17

Israeli Startup Orbs Raises “7-Figure” Investment from S. Korea Internet Firm Kakao

Orbs, an Israeli startup developing a hybrid blockchain complementing and scaling base-layer protocols such as Ethereum, has raised a “seven-figure” US dollar investment from Kakao Investment, the venture arm of the leading South Korean Internet conglomerate Kakao. Orbs said on Thursday that the new capital will be used to further the protocol’s development and growth. […] The post Israeli Startup Orbs Raises “7-Figure” Investment from S. Korea Internet Firm Kakao appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-13

eToro launches #WelcomeToTheClub Premier League UK campaign

Global multi-asset investment platform eToro has launched eToro FC, a community for football fans interested in learning about cryptoassets and investing, as part of its new #WelcomeToTheClub Premier League campaign. In August, eToro partnered with seven Premier League clubs in deals that were paid for using bitcoin. From today, eToro will work with those seven […] The post eToro launches #WelcomeToTheClub Premier League UK campaign appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-14

Bereits knapp 50.000 Anträge auf Baukindergeld gestellt

Wer es noch haben will, sollte sich sputen: Drei Monate nach der Einführung des Baukindergelds wurden schon Zehntausende Anträge gestellt, die meisten davon in NRW. 2019 könnten die Mittel wegen der hohen Nachfrage versiegen.
2018-12-18

EU einigt sich auf Verbot von Einweg-Plastik

Jedes Jahr landen riesige Mengen Plastikmüll in den Meeren. Die Europäische Union plant nun drastische Maßnahmen, damit einige Alltagsprodukte aus Kunststoff vollständig verschwinden. Die Verbraucher sollen dadurch sogar Geld sparen.
2018-12-19

‘Basis,’ Andreessen Horowitz-backed Stablecoin project, Will be Shutting Down

Stablecoins have increased in popularity over the past few months, and one of the many reasons for this surge has been the volatility of the crypto market. This summer, some of the largest crypto exchanges provided listings of the most popular stablecoins on their platform, with the Gemini Dollar, Paxos, and True USD among some […] The post ‘Basis,’ Andreessen Horowitz-backed Stablecoin project, Will be Shutting Down appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-17

Kaspersky Lab: Middle East, Turkey and Africa Region Records 4-Fold Increase in Cryptomining Attacks

In 2018, Kaspersky Lab recorded a 4-fold increase in cryptomining attacks in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region from 3.5 million in 2017 to 13 million this year, the firm said on December 14. The increase in cryptomining attacks in META comes at a time when digital threats and cybercriminal activities in the […] The post Kaspersky Lab: Middle East, Turkey and Africa Region Records 4-Fold Increase in Cryptomining Attacks appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-18

Digital Gifting Network Swych Unveils Blockchain-Powered Shopping Platform

A digital gifting platform has unveiled its blockchain-powered global gifting and shopping marketplace that is designed to provide high performance and instant settlements. The company is Swych, a mobile gifting platform that enables consumers and businesses to send “swychable” gifts from their mobile device, which can be redeemed for electronic gift cards from over 600 popular […] The post Digital Gifting Network Swych Unveils Blockchain-Powered Shopping Platform appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-12-13

Deutsche Umwelthilfe fordert Tempo 120 auf Autobahnen

Die Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) hat die geplante Verschärfung der Höchstgrenzen für Kohlendioxid-Emissionen in der EU als unzureichend kritisiert. Deswegen will die DUH für das Tempolimit von 120 Kilometern pro Stunde auf Autobahnen kämpfen.
2018-12-18

Diese Tunnel sollen den Verkehr in den USA revolutionieren

Der Unternehmer Elon Musk plant Tunnelsysteme unter US-Metropolen zu bauen, in denen fahrerlose Fahrzeuge Passagiere in Rekordgeschwindigkeit von A nach B bringen. In Los Angeles wurde nun die erste Teststrecke eröffnet.
2018-12-19

Diese Fertigfrikadellen sollten sie lieber nicht essen

Nur sechs von 22 Fertigfrikadellen haben von Stiftung Warentest die Note „gut“ erhalten. Auffällig ist: Die teureren Produkte schneiden am besten ab – zwei reichen sogar an selbst gemachte Buletten ran.
2018-12-19

Jack Dorsey and Twitter ignored opportunity to meet with civic group on Myanmar issues

Responding to criticism from his recent trip to Myanmar, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he’s keen to learn about the country’s racial tension and human rights atrocities, but it has emerged that both he and Twitter’s public policy team ignored an opportunity to connect with a key civic group in the country. A loose group […]
2018-12-14

How Russia’s online influence campaign engaged with millions for years

Russian efforts to influence U.S. politics and sway public opinion were consistent and, as far as engaging with target audiences, largely successful, according to a report from Oxford's Computational Propaganda Project published today. Based on data provided to Congress by Facebook, Instagram, Google, and Twitter, the study paints a portrait of the years-long campaign that's less than flattering to the companies.
2018-12-17

Facebook Portal adds games and web browser amidst mediocre Amazon reviews

After receiving a flogging from privacy critics, Facebook is scrambling to make its smart display video chat screen Portal more attractive to buyers. Today Facebook is announcing the addition of a web browser, plus some of Messenger’s Instant Games like Battleship, Draw Something, Sudoku and Words With Friends. ABC News and CNN are adding content […]
2018-12-14

With trust destroyed, Facebook is haunted by old data deals

As Facebook colonized the rest of the web with its functionality in hopes of fueling user growth, it built aggressive integrations with partners that are coming under newfound scrutiny through a deeply reported New York Times investigation. Some of what Facebook did was sloppy or unsettling, including forgetting to shut down APIs when it cancelled its […]
2018-12-19

Mobilisation en baisse pour l'acte V des Gilets jaunes

Les Gilets jaunes ont mené, samedi, une cinquième journée d'action mais la mobilisation a été faiblissante partout en France. Lundi, Emmanuel Macron a annoncé une série de mesure destinées à calmer la colère des manifestants.
2018-12-15

Hausse des frais de scolarité pour les étudiants étrangers : "le combat ne fait que commencer"

Le gouvernement français a annoncé fin novembre une hausse des frais de scolarité pour les étudiants étrangers, hors Union européenne. Pour une inscription en licence, les frais passent de 170 euros à 2 770 euros et pour le master, ils passent de 243 euros à 3 770 euros. Ces annonces révoltent les étudiants internationaux qui ont décidé de se mobiliser. Une manifestation a eu lieu début décembre à Paris et de nombreuses universités sont bloquées par les étudiants étrangers en colère, soutenus par des étudiants français solidaires. France 24 s’est rendu à la faculté de Nanterre – où 15 % des étudiants sont étrangers – pour recueillir le témoignage des concernés. Ils viennent de Tunisie, du Mali ou encore de Chine, mais demandent tous la même chose : l’abandon de cette mesure qu’ils jugent "discriminatoire."
2018-12-19

Nur in der Baubranche bleibt die Stimmung stabil

Der Ifo-Index fällt im Dezember den vierten Monat in Folge. Viele Branchen sind verunsichert. Lediglich in der Baubranche ist die Stimmung weiter gut. Dabei könnte der Boom auch dort schon bald vorbei sein.
2018-12-18

Mit nur 80 km/h durch Elon Musks Turbo-Tunnel

Rasend schnell sollen fortan Menschen und Waren durch eine 1,8 Kilometer lange Röhre transportiert werden. Bei der Eröffnungsfahrt allerdings holperte es noch im futuristischen Tunnel des Tesla-Chefs.
2018-12-19

London aktiviert 3500 Soldaten für den Chaos-Brexit

Die EU und die britische Regierung verstärken die Vorbereitungen für einen harten Brexit. Großbritannien hält sogar Soldaten bereit, um die Behörden zu unterstützen. Die deutschen Unternehmen aber sind noch immer gefährlich gelassen.
2018-12-19

Deutsche Umwelthilfe fordert Tempo 120 auf Autobahnen

Die Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) hat die geplante Verschärfung der Höchstgrenzen für Kohlendioxid-Emissionen in der EU als unzureichend kritisiert. Deswegen will die DUH für das Tempolimit von 120 Kilometern pro Stunde auf Autobahnen kämpfen.
2018-12-18

Hungary MPs protest over 'slave' law

Two Hungarian lawmakers have been thrown out of the state TV headquarters after they tried to broadcast a petition against new labour laws.
2018-12-17