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Facebook tests ‘subscription Groups’ that charge for exclusive content

Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts. A hand-picked array of parenting, cooking and “organize my home” Groups will be the first to get the chance to spawn a subscription Group open to their members. During the test, Facebook won’t be […]
2018-06-20

Gmail proves that some people hate smart suggestions

Gmail has recently introduced a brand new redesign. While you can disable or ignore most of the new features, Gmail has started resurfacing old unanswered emails with a suggestion that you should reply. And this is what it looks like: The orange text immediately grabs your attention. By bumping the email thread to the top […]
2018-06-15

Twitter wants to inject live events into every area of the app

The chronological news feed has been a bit of a looming specter for Twitter . Sure, it’s their bread-and-butter, but it only works for users who are willing to put in the time to prune their own feeds and strip away follows while constantly keeping an eye out for new accounts. For Twitter, a major challenge […]
2018-06-13

Gold gilt als ideale Anlage für Risikoscheue

Seit Jahren tritt der Goldpreis auf der Stelle. Trotz wachsender geopolitischer und ökonomischer Risiken. Ein Großteil hält Gold trotzdem für eine sichere Anlage in Krisenzeiten.
2018-06-19

Die Heuchelei im deutschen Klimaschutz

Wann immer es hierzulande um die Reduzierung von CO2 geht, verweisen Klimaschützer auf das knappe CO2-Budget. Neueste Berechnungen aber zeigen: Es bleibt viel mehr Zeit als gedacht. Doch das wird komplett ignoriert.
2018-06-19

Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads

Instagram is ready to compete head-on with YouTube. Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced it will begin allowing users to upload videos up to one hour in length, up from the previous one-minute limit. And to house the new longer-form videos from content creators and the general public, Instagram is […]
2018-06-20

Facebook launches gameshows platform with interactive video

Rather than build its own HQ trivia competitor, Facebook is launching a gameshow platform. Today the company announced a new set of interactive live and on-demand video features that let creators add quizzes, polls, challenges and gamification so players can be eliminated from a game for a wrong answer. The features could help Facebook achieve […]
2018-06-19

Facebook demands advertisers have consent for email/phone targeting

Facebook is hoping to avoid another privacy scandal by adding new accountability and transparency requirements for businesses that use its Custom Audiences too to target you with ads based on your email address or phone number. Starting July 2nd, advertisers will have to declare whether contact info uploaded for ad targeting was collected with proper […]
2018-06-13

Musical.ly kills its standalone live-streaming app Live.ly

Musical.ly is merging the functionality from its two-year old live-streaming platform Live.ly into its main app, and has disabled Live.ly’s standalone app as part of the transition process. The Live.ly app will eventually be pulled from the App Store and Google Play, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. Instead of being able to go live, Live.ly […]
2018-06-13

Facebook demands advertisers have consent for email/phone targeting

Facebook is hoping to avoid another privacy scandal by adding new accountability and transparency requirements for businesses that use its Custom Audiences too to target you with ads based on your email address or phone number. Starting July 2nd, advertisers will have to declare whether contact info uploaded for ad targeting was collected with proper […]
2018-06-13

Crown, a new app from Tinder’s parent company, turns dating into a game

If you’re already resentful of online dating culture and how it turned finding companionship into a game, you may not be quite ready for this: Crown, a new dating app that actually turns getting matches into a game. Crown is the latest project to launch from Match Group, the operator of a number of dating […]
2018-06-15

GoFundMe now allows team fundraising, where multiple people collaborate to raise money

GoFundMe, the popular service for raising money for causes with some $5 billion raised to date, is expanding its platform to serve more community efforts: today the company is launching GoFundMe Team Fundraising, which lets groups of people collectively raise money for a single effort. The idea is that it will make it possible for […]
2018-06-20

Gmail proves that some people hate smart suggestions

Gmail has recently introduced a brand new redesign. While you can disable or ignore most of the new features, Gmail has started resurfacing old unanswered emails with a suggestion that you should reply. And this is what it looks like: The orange text immediately grabs your attention. By bumping the email thread to the top […]
2018-06-15

Instagram’s “IGTV” video hub for creators launches tomorrow

TechCrunch has learned that the Instagram longer-form video hub that’s launching tomorrow is called IGTV and it will be part of the Explore tab, according to multiple sources. Instagram has spent the week meeting with online content creators to encourage them to prepare videos closer to 10-minute YouTube vlogs than the 1-minute maximum videos the app […]
2018-06-20

Großer Name. Große Enttäuschung

Sie vertrauten dem großen Namen, erlebten am Ende aber eine herbe Enttäuschung: Viele Subunternehmer des Logistikkonzerns Hermes fühlen sich über den Tisch gezogen. Für einige dürfte die Zusammenarbeit den Ruin bedeuten.
2018-06-19

Merkels Deal mit Macron empört CSU und EU-Partner

Deutschland und Frankreich einigen sich auf ein eigenständiges Euro-Zonen-Budget. Dafür nimmt die Kanzlerin eine weitere Eskalation im Streit der Schwesterparteien in Kauf. Auch einige Euro-Partner sind wenig begeistert.
2018-06-20

„Wir brauchen Zucker so wenig wie Zigaretten“

Jeder Deutsche nimmt täglich um ein Vielfaches mehr Zucker zu sich als empfohlen. Eine der renommiertesten deutschen Ernährungsexpertinnen erklärt, welch fatalen Kreislauf das auslösen kann – und warum die Symptome lange unbemerkt bleiben.
2018-06-20

Gold gilt als ideale Anlage für Risikoscheue

Seit Jahren tritt der Goldpreis auf der Stelle. Trotz wachsender geopolitischer und ökonomischer Risiken. Ein Großteil hält Gold trotzdem für eine sichere Anlage in Krisenzeiten.
2018-06-19

Polémique autour des dépenses de l'Elysée

L’Élysée a commandé une nouvelle vaisselle à la Manufacture de Sèvres, pour 50 000 euros. Selon Le Canard enchaîné, la facture pourrait être dix fois plus élevée. Un montant qui passe mal alors que le président a déclaré que les aides sociales coûtent "un pognon de dingue." Aujourd'hui, la polémique connaît un nouveau rebondissement avec l'usage de l'avion présidentiel. En France toujours, TF1, M6 et France Télévisions vont créer une plateforme de vidéo à la demande pour concurrencer Netflix.
2018-06-15