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Indonesia restricts WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram usage following deadly riots

Indonesia is the latest nation to hit the hammer on social media after the government restricted the use of WhatsApp and Instagram following deadly riots yesterday. Numerous Indonesia-based users are today reporting difficulties sending multimedia messages via WhatsApp, which is one of the country’s most popular chat apps, and posting content to Facebook, while the […]
2019-05-22

Why is Facebook doing robotics research?

It's a bit strange to hear that the world's leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search useful, but Facebook is a big organization with many competing priorities. And while these robots aren't directly going to affect your Facebook experience, what the company learns from them could be impactful in surprising ways.
2019-05-20

Instagram’s IGTV copies TikTok’s AI, Snapchat’s design

Instagram conquered Stories, but it’s losing the battle for the next video formats. TikTok is blowing up with an algorithmically suggested vertical one-at-a-time feed featuring videos of users remixing each other’s clips. Snapchat Discover’s 2 x infinity grid has grown into a canvas for multi-media magazines, themed video collections and premium mobile TV shows. Instagram’s […]
2019-05-20

Blockchain-Based Digital Art Marketplace and Social Network DADA Sponsors Art Show

DADA, a blockchain-based digital art marketplace and social network, is organizing the Rare Art Show which will be featured during the Rare Art Festival 2 (Rare AF 2) on Saturday, May 18, at Bushwick Generator. The art show was curated by a panel of experts that includes digital art curator Georg Bak; Jason Bailey, aka […] The post Blockchain-Based Digital Art Marketplace and Social Network DADA Sponsors Art Show appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-17

Equity Crowdfunding Startup Fundopolis Partners with Blockchain Tech Provider AlphaPoint

Equity crowdfunding startup Fundopolis has partnered with AlphaPoint, a blockchain technology provider, to integrate blockchain into its platform, the companies said on Wednesday at Consensus, a leading annual blockchain and crypto conference which took place this week in New York. The Fundopolis equity crowdfunding platform, which has yet to launch, will allow companies to raise […] The post Equity Crowdfunding Startup Fundopolis Partners with Blockchain Tech Provider AlphaPoint appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-16

Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Work

Scepticism of innovation is as old as the ages, but it can empower our societies. It is still too often the case that new technology is met with doubt and hesitation. In 1995, renowned  astronomer Clifford Stoll stated, “The truth is no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place […] The post Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Work appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-15

VW droht auch noch das Scharia-Gericht

Ein ehemaliger Bentley-Händler aus Saudi-Arabien verklagt Volkswagen, weil der Konzern sich einen anderen Partner suchte. Und beruft sich auch auf die Weisungen Mohammeds: „Hintergeht euch nicht gegenseitig beim Handel.“
2019-05-25

Das müssen Sie beim Hundefutterkauf wissen

In vielen deutschen Haushalten stellt sich nicht nur die Frage, was abends auf den Tisch kommt - sondern auch in den Futternapf. Müssen die Besitzer von immerhin 11 Millionen heiß geliebten Hunden für eine gute Ernährung sehr tief in die Tasche greifen?
2019-05-25

Leichter geht noch

In Hamburg werden Verbundmaterialien für den Schiffbau erforscht, um Gewicht und damit Antriebsenergie einzusparen. 2020 soll ein 80 Meter langer Rumpf damit gefertigt werden - nur 60 statt 300 Tonnen schwer.
2019-05-24

Europa in Zahlen

Die Staatengemeinschaft ist am Abgrund, Deutschland zahlt zu viel, und bei mir kommt nichts an – das sind gängige Aussagen kurz vor der Europawahl. Wir zeigen, wie viele Gelder wirklich in die EU-Länder fließen, was die Bürger davon haben und wer in Europa zu den größten Verlierern gehört.
2019-05-25

Das müssen Sie beim Hundefutterkauf wissen

In vielen deutschen Haushalten stellt sich nicht nur die Frage, was abends auf den Tisch kommt - sondern auch in den Futternapf. Müssen die Besitzer von immerhin 11 Millionen heiß geliebten Hunden für eine gute Ernährung sehr tief in die Tasche greifen?
2019-05-25

Deutschland im Ausverkauf

Deutschland hat momentan im Zangengriff von China und Donald Trump wirtschaftlich wenig Spaß. Wie peinlich und dilettantisch Konzerne wie VW, Bayer oder Thyssen obendrein agieren, lässt sich am Unternehmenswert ablesen.
2019-05-25

Am BER hat man das „Monster“ jetzt im Griff

Gibt es noch einmal Verzögerungen beim Bau des Pannen-Flughafens BER? Der Chef der Flughafengesellschaft widerspricht solchen Berichten, die Baustelle liege diesmal im Zeitplan. Sogar das „Monster“ des BER sei gezähmt.
2019-05-25

Leichter geht noch

In Hamburg werden Verbundmaterialien für den Schiffbau erforscht, um Gewicht und damit Antriebsenergie einzusparen. 2020 soll ein 80 Meter langer Rumpf damit gefertigt werden - nur 60 statt 300 Tonnen schwer.
2019-05-24

Teuerstes Medikament der Welt zugelassen

In den USA hat der Pharmakonzern Novartis die Zulassung für eine Gen-Therapie erhalten, die gegen eine bestimmte Muskelkrankheit hilft. Eine Einmaldosis für Babys kostet mehr als zwei Millionen Dollar. Der hohe Preis stößt auf Kritik.
2019-05-25

Now at Google, Facebook’s former teen-in-residence launches new social game Emojishot

Facebook’s former teen-in-residence Michael Sayman, now at Google, is back today with the launch of a new game: Emojishot, an emoji-based guessing game for iOS, built over the past 10 weeks within Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120. The game, which is basically a version of charades using emoji characters, is notable because of its creator. […]
2019-05-22

Why Luckin’s ultimate target may not be Starbucks

Starbucks plans to double its store count in China to 5,000 in 2021 and Luckin, a one-year-old coffee startup, is matching up by aiming to reach 4,500 by the end of this year. Luckin’s upsized $651 million flotation has brought American investors’ attention to this potential Starbucks rival in China, where the Seattle giant controlled […]
2019-05-24

TikTok owner ByteDance’s long-awaited chat app is here

In WeChat -dominated China, there’s no shortage of challengers out there claiming to create an alternative social experience. The latest creation comes from ByteDance, the world’s most valuable startup and the operator behind TikTok, the video app that has consistently topped the iOS App Store over the last few quarters. The new offer is called […]
2019-05-20

Der große Zukunftsfehler der Auto-Pioniere

VW und Tesla setzen voll auf Batterieautos – und machen nach Meinung des weltweit viertgrößten Autozulieferers ZF einen schweren Fehler. Die ZF-Ingenieure sind davon überzeugt, dass sich eine andere Technologie durchsetzt.
2019-05-25

Im Wirtschaftskrieg wird Deutschland zum Kollateralschaden

Der Streit um Huawei zeigt die Eskalation des Wirtschaftskrieges zwischen den USA und China. Es geht um die globale Vorherrschaft der Systeme. Die deutsche Industrie warnt vor schweren Schäden, für europäische Länder gibt es nur eine Hoffnung.
2019-05-25

Europa in Zahlen

Die Staatengemeinschaft ist am Abgrund, Deutschland zahlt zu viel, und bei mir kommt nichts an – das sind gängige Aussagen kurz vor der Europawahl. Wir zeigen, wie viele Gelder wirklich in die EU-Länder fließen, was die Bürger davon haben und wer in Europa zu den größten Verlierern gehört.
2019-05-25

UnTethering the Cryptocurrency Market

Last week, the New York Attorney General (NYAG) launched an investigation into Tether, arguably the most controversial stablecoin in the crypto space, over an alleged $850 million fraud. Tether’s legal counsel have since admitted that the stablecoin is now only 74% backed by it’s asset reserves. Tether (USDT) is a cryptocurrency that can be categorized […] The post UnTethering the Cryptocurrency Market appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-16

ConsenSys-Backed Blockchain Startup Kaleido Launches New Enterprise Tech Stack

Kaleido, a ConsenSys company, announced on Wednesday at Coindesk’s Consensus, the launch of a new enterprise technology stack and the rollout of over a dozen new features, tools and capabilities for the enterprise blockchain Kaleido’s new B2B tech stack, a core component of its Blockchain Business Cloud, aims to provide the foundational platform for companies […] The post ConsenSys-Backed Blockchain Startup Kaleido Launches New Enterprise Tech Stack appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-15

Blockchain-Based Digital Art Marketplace and Social Network DADA Sponsors Art Show

DADA, a blockchain-based digital art marketplace and social network, is organizing the Rare Art Show which will be featured during the Rare Art Festival 2 (Rare AF 2) on Saturday, May 18, at Bushwick Generator. The art show was curated by a panel of experts that includes digital art curator Georg Bak; Jason Bailey, aka […] The post Blockchain-Based Digital Art Marketplace and Social Network DADA Sponsors Art Show appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-17

Draper Associates Lead $4 Million Series A Investment Round in Unstoppable Domains

Unstoppable Domains, a software company who are building domains on blockchains, today announced that they have raised $4 million in a series A led by Draper Associates. The company is building tools that allow their users to build censorship resistant domains which make takedown requests impossible. Tim Draper, managing partner of Draper Associates explained what […] The post Draper Associates Lead $4 Million Series A Investment Round in Unstoppable Domains appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-23

Why Luckin’s ultimate target may not be Starbucks

Starbucks plans to double its store count in China to 5,000 in 2021 and Luckin, a one-year-old coffee startup, is matching up by aiming to reach 4,500 by the end of this year. Luckin’s upsized $651 million flotation has brought American investors’ attention to this potential Starbucks rival in China, where the Seattle giant controlled […]
2019-05-24

Instagram’s vertical IGTV surrenders to landscape status quo

A year ago Instagram made a bold bet with the launch of IGTV: That it could invent and popularize a new medium of long-form vertical videos. Landscape uploads weren’t allowed. Co-founder Kevin Systrom told me in August that “What I’m most proud of is that Instagram took a stand and tried a brand new thing […]
2019-05-23

Facebook changes algorithm to promote worthwhile & close friend content

Facebook is updating the News Feed ranking algorithm to incorporate data from surveys about who you say are your closest friends and which links you find most worthwhile. Today Facebook announced it’s trained new classifiers based on patterns linking these surveys with usage data so it can better predict what to show in the News […]
2019-05-16

Draper Associates Lead $4 Million Series A Investment Round in Unstoppable Domains

Unstoppable Domains, a software company who are building domains on blockchains, today announced that they have raised $4 million in a series A led by Draper Associates. The company is building tools that allow their users to build censorship resistant domains which make takedown requests impossible. Tim Draper, managing partner of Draper Associates explained what […] The post Draper Associates Lead $4 Million Series A Investment Round in Unstoppable Domains appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-23

Israeli Blockchain Startup QEDIT Launches Enterprise Data Privacy Solution

QEDIT, an Israeli blockchain startup specialized in data privacy, has announced the official product launch of QEDIT Asset Transfer, an enterprise solution for maintaining data confidentiality for large-scale value transfers on blockchain networks. The solution was launched on Tuesday at Consensus, one of the world’s largest blockchain annual event taking place this week in New […] The post Israeli Blockchain Startup QEDIT Launches Enterprise Data Privacy Solution appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-15

Equity Crowdfunding Startup Fundopolis Partners with Blockchain Tech Provider AlphaPoint

Equity crowdfunding startup Fundopolis has partnered with AlphaPoint, a blockchain technology provider, to integrate blockchain into its platform, the companies said on Wednesday at Consensus, a leading annual blockchain and crypto conference which took place this week in New York. The Fundopolis equity crowdfunding platform, which has yet to launch, will allow companies to raise […] The post Equity Crowdfunding Startup Fundopolis Partners with Blockchain Tech Provider AlphaPoint appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-16

ConsenSys-Backed Blockchain Startup Kaleido Launches New Enterprise Tech Stack

Kaleido, a ConsenSys company, announced on Wednesday at Coindesk’s Consensus, the launch of a new enterprise technology stack and the rollout of over a dozen new features, tools and capabilities for the enterprise blockchain Kaleido’s new B2B tech stack, a core component of its Blockchain Business Cloud, aims to provide the foundational platform for companies […] The post ConsenSys-Backed Blockchain Startup Kaleido Launches New Enterprise Tech Stack appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-15