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Allianz trifft der Brückeneinsturz von Genua doppelt

Noch ist unklar, wie hoch der Schaden durch den Brückeneinsturz in Genua ist. Fest steht aber schon, dass er den deutschen Versicherungskonzern Allianz treffen wird. Dafür gibt es gleich zwei Gründe.
2018-08-18

Mittenwald will den sanften Aufstieg schaffen

Die Gemeinde Mittenwald plant, Millionen für eine neue Seilbahn auszugeben - und wirbt zugleich mit Nachhaltigkeit. Kann dieser Plan mitten in der geschützten Bergwelt gut gehen?
2018-08-18

Bundesregierung lehnt TÜV-Pflicht für Windräder ab

Havarien von Windkraftanlagen sorgen immer wieder für Schlagzeilen. Doch das Wirtschaftsministerium möchte trotzdem keine Prüfpflicht für die Anlagen einführen – und beweist gleichzeitig, dass es das Problem gar nicht genau überblickt.
2018-08-18

Rentner baut aus schrottreifem Opel Corsa ein E-Auto

Ein 78-Jähriger vom Bodensee hat einen Opel Corsa vom Schrottplatz in einen Elektrowagen umgewandelt. Eines bereitete dem Rentner dabei Probleme. Es war aber nicht sein erstes Projekt dieser Art.
2018-08-18

Erdogan sieht Wirtschaftskrieg gegen die Türkei

Nach der Herabstufung der Türkei durch mehrere Rating-Agenturen hat der türkische Präsident Erdogan den USA vorgeworfen, sein Land wirtschaftlich in die Knie zwingen zu wollen. "Wir durchschauen das Spiel und wir werden uns dagegen wehren."
2018-08-18

Summer buzz

Search interest in the word "wasp" in the UK was the highest in five years between 5 and 11 August.
2018-08-17

Quitter la prostitution : le défi des parcours de sortie

La loi du 13 avril 2016 contre la prostitution a mis fin au délit de racolage et instauré la pénalisation des clients. Mais pas seulement. Elle prévoit également un parcours de sortie de la prostitution pour aider les personnes qui souhaitent se reconstruire. Plus de deux ans après le vote de cette loi, où en est la mise en place de ces programmes sociaux ?
2018-08-06

La guerre au plastique est déclarée, annonce Brune Poirson

La secrétaire d’État auprès du ministre à la Transition écologique et solidaire, Brune Poirson, a présenté, dans un entretien au JDD, sa feuille de route pour lutter contre le plastique. Elle espère un "électrochoc" dans les pratiques des Français.
2018-08-12

Messenger Kids rolls out passphrases so kids can initiate friend requests themselves

Facebook is making it easier for kids to add their friends on its under-13 chat app, Messenger Kids. Starting today, the company is rolling out a new feature that will allow kids to request parents’ approval of new contacts. To use the feature, parents will turn on a setting that creates a four-word passphrase that’s […]
2018-08-13

Twitter puts Infowars’ Alex Jones in the ‘read-only’ sin bin for 7 days

Twitter has finally taken action against Infowars creator Alex Jones, but it isn’t what you might think. While Apple, Facebook, Google/YouTube, Spotify and many others have removed Jones and his conspiracy-peddling organization Infowars from their platforms, Twitter has remained unmoved with its claim that Jones hasn’t violated rules on its platform. That was helped in […]
2018-08-15

What the Facebook Crypto team could build

Facebook is invading the blockchain, but how? Back in May, Facebook formed a cryptocurrency team to explore the possibilities, and today it removed a roadblock to revealing its secret plans. Former head of Messenger David Marcus, who leads the Facebook Crypto team, today announced he was stepping down from the board of Coinbase, the biggest crypto […]
2018-08-10

Facebook is the recruiting tool of choice for far-right group the Proud Boys

Twitter may have suspended the Proud Boys and their controversial leader Gavin McInnes, but it was never their platform of choice. The Proud Boys, a self described “Western chauvinist” organization that often flirts with more hard-line groups of the far right, runs an elaborate network of recruiting pages on Facebook to attract and initiate members. […]
2018-08-11

Twitter Lite expands to 21 more countries, adds push notifications

Twitter announced today its Twitter Lite app is expanding to 21 more countries, which makes the data-saving app available to more than 45 countries in total. The app was introduced last year with the goal of bringing in more users from emerging markets to Twitter. Similar to other data-saving apps, like Facebook Lite or YouTube […]
2018-08-13

Openbook is the latest dream of a digital life beyond Facebook

As tech’s social giants wrestle with antisocial demons that appear to be both an emergent property of their platform power, and a consequence of specific leadership and values failures (evident as they publicly fail to enforce even the standards they claim to have), there are still people dreaming of a better way. Of social networking beyond outrage-fuelled […]
2018-08-11

Tinder founders sue parent companies Match and IAC for at least $2B

A group of Tinder founders and executives has filed a lawsuit against parent company Match Group and its controlling shareholder IAC. The plaintiffs in the suit include Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen and Jonathan Badeen — Badeen still works at Tinder, as do plaintiffs James Kim (the company’s vice president of finance) and Rosette […]
2018-08-14

Openbook is the latest dream of a digital life beyond Facebook

As tech’s social giants wrestle with antisocial demons that appear to be both an emergent property of their platform power, and a consequence of specific leadership and values failures (evident as they publicly fail to enforce even the standards they claim to have), there are still people dreaming of a better way. Of social networking beyond outrage-fuelled […]
2018-08-11

Some Infowars tweets vanished today, but Twitter didn’t remove them

A handful of tweets and videos that appear to have been cited in the choice to remove Alex Jones from Facebook and YouTube vanished from Twitter on Thursday after being called out in a CNN piece focused on the company’s hypocrisy. Twitter confirmed to TechCrunch that it did not remove the tweets in question and […]
2018-08-09

Crimson Hexagon regains Facebook data access

Analytics company Crimson Hexagon says Facebook has reinstated its data access to Facebook and Instagram. That access was suspended last month, with Facebook saying it was investigating whether the company had violated any of its data use policies. (The social network, of course, has been dealing with the fallout from a separate controversy over user […]
2018-08-16

Coinbase acquires Distributed Systems to build ‘Login with Coinbase’

Coinbase wants to be Facebook Connect for crypto. The blockchain giant plans to develop “Login with Coinbase” or a similar identity platform for decentralized app developers to make it much easier for users to sign up and connect their crypto wallets. To fuel that platform, today Coinbase announced it has acquired Distributed Systems, a startup […]
2018-08-15

Tinder founders sue parent companies Match and IAC for at least $2B

A group of Tinder founders and executives has filed a lawsuit against parent company Match Group and its controlling shareholder IAC. The plaintiffs in the suit include Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen and Jonathan Badeen — Badeen still works at Tinder, as do plaintiffs James Kim (the company’s vice president of finance) and Rosette […]
2018-08-14

Coinbase acquires Distributed Systems to build ‘Login with Coinbase’

Coinbase wants to be Facebook Connect for crypto. The blockchain giant plans to develop “Login with Coinbase” or a similar identity platform for decentralized app developers to make it much easier for users to sign up and connect their crypto wallets. To fuel that platform, today Coinbase announced it has acquired Distributed Systems, a startup […]
2018-08-15

Facebook now requiring Pages with large US audiences to go through additional authorization

Facebook today announced it’s implementing a new measure to secure Facebook Pages with large U.S. followings in order to make it harder for people to administer a Page using a “fake or compromised account.” Beginning with those that have large U.S. followings, some Facebook Pages will now have to go through a “Page Publishing Authorization” […]
2018-08-10

Vimeo removed Alex Jones’ account over the weekend

YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, Apple, Pinterest and now Vimeo have removed Infowars content from their services. The video streaming platform is the latest in a growing wave of tech companies pull videos from embattled right-wing conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. Jones has been under fire for years over conspiracy driven output, surrounding events like the Sandy Hook […]
2018-08-13

Facebook buys Vidpresso’s team and tech to make video interactive

Zombie-like passive consumption of static video is both unhealthy for viewers and undifferentiated for the tech giants that power it. That’s set Facebook on a mission to make video interactive, full of conversation with broadcasters and fellow viewers. It’s racing against Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Snapchat to become where people watch together and don’t feel […]
2018-08-13

Singapore VC Unveils New Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Fund

LuneX Ventures, a partnership between Singapore-based venture capital (VC) firm Golden Gate Ventures and its former head of growth Kenrick Drijkoningen, is looking to invest US$10 million into five to ten blockchain and cryptocurrency startups by the end of the year, the company said on Friday. LuneX Ventures claims to be Southeast Asia’s first dedicated […] The post Singapore VC Unveils New Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Fund appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-10

Japan’s Biggest Chat App Line Expands Cryptocurrency Offering

Line Corporation, a Japanese Internet firm and the operator of the country’s most popular messaging app, has added Tron (TRX) to its cryptocurrency exchange platform Bitbox. Tron is the first crypto-token to pass the review process by the Bitbox open-listing committee and joins other cryptocurrencies already available in the platform including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, […] The post Japan’s Biggest Chat App Line Expands Cryptocurrency Offering appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-16

Huobi Invests in U.S. Security Token Exchange

Chinese exchange giant Huobi has announced an investment in and partnership with the OpenFinancial Network. The OpenFinancial Network describes itself as “the first US based regulated security token trading platform.” A security token, as opposed to a utility token, is designed to represent value of an outside source. Most commonly, it is supposed to represent […] The post Huobi Invests in U.S. Security Token Exchange appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-16

Jamaica Stock Exchange to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) will soon be offering cryptocurrency trading to it broker-dealers and investing clients, the company said on Tuesday. Canadian blockchain startup Blockstation will help it build and deploy the online digital currency and token trading platform. The new offering will include trading, quotes, execution and settlement services, in a format that […] The post Jamaica Stock Exchange to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-15

In diesem Hotel übernachtete bereits Gustav Mahler

Der österreichische Komponist besuchte das böhmische Český Krumlov und heutige UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe regelmäßig. BILANZ-Autor Helge Timmerberg hingegen war mit einem Zielfahnder und einer Mordkommissarin unterwegs.
2018-08-17

Mittenwald will den sanften Aufstieg schaffen

Die Gemeinde Mittenwald plant, Millionen für eine neue Seilbahn auszugeben - und wirbt zugleich mit Nachhaltigkeit. Kann dieser Plan mitten in der geschützten Bergwelt gut gehen?
2018-08-18