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Geht Volkswagen bei der Antriebstechnik einen falschen Weg?

Die Zukunft des Verbrennungsmotors scheint entschieden. Immer mehr Autobauer setzen auf alternative Antriebstechniken - die Krux dabei: Soll man gleichzeitig Verbrenner- und Hybridmotoren weiterentwickeln oder ganz auf E-Autos setzen?
2019-05-25

Weg mit den SUVs! Her mit den veganen Buletten!

Idealistisch erzogene Pfarrerskinder können großen Schaden anrichten, wenn sie ihre Ideen von einer besseren Welt umsetzen. Das wissen wir seit der RAF. Umso besorgter ist Henryk M. Broder nach dem Auftritt von Umweltaktivist Jakob auf der Daimler-HV.
2019-05-24

Jetzt kommt der Post-Transporter mit Wasserstoffantrieb

Die Deutsche Post DHL will bis 2050 ihr Null-Emissionen-Ziel erreichen. Dazu entwickelt sie mit ihrer Tochter Streetscooter den „H2 Panel Van“, der zusätzlich von einer Brennstoffzelle versorgt wird. Das soll die bisherige Reichweite übertrumpfen.
2019-05-24

Facebook found hosting masses of far right EU disinformation networks

A multi-month hunt for political disinformation spreading on Facebook in Europe suggests there are concerted efforts to use the platform to spread bogus far right propaganda to millions of voters ahead of a key EU vote which kicks off tomorrow. Following the independent investigation, Facebook has taken down a total of 77 pages and 230 […]
2019-05-22

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

Malta’s Registry of Companies to Run on a Blockchain System

The European island of Malta is looking to use blockchain technology to make its Registry of Companies agency more efficient, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri, said earlier this month. According to Schembri, the new blockchain-based system will handle all of the processes performed by the Registry of Companies and […] The post Malta’s Registry of Companies to Run on a Blockchain System appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-14

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

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

Affaire Vincent Lambert : les traitements ont repris

Après avoir été interrompus lundi matin, les traitements visant à maintenir en vie Vincent Lambert, patient en état végétatif depuis plus de dix ans, ont repris, comme l'a ordonné, lundi soir, la cour d'appel de Paris.
2019-05-20

'I was told I looked like a pig'

A video of Katelyn Ohashi performing a 'perfect 10' gymnastics routine went viral in January, but the joyfulness of the performance told nothing of the difficult journey she had been on.
2019-05-23

Diese Frau will die Wirtschaftswelt verändern

Die 29-jährige Philippa Sigl-Glöckner gehört zu den einflussreichsten Frauen ihrer Generation in Deutschland. Sie will das System verändern. Ihr Instrument: die Lehre von der Volkswirtschaft und der Think-Tank Dezernat Zukunft.
2019-05-24

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

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

Der Brexit gefährdet Großbritanniens Stahlindustrie

British Steel, der zweitgrößte britische Stahlkonzern, ist pleite. Die Zwangsliquidation könnte bis zu 25.000 Jobs kosten – und eine Folge des Brexit sein. Die Regierung arbeitet an einem Rettungspaket. Die Opposition hingegen drängt auf Verstaatlichung.
2019-05-24

In diesen vier Bereichen versagt Europas Erfolgsgeschichte

Der europäische Binnenmarkt ist eine Erfolgsgeschichte, aber womöglich eine von gestern. Denn im Wahlkampf spielen Wirtschaftsfragen kaum ein Rolle. Dabei sind die Herausforderungen gewaltig – vor allem in vier Bereichen.
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

LVMH, Microsoft and ConsenSys Announce Blockchain Consortium AURA

UPDATE (May 24, 2019, 12:32 GMT): This article has been updated with statements from Ken Timsit, managing director of ConsenSys Solutions, the enterprise blockchain arm of ConsenSys. Luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, tech giant Microsoft and blockchain software technology ConsenSys have teamed up to develop the AURA blockchain-based platform, a solution that makes it possible for […] The post LVMH, Microsoft and ConsenSys Announce Blockchain Consortium AURA appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-16

Malta’s Registry of Companies to Run on a Blockchain System

The European island of Malta is looking to use blockchain technology to make its Registry of Companies agency more efficient, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri, said earlier this month. According to Schembri, the new blockchain-based system will handle all of the processes performed by the Registry of Companies and […] The post Malta’s Registry of Companies to Run on a Blockchain System appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-05-14

LVMH, Microsoft and ConsenSys Announce Blockchain Consortium AURA

UPDATE (May 24, 2019, 12:32 GMT): This article has been updated with statements from Ken Timsit, managing director of ConsenSys Solutions, the enterprise blockchain arm of ConsenSys. Luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, tech giant Microsoft and blockchain software technology ConsenSys have teamed up to develop the AURA blockchain-based platform, a solution that makes it possible for […] The post LVMH, Microsoft and ConsenSys Announce Blockchain Consortium AURA appeared first on Coinjournal.
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

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

Facebook found hosting masses of far right EU disinformation networks

A multi-month hunt for political disinformation spreading on Facebook in Europe suggests there are concerted efforts to use the platform to spread bogus far right propaganda to millions of voters ahead of a key EU vote which kicks off tomorrow. Following the independent investigation, Facebook has taken down a total of 77 pages and 230 […]
2019-05-22

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

On the Internet of Women with Moira Weigel

“Feminism,” the writer and editor Marie Shear famously said in an often-misattributed quote, “is the radical notion that women are people.” The genius of this line, of course, is that it appears to be entirely non-controversial, which reminds us all the more effectively of the past century of fierce debates surrounding women’s equality. And what […]
2019-05-20

Zendesk acquires Smooch, doubles down on support via messaging apps like WhatsApp

One of the bigger developments in customer services has been the impact of social media — both as a place to vent frustration or praise (mostly frustration) and — especially over messaging apps — as a place for businesses to connect with their users. Now, customer support specialist Zendesk has made an acquisition so that […]
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

On the Internet of Women with Moira Weigel

“Feminism,” the writer and editor Marie Shear famously said in an often-misattributed quote, “is the radical notion that women are people.” The genius of this line, of course, is that it appears to be entirely non-controversial, which reminds us all the more effectively of the past century of fierce debates surrounding women’s equality. And what […]
2019-05-20

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

Your questions answered

You've been sending us questions about Middlesbrough all week, including one about a famous bridge.
2019-05-23