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Darüber ist man sich im britischen Parlament zunehmend einig

Die britische Premierministerin Theresa May hat dem Parlament ihren Plan B für ein Brexit-Abkommen vorgestellt und ist wiederholt gescheitert. Warum ein „No Deal“ trotzdem nicht wahrscheinlich ist, erläutert WELT-Großbritannien-Korrespondentin Stefanie Bolzen.
2019-01-22

Ausgerechnet Brexit-Fan Dyson flieht aus Großbritannien

Das Brexit-Urgestein verlagert seine Unternehmenszentrale aus Großbritannien. Einen Zusammenhang mit dem EU-Austritt streitet der Vorstand ab – die „Zukunftssicherung“ stehe im Vordergrund. Doch auffällig viele Unternehmen treiben ihre Inselflucht voran.
2019-01-23

Cambridge conundrum

Anoushka has been offered a place at Cambridge. But she's mixed race and worries she won't fit in. Should she accept the offer?
2019-01-22

Fehlende Paketfahrer gefährden Onlinehandel

Der E-Commerce wächst weiter stark. Doch die Abhängigkeit von Zustellern wie DHL oder Hermes wird für die Händler zunehmend zum Risiko. Um das Problem zu bekämpfen, geht Amazon wieder einmal einen eigenen Weg.
2019-01-22

Die letzte Generation der Leistungsbereiten

Die geburtenstarken Jahrgänge sind ein kräftiger Konjunkturmotor. Ihre Leistungsbereitschaft ist enorm, und ihre Energie noch lange nicht verbraucht. Doch am Ende geben sie dem Staat mehr, als sie je zurückbekommen. Schuld daran sind sie selbst.
2019-01-22

TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat

ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyin brand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent has long dominated China’s social networking space with WeChat and QQ. WeChat claims to have one billion monthly active users worldwide, most of whom are in China. […]
2019-01-15

Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see

Academics at the universities of Oxford and Stanford think Facebook should give users greater transparency and control over the content they see on its platform. They also believe the social networking giant should radically reform its governance structures and processes to throw more light on content decisions, including by looping in more external experts to […]
2019-01-17

Facebook agrees to do more to tackle scam ads after celebrity defamation lawsuit

Facebook has agreed to plough more resource into combating the use of its advertising platform by scammers, saying it will do more to tackle scam ads that use well-known public figures to try to trick consumers. It plans to launch a dedicated scam ad report button in the UK, slated to go live in around […]
2019-01-23

Cybersecurity Startup Rivetz to Integrate Sentinel Protocol Threat Intelligence Platform

Cybersecurity startup Rivetz has partnered with Sentinel Protocol, a crowdsourced threat intelligence platform built on blockchain technology, to implement the Sentinel Protocol threat intelligence platform as an oracle for the Rivetz Network. The integration will help develop more sophisticated cybersecurity policies within the Rivetz Network and will focus on creating synergies with regards to the […] The post Cybersecurity Startup Rivetz to Integrate Sentinel Protocol Threat Intelligence Platform appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-16

Economist Behind Claim Russia Will Buy $10 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Said Price Would Collapse to $100 Last Year

Over the past week or two, a story about Russia adding bitcoin to their foreign currency reserves has been reported in a variety of media outlets such as The Daily Telegraph, Fortune, and ZeroHedge. All of these stories cite Vladislav Ginko, who is an economics lecturer at the state-funded Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy […] The post Economist Behind Claim Russia Will Buy $10 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Said Price Would Collapse to $100 Last Year appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-16

The Case for Universal Basic Income Gains Strength As Recession Fears Deepen

Britain’s protracted and problematic Brexit from the European Union, coupled with China’s falling exports and America’s record trade deficit, has deepened fears of a recession at the start of 2019. Those looking beyond the doom and gloom believe the case for universal basic income (UBI) is getting stronger by the day – and now technological advancements […] The post The Case for Universal Basic Income Gains Strength As Recession Fears Deepen appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-20

Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub

How do you do, fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product. Multiple sources confirm that Facebook has spent months building LOL, a special feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips. It’s divided into categories like “For You,” “Animals,” […]
2019-01-18

Tinder is testing the ability to share Spotify music clips in chat

Tinder has already developed a fairly robust chat platform within its dating app, with support for sharing things like Bitmoji and GIFs, and the ability to “like” messages by tapping a heart icon. Now, the company is testing a new integration — sharing music via Spotify. Tinder confirmed with TechCrunch it’s trying out a new […]
2019-01-16

TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat

ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyin brand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent has long dominated China’s social networking space with WeChat and QQ. WeChat claims to have one billion monthly active users worldwide, most of whom are in China. […]
2019-01-15

Brasiliens „Mini-Trump“ verpatzt eine einmalige Chance

Jair Bolsonaro will das sechst bevölkerungsreichste Land der Welt vom Sozialismus befreien und für Investoren öffnen. Doch sein erster großer Auftritt im Ausland ging nun gründlich daneben. Ein brisantes Problem erwähnte er mit keinem Wort.
2019-01-22

In Europa ist Deutschland das Paradies für Naschkatzen

Süßigkeiten sind nirgends in Europa so günstig wie in Deutschland. 2019 dürften die Preise allerdings steigen – weil der heiße Sommer im vergangenen Jahr die Rohstoffe stark verteuert hat. Jetzt hofft der Handel auf Innovationen im Nasch-Regal.
2019-01-22

Deutsche Exportwirtschaft zeigt sich optimistisch

Die deutsche Exportwirtschaft ist trotz Brexit und Handelskonflikt nicht im Krisenmodus. Die Weltwirtschaft zeigt sich robust genug, um das zu überstehen und am Ende mit einem leichten Wachstum aus dem Jahr zu gehen.
2019-01-23

Deutsche Exportwirtschaft zeigt sich optimistisch

Die deutsche Exportwirtschaft ist trotz Brexit und Handelskonflikt nicht im Krisenmodus. Die Weltwirtschaft zeigt sich robust genug, um das zu überstehen und am Ende mit einem leichten Wachstum aus dem Jahr zu gehen.
2019-01-23

Vor den Eliten diktiert Angela Merkel ihr Erbe

Die Kanzlerin hat im Spätherbst ihrer Kanzlerschaft noch einmal einen Auftritt auf großer Bühne vor der globalen Wirtschaftselite. Sie will das letzte Wort behalten. Und bekommt den finalen Lacher.
2019-01-23

Merkel pocht auf Lösung für geregelten Brexit

Kanzlerin Merkel setzt weiter auf einen geregelten Austritt Großbritanniens aus der EU. „Mein ganzes Sinnen und Trachten richtet sich darauf, das in einer geregelten Form hinzubekommen, in der wir eine gute Partnerschaft haben können zum Wohle aller.“
2019-01-23

The case against behavioral advertising is stacking up

No one likes being stalked around the Internet by adverts. It’s the uneasy joke you can’t enjoy laughing at. Yet vast people-profiling ad businesses have made pots of money off of an unregulated Internet by putting surveillance at their core. But what if creepy ads don’t work as claimed? What if all the filthy lucre […]
2019-01-20

Facebook launches its first US podcast with a series focused on entrepreneurship

Everyone has to have a podcast, apparently. Even Facebook . The social network this week launched its second-ever original podcast series, and its first in the U.S. An arm of Facebook’s business operation, the new show “Three and a Half Degrees” will focus on entrepreneurship — specifically the lessons learned, challenges faced and other insights […]
2019-01-15

Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub

How do you do, fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product. Multiple sources confirm that Facebook has spent months building LOL, a special feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips. It’s divided into categories like “For You,” “Animals,” […]
2019-01-18

Facebook agrees to do more to tackle scam ads after celebrity defamation lawsuit

Facebook has agreed to plough more resource into combating the use of its advertising platform by scammers, saying it will do more to tackle scam ads that use well-known public figures to try to trick consumers. It plans to launch a dedicated scam ad report button in the UK, slated to go live in around […]
2019-01-23

Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned

Instagram has been earning money from businesses flooding its social network with spam notifications. Instagram hypocritically continues to sell ad space to services that charge clients for fake followers or that automatically follow/unfollow other people to get them to follow the client back. This is despite Instagram reiterating a ban on these businesses in November […]
2019-01-15

Facebook says it will invest $300M in local news

Facebook plans to make a significant investment in local news over the next three years, with $300 million going to a variety of initiatives and organizations. The company has had a rocky relationship with news publishers recently. While it’s funded programming from partners like CNN and Fox News, it’s also played a role in some […]
2019-01-15

Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub

How do you do, fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product. Multiple sources confirm that Facebook has spent months building LOL, a special feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips. It’s divided into categories like “For You,” “Animals,” […]
2019-01-18

Netflix now lets you share a favorite title directly to Instagram Stories

Having reached critical mass, Netflix shows are now influencing culture — whether that’s prompting everyone to “tidy up” or causing chaos with “Bird Box”-inspired challenges. For good or bad, what happens on Netflix is talked about, memed and shared across the social media landscape. Today, Netflix is launching a new feature aimed at better inserting […]
2019-01-22

Blockchain Digital Identity Startup Authenteq Raises US$5M

Blockchain digital identity startup Authenteq has raised US$5 million in funding from Draper Associates and Capital300. The company is reportedly in talks with additional investors about a second closing of the Series A funding round which CEO Kari Thor Runarsson expects to happen in the next coming weeks. “The reason we decided to do two […] The post Blockchain Digital Identity Startup Authenteq Raises US$5M appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-14

Deloitte: Blockchain, a Top Tech Trend in 2019

Three new technologies, namely blockchain, cognitive and digital reality, have taken up the “disruptor” mantle, each poised to become a distinct macro force in its own right, according to a new report by Deloitte. Deloitte’s annual Tech Trends report explores the technologies that will reshape business and government in the next 18-24 months. According to […] The post Deloitte: Blockchain, a Top Tech Trend in 2019 appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-18

Crypto Smart Card Manufacturer Tangem Raises US$15M from Japan SBI

Tangem, a Swiss manufacturer of crypto “smart banknotes,” has raised US$15 million from SBI Crypto Investment, a digital asset venture investment company wholly owned by SBI Holdings. Operating out of Switzerland and Singapore, Tangem develops smart cards called Tangem Notes that carry a fixed amount of cryptocurrency. Tangem Notes are embedded with a S3D350A chip […] The post Crypto Smart Card Manufacturer Tangem Raises US$15M from Japan SBI appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-21

The Case for Universal Basic Income Gains Strength As Recession Fears Deepen

Britain’s protracted and problematic Brexit from the European Union, coupled with China’s falling exports and America’s record trade deficit, has deepened fears of a recession at the start of 2019. Those looking beyond the doom and gloom believe the case for universal basic income (UBI) is getting stronger by the day – and now technological advancements […] The post The Case for Universal Basic Income Gains Strength As Recession Fears Deepen appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-01-20

Tinder is testing the ability to share Spotify music clips in chat

Tinder has already developed a fairly robust chat platform within its dating app, with support for sharing things like Bitmoji and GIFs, and the ability to “like” messages by tapping a heart icon. Now, the company is testing a new integration — sharing music via Spotify. Tinder confirmed with TechCrunch it’s trying out a new […]
2019-01-16

Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

Two years on from the U.S. presidential election, Facebook continues to have a major problem with Russian disinformation being megaphoned via its social tools. In a blog post today the company reveals another tranche of Kremlin-linked fake activity — saying it’s removed a total of 471 Facebook pages and accounts, as well as 41 Instagram accounts, which […]
2019-01-17

Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see

Academics at the universities of Oxford and Stanford think Facebook should give users greater transparency and control over the content they see on its platform. They also believe the social networking giant should radically reform its governance structures and processes to throw more light on content decisions, including by looping in more external experts to […]
2019-01-17

Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science

A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of paper and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being. The researchers claim is that the science doesn't agree because it's bad science. So is screen time good or bad? It's not that simple.
2019-01-15