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Periscope expands virtual tipping via Super Hearts beyond the U.S.

 Twitter’s big push to draw in more live video stars to its Periscope streaming service is now expanding beyond the U.S. The company announced today the Periscope Super Broadcaster program, which allows video stars to earn revenue from their streams through a virtual tipping mechanism, is now available in Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. Other countries will be added to the program soon,… Read More
2017-12-01

Facebook will temporarily disable a tool that lets advertisers exclude people of color

 Facebook has been under fire for its practices and policies that enable advertisers to exclude “multicultural affinity” groups from the audiences they reach via the social network. Now, in light of a ProPublica investigation and pressure from the Congressional Black Caucus, Facebook says it’s committed to taking a closer look at its advertising policies. Read More
2017-11-30

Pinterest business lead Tim Kendall is leaving the company

 Pinterest president Tim Kendall, who has since joining in 2012 overseen the growth of the startup’s advertising business and launch of a wide array of ad products, is leaving the company at the end of the year. Kendall oversaw the company’s business operations for the past five years as it sought to grow from a niche advertising product in experimental budgets to something worth… Read More
2017-12-01

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„Gutmenschen sind auch die, die Geld verdienen“

Der designierte bayerische Ministerpräsident Söder spricht über sein Verhältnis zu Seehofer und wie er abtrünnige Wähler zurückgewinnen will. Nur bei einem wichtigen Thema kann er offenbar nur hoffen und beten.

How Does Crispr Gene Editing Work?

Scientists are using it to treat genetic diseases, grow climate-resilient crops, and develop designer foods. Here’s how it works.
2017-12-05

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Brüssel plant Super-Behörde für den Arbeitsmarkt

Die EU will an die bisher nationale Kompetenz „Arbeit und Soziales“. Juncker plant dafür unter anderem eine EU-Arbeitsmarktbehörde und Mindestlöhne. Die Wirtschaft ist skeptisch und warnt vor einem Bürokratie-Monster.
2017-12-11

Lufthansa ändert die Sammel-Formel für Bonusmeilen

Die Lufthansa stellt im März ihr Berechnungssystem der Prämienmeilen um. Künftig zählt statt Buchungsklasse und Strecke nur noch der Flugpreis. Eine Gruppe ist von der Umstellung besonders betroffen.
2017-12-11

"Es geht relativ gemächlich voran"

Die Kryptowährung Bitcoin kann nun mit Futures an regulierten Börsen gehandelt werden - ein Meilenstein für die Finanzwelt. Wirtschaftsredakteur Holger Zschäpitz über die möglichen Auswirkungen des Future-Handels.
2017-12-11

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„Wir sind seit 137 Jahren ein Start-up“

Mit 5500 Mitarbeitern ist die HHLA Hamburgs wichtigster Hafenkonzern - und Angela Titzrath als erste Frau an ihrer Spitze. Sie ist überzeugt, dass sich die Hafenwirtschaft immer wieder neu erfinden muss.

Cryptokitties Leads to Serious Ethereum Congestion, ICOs Can’t Launch

Less than three days after CoinJournal reported that a digital cat on CryptoKitties was sold for $117,712, CryptoKitties has become the largest decentralized application on the Ethereum protocol, accounting for more than 13 percent of the network’s transactions. The popularity of CryptoKitties has peaked to the point that initial coin offerings (ICOs) can no longer […]

This post Cryptokitties Leads to Serious Ethereum Congestion, ICOs Can’t Launch first appeared on Coinjournal.


2017-12-07

Dash Comes to Digital Wallet and Money Transfer Service Uphold

Cryptocurrency Dash has been integrated into digital wallet and money transfer platform Uphold. Customers of the US-based digital money platform can now buy Dash online or on their mobile device using funds in their Uphold account. Uphold, formerly Bitreserve, is a cloud-based financial services platform that allows users to send, receive and exchange money and […]

This post Dash Comes to Digital Wallet and Money Transfer Service Uphold first appeared on Coinjournal.


2017-12-06

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Facebook is trying to make the Poke happen again

 Facebook’s “Poke” feature has never really gone away, but now the social network is giving it a more prominent placement – and is even considering expanding the set of casual greeting options to include others, like a wink, wave, high-five or hug. Though Facebook had never really discontinued the age-old feature, which serves as a quick way to get someone’s… Read More
2017-12-11

Facebook will temporarily disable a tool that lets advertisers exclude people of color

 Facebook has been under fire for its practices and policies that enable advertisers to exclude “multicultural affinity” groups from the audiences they reach via the social network. Now, in light of a ProPublica investigation and pressure from the Congressional Black Caucus, Facebook says it’s committed to taking a closer look at its advertising policies. Read More
2017-11-30

Meet ‘Genies,’ the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news

 “We plan on making Bitmoji obsolete,” says Akash Nigam, CEO of Genies. Bragging about beating one of the world’s top apps before his has even launched is emblematic of Nigam’s and Genies’ brash style. But with $15 million in funding at a valuation over $100 million, top investors like NEA and Hollywood royalty like CAA are buying into the avatar startup. Read More
2017-12-08

Instagram is testing a standalone app for direct messaging

 Instagram has changed a lot since its acquisition by Facebook in 2012. The original premise was so simple. Beautify your photo and share it to your friends in a couple clicks. Like your friends photos with a simple scroll and a double-tap. Now, Instagram has videos and gifs (Boomerang). It has its own set of superstars and an algorithmic feed that helps those superstars dominate users’… Read More
2017-12-07

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Der Jugendwahn der Modemacher ist tollkühn

Die Generation Ü 40 spielt in der Modebranche keine Rolle mehr – die Unternehmen spannen lieber blutjunge Mannequins ein. Wieso schließt die Branche ihre kaufkräftigste Zielgruppe bewusst aus?
2017-12-11

VW-Chef Müller löst Diskussion über Steuervorteile aus

Volkswagen-Chef Matthias Müller hat Subventionen für Diesel in Frage gestellt und damit eine Diskussion ausgelöst. Verkehrsminister Christian Schmidt will jedoch am Diesel als „Übergangstechnologie“ festhalten.
2017-12-11

In diesen Logos finden sich verborgene Botschaften

Viele Firmenlogos erscheinen recht simpel. Doch einige beinhalten versteckte Hinweise oder beziehen sich auf längst vergessene Ursprünge eines Unternehmens. 15 Beispiele mit garantiertem Aha-Effekt.
2017-12-11

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La France a rendu un dernier hommage à Johnny Hallyday

La France a rendu un dernier hommage, samedi, à Johnny Hallyday. Emmanuel Macron a salué celui qui était "une part de nous-mêmes, une part de la France", lors d'un discours devant l'église de la Madeleine, où une cérémonie religieuse a eu lieu.
2017-12-09

La France orpheline après la mort de Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday est mort d'un cancer dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi. Il a popularisé le rock en France devenant le chanteur francophone le plus populaire de sa génération. Les réactions ont été nombreuses tout au long de la journée.
2017-12-06

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Twitter Lite with lower data usage becomes available in 24 new countries

 Twitter is rolling out its “Lite” version, after a successful trial in the Philippines. The Android app will become available in two dozen countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Not too different from Facebook Lite, Twitter has also built a version of its app that’s optimized for developing countries. Twitter Lite minimizes data usage,… Read More
2017-12-01

Tinder tests a new feature that uses A.I. to suggest who to ‘Super Like’

 If you’ve ever quickly swiped through Tinder, you know that sometimes your fingers can get away from you – and, all of a sudden, you’ve Super Liked someone without meaning to. Oops! Tinder today is addressing that problem with a new feature now testing in select markets that will make Super Liking a more intentional experience. Called “Super Likeable,” the… Read More
2017-12-01

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Farewell to King Michael

King Michael's death is uniting, at least for now, a deeply polarised Romania, says the BBC's Nick Thorpe.
2017-12-09

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