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Goodwall gets $10.8M to expand its ‘LinkedIn for students’

Goodwall, a US-focused student and graduate professional network which aims to connect young people with college and employment opportunities, has closed a $10.8 million Series A funding raise. The round was led by Randstad Innovation Fund, a strategic corporate VC fund that focuses on recruitment, and Swiss private equity firm Manixer. Additional investors include Francis […]
2018-07-12

Reddit expands chat rooms to more subreddits

If you’d rather spend time chatting with strangers who share a hyper-specific interest instead of keeping up with your co-workers’ stale memes on Slack, Reddit is ready for you. The platform has quietly been working on a chat room feature for months now, and today it expands beyond its early days as a very limited […]
2018-07-18

Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars

Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake-news peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The company’s recently appointed head of News Feed John Hegeman […]
2018-07-13

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Two US Congressional Hearings Set Different Tones on Crypto Potential

This week, Two U.S. committee hearings have taken place focusing on the cryptocurrency market, with both striking different tones as to the impact the industry is having. Yesterday, the House Committee on Agriculture focused on the emergence of digital assets in a digital age in agriculture. The hearing was entitled “Cryptocurrencies: Oversight of New Assets […]

The post Two US Congressional Hearings Set Different Tones on Crypto Potential appeared first on Coinjournal.

Apples neues MacBook ist nur im Eisschrank schnell

Apple steckt beim Top-Modell seines MacBook Pro ordentlich Kritik ein. Der Computer wird im Betrieb schlichtweg zu heiß – und arbeitet dann langsamer als der Vorgänger. Das liegt am Überlebensmodus des neuen Gerätes.
2018-07-19

Gehalt von Fachkräften soll stetig steigen

Bis zum Jahr 2030 könnte das Pro-Kopf-Einkommen für Fachkräfte um etwa 14.000 Euro im Jahr steigen. Das prognostizieren Experten. Allerdings darf nicht jeder Beschäftigte auf eine derartige Lohnexplosion hoffen.
2018-07-19

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Kapwing is Adobe for the meme generation

Need to resize a video for IGTV? Add subtitles for Twitter? Throw in sound effects for YouTube? Or collage it with other clips for the Instagram feed? Kapwing lets you do all that and more for free from a mobile browser or website. This scrappy new startup is building the vertical video era’s creative suite […]
2018-07-16

Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children

Facebook and Instagram will more proactively lock the accounts of users its moderators encounter and suspect are below the age of 13. Its former policy was to only investigate accounts if they were reported specifically for being potentially underage. But Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that an “operational” change to its policy for reviewers made this […]
2018-07-19

Twitter lets advertisers ‘take over’ the Explore tab

Twitter is ready to squeeze a lot more money out of its trending topics. After minimizing its mediocre Moments feature and burying it inside the renamed Explore tab, Twitter is now starting to test Promoted Trend Spotlight ads. These put a big visual banner equipped with a GIF or image background atop Explore for the […]
2018-07-11

Reddit expands chat rooms to more subreddits

If you’d rather spend time chatting with strangers who share a hyper-specific interest instead of keeping up with your co-workers’ stale memes on Slack, Reddit is ready for you. The platform has quietly been working on a chat room feature for months now, and today it expands beyond its early days as a very limited […]
2018-07-18

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Trump könnte die Erholung der Weltwirtschaft abwürgen

Die Politik des US-Präsidenten Donald Trump schadet nicht nur dem Welthandel, auch die heimische Wirtschaft wird auf lange Sicht darunter leiden, wenn die kurzfristigen Effekte der Steuerpolitik abgeklungen sind.
2018-07-20

Apples neues MacBook ist nur im Eisschrank schnell

Apple steckt beim Top-Modell seines MacBook Pro ordentlich Kritik ein. Der Computer wird im Betrieb schlichtweg zu heiß – und arbeitet dann langsamer als der Vorgänger. Das liegt am Überlebensmodus des neuen Gerätes.
2018-07-19

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It’s official: Brexit campaign broke the law — with social media’s help

The UK’s Electoral Commission has published the results of a near nine-month-long investigation into Brexit referendum spending and has found that the official Vote Leave campaign broke the law by breaching election campaign spending limits. It says Vote Leave broke the law including by channeling money to a Canadian data firm, AggregateIQ, to use for […]
2018-07-17

Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children

Facebook and Instagram will more proactively lock the accounts of users its moderators encounter and suspect are below the age of 13. Its former policy was to only investigate accounts if they were reported specifically for being potentially underage. But Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that an “operational” change to its policy for reviewers made this […]
2018-07-19

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London Bridge survivors' bravery recognised

London Bridge attack survivors are awarded for their bravery by the Queen.

US-Autozölle würden Deutschland Milliarden kosten

US-Zölle auf Autos wären ein harter Schlag für die deutsche Wirtschaft. Milliarden würden sie die deutsche Wirtschaft kosten, schätzt die DIHK. Ihr Sprecher Eric Schweitzer hält die Zölle für „international rechtswidrig“.
2018-07-20

Airbus-Transporter BelugaXL hebt erstmals ab

Das neue Airbus-Transportflugzeug BelugaXL hat seinen Jungfernflug absolviert. Es handelt sich um das Nachfolgermodell für die Lastesel des europäischen Flugzeugbauers. Airbus will insgesamt fünf Maschinen des Typs bauen.
2018-07-19

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"Nous sommes français !" : le message des Bleus au reste du monde

Après la victoire des Bleus au Mondial, de nombreuses personnalités étrangères ont mis en avant la diversité de l’équipe. Certains allant même jusqu’à clamer que l’Afrique avait gagné la Coupe du monde. Une affirmation qui n’a pas plu à certains internationaux français…
2018-07-18

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Der Glyphosat-Jäger

Er ist auf einer Mission: Christopher Portier will die Welt davon überzeugen, dass es sich bei dem Unkrautvernichtungsmittel Glyphosat um ein „wahrscheinliches“ Karzinogen handelt. Sein Gegner: eine europäische Behörde.
2018-07-20

Wie ich unfreiwillig zum Heiratsschwindler wurde

Als sich eine Frau bei unserem Autor meldet, ahnt er noch nicht, dass er im Zentrum eines großen Liebesbetrugs steht. Er geht auf Spurensuche – und entdeckt eine perfekt inszenierte Masche im Internet.
2018-07-20

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Bitminer Factory – Co-Locating Cryptocurrency Mining Operations and Renewable Energy Projects

The blockchain revolution is a disruption that is consuming as much energy as an entire country the size of Peru, Israel, or Portugal. Bitminer Factory, based in Italy, aim to make blockchain operations sustainable with renewable energy projects “while sharing the benefits with token holders.” Bitminer Factory is currently conducting a pre-ICO, with its main […]

The post Bitminer Factory – Co-Locating Cryptocurrency Mining Operations and Renewable Energy Projects appeared first on Coinjournal.


2018-07-17

KnownOrigin and OxCert Collaborate on Creative Challenge to Promote Artists and NFTs on the Blockchain

Art venture KnownOrigin and OxCert, an open-source permissionless protocol authenticating unique digital assets on the blockchain, are collaborating on a new creative challenge. The aim is to promote artists on the blockchain and the potential of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) at the upcoming NIFTY conference and hackathon in Hong Kong. NFTs are described as a special type of […]

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2018-07-18

Institutional Investors Will Bring Mainstream Money, But At What Price?

Bitcoin allows you to be your own bank. It allows you to control your finances and enter markets previously limited to the few that could afford it. So when people talk about using tools and practices associated with the fiat way of doing things, it makes people uncomfortable. What is the point of Bitcoin if […]

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2018-07-18

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