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Some tech I loved is getting worse and I’m mad

Time is supposed to make technology better. The idea is simple: With more time, humans make newer, better technology and our lives improve. Except for when the opposite happens. Google is a good example of this. I’ve been harping on the matter for a while now. Google mobile search, in case you haven’t used it […]
2020-01-23

Meet the B2B videoconferencing startup that’s gone crazy for online dating

Founder Andreas Kröpfl has spent almost a decade hard-grafting in the B2B unified communications space, building a videoconferencing business with a patented single-stream system and a claim of no “drop-offs” thanks to “unique low-bandwidth technology.” His Austria-based startup’s current web-based videoconferencing system, eyeson (née Visocon), which launched in 2018, has had some nice traction since […]
2020-01-24

Yo Facebook & Instagram, stop showing Stories reruns

If I watch a Story cross-posted from Instagram to Facebook on either of the apps, it should appear as “watched” at the back of the Stories row on the other app. Why waste my time showing me Stories I already saw? It’s been over two years since Instagram Stories launched cross-posting to Stories. Countless hours […]
2020-01-23

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Im dritten Anlauf kann Boeings 777X endlich starten

Zweimal kamen Wind und Wetter dazwischen, im dritten Anlauf hat es endlich geklappt. Boeings neues Großraumjet mit Klappflügeln ist abgehoben. Amerikas führenden Luftfahrtkonzern kann gute Nachrichten wie diese gut gebrauchen.
2020-01-25

EU-Kommission will CO2-Boni für energieintensive Industrie streichen

Unternehmen, die sehr viel Energie verbrauchen, schützt die Politik bisher vor zu hohen Strompreisen. Solche Vergünstigungen sollen künftig aber wegfallen, sagt Valdis Dombrovskis, Vize-Präsident der EU-Kommission. Sie verletzten den Geist des europäischen „Green Deal“.
2020-01-24

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Three women who were part of a quiet resistance against the Nazis in Berlin

The three were part of a quiet resistance against the Nazis in Second World War Berlin.

Arbeitsminister Heil verspricht bessere Löhne in der Pflege

Die Beratungen der Mindestlohn-Kommission werden noch 2020 zu kräftig steigenden Verdiensten in Pflegeberufen führen, sagt Arbeitsminister Hubertus Heil. Grundsätzlich könnten zwölf Euro Mindestlohn nur ein Zwischenziel sein.
2020-01-25

Verbände schreiben Beschwerdebrief an Merkel

Industrieverbände und Gewerkschaften haben einen Beschwerdebrief an die Kanzlerin geschrieben: Im Gesetzentwurf zum Kohleausstieg fehlten die versprochenen zwei Milliarden Euro, mit denen die steigenden Strompreise abgefedert werden sollen.
2020-01-25

Das Bier verschwindet aus unserem Leben

Seit der Wiedervereinigung ist der Bierabsatz in Deutschland um fast ein Viertel eingebrochen. Das liegt an der Demografie, der Tatsache, dass Bier aus Alltagssituationen verschwindet – und Fehlern der Getränkehersteller.
2020-01-25

Das Drehkreuz Warschau wird zur Konkurrenz für Lufthansa

Die polnische Staatsairline LOT greift sich den Ferienflieger. Der 380-Millionen-Überbrückungskredit des deutschen Staates kann vollständig zurückbezahlt werden. Zwei große Investmentfirmen hatten beim Bietergefecht das Nachsehen.
2020-01-24

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Bull Bitcoin CEO Pouliot: SegWit Activation Process Showed Value of Running a Node

During the opening panel of this year’s Understanding Bitcoin conference in Malta, some prominent members of the Bitcoin community reflected on the block size limit controversy and the eventual activation of Segregated Witness (SegWit). One of the individuals involved in the conversation was Bull Bitcoin CEO Francis Pouliot, who was working at The Bitcoin Embassy […]

The post Bull Bitcoin CEO Pouliot: SegWit Activation Process Showed Value of Running a Node appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-06-28

Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards

Peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace Paxful has partnered with crypto services provider The White Company to give Paxful customers the ability to cash out bitcoins into prepaid cards in multiple currencies, the companies said on Thursday. The new partnership allows Paxful users to exchange their bitcoins into Visa or MasterCard digital prepaid cards in 10 fiat […]

The post Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-06-20

Democratizing the Platform Economy: The Quiet Revolution Through Blockchain

Blockchain – a bursting bubble or disruptive transformation? The Internet has created digital marketplaces that efficiently bring supply and demand together. The success of tech giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, but also Tencent and Alibaba, can be largely explained by their two-sided digital marketplaces and the resulting platform economy. The platform companies […]

The post Democratizing the Platform Economy: The Quiet Revolution Through Blockchain appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-08-05

Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims

Media company Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), insurance firm NTUC Income (Income), and LumenLab, MetLife’s Asia innovation center, have teamed up to pilot a blockchain platform aimed at automating the life insurance claim process, the companies said on Monday. Using LifeChain, a technology developed by LumenLab, SPH will encrypt and share verification data used for obituary […]

The post Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-06-18

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ADAC nicht mehr gegen Tempolimit auf Autobahnen

In der Debatte um ein Tempolimit auf Autobahnen hat der ADAC seine jahrzehntelange ablehnende Haltung aufgegeben. Die Auswirkungen eines Tempolimits sollten dringend in einer umfassenden Studie geklärt werden, so die neue Haltung des ADAC.

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NBC partners with Snapchat on four daily shows for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Snapchat and NBC Olympics are again teaming up to produce customized Olympics content for users in the U.S. — this time, for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this summer. The companies had previously worked together during the Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 Olympics. The PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in 2018 reached over 40 million U.S. users, […]
2020-01-23

Daily Crunch: Twitter will let you limit replies

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Farewell, don’t @ me. Twitter will test a way to let you limit replies to your tweets Twitter users will soon […]
2020-01-09

Instagram tests Direct Messaging on web where encryption fails

Instagram will finally let you chat from your web browser, but the launch contradicts Facebook’s plan for end-to-end encryption in all its messaging apps. Today Instagram began testing Direct Messages on the web for a small percentage of users around the globe, a year after TechCrunch reported it was testing web DMs. When fully rolled […]
2020-01-14

Spotify’s new test lets influencers post Stories to introduce their own playlists

Spotify is testing a new Stories feature that will allow select influencers to incorporate video elements into their public playlists, TechCrunch has learned and Spotify confirmed. The first influencer to test the feature is makeup and fashion YouTube star Summer Mckeen, who currently has a social media fan base that includes 2.33 million YouTube subscribers, […]
2020-01-21

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Crypto Lending and Borrowing Platform Celsius Network Acquires BSave

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, has acquired BSave for an undisclosed amount, the company said earlier this week. BSave is a platform that provides earning interest income on cryptocurrency. With the acquisition, Celsius Network gains access to its yield generating algorithms originally developed by the company. Celsius Network said it will retain […]

The post Crypto Lending and Borrowing Platform Celsius Network Acquires BSave appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-06-24

Democratizing the Platform Economy: The Quiet Revolution Through Blockchain

Blockchain – a bursting bubble or disruptive transformation? The Internet has created digital marketplaces that efficiently bring supply and demand together. The success of tech giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, but also Tencent and Alibaba, can be largely explained by their two-sided digital marketplaces and the resulting platform economy. The platform companies […]

The post Democratizing the Platform Economy: The Quiet Revolution Through Blockchain appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-08-05

Augmented Reality App Aircoins Now Lets You Hunt And Collect Dash Cryptocurrency A La Pokemon Go

Dash Core Group, the US-incorporated company leading the development of the peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platform and cryptocurrency Dash, has partnered with virtual reality (VR) app Aircoins to allow users to hunt, collect and send Dash cryptocurrency in an augmented reality (AR) environment, similarly to the Pokemon Go mobile game, the organization said on Thursday. Commenting […]

The post Augmented Reality App Aircoins Now Lets You Hunt And Collect Dash Cryptocurrency A La Pokemon Go appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-06-16

Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards

Peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace Paxful has partnered with crypto services provider The White Company to give Paxful customers the ability to cash out bitcoins into prepaid cards in multiple currencies, the companies said on Thursday. The new partnership allows Paxful users to exchange their bitcoins into Visa or MasterCard digital prepaid cards in 10 fiat […]

The post Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-06-20

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Octi launches a social network built around augmented reality

Octi has created a new social network that uses augmented reality to connect the act of seeing your friends in real life with viewing digital content, like their favorite YouTube videos and Spotify songs. When I wrote about the startup in 2018, it was building AR technology that could do a better job of recognizing […]
2020-01-22

Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has more than six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together,” said Ryan Merkley, chief of staff at Wikimedia, the nonprofit organization […]
2020-01-23

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Bundesländer verlangen mehr Medikamente „made in Germany“

Im Kampf gegen Lieferengpässe fordern die Gesundheitsminister der Länder „rasche Schritte“ für eine stärkere heimische Produktion. Derzeit sind knapp 300 Arzneien nicht lieferbar, darunter Medikamente zur Krebsbehandlung und Narkosemittel.
2020-01-25

ADAC nicht mehr gegen Tempolimit auf Autobahnen

In der Debatte um ein Tempolimit auf Autobahnen hat der ADAC seine jahrzehntelange ablehnende Haltung aufgegeben. Die Auswirkungen eines Tempolimits sollten dringend in einer umfassenden Studie geklärt werden, so die neue Haltung des ADAC.
2020-01-24

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Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts

Payment company Xfers has partnered with blockchain startup Zilliqa to explore the use of blockchain and smart contracts to bring greater speed, efficiency and transparency to payment solutions for enterprises, the company said on Tuesday. Xfers, a Singapore-based payment processing gateway offering credit card processing and Internet banking transfers, will leverage Zilliqa’s smart contract functionalities […]

The post Payment Startup Xfers Teams Up With Zilliqa To Integrate Blockchain, Smart Contracts appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-06-18

Augmented Reality App Aircoins Now Lets You Hunt And Collect Dash Cryptocurrency A La Pokemon Go

Dash Core Group, the US-incorporated company leading the development of the peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platform and cryptocurrency Dash, has partnered with virtual reality (VR) app Aircoins to allow users to hunt, collect and send Dash cryptocurrency in an augmented reality (AR) environment, similarly to the Pokemon Go mobile game, the organization said on Thursday. Commenting […]

The post Augmented Reality App Aircoins Now Lets You Hunt And Collect Dash Cryptocurrency A La Pokemon Go appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-06-16

Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims

Media company Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), insurance firm NTUC Income (Income), and LumenLab, MetLife’s Asia innovation center, have teamed up to pilot a blockchain platform aimed at automating the life insurance claim process, the companies said on Monday. Using LifeChain, a technology developed by LumenLab, SPH will encrypt and share verification data used for obituary […]

The post Singapore: New Pilot Project Uses Blockchain for Life Insurance Claims appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-06-18

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