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Best Brands 2019: Adidas, Lego, Lillet and Amazon Receive Coveted Brand Awards at Ceremony in Munich

Since its inauguration in 2004, the annual Best Brands event has become an influential industry fixture, and the 16th edition of the awards gala recognized Germany's best brands in Munich on 20 February. Best Brands is the only marketing award to measure the strength of a brand on the basis of two criteria based on extensive representative GfK studies: actual economic market success and the attractiveness of the brand in the perception of consumers.The evening gala at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, France, Germany, Russia, Advertising, Samsung, Munich, Art and design, Porsche, Bmw, Siemens, Bosch, Lillet, Tefal, Serviceplan

The Right to Be Forgotten – Insights From Germany

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have set the basic framework for the right to be forgotten. Recent case law from Germany offers an insight into its application on the ground. The right to be forgotten as initially created in the Google Spain case (C-131/12) and now further developed in art. 17 GDPR provides data subjects with the right to have their personal data erased by a data processing controller (most prominently search en...
Tags: Google, Law, Germany, Spain, University of Toronto, Legal Technology, Gdpr, Vi, ECHR, Court of Justice, Gsc, European Union CJEU, Google Spain, CJEU, Legal Information, German Constitutional Court

Facebook is starting to pay for some of its missteps and Wall Street is getting nervous

Facebook accepts regulation is coming, with Mark Zuckerberg admitting this week that a "societal guardrail framework" will give users confidence. But in recent weeks, it has had sharp reminders that some lawmakers are agitating for change that it might not like — and Wall Street is starting to take note. In notes this week, analysts reflected on how regulation could change Facebook's business model and apply downward pressure to its share price. Facebook is spending a lot of money on talking t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Germany, US, Trends, Eu, Bbc, Britain, Nick Clegg, Xiaomi, Silicon Valley, Zuckerberg, Robinson Humphrey

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ One UI Android Pie update starts rolling out

After Galaxy S9 series, Galaxy Note9 and more recently, the Galaxy Note8, Samsung has started rolling out Android 9.0 (Pie) One UI stable update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones starting from Germany, as it had promised.  Apart from the One UI visual changes, there are many other changes and new features including new adaptive themes for the keyboard that change based on the app you’re currently using, charging information in Always On Display, Scene Optimizer for the Camera app, ...
Tags: Google, Android, News, Germany, Samsung, Blogging, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Pie, Samsung Galaxy S8 Android Pie update

Qualcomm Urges US Regulators To Reverse Course, Ban Some iPhones

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Qualcomm is urging U.S. trade regulators to reverse a judge's ruling and ban the import of some Apple iPhones in a long-running patent fight between the two companies. Qualcomm is seeking the ban in hopes of dealing Apple a blow before the two begin a major trial in mid-April in San Diego over Qualcomm's patent licensing practices. Qualcomm has sought to apply pressure to Apple with smaller legal challenges ahead of that trial and has won partial...
Tags: Apple, China, Germany, US, Tech, Intel, United States, San Diego, Itc, Qualcomm, Reuters, U S International Trade Commission, Pender, Thomas Pender

Watch Bauhaus World, a Free Documentary That Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Germany’s Legendary Art, Architecture & Design School

This April 1st marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the German art school that, though short-lived, launched an entire design movement with a stark, functional aesthetic all its own. It can be tempting, looking into that aesthetic that finds the beauty in industry and the industry in beauty, to regard it as purely a product of its time and place, specifically a 20th-century Europe between the wars searching for ways to invent the future. But as revealed in Bauhaus ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Japan, Design, London, College, Mexico, Germany, Architecture, Tokyo, Nazi, Detroit, Seoul, Bauhaus, Amman, Deutsche Welle

EU Commission calls opponents of Copyright Directive a "mob," as thousands take to the streets for the #Artikel13Demo

The EU Commission has been forced to retract a Medium post in which it patronised and dismissed opponents of the controversial Article 13 proposal that will force platforms to surveil and censor users' postings with copyright filters, calling them a "mob." The Commission characterised the opposition as being stooges for Google, hoodwinked by the company to carry water for it, despite the fact that Google has quietly supported the idea of filters as an acceptable alternative to other forms o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, News, Germany, Eu, Cologne, Commission, Parliament, EU Commission, Christian Democratic Union, Article 13, Copyright Directive, Andy Torrentfreak, Artikel13Demo, NieMehrCDU

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) with Full HD display, Android 9.0 Pie, 4G LTE announced

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S5e (SM-T725) last week that will head to U.S., Germany and other countries in Q2 2019. Alongside, it also introduced the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) in Germany. It has a 10.1-inch Full HD screen, is powered by Samsung's latest Exynos 7904 14nm processor with 2GB of RAM, runs Android 9.0 (Pie), has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It comes in WiFi and 4G variants, has USB Type-C support and packs a 6150mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Tab A...
Tags: News, Germany, US, Samsung, Blogging, Mali, Tablets, Gpu, Octa, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019, U S Germany

GoCardless raises $75M Series E for its recurring payments network and heads to America

Compared to startups born into the frothy London fintech space as it exists today, 2011-founded GoCardless could well be considered a slow burner. However, in more recent years, the nearly 300 person company — headed up by co-founder and CEO Hiroki Takeuchi — has undoubtedly stepped on the gas in a bid to become the one stop shop globally for businesses that want to let customers pay via recurring bank payments. A little over a year ago, GoCardless announced that it had raised $22.5 million in f...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, London, Germany, America, Tech, North America, Gocardless, Takeuchi, Hiroki Takeuchi, EMEA APAC, France Australia, Adams Street Partners Google Ventures, Salesforce Ventures Previous

What a European education project can tell us about Brexit – podcast

When the writer Peter Pomerantsev was a teenager, he was sent to a school that was part of the European Schools network, which counts Boris Johnson among its alumni. He discusses what the project can tell us about the EU. Plus: the Guardian’s UK technology editor, Alex Hern, on AI advancements The writer Peter Pomerantsev was 15 when his parents moved to Germany and enrolled him at the European School in Munich. The schools were set up in 1956 with the aim of educating the students to be “in min...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Education, Germany, Eu, European Union, Munich, Boris Johnson, Peter Pomerantsev, Brexit, Alex Hern, Brexit Boris Johnson, Artificial intelligence (AI, European School, Brussels Pomerantsev

Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives. The former Knepper power station on the outskirts of Dortmund was brought down in two explosions on Sunday. The first destroyed the main body of the plant and the […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Dortmund, Knepper

Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?

Greetings from Chittorgarh, one of my stops on a two-week excursion through Goa and Rajasthan, India. I’ve been a little too busy exploring, photographing cows and monkeys and eating a lot of delicious food to keep up with *all* the tech news, but I’ve still got the highlights. For starters, if you haven’t heard yet, TechCrunch launched Extra Crunch, a paid premium subscription offering full of amazing content. As part of Extra Crunch, we’ll be doing deep dives on select businesses, beginning...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Y Combinator, Indonesia, Germany, Softbank, Tech, Xiaomi, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Goa, Kpcb, General Catalyst, Patreon

Private equity firms win over Scout24 with improved $6.4 billion bid: Reuters

Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone have won over Scout24 after raising their offer for the online classifieds group to 5.7 billion euros ($6.4 billion) including debt, setting up the biggest takeover of a listed German company by private equity. The investors said in a statement on Friday that Scout24’s management and supervisory board supported the sweetened bid of 46 euros a share. Last month, the German company rejected an offer of 43.50 euros per share. Scout24 shared jumped 11.8 percent in F...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, Trends, Tech, Frankfurt, South Africa, Deutsche Telekom, Schibsted, Zoopla, Morgan Stanley, Blackstone, Naspers, Reuters, Elliott, Liberum

Everything you need to know about GM’s new electric bikes

General Motors announced last year it was getting into the electric bike business. But besides a crowdsourcing name competition and a few teasers, details were scant. Now, GM has given this new brand a name — ARĪV — as well as names for its two electric bikes, and some information about its go-to-market plan. The name ARĪV was selected as part of a global crowdsourcing campaign announced in November 2018. The bikes GM is bringing two new electric “connected” bikes to market this year — one fol...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Bluetooth, Germany, Tech, General-motors, Bicycles, Netherlands, Gm, Belgium, Michigan, Germany Belgium, Oshawa Ontario, Quad Lock, Electric Bicycles

Daily Crunch: Facebook (possibly) considered buying Unity

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. Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims Less than a year after making a $3 billion investment into the future of virtual reality with the purchase of Oculus VR, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was considering another multi-billion-dollar bet by buying Unity, the...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Gaming, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, China, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Alibaba, Nintendo, Oculus, Qualcomm, Unity-technologies

10 Tips on How to Write a Great Screenplay from Billy Wilder: Pearls of Wisdom from the Director of Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, Double Indemnity & More

Image via Wikimedia Commons There's an old story -- Orson Welles called it "the greatest Hollywood one-liner ever made" -- that when someone attending the 1958 funeral of Harry Cohn, the fearsome president of Columbia Pictures, asked how it was possible that such a huge crowd would show up for Cohn's funeral, Billy Wilder quipped: "Well, give the people what they want." The story is almost certainly apocryphal. The line may have been spoken by someone else, at a different Hollywood mogul's fune...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Film, College, Germany, Orson Welles, Npr, Adolf Hitler, Cameron Crowe, Raymond Chandler, Billy Wilder, Don, Facebook Twitter, Tarkovsky, Paris Review, Wilder

Apple resumes sale of iPhones in Germany, with Qualcomm chip

BERLIN (AP) — Apple is resuming sales of older iPhone models in Germany after losing a patent dispute against chipmaker Qualcomm last year. The company said Thursday it will sell iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models with Qualcomm rather than Intel chips inside to circumvent the injunction. It had pulled them off shelves in December. […]
Tags: Apple, Business, News, Germany, Berlin, Intel, Ap, Nation, Qualcomm

Apple is selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Germany again

Two older iPhone models are back on sale in Apple stores in Germany — but only with Qualcomm chips inside. The iPhone maker was forced to pull the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models from shelves in its online shop and physical stores in the country last month, after chipmaker Qualcomm posted security bonds to enforce a December court injunction it secured via patent litigation. Apple told Reuters it had “no choice” but to stop using some Intel chips for handsets to be sold in Germany. “Qualcomm ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Europe, Lawsuit, China, Germany, Tech, Intel, Smartphone, Mobile Phones, Patents, Antitrust, Cupertino, Qualcomm, Federal Trade Commission

Grover launches e-scooter subscription service

Grover, the Berlin-based startup that offers “pay-as-you-go” subscriptions to the latest consumer tech as an alternative to owning products outright, is going all-in on e-scooters or so-called micro-mobility. The latest to jump in on the e-scooter craze, the company is launching an e-scooter monthly subscription service in Germany. Dubbed GroverGo, customers can rent the Xiaomi e-Scooter Mijia M365 for €49.90 per month and have access to a rental scooter of their own for a fraction of the cost o...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Service, Xiaomi, Lime, Grover, Michael Cassau, Grover Care

Malt raises $28.6 million for its freelancer platform

French startup Malt is raising a $28.6 million funding round (€25 million) with Idinvest Partners leading the round and existing investors ISAI and Serena also participating. Overall, the company has raised $36.6 million since its creation (€32 million). Malt has created a marketplace for engineers working as freelancers and companies. There are currently 100,000 freelancers on the platform and 15,000 companies using Malt regularly. With today’s funding round, the company wants to grow its pl...
Tags: Startups, Europe, France, Germany, Tech, Spain, Netherlands, France Newsletter, Serena, Idinvest Partners, Isai, Malt, Hopwork

Wattpad’s latest deal will turn its stories into TV shows and movies in Korea

Wattpad’s ambitions to grow beyond a storytelling community for young adults took another leap forward today with the announcement of a new partnership that will help expand its reach in Asia. The company has teamed up with Huayi Brothers in Korea, who will now be Wattpad’s exclusive entertainment partner in the region. The two companies will co-produce content sourced from Wattpad’s community, as it’s adapted for film, TV and other digital media projects in the country. Development deals lik...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Asia, Publishing, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Kids, Media, Teens, Indonesia, Germany, Films, Tech, Netflix, Korea

People Ask Their Most Pressing SEO Questions — Our Experts Answer

Posted by TheMozTeamWe teamed up with our friends at Duda, a website design scaling platform service, who asked their agency customers to divulge their most pressing SEO questions, quandaries, and concerns. Our in-house SEO experts, always down for a challenge, hunkered down to collaborate on providing them with answers. From to voice search to local targeting, we're tackling real-world questions about organic search. Read on for digestible insights and further resources! How do you o...
Tags: Google, Germany, US, Seo, Ppc, Google Analytics, Band Aid, Voice, GMB, USP, Yext, Google My Business, Duda, TheMozTeam, Domain Authority DA and Page Authority PA

In healthcare, better data demands better privacy protections

Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler Contributor Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler is a Senior Fellow and head of the Democracy in the Information Age Project at The Israel Democracy Institute’s. More posts by this contributor Cybersecurity and human rights Innovation was the epic fail of 2016 In August 2016, the Australian government released to the public a data set containing the medical billing history of nearly three million persons: every p...
Tags: Column, Privacy, Germany, Israel, Tech, New York Times, Medical Records, University of Melbourne, Health Ministry, Israel Democracy Institute, Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler, National Digital Health

Fashion startup Zilingo raises $226 million from Singapore’s Temasek, others: Reuters

Southeast Asian fashion startup Zilingo said it has raised $226 million in its latest funding round from existing backers such as venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, with Singapore’s Temasek Holdings joining as a new investor. The Series D financing follows a $54 million fundraising last year, taking the total capital raised by the company to $308 million. The company declined to provide valuation. The latest round included Singapore investment fund EDBI and previous investors Burda Principal ...
Tags: Google, Indonesia, Australia, Germany, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Trends, Sequoia Capital, Asos, Bose, Temasek, Reuters, Temasek Holdings, VC Deals, EDBI, Burda Principal Investments

Car rental startup Virtuo picks up €20M Series B

Virtuo, the Paris-headquartered car rentals startup, has raised €20 million in Series B funding. The round is backed by Iris Capital, Balderton Capital and Raise Ventures, and will be used to continue expanding across the U.K. and other European countries. Originally founded in France and available in 19 French and 2 Belgium locations, Virtuo launched in London last Summer, and says it plans to bring the service to U.K. cities Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh later this year. The company will a...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, London, France, Germany, Tech, Spain, Paris, Belgium, Edinburgh, Manchester Bristol, Bernard Liautaud, Virtuo, Karim Kaddoura

Insects Could Vanish Within a Century At Current Rate of Decline, Says Global Review

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The world's insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a "catastrophic collapse of nature's ecosystems," according to the first global scientific review. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best da...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Puerto Rico, Biological Conservation, Global Review

Live compositions on oscilloscope: nuuun, ATOM TM

The Well-Tempered vector rescanner? A new audiovisual release finds poetry in vintage video synthesis and scan processors – and launches a new AV platform for ATOM TM. nuuun, a collaboration between Atom (raster, formerly Raster-Noton) and Americans Jahnavi Stenflo and Nathan Jantz, have produced a “current suite.” These are all recorded live – sound and visuals alike – in Uwe Schmidt’s Chilean studio. Minimalistic, exposed presentation of electronic elements is nothing new to the Raster...
Tags: Music, Germany, Tech, AV, Stories, Motion, Vectors, Music Tech, Alva Noto, Korg, Audiovisual, East Germany, Nathan, Carsten Nicolai, Raster, Raster-noton

Huawei Would Accept EU Supervision To Lay 5G Network

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechRadar: Huawei has said it is willing for its equipment and activities to be supervised by the European Union (EU) as it continues to fend off the threat of restrictions on the use of its kit in 5G networks. Last year it emerged the US, which has long frozen out the company from its own telecommunications infrastructure, had been encouraging other western nations to take similar action. The main basis for Washington's fears is a perception that Huawei ...
Tags: UK, Washington, France, Germany, US, America, Tech, Eu, United Kingdom, Huawei, European Union EU, Abraham Liu Huawei

Fritz Baumgarten

Fritz Baumgarten was a German children’s book illustrator active in the early to mid part of the 20th century. He illustrated numerous books, primarily in Germany, working in a nicely finessed combination of ink and watercolor. Baumgarten had a knack for blending the commonplace with the fantastic, putting his elf-like characters and anthropomorphized creatures into scenes of activities that might otherwise seem quite ordinary. Many of his portrayals of the forest floor are nicely naturalist...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, Germany, Illustration, Sc-fi And Fantasy, Baumgarten, Fritz Baumgarten

Weekend reading: We might have bigger problems than a bad Brexit

Trigger warning: Thoughts on Brexit and politics more widely, followed by the week’s good reads. T he few innocents who still believed Jeremy Corbyn could be a Bobby Ewing character to wake the country from its bad Brexit dream have had a nightmare week. The Euro-sceptic Labour leader wrote to PM Theresa May setting out a Brexit compromise, and as the FT [search result] puts it: The letter not only shows how the Labour leader is trying to wriggle away from a second referendum, to the frustrati...
Tags: Google, UK, Germany, Marketing, US, Eu, Bbc, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, Nigel Farage, Parliament, Lloyds, Keir Starmer, Halifax, Brexit

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