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Babbel founder talks language learning and the challenges of the US market

There are plenty of choices out there if you want to learn a new language, but if you’re in Eu

Social media handed “one-hour rule” for terrorist takedowns in Europe

The European Commission is still considering whether to regulate social media platforms to ensure they promptly remove illegal content — be it terrorist propaganda, child sexual exploitation or

The dinner that destroyed Gawker

This is an excerpt from Ryan Holiday’s new book Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, available now. Peter Thiel’s vague idea to do something about Gawker, the

Robo-logistics company Magazino raises $25M for its warehouse bots

German robotics firm Magazino, creator of robots meant to work alongside people in warehouses and the like, has raised $24.8 million to continue development and deployment of its TORU and SOTO robots.

LG turns to EyeEm to add AI to its cameras

LG today announced an updated version of the V30 smartphone and it comes with a supercharged camera powered by a third-party AI system. LG turned to EyeEm to add new features to the camera. Now, thank

German antitrust office starts asking questions about online ad platform giants

Germany's national competition regulator has announced it's looking into market conditions in the online advertising sector, responding to concerns that a lack of transparency could be skewing market

Germany bans kids’ smartwatches that can be used for eavesdropping

A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children's smartwatches that have a listening function -- warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their ki

Germany bans smartwatches for kids over spying concerns

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) issued a blanket ban on smartwatches aimed at children this week — and asked parents who’d already purchased such a device to destroy them, f

Germany’s social media hate speech law is now in effect

A new law has come into force in Germany aimed at regulating social media platforms to ensure they remove hate speech within set periods of receiving complaints -- within 24 hours in straightforward c

11 ways Facebook tried to thwart election interference in Germany

Facebook may have dropped the ball with the U.S. presidential election, but it was much better prepared for last weekend's federal election in Germany. Today, Facebook outlined all its efforts to pre

Nextdoor, now in 160,000 neighborhoods globally, expands to Germany

Nextdoor, the social network that connects you with people in your neighborhood, is taking another step up in its global growth, after launching in the Netherlands and the UK last year. Today, the com

A conversation about digital copyright reform

The European Union is in the process of reforming copyright laws that date back to 2001, as part of a wider strategy to establish a Digital Single Market across the 28 Member States of the bloc, aimin

German cabinet backs €50M hate speech fines for social media firms

The German cabinet has backed proposals to hit social media firms with fines of up to €50 million if they fail to promptly remove illegal hate speech from their platforms -- within 24 hours after a

Another European e2e encrypted Gmail alternative reports rising signups

Tutanota, an end-to-end encrypted email service located in Germany, says it's seeing an "exponential" uptick in sign-ups -- crediting this to growing awareness of and concern for privacy online for a

Facebook, Twitter still failing on hate speech in Germany as new law proposed

Facebook and Twitter have once again been criticized in Germany for failures to promptly remove hate speech being spread via their platforms.

Report: $12BN invested in European startups last year, but fewer $30M+ deals

Investment in European startups held up last year despite fears of a slowdown, with some $12 billion invested during the year, according to an annual report compiled by French investment advisors Clip

Facebook takes its fake news fight to Germany

Facebook is expanding its trial of measures to combat fake news beyond the U.S. for the first time -- and will shortly be rolling out the updates in Germany. In a blog post yesterday the company said

BMW to open a new autonomous driving development center near Munich

BMW has already staked its claim in the self-driving production timeline, with plans to release an autonomous electric car by 2021. To help meet that goal, the carmaker is opening a dedicated facility

Trivago closes up 8% in public debut

Hotel search site Trivago went public on Friday, after separating from Expedia. The company priced its shares at $11 and closed the day at $11.85, up 7.73 percent. But this was after pricing at $11 pe

Trivago files to raise up to $428 million in IPO

German hotel booking site Trivago updated its plans for a U.S. IPO in a filing that came out on Monday. The company expects to price its shares between $13 to $15, a $428 million offering at the top e
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