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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

Tesla told to stop using “misleading term Autopilot” in Germany

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has asked Tesla to stop using the term 'Autopilot' to refer to its driver assistance technology because of the risk of misleading consumers about the

Rakuten to exit the UK, Austria and Spain as global retrenchment continues

Rakuten is downsizing its international presence once again after Japan's top e-commerce firm announced plans to shutter its e-commerce businesses in the UK, Spain and Austria.

Refinery29 launches in Germany

Refinery29, the fast-growing media company focused on women, has today announced its expansion into Germany. Refinery29.de will be the first non-English property owned by Refinery29, and the second-lo

Microsoft launches Azure preview in Germany and Canada, announces DoD-specific regions in U.S.

Late last year, Microsoft announced it would start hosting its Azure cloud computing platform and some of its other cloud-based services out of local data centers in both Germany and Canada. Both of t

Ohlala, An Uber For Escorts, Launches Its ‘Paid Dating’ Service In NYC

New Yorkers sick of the uncertainties of the urban dating scene can now turn to a new app designed to reduce the complexities of dating to dollars and cents. Ohlala, a controversial dating app popular

Microsoft Seeks To Dispel Cloud Mistrust In Europe With German Trustee Model

Microsoft has moved to dispel European mistrust of U.S.-operated cloud services by announcing a plan to offer cloud services, including Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online, from data centers in

Uber Pulls Out Of Three German Cities After Court Ban Shrinks Driver Pool

Despite raising a warchest of some $8 billion thus far, on-demand ride sharing platform Uber is retrenching its operations in Germany -- pulling out of three cities (Frankfurt, Hamburg and Düsseldorf

Facebook Agrees To Do More To Help Combat Hate Speech In Germany

Europe's refugee crisis has spilled over to Facebook. In Germany, where thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing conflict in their own country are being offered asylum, Facebook has found itself being pre

Fintech’s Five Dark-Horse Cities

With global investment in fintech having tripled in the last five years, the financial sector is without a doubt in the midst of a revolution. The leading cities in the global fintech race are relativ
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