Beach towels and Brexit: how Germans really see the Brits

Exhibition at Bonns House of History certificates unrequited love of all things British The strategy that Germany’s diplomatic corps proposed to keep Britain in the European society was unconventional and bold. In November 1974, the then German chancellor Helmut Schmidt…

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Voter manipulation on social media now a global problem, report finds

New research by the Oxford Internet Institute has found that social media manipulation is getting worse, with rising numbers of governments and political parties realise cynic consume of social media algorithms, automation and big data to operate public opinion at…

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We are seeing volume and interest in Peloton explode, says company president on listing day

This morning, Peloton( NASDAQ: PTON ), the tech-enabled stationary bicycle and fitness material streaming busines, caused $1.2 billion in its NASDAQ initial public offering. Despite dropping more than 10% in its first day of trading — ultimately closing down 11%…

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SoftBank-backed Getaround is raising $200M at a $1.5B+ valuation

Getaround, a car-sharing platform and winner of TechCrunch Disrupt New York Battlefield 2011, will register the unicorn club with a approximately $200 million equity financing. The deal values Getaround, founded in 2009, at $1.7 billion, according to an estimate provided…

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Mobile gaming is a $68.5 billion global business, and investors are buying in

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Our glorious past is what we remember. The brutality behind it weve forgotten | Gary Younge

We have wilful amnesia about the reprehensible events of our recent history, says Guardian editor Gary Younge Immediately after the second world war, German people were required to watch programmes about the frights of the internment camp before they could…

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Startups Weekly: All these startups are raising big rounds

TechCrunch’s Connie Loizos published some interesting stats on seed and Series A financings the coming week, kindnes of data collected by Wing Venture Capital. In short-lived, seed is the new Series A and Series A is the new Series B….

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Canoo, the electric vehicle startup formed from Faraday Futures ashes, seeks $200 million

Less than a few months after rebranding as Canoo, the startup electrical vehicle company formerly known as Evelozcity is on the hunt for $200 million in new capital. The startup, which is backed by a control of private individuals and…

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Study says some self-driving car systems have trouble detecting darker skin

Look, it’s a self-driving VW ! Image: Volkswagen/ Friso Gentsch Germany is taking on the U.S.( and China ) when it comes to autonomous vehicles. On Wednesday, Volkswagen and Hamburg told a self-driving pilot program on the city’s streets. While…

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One of Russia’s richest women killed in German plane crash

Natalia Fileva, a co-owner of private Russian airline S7, died when her plane went down in a field south of Frankfurt One of Russia’s richest wives has died in an aeroplane clang in south-western Germany together with two other people….

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