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USA und EU wollen Bitcoin an die Leine nehmen

Anfang Januar kostete ein Bitcoin 10 Euro. Am Dienstag lag der Bitcoin-Kurs zwischenzeitlich bereits bei 85 Euro. Allein in den zwei Wochen seit …

You Didn’t Make The Harlem Shake Go Viral — Corporations Did

Google's trend charts of the phrase "Harlem Shake" are seismic. Almost no one looked for the words until Feb. 7, then searches surged faster than any term Google ever had, except for "Whitney Houston" after her death. A few weeks later, they fell close to zero.<p>Experts said the "Harlem Shake" …

Architects are starting to 3D print houses—but without a house-sized printer

A couple of months ago, Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars announced that he was building a curvy, loopy and for some reason, largely see-through building, to be made with the help of Enrico Dini’s D-Shape 3D printer. The project would cost up to 5 million euros ($6.4 million) and be completed in …

3D Printing

Kritik, Wut, aber auch Verständnis für mögliche DSL-Datendrossel

Obwohl Details nach wie vor nicht feststehen, hat die Ankündigung einer möglichen Daten­drosselung der DSL-, VDSL- und Fiber-Anschlüsse bei der …

Digital

This column will change your life: the joy of losing

Anyone born in the 70s to parents of an even slightly knit-your-own-muesli disposition must have encountered the horror of "non-competitive games". …

Time Sink: Columbia Tourism And Gaming Photojournalism In 'BioShock Infinite'

I recently played through the opening 20 minutes of Irrational Games’ <i>BioShock Infinite</i>, but nearly 2 hours of real-world time ticked away. This protracted session wasn’t caused by protagonist Booker DeWitt dying, nor by any work distractions pulling me away from the PC. No, I simply couldn’t stop …

Ökonomie des Internets

Ändern sich ökonomische Strukturen durch Digitalisierung? Eine Reise von den Grundlagen über Standards (Wertketten, mehrseitige Plattformen, Intermediäre) bis zu Trends.

LinkedIn

I Met Grumpy Cat, and Now My Life Is Complete!

On the first official day of SXSW Interactive Festival, I was ready to go home. That’s because I had the good fortune of getting in early to see …

grumpy

Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market

Hang around in the tech industry long enough and you or someone you know will be heard saying, “that’s so crazy it just might work.” Two years ago, if you’d have told me that an open-source, P2P currency would soon be a thriving, billion-dollar market, I would’ve told you that you were on a lonely …

Amazon kauft Online-Netzwerk für Buchempfehlung

Amazon will seinen Kunden mit einem Zukauf das Entdecken passender Bücher erleichtern. Der weltgrößte Online-Einzelhändler übernimmt dafür die …

Enterprise-Class 3D Printers To Drop Under $2,000 By 2016, Says Report

3D printing is still in its infancy. But, to use an overused phrase, it is the future. From home use to enterprise use, 3D printing will continue to grow and break into new areas. With that comes price reductions. So much so that Gartner predicts enterprise-class 3D printers (read: 3D printers not …

How China’s exploding market for apps is exactly like Hollywood

If you want to know how to make money on mobile apps in China, you should probably look at how Hollywood makes money on its films in that country. The parallels are uncanny: In movies, it’s action films that do best; in apps—or more specifically games—it’s the same. Simplicity, a conspicuous …

Apps

How Facebook Is Replacing Ad Agencies With Robots

We're all used to seeing ads all over Facebook, inside our news feed and down the right-hand side of the page. Facebook is working furiously to find more ways to make ads work better inside its ecosystem.<p><b>Many of those ads, however, are untouched by ad agency art directors or "creative" staffers of</b> …

Social Media

Facebook Users Show Support For Marriage Equality In US

The United States Supreme Court this week held arguments about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in the country. On the docket were two laws that perhaps affects someone you know: California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. As battles waged on inside the hallowed …