Internet portal Reddit blocks large Trump group

Dhe Internet portal Reddit wants to fight the spread of hateful content and has therefore closed a group popular among many supporters of the American President Donald Trump. According to new rules, users who post hateful messages such as racist content will be blocked in the future, as the platform announced. Initially, 2,000 groups were […]

Instagram instead of television: the future of sales shows

Dusseldorf The door to the virtual bar by Torben Paradiek and Sebastian Otto kept swinging open and closed: even before restaurants were allowed to open again and the young entrepreneurs from the distillery in Hanover were allowed to sell again, they invited guests to a digital tasting on Instagram. The fans of the two had […]

Facebook launches platform for online shops

Menlo Park Facebook wants to become the platform for online trading – and with its huge reach it could stir up the industry. A new function should enable retailers to easily create online shops that can be reached via Facebook and Instagram. Added to this is “Live Shopping” – the opportunity to sell goods in […]

Federal data protection officer Kelber warns authorities against WhatsApp use

Ulrich Kelber The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection rejects the use of WhatsApp by ministries and authorities. (Photo: dpa) Berlin The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, Ulrich Kelber, has warned federal authorities against using the WhatsApp messenger service belonging to the Facebook group. “Given the occasion, I would like to point out that the use […]

Facebook buys GIF platform GIFy

Facebook The grip on Giphy comes after months of debate over whether custodians should have been more restrictive in previous takeovers by Facebook and other technology giants. (Photo: dpa) Menlo Park Facebook takes over the popular provider of animated pictures Giphy. The platform for short clips is to be assigned to Facebook’s Instagram photo service, […]

Xing makes more sales in the corona crisis

Dusseldorf The German career network Xing recorded stable business in the first quarter of 2020 despite the corona crisis: sales rose by ten percent to 68.9 million euros. However, operating profit (Ebitda) fell by ten percent to 15.9 million euros. “We grew steadily, even though we saw clear signs of abrasion in March and April,” […]

This supervisory body should decide on content

Dusseldorf Facebook has introduced its new supervisory body, which will vote on contentious content on its platforms in the future. 20 human rights activists, activists, scientists, politicians and journalists from all regions of the world should decide what can be said on Facebook and Instagram. With them, users can complain about deleted posts. One of […]

Slack holds employees together, says head of Germany

Dusseldorf The tech company Slack is a big winner of the crisis: Since the corona virus is forcing office workers to work from home, the number of users has increased by 25 percent. Because one of the biggest problems in the home office is coordinating with colleagues. And emails to meter-long distribution lists only cause […]

Twitter wins more users in corona crisis

Twitter The short message service increases its sales, but makes a loss in the first quarter. (Photo: Reuters) new York Twitter has slipped into the red with the effects of the corona crisis. The short message service closed the first quarter with a loss of $ 8.4 million. A year earlier, there was a $ […]

Payment service provider Adyen defies the corona crisis and increases profits

Adyen The Dutch payment service provider benefits from the fact that more people shop online in the corona crisis. (Photo: ddp images / Kris Tripplaar /) Frankfurt The Dutch payment service provider Adyen only reports on its transactions twice a year. On Tuesday, he made an exception to give shareholders greater transparency in this “unprecedented […]