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Digital Darwinism: We Need New Rules for the Internet Economy

Digital Darwinism: We Need New Rules for the Internet Economy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 03, 2017

Antitrust laws only go so far when addressing companies that don't produce any physical goods. It is time to negotiate a new set of rules. Otherwise, our future economy will be dominated by just a few companies. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Armin Mahler more... Comment ]

Deal mit Softbank: Google verkauft Roboterfirma Boston Dynamics

Deal mit Softbank: Google verkauft Roboterfirma Boston Dynamics

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2017

Die humanoiden Roboter von Boston Dynamics sorgen für Bewunderung, aber auch Skepsis. Der japanische Konzern Softbank hat die Firma nun von der Google-Mutter Alphabet übernommen - zur Freude der Börse. mehr... Video ]


The Electric Shock: E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

The Electric Shock: E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 21, 2017

The automobile of the future drives autonomously and runs on batteries. Daimler, VW and BMW, which have waited dangerously long to join the trend, are on the verge of the biggest upheaval in their history. Can the reboot succeed? By Simon Hage and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]

Digital Democracy: How Google and Facebook Can Reshape Elections

Digital Democracy: How Google and Facebook Can Reshape Elections

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 08, 2016

As their reach has grown, social networks have become true political players: They can mobilize voters and bombard specific users with a candidate's content. Next year's German federal election will likely be the country's first data-driven campaign, and some lawmakers are worried. By Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]


Boston Dynamics: Google will Roboter-Entwickler offenbar verkaufen

Boston Dynamics: Google will Roboter-Entwickler offenbar verkaufen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 18, 2016

Mit intelligenten Robotern sorgt die Firma Boston Dynamics im Internet für Aufsehen. Doch Mutterkonzern Google will den Entwickler nun wieder abstoßen. Interessenten soll es bereits geben. mehr...

S&M Images: Max Mosely and Google End Legal Dispute

S&M Images: Max Mosely and Google End Legal Dispute

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 15, 2015

Max Mosley has ended his years-long legal dispute with Google. The case centered on the search engine's inclusion of images of the ex-Formula One president participating in an S&M sex party in its search results. Now, the two parties have reached a settlement. By Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]


Tomorrowland: How Silicon Valley Shapes Our Future

Tomorrowland: How Silicon Valley Shapes Our Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 04, 2015

In the Silicon Valley, a new elite is forming that wants to determine not only what we consume, but also the way we live. They want to change the world, but they don't want to accept any rules. Do they need to be reined in? By Thomas Schulz more... Comment ]

Head-On Collision: Photography Legends Test Drive Google Glass

Head-On Collision: Photography Legends Test Drive Google Glass

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 20, 2015

Elliot Erwitt and Bruce Gilden are street photography legends who use Leica cameras and black and white film as their weapons of choice. When they meet Google Glass for the first time, it feels like a head-on collision between old masters and new technology. By Matthias Krug and Hilmar Schmundt more... Video | Comment ]


Fighting Google: Europe Eyes Digital Agenda to Better Compete with the US

Fighting Google: Europe Eyes Digital Agenda to Better Compete with the US

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 01, 2014

Jean-Claude Juncker, the next head of the European Commission, plans to implement a new digital strategy for the Continent. Europe, he believes, needs to become better equipped to defend itself from the US and Asia. By Frank Dohmen and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

Europe: 1, Google: 0: EU Court Ruling a Victory for Privacy

Europe: 1, Google: 0: EU Court Ruling a Victory for Privacy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 20, 2014

A ruling by the European Union's highest court last week ordering Google to provide people with the right to be forgotten has generated fiercely divergent responses in the US and Europe. Germans are celebrating the decision, which buttresses privacy. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]