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Upwardly Mobile: Postmates Readies for Battle with Tech Giants

Upwardly Mobile: Postmates Readies for Battle with Tech Giants

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2015

Founded by German entrepreneur Bastian Lehmann, on-demand courier service Postmates is going head-to-head with Uber and Amazon. The company has big ambitions but faces stiff competition. By Thomas Schulz in San Francisco more... Comment ]

Techno-DJ Westbam: Die Macht des Bumbumbum

Techno-DJ Westbam: Die Macht des Bumbumbum

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 05, 2015

Westbam ist einer der wichtigsten deutschen DJs und gerade 50 Jahre alt geworden. Ein Gespräch über die Lust am Ausgehen, die Feierwut der Schwulen und die politische Kraft der Technomusik. Ein Interview von Rainer Schmidt mehr... Forum ]

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 ]

Dr. Web: German Medical Start-Ups Aim to Digitalize Healthcare

Dr. Web: German Medical Start-Ups Aim to Digitalize Healthcare

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 20, 2014

A new cluster of start-ups in Germany is seeking to exploit the digital revolution that is gripping the medical sector. In the future, we are likely to use apps that can measure our heartbeat or analyze potential skin conditions to augment normal healthcare. By Martin U. Müller more... Comment ]

Ultimate Reality TV: A Crazy Plan for a Mars Colony

Ultimate Reality TV: A Crazy Plan for a Mars Colony

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2014

It might become the mother of all reality shows. Fully 704 candidates are soon to begin competing for a trip to Mars to establish a colony there. Broadcasting rights are to fund the mission, but a return ticket is not part of the deal. By Manfred Dworschak more... Video ]

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 ]

'Nothing Is Perfect': Tim Berners-Lee on 25 Years of the Web

'Nothing Is Perfect': Tim Berners-Lee on 25 Years of the Web

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 12, 2014

Twenty-five years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. In an interview, he looks back on his creation -- its strengths, the threats it poses and how Edward Snowden's revelations have raised awareness about Internet integrity. Interview Conducted By Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]

Digital Dairy: Robotic Milk Production Takes Over

Digital Dairy: Robotic Milk Production Takes Over

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 21, 2014

Smaller dairy farms in Germany are rapidly disappearing, and with EU quotas on milk production set to expire next year, the process is likely to accelerate. The only way to survive is to turn cows into machines and keep them away from the meadow. By Jonathan Stock and Takis Würger more... Comment ]

The Krypton Temple: China's Surging Tech Start-Up Scene

The Krypton Temple: China's Surging Tech Start-Up Scene

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 13, 2014

A decade ago, the tech scene in China was grim. But these days young start-ups are turning heads and attracting investors from overseas. As their products find success abroad, Chinese entrepreneurs are acting locally, but thinking globally. By Bernhard Zand in Beijing more... Comment ]

Robotics Challenge: Creating the Disaster Response of the Future

Robotics Challenge: Creating the Disaster Response of the Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 19, 2013

Seventeen rescue robots are competing in Florida this weekend, where their task is to clear away debris, break through walls and climb ladders -- a test run for their use in future disaster scenarios. But the humanoid figures are still a little shaky on their feet. By Johann Grolle more... Comment ]