Fast, Expensive and Politically Polarizing: Germany Prepares to Auction Its 5G Frequencies

Fast, Expensive and Politically Polarizing: Germany Prepares to Auction Its 5G Frequencies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 15, 2019

An auction of Germany's 5G transmission frequencies is poised to earn the state billions and finally put the country on the digital map. But big network providers are making a fuss about certain rules and regulations -- not to mention all the American fearmongering about the Chinese. By Frank Dohmen, Simon Hage, Marcel Rosenbach and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Women in Startups: 'The Most Successful Teams Are Diverse Teams'

Women in Startups: 'The Most Successful Teams Are Diverse Teams'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 04, 2019

The startup world is known for being dominated by men. With The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, entrepreneur and investor Sarah Chen wants to change this by channeling $1 billion towards women-led and gender-diverse projects. By Simone Salden more... Comment ]


Voting by Smartphone: Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure

Voting by Smartphone: Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2018

With the U.S. midterm election approaching, concerns about cybersecurity and Russian meddling are mounting. The state of West Virginia has chosen now, of all times, to introduce smartphone voting. By Angela Gruber and Patrick Beuth more... Comment ]

Playing Doctor with Watson: Medical Applications Expose Current Limits of AI

Playing Doctor with Watson: Medical Applications Expose Current Limits of AI

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 03, 2018

IBM has big plans for how its Watson artificial intelligence software could change the medical industry. But a number of hospitals have ended their experiments with the platform, arguing that it doesn't help diagnose or treat diseases. By Martin U. Müller more... Comment ]


Dodgy Gaming Business: Malta Plays Fast and Loose with Online Gambling Firms

Dodgy Gaming Business: Malta Plays Fast and Loose with Online Gambling Firms

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 24, 2017

When it comes to online gaming, Malta is a true paradise. The country's supervisory controls are loose and officials often look the other way, opening the door for possible money laundering and tax evasion, a whistleblower claims. By Christoph Pauly more...

Smartphone Addiction: The Slot Machine in Your Pocket

Smartphone Addiction: The Slot Machine in Your Pocket

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 27, 2016

Smartphone apps are addictive -- by design. They take advantage of human weaknesses to ensure your constant attention. But there is another way. An Essay by Tristan Harris more... Comment ]


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 ]