Lidl US Store Exterior

Lidl Hits the Brakes on Current US Expansion Plans

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When Germany’s popular discount grocer Lidl broke into the U.S. market with its first stores last year, it had some pretty ambitious expectations, building massive glass stores and a goal to open 100 locations in its first year. In its first few months, Lidl did manage to disrupt the grocery market …

Sources: Handelsblatt

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Jann Horn, German behind Spectre/Meltdown discoveries

Spectre & Meltdown Chip Flaws were Discovered by 22-Year-Old German

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

No matter where you fall on the technologically challenged spectrum, you more than likely caught wind of a major security flaw that was discovered in the chips that power your computer and mobile devices in recent weeks. What you may not have known though is that these critical security flaws, …

Sources: Bloomberg

Photo: Stiftung Jugend forscht e. V. / Markus Spiske

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Is It Fresh Freshtag

Freshtag Could Put Food Expiration Dates Out of Date

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German startup Is It Fresh has been using CES in Las Vegas to show off its revolutionary Freshtag technology that could end the guesswork of when food goes bad, putting the printed expiration date out of date itself. Is It Fresh’s Freshtag is a low-cost chip that is small enough to …

Sources: Is It Fresh

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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SalonLab Analyzer

SalonLab Brings the Hair Salon into the Digital Future

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Schwarzkopf Professional is already considered a leader in beauty care, but the German-based company owned by Henkel is ready to defend their position for years to come, using CES to debut the SalonLab ecosystem that will propel hair salons into the digital age. Awarded the 2018 CES Innovation Award, SalonLab infuses “more …

Sources: Schwarzkopf

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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IFA Berlin easily beats CES at its own game

Germany Easily Beats CES at its Own Game Twice a Year

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas grabs media headlines around the world every January, and as a result, it is no surprise that it has led many to view the convention as the most important electronics show of the year. But while American’s would like to take pride in …

Sources: Statista

Photo: IFA

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Mitte Water Filter

CES: Mitte Promises the Cleanest Drinking Water Enhanced for Your Life

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Americans spend a total of $16 billion a year on bottled water, which sell at an estimated 2,000x premium over the water that comes out of the tap, and that is on top of the water filter pitchers or fridge filters being used in most homes. So it is pretty …

Sources: Mitte

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Bragi announces Project Ears

Bragi Introduces Enhanced Wearable Project Ears at CES

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It seems like one of the latest technology races centers on packing as many features as possible into tiny buds we place in our ears. While tech giants Apple, Google, Samsung, etc are battling with music in mind, a fast-growing startup out of Germany has been building up a reputation of …

Sources: Bragi

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Could discrimination be reduced with dark interviews

Can Interviews in the Dark be a Discrimination Solution? Aldi Does the Test

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has had anti-discrinimation job application laws on the books since 2006, but while some aspects are easier to control such as asking for someones age, it is hard to determine whether an applicant has been discriminated against based on a physical trait. That is why Aldi Süd decided to run …

Sources: Business Insider

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Orders Parents to Destroy Their Kids’ Smartwatches

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s telecommunications agency, the Bundesnetzagentur, issued a new order against the ownership of certain smartwatches targeted to children, citing violations surrounding built-in eavesdropping functions, and is taking the issue a step further than just a sales ban — parents are required to seize and destroy their child’s watch. The ban only targets specific …

Sources: Bundesnetzagentur

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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FlixBus looks to capture US bus market

Germany’s FlixBus Plans to Set Sail for U.S. Market

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s hard to miss the bright green FlixBus sightings on the busy roads of Europe as the German bus chain has done a solid job of capturing a dominating piece of the long-distance bus service across the region. With a 90-percent share in its home country, Germany’s FlixBus announced they …

Sources: FlixBus, Reuters

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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