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Do Germans Hate Online Ads the Most? Ad Blocking Study Says ‘Yes’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Advertisements are a reality no matter where we go. We can’t really avoid them. Most of the time we have conditioned ourselves to tune them out, but in the last few years the use of dedicated ad blocking tools has risen to new heights, leaving advertisers scrambling to find new …

Sources: Statista

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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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Axel Springer Invests in Uber

Axel Springer Investment Puts the German into Uber

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Despite its German name, Uber has had no real connection to the country from which its name originates. In fact, Uber was met with a pretty hostile rejection from most of the German cities it tried to operate in. But now it is getting a little of its German namesake back …

Sources: TechCrunch

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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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Streets of Nördlingen

Nördlingen: The Town Built of 72,000 Tons of Diamonds

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The southern German town of Nördlingen may not have the same popularity as some of its other Bavarian cousins, but when it comes to the price of the land it is built upon and its early structures, this quiet village might just have them beat. That is because scientists conclude that …

Sources: Smithsonian

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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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Dadamachine Drumkit Makes Music Robots Accessible to Everyone

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We have highlighted several technologically talented musicians from Germany on this site, and while the setups to make robotic music can seem out of reach for our musically talented readers, a new startup out of Berlin is hoping to take some of the guesswork out of it with the Dadamachine Automat Toolkit. The plug …

Sources: Dadamachine

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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Porsche

Porsche Shares Record Profits By Giving Every German Employee €9,111

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

2016 wasn’t the greatest year for German car brands, thanks to the still ongoing diesel emissions scandal plaguing Volkswagen, but while the VW brand may be tarnished, Porsche managed to hold strong to its reputation as it finished 2016 with a new sales record. And now, instead of funneling the …

Sources: The Drive

Photo: Porsche

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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Synlight Featured

Here Comes the… Synlight? Germany’s Man-Made Sun

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With the ongoing push to power this world with renewable energy, in an effort to slow down any negative effects us humans may be contributing towards this thing called global warming/climate change, harnessing the great power of our sun has been a leading source to safely fuel our energy consumption. But what …

Sources: DLR

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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Opel Insignia

GM Stages European Exit with Sale of Germany’s Struggling Opel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

General Motors (GM) may first and foremost be seen as an American car company, but early on in the car company’s history, it entered into an agreement to take control of Germany’s Opel in 1929, lasting an unprecedented 88 years. However, after a continuous decline in sales, GM announced a deal with France’s PSA …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: Opel

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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T-Mobile Free Wifi Hotspot

Your Next Trip to Germany May Come with a Side of Free Wifi

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Not everyone is willing to pay for expensive international data plans while traveling abroad, so for those who don’t, roaming around town without a connection to the vast online world can provoke internet withdrawals. Frantically scoping out for the nearest Starbucks has little to do with a pick me up caffeine …

Sources: DW

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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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German Fake News

Facebook Hopes to Stop Fake News From Spreading in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After the media in the US attempted to blame Donald Trump’s presidential victory on ‘fake news’, Germany has voiced their own concern that the upcoming election could suffer a similar problem. The fear, as a result, prompted Facebook to roll out a specialized filtering system that will make an effort to …

Sources: Financial Times

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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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In Five Years BMW Hopes This Car Interior Will Be A Reality

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Cars and technology go hand in hand today, so when the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off in Las Vegas this week, all of the major auto makers were geared up to show their latest visions of the future, including Germany’s BMW who showed off what they believe will be …

Sources: BMW via The Verge

Photos: BMW

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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