Could High-Speed Internet be the Glue that Holds German Coalition Talks Together?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a rocky election in September, re-elected German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party find themselves looking for a coalition to continue running the government, seeing as no single party received a majority share of the public vote, and while previous partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), removed itself …

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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 Merkel Using Her Political Strength to Control the Internet?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In what might possibly be a sign of her newfound political power after the recent tactics of President Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel used her visit to Mexico this past weekend to form an international body to globalize and regulate the internet. Since its early beginnings, the internet has been an open …

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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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Internet Expected To Rule Over TV in German Homes in 2017

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German TV providers are about to come face to face with the feared, yet expected, reality that their medium is on the way out, taking a backseat to this thing called the internet. The days of centering your evening plans around the time slot of your favorite show, or having to …

Sources: Bloomberg

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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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German City Becomes One of the First to Offer Free Unlimited WiFi To All

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Free WiFi citywide is something many talk about doing but never follow through, but the German city of Karlsruhe wasn’t just talking up a vision when they announced that unlimited free WiFi would be available throughout the entire city; their 100,000 euro year-long trial is now open to all residents and …

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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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Angela Merkel Pushes For EU-Based Internet To Protect From US Spying Efforts

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has continued to keep the momentum going in the fight against the U.S. spying efforts that leaked out last year, with the recent proposal of a European Union (EU) internet alternative.  Having an alternative internet with servers based in Europe would be subject to European data …

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 Researchers Break Record For Fastest Wireless Internet Speed At 100Gbps

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute for Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics have set a new record for data transmission wirelessly, resulting in the world’s fastest Wi-Fi connection.  While the speed of 100Gbps that the researchers were able to produce is impressive, they were only able to carry the …

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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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German Court Rules Consumers Should Be Compensated For Disruptions in Internet Service

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Thursday, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe declared that the internet is an essential part of life for the country’s citizens.  We can probably all agree that it would be hard to go on for a few days without internet access, and even the intermittent times when your internet …

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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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Education For All: Global Media Forum 2012

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Today’s world is looking more and more like a global information society. With just a few mouse clicks on the Internet we can find news, gather information or send messages. But there’s a long way to go before everyone can use this knowledge and gain access to education via the …

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Survey Reveals the Not So Surprising Behavior of German Internet Users

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Webreep, the worlds leading customer feedback company, has published its results from the largest international study of online consumer behavior and the results show that Germans find that the quality of information online is very low. More than 36,000 people responded to the Webreep survey from May 2011 to May …

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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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German Internet Emergency Button for Kids… Is It Necessary?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Family Minister Kristina Schröder has released her plans to implement an “emergency button” on the web for children and young adults. Schröder’s argument is that young people are finding themselves threatened by the content they find on the internet, including cyber-bullying, and there should be a way for kids …

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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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