Is Your Organization Ready for the Facebook Timeline?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you manage your German club’s Facebook page did you know that your page is about to undergo a major design change on March 30th?  Personal Facebook profiles recently saw the Timeline design appear on their page and it is now making its way to business and organization fan pages. …

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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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Deutsche Telekom Eliminating 1,900 US Jobs in First Round of Cuts at T-Mobile

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In the wake of its disastrous selloff fail with AT&T late last year, T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm sent out a memo to all employees to inform them that 7 of their call centers would be closing and as a result 1,900 jobs would have to be cut.  These only appear …

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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 PR Stunt Goes Terribly Wrong

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Businesses are always trying out new ways to attract new customers and while some creative ideas result in huge success, others can be disastrous.  For the German computer data security company Convar Deutschland, their idea of a clever marketing stunt has created chaos throughout Germany and racked up a hefty …

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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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Facebook Loses ‘Friend Finder’ Privacy Case in German Court

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The German consumer protection organization Verbraucherzentrale Bundesver (VZBV) won a major court ruling against Facebook’s popular ‘Friend Finder’ feature that encourages users to import the names and emails of their friends to see if they are part of the social network.  If an uploaded email doesn’t match up with an existing …

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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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Hands On With the New Deutsche Welle

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

So it has been about two weeks since Deutsche Welle underwent a major rebranding with a new look and refreshed content and I wanted to spend some time with the new services before giving my opinion.  During the first few days of February, Deutsche Welle revealed their revised tv programing …

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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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Your Car Keys Can Open This Virtual Mercedes

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Users of Berlin’s underground Friedrichstraße rail station got a chance to experience a new augmented reality advertisement for the new Mercedes Viano.  Mercedes figured out the common wireless signals transmitted by all the remote unlock car key buttons and were able to set up a set of digital displays that allowed …

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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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Can A German Save the Dying Blackberry Maker RIM?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Canadian-based Research In Motion (RIM) has handed off the CEO role to German businessman Thorsten Heins after the co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie stepped down last week.  Blackberry phones were once one of the most popular smartphones in the world, but RIM failed to keep up with the consumer …

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 Auto Manufacturers Face Off For US Market Share

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Deutsche Welle put together a decent piece for their “Made in Germany” series highlighting the three main German car manufacturers, Mercedes, Audi, and BMW, fighting to become the leader in the US market.  All three saw record years for US sales in 2011 despite the continued economic troubles and poor …

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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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Deutschmarks Still Accepted By German Merchants After 10 Years of the Euro

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s been 10 years now since the euro replaced Germany’s deutschmarks as the official currency of Germany, but that hasn’t stopped German merchants from accepting the old money.  The Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, states that there are still over 13.3 billion deutschmarks that have not yet been converted into euros.  With numbers like …

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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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Creative Steve Jobs Tribute at Munich Apple Store

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Over the weekend, the Munich Apple Store became home to a team effort to create a portrait of the recently deceased former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, with 4001 post-it-notes arranged on the store’s front window.  The completed artwork spanned 3 feet wide and 19.5 feet high.  Managers of the …

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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