Microsoft’s Streetside Generates Less Criticism in Germany than Google’s Street View

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Roughly a year ago, Google found itself in a heated debate when the company decided to brings its popular Street View service to the streets of Germany.  More than 244,000 Germans filed a complaint with the company on the grounds that the images posted online could violate their privacy by …

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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 Meets with German Officials Over ‘Like’ Button

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Germany has been active in recent years about protecting the privacy of its citizen’s online data and a top Facebook official met this week with the German Interior Minister, Hans-Peter Friedrich, to address some security concerns that have been raised on some of the company’s practices. Last month, officials from 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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Looking at the Possible AT&T / T-Mobile Merger

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There has been a lot of talk going on about the recently filed lawsuit by the Department of Justice against the possible AT&T / T-Mobile USA merger.  T-Mobile USA is the American division of the Bonn, Germany based Deutsche Telekom.  The main concern being presented by the Department of Justice …

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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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Exhibition of Apple Designs Featured in Hamburg Museum

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The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Arts and Crafts) in Hamburg, Germany has just opened a new design focused exhibit mainly featuring the innovative work of Apple’s Jonathan Ive. More than 50% of the 300 “Stylectrical: On Electro-Design That Makes History” exhibits feature the championed designed philosophy of Apple. This …

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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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New Propulsion Technologies

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By Boris Schmidt “ELECTROMOBILITY IS A TASK OF THE CENTURY”, says Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn. “We must ensure we meet the fundamental need for mobility in a more resource-independent, more environmentally friendly and more sustainable way,” stresses Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. At the Federal Government’s electromobility summit in May 2011, …

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Robot That Flies Like a Bird

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A fine example of German engineering… SmartBird is a robotic bird that flies the same way a real bird does.  Markus Fischer led his team at the German technology company, Festo, to crack the code that many researchers have failed to do in the past.  The robotic bird not only …

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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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5 Facebook Pages to Check Out

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There is no doubt that social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have changed the way we use the internet and access information.  If businesses and organizations want to get their message out, having a social media presence is crucial.  German organizations are always looking for ways to reach …

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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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Adding Umlauts Just Got Easier with Apple’s New OS

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Apple launched their new desktop operating system, OS X Lion, last week and there is now an even easier way to add an umlaut on an US keyboard.  In their previous OS’s, it really wasn’t too difficult.  To type an umlaut, all you had to do was hold down 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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Out of Germany Web Store

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A new online store for German goods has recently gone online that offers a wide variety of products.  Out of Germany is an US web store run out of Massachusetts and is currently offering 33% off your entire order through July 27 to celebrate their opening.  They seem to have …

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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 Character Keyboard Code Chart

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Do you have a hard time remembering how to type a German character, such as an umlaut, on an American keyboard?  We’ve come up with a simple chart that you can download, print, and keep at your desk.  Now you won’t have to worry about how to type in 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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