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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 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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Google’s Latest YouTube Deal Will Be Music to German Ears

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since 2009, many popular music videos on YouTube were out of reach to German users due to a licensing feud between Google and GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte), a leading music rights organization in the country. The dispute dragged out for over seven years, but the two companies have finally …

Sources: YouTube, VentureBeat

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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Google Helps Refugee Kids Code a New Future in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s hard to dismiss the negativity surrounding the more than one million refugees making Germany their new home, but many of the migrants are truly looking for a brighter and safer future. Children refugees are often left with few options to receive a proper education in Germany, but Google, and …

Sources: CNET

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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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Facebook, Twitter and Google Reach Hate Speech Deal With Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s vocal push to get Facebook to keep hate speech off the social network has proven to be a success as the company will institute a new removal process that will see the offending comments removed within 24 hours, and they are bringing Twitter and Google on board with them. “When …

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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What Germans and Americans Googled the Most in 2014

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As the year comes to an end, its interesting to look back at the stories that got all the attention throughout the last twelve months, and thanks to Google it is easy to see what those moments were. Do you think you know what the most popular stories in 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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German News Publishers Still Unhappy With Search Engines Sending Users To Their Websites

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Yes, you read the headline correctly. There has been an ongoing battle between major German news publications and popular search engines that provide links to their content, and after Google was forced to reduce their search results to include a much smaller sample of the content early last year, some publications …

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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Google Hopes To Inform Voters In Upcoming German Election With Dedicated Site

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s upcoming elections are a month away and if you’ve been looking to find out the latest developments and details on those who are running for various positions, including who might be the next German Chancellor, Google has created a dedicated site to help you out called “2013+Du”. By using …

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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Top German Publishers Still Want To Be Included In Google News After Fighting To Get Out

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Some of Germany’s top news publishers have been fighting Google over the use of text snippets from their articles on the search engines news aggregation service.  Despite the fact that those news snippets are used to drive traffic to the article, and as a result increase advertising views on 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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Google Ordered to Pay 145,000 Euros For Collecting WiFi Data in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

From 2008 to 2010, it was discovered that Google had been collecting data from personal wireless networks as its Street View cars roamed the world’s streets.  Since the discovery was made public, a handful of countries have fined the American search giant for the illegal capturing of personal data, and …

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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Google Maps in Germany Could Shut Down Due To Patent Lawsuit With Microsoft

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany seems to be a very active country in the past few months when it comes to patent disputes.  Microsoft and Google are the latest companies to battle it out in the German courts, and if Microsoft wins their case, Germans could see their access to Google Maps cut off. …

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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