Google Catches a Break With Germany’s Proposed News Aggregation Law

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For several months Google has been actively fighting a proposed German law, the Leistungschutzrecht, that would ultimately restrict search engines from providing snippets of news articles in their search results.  Before the proposal made its first rounds in the German parliament, Google took their concerns to the German public with the launch …

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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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We’re Making Some Changes To Our Community Forum With Google+

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We are constantly striving to make German Pulse a great place for people to reconnect with their German heritage in new ways with a modern twist. Before adding new features to our site, we want to make sure it’s done right and makes sense for our users. This philosophy also …

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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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Google Asks German Users to Voice Their Concerns Over Proposed News Aggregation Law

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Back in August, news broke about a new law proposed by the German Bundestag that would put tighter restrictions on news aggregation services like Google News, which would result in companies paying fees for offering readers fragments of articles.  Now that the proposal is about to have its first reading in …

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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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YouTube To Expand Original Content Channels to Germany With 12 New Shows

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It has been almost a year since YouTube announced their plans for providing original content channels on the popular video site, and with the top 25 channels already ranking in an impressive million plus views every week, the company is ready to expand the concept to Europe.  By getting popular …

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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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The German Government Proposes Charging Google for Providing News Snippets

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When I want to catch up on the latest news, I find myself loading up Google News to find a variety of topics and sources.  Not only does Google offer me many sources, but they also bring traffic to the numerous news sites that catch my attention.  So I was …

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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 Student Collects Over 1 Million Signatures Against Google Cease-and-Desist Order

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Philip Matesanz, a 21-year old student in Germany, recently received a cease-and-desist letter from Google after his website YouTube-mp3.org became popular for making it easy to extract downloadable mp3 files from any published YouTube video.  His site isn’t all that unique as there are plenty of alternatives available, including fully …

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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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Star Architect Ingenhoven Builds for Google

By Magazin-Deutschland.de on Email

Google’s going green! Well, at least the Internet company’s new headquarters is. It will be built by a team led by top German architect Christoph Ingenhoven (photograph). Google spokesperson Jordan Newman puts it this way: “We have asked them to build the most green, sustainable building possible.” Construction work will …

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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

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

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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