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Social Media Editorial
Google Plus and The Local Austria
Google logo in building 43. Photo: Robert Scoble / Flickr CC

Google Plus and The Local Austria

It's clear Facebook is the reigning king of social media - but Google is working hard to change that. READ  

World's first Porsche discovered in a barn
Photo: Franziska Kraufmann/EPA/APA

World's first Porsche discovered in a barn

After languishing for over 100 years in an Austrian barn, the first car ever made by Ferdinand Porsche has been lovingly restored, and is now sitting in a museum in Stuttgart. And surprise -- it's electric. READ  

2,869 Austrians want to be forgotten by Google
Europeans asked Google to remove nearly a half million URLs. Screenshot: Google

2,869 Austrians want to be forgotten by Google

Nearly 3,000 Austrians have taken advantage of the May ruling by the EU Court of Justice that gave Europeans the right to request search engines like Google to remove results about them. READ  

Study offers evidence of life after death
Photo: APA (Archiv/Fohringer)

Study offers evidence of life after death

A four year study from the University of Southhampton in which 15 hospitals participated - including a few in Austria - seems to suggest that claims by patients about remembering events while clinically dead may have some validity. READ  

Follow up
Crippled Eurofighter stays grounded in Tyrol
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Crippled Eurofighter stays grounded in Tyrol

An advanced Eurofighter aircraft which was forced to make an emergency landing on Thursday remains grounded at Innsbruck airport, guarded by military police while technicians struggle to make it airworthy again. READ  

ISPs ordered to block sharing sites
Photo: R. Jason Brunson, U.S. Navy/Wikimedia

ISPs ordered to block sharing sites

A Vienna administrative court has ordered Austrian Internet Service Providers to block several web sites allegedly used for illicit sharing of copyrighted material, based on a request from rightsholders' representative VAP. READ  

Austria challenges UK's nuclear ambitions
Hinkley Point nuclear power station in the UK. Photo: Richard Baker/Wikimedia

Austria challenges UK's nuclear ambitions

Austria will launch a legal challenge if the European Commission approves Britain's ambitious plan to build its first new nuclear plant in a generation, Vienna's environment minister said Wednesday. READ  

McLaren Spider supercar wrecked in Lower Austria
Firemen remove the wreckage. Photo: Einsatzdoku

McLaren Spider supercar wrecked in Lower Austria

A luxury racing car, a McLaren Spider 650, crashed on the S6 road to Semmering in Lower Austria over the weekend and will have to be scrapped. READ  

Free Wi-Fi for Vienna public transport
PHOTO: WIENER LINIEN

Free Wi-Fi for Vienna public transport

From 2015, all key junctions of Vienna's public transport system will offer free internet access. READ  

Tesla opens third Austrian Supercharger
PHOTO: TESLA

Tesla opens third Austrian Supercharger

Electric car company Tesla opened two new Supercharger stations on Wednesday, one in Austria and a second in Germany. READ  

Netflix launched in Austria
Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka

Netflix launched in Austria

As of Wednesday, Austrians are able to access the US online video service, Netflix. READ  

NSA using Austrian networks
Photo: APA

NSA using Austrian networks

The U.S. intelligence gathering body the National Security Agency (NSA) may have used Austrian networks "to map the internet", including those of Telecom Austria (TA) and the University of Vienna. READ  

Austrian taxi drivers protest against Uber
Photo: APA (dpa)

Austrian taxi drivers protest against Uber

Vienna's taxi drivers held a protest on Tuesday in Mariahilferstrasse against the US online ride coordination service Uber, claiming it will damage their business. READ  

Linz's Ars Electronica: Window on the future?
Still from Everything We See Could Also Be Otherwise. Photo: AROTIN & SERGHEI

Linz's Ars Electronica: Window on the future?

The Ars Electronica electronic arts festival has started in Linz. Using the theme ‘C… what it takes to change’, the festival aims to explore the conditions necessary to enable social innovation and change - using art as the catalyst. READ  

'Right to be forgotten' censors Fritzl story
Josef Fritzl. File photo: APA

'Right to be forgotten' censors Fritzl story

Google's search results are being censored through the 'right to be forgotten' required by a recent European Court of Justice ruling. READ  

 
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