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Alaba is FIFA 15’s Austrian cover star
The Austrian cover of FIFA 15, featuring Alaba and Messi. Photo: EA SPORTS FIFA

Alaba is FIFA 15’s Austrian cover star

EA Sports has revealed that young Viennese footballer David Alaba will be the cover star for FIFA 15 in Austria. READ  

Enzis fitted with free Wi-Fi and power points
Wien Energie boss Robert Grüneis showing off the new Enzis. Photo: Wien Energie

Enzis fitted with free Wi-Fi and power points

A special type of outdoor furniture developed in Vienna has evolved, with the latest version now offering free Wi-Fi and power points to charge your laptop or cell phone. READ  

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Advertising Sales Exec wanted in Vienna

Advertising Sales Exec wanted in Vienna

Due to expansion of our business, The Local Austria is looking for an Advertising Sales executive for our Austrian site. READ  

Austrian province wants Swiss nuclear power halt
Mühleberg nuclear plant. Photo: BKW FMB Energie AG

Austrian province wants Swiss nuclear power halt

The head of the regional Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) in Voralberg, Roland Frühstück, wants to exert pressure on the Swiss government to speed up decommissioning of its aging nuclear power reactors due to concerns over safety. READ  

Austrian student sues Facebook again
Facebook - getting into everyone's business. Photo: APA (epa)

Austrian student sues Facebook again

Max Schrems, an Austrian law student announced on Friday a class-action law suit based in Austria, against Facebook. READ  

Health
Austrian biotech firm's Parkinson's vaccine
Michael J. Fox. Photo: Paul Hudson/Creative Commons

Austrian biotech firm's Parkinson's vaccine

An Austrian company has developed a potentially viable vaccine for early-stage Parkinson's disease. The treatment, which is designed to slow or even stop progression of the disease, has undergone a Phase I clinical trial, from which data was released on Thursday in New York. READ  

Internet Piracy
Austrian ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay
Photo: R. Jason Brunson, U.S. Navy/Wikimedia

Austrian ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay

Four major Austrian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been ordered to start blocking three file sharing web sites, including The Pirate Bay. READ  

Robots could take half of jobs in Austria
A robot employee of the future? Photo: APA

Robots could take half of jobs in Austria

More than half of the jobs currently being done in Austria could be taken over by robots in the next 20 years, according to a think-tank. READ  

Austrian computer pioneer Zemanek dies
Heinz Zemanek File photo: APA/HARALD SCHNEIDER

Austrian computer pioneer Zemanek dies

The Austrian computer pioneer Heinz Zemanek, known for designing Europe's first computer, has died aged 94 in Vienna. READ  

Austrian police warn of ‘Microsoft phone scam’
Microsoft has nothing to do with the scam. Photo: APA/MAURITZ ANTIN

Austrian police warn of ‘Microsoft phone scam’

Austria’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) is warning people of an internet scam in which crooks are posing as employees of the company Microsoft. READ  

Technology
World's first hydrogen fuel plant in Vienna
Hydrogen compressor using ionic liquid pistons. Photo: Linde Group

World's first hydrogen fuel plant in Vienna

According to a report on Business Wire, Germany's Linde Group has opened the first manufacturing plant in the world that will build hydrogen fueling stations - in Vienna. READ  

América Móvil buys stake in Telekom Austria
Carlos Slim. File photo: APA

América Móvil buys stake in Telekom Austria

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal published Monday, Mexican telecommunications company América Móvil has confirmed that it has now secured a majority stake in the former national phone company of Austria, with 50.8 percent. READ  

Man arrested over phishing email scam
Someone looking at a bank statement. File photo: APA

Man arrested over phishing email scam

A 24-year-old man was arrested over the weekend after he was suspected of carrying out a phishing attack in Vienna. The victim was a 34-year-old woman who ran a company. READ  

Military company wins export bid down-under
A military vehicle manufactured by Rheinmetall MAN. Photo: MAN

Military company wins export bid down-under

According to a report in the news daily Wiener Zeitung, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) have won a major export contract to provide armored vehicles to the Australian government. READ  

Smartphone app to help migrants integrate
Parts of the Maseltov app will have a game-like feel. Photo: joanneum research

Smartphone app to help migrants integrate

A new smartphone app called Maseltov, which is partly funded by the European Commission, is being developed with the aim of helping migrants find their way in a new culture - and will be trialled with Turkish migrants in Austria. READ  

 
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