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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Michael Bernstein

American expat Michael Bernstein moved to Vienna in 2001, abandoning his previous career in arts administration. He is now a freelance writer, editor, translator and Internet Marketing consultant. He was a regular contributor to inventures.eu — an E-zine about the Austrian/CEE startup scene — and was Lead Editor for its 2015 Ventures Almanach. Photo: Visual Hub

Britain Votes to Leave EU

Prime Minister David Cameron to Step Down Pound Sterling Pounded   Going against the pollsters, the odds makers and the advice of the majority of their own political leadership, 51.9% of Britons have voted in favor of...
Pioneers Festival

High Five for the Future – Pioneers Festival 2016

“This is not a conference. This is a festival!” the main stage emcee Daniel Cronin, co-founder of AustrianStartups, told the packed “Arena” audience during the opening ceremony of the Pioneers Festival – one of...

Be My Guest: David Kreytenberg – Habibi & Hawara

A Taste for Social Entrepreneurship There are not many kitchens in Vienna where you can overhear a waiter shout out an order for “one Kaiserschmarrn and one Baba Ghanoush!” But you will at Habibi &...

Books: Brave New Data-Smart World

E-readers may be an innovative, eco-friendly alternative to pulp. But are publishers now looking over your shoulder while you read? Have you heard about the latest innovation in book publishing? Neither have we. Like most...

Right-Wing Protesters Storm Stage at University of Vienna

The Austrian Press Agency reports that a group of about 30 right-wing protesters stormed the stage of the Audimax (a large lecture hall at the University of Vienna) during a performance of Elfriede Jelinek’s...
Vienna's Public transport

Seven Myths About Vienna’s Public Transport

The “House Rules” of Vienna’s public transport system (Wiener Linien) are posted throughout every station train car and bus – in English, too. You’ve probably passed them by or seen them posted on a...
Robotics for Children

On Being Pwned by Robo Wunderkind

As we sat down to work this morning, a loud shout of "Oh My God!!!" lifted all of our yet-to-be over-caffeinated heads simultaneously. "Robo Wunderkind just got bought out by Lego for $120 million!"...
multilingual children

Science & Technology: Speaking in Tongues – Multilingual Children

Do multilingual children have an advantage? Perhaps; but the ability to learn languages may be inborn. Either way, stakes are high and consensus is rare Today’s world has become “hyper-diverse,” with 244 million migrants worldwide...
easter markets in vienna

Easter Markets in Vienna (2016)

The comedian Robin Williams once asked, “How do you get from crucifixion and resurrection to chocolate bunnies and colored eggs?” We don’t really know, but we do know that Easter just wouldn’t be as...