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Tuenti presents a new digitalvoice tariff targeted to youthNew ways of digital communication

Tuenti presents a new digitalvoice tariff targeted to youth

Tuenti has launched a new proprietary technology that integrates cell phone carrier and proprietary app services with digital voice calls to landline or cell phone numbers. This is a new service category in the market where full connectivity is integrated in a single commercial product. Leer ms

A twitter study demostrates whether the favouriting of tweets works Only 2.7 percent of all Twitter favorites are accidental

A twitter study demostrates whether the favouriting of tweets works

Researchers Florian Meier, David Elsweiler (both from University of Regensburg), and Max Wilson (University of Nottingham) studied the motivation of Twitter users of using the favouriting function. Leer ms

A twitter study demostrates whether the favouriting of tweets works Only 2.7 percent of all Twitter favorites are accidental

A twitter study demostrates whether the favouriting of tweets works

Researchers Florian Meier, David Elsweiler (both from University of Regensburg), and Max Wilson (University of Nottingham) studied the motivation of Twitter users of using the favouriting function. Leer ms

New study finds

People would rather endure physical pain than suffer their own thoughts

A new paper in Science reports that when people are asked to entertain themselves with their own thoughts for 15 minutes, many resort to giving themselves painful electric shocks theyd previously said theyd pay to avoid." Leer ms

Google buys "mood music" start-up Songza

Google buys "mood music" start-up

Google has acquired music start-up Songza, a company that says it is able to create playlists based on a persons mood. Leer ms

Based on the analysis of olive oil

Ecological labels only favours low-valued food products, study concludes

A study by the University of Jaen concludes that ecological labelling only favours products which are not considered to be of high quality. Leer ms

Researchers manipulate news feeds

A Facebook experiment generates criticism from users and experts questioning ethics

A Facebook study has generated criticism among members of its social network after the experiment manipulated the news feeds of 689,003 users to determine if happiness or negativity could be contagious on the social network.  Leer ms

Women wearing full-face veils in public can be fined

European rights court to rule on French burqa ban

Europes top rights court rules on today whether Frances controversial burqa ban is "degrading" and a breach of religious freedom in a case brought by a woman described as a "perfect French citizen." Leer ms

Lower mobile data roaming prices all over Europe 50% drop

Lower mobile data roaming prices all over Europe

Starting the 1st of July, roaming prices will strongly decrease, allowing people who travel across Europe have a lower roaming rate. Europe wants to guarantee open and neutral internet access, as well as better consumer protection for mobile and broadband users. Leer ms

Road safety

New app provides information on EU road traffic rules

The app is available for iPhone and iPad, Google Android and Microsoft Windows phones in 22 languages. Apart from all important road safety information for all EU countries, the app also contains a road safety quiz and a memory game to entertain passengers during long car journeys. Of course the app should never be checked while driving drivers should let the passengers do the job or take breaks from driving to stay both rested and well-informed. Leer ms

Felipe has boosted the popularity of the royals

Felipe VI of Spain accedes to the throne following the abdication of his father Juan Carlos

Felipe VI of Spain will formally swear an oath in parliament later this Thursday. The ceremony will take the form of a proclamation rather than a coronation. It will be the first royal transition in Spain since democracy was restored. The new king will be proclaimed after promising to uphold the constitution and giving a speech to parliament. He and his wife Letizia will then be driven through Madrids streets before appearing on the front balcony of the Royal Palace. Leer ms

EU push for better travel planning solutionsMore than a 100 multimodal journey planners in Europe

EU push for better travel planning solutions

The European Commission is renewing efforts to develop Europe-wide all-in-one journey planners, making it easier to plan and book journeys that involve several means of transport with a single online tool, even across borders. Leer ms

The EESC claims that quality of life is beyond  the Gross Domestic Product"Lets talk happiness Beyond GDP"

The EESC claims that quality of life is beyond the Gross Domestic Product

GDP (Gross Domestic Product) alone cannot indicate whether a countrys population enjoys a good quality of life, as it takes no account either of environmental and sustainability standards or of distributive justice. This is the conclusion of this weeks debate on "Lets talk happiness Beyond GDP" and the reason why the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is calling for a shift from a system of production-oriented measurement to a broader focus. Leer ms

Education is the key to liberate women worldwide, according to a new reportWorld Bank Report

Education is the key to liberate women worldwide, according to a new report

Earlier this week, the World Bank released a major report on the importance of women and girls rights.The report, "Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity," breaks new ground and gets at the heart of the challenge for womens empowerment. Leer ms

Education is the key to liberate women worldwide according to a new reportWorld Bank Report

Education is the key to liberate women worldwide according to a new report

Earlier this week, the World Bank released a major report on the importance of women and girls rights.The report, "Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity," breaks new ground and gets at the heart of the challenge for womens empowerment. Leer ms

According to a study

Carsharing services removes between 9 and 13 vehicles for each carsharing vehicle

Taxi driverss are fighting its biggest protest in European against smartphone application, yet a study demostrates that car sharing reduces members need to drive Leer ms

More than two thirds of EU citizens are satisfied with urban public transport Attitudes towards urban mobility

More than two thirds of EU citizens are satisfied with urban public transport

According the Eurobarometer survey on urban public transport t 69% of EU citizens are satisfied with public transportation, although the numbers vary widely across the EU, ranging from 88% at the highest to 31% at the lowest. Furthermore, only 32% of Europeans make use of public transportation at least once a week and nearly one fourth never do. Leer ms

Much faster than ever

New technology enables to charge portable electronics in 10 minutes

Researchers at the University of Califorinia have developed a new technology that recharges portable electronics in 10 minutes, instead of hours. The new battery outperforms the current standard since it capacity is 10 times higher than commercial lithium ion battery anodes based on graphite. Leer ms

European taxi drivers protest against smartphone application that threaten their competenceFrom London to Madrid

European taxi drivers protest against smartphone application that threaten their competence

The car-sharing service Uber is facing its biggest protest yet from European taxi drivers who say the smartphone application threatens their livelihoods. Leer ms

Employers childcare voucher scheme

UK will increases childcare tax relief

The UK government has confirmed its plans to increase childcare tax relief to 2,500 euros per child and to extend the new scheme to cover all children up to 12 years old. Leer ms

New research concludes that human face has evolved adapting to violenceDid violence shape australophit faces?

New research concludes that human face has evolved adapting to violence

A biological research concludes that human face has evolved adjusting to a life of violence, being shaped to minimize injury from punches to the face during fights. The results of the study show that violence played a greater role in human evolution than previously thought. Leer ms

Angela Merkel in the top ranking

Forbes lists the most powerful women in the world

From a preliminary group of over 250 candidates from around the world, Forbes has selected the 100 most influential women from eight categories or power bases: billionaires, business, celebrity, finance, media, philanthropy and NGOs, politics and technology. Leer ms

New generation

Spains king Juan Carlos abdicates

Juan Carlos will be succeeded by Crown Prince Felipe, his 46-year old son. Leer ms

Launched in 7 universities in the UK

New pilot programme for a responsible alcohol consumption by students

NUS has launched a new pilot programme that seeks to create a social norm of responsible alcohol consumption by students. The programme will be working with eight UK pilot universities and one control. Leer ms

Rightholders protest against  the Spanish copyright lawsLetter to the Commission President Barroso

Rightholders protest against the Spanish copyright laws

Organisations representing European authors, composers, performers, publishers of books and other print media, and producers in the audio and audiovisual sectors, have written a joint letter to Commission President Barroso, drawing attention to Spains copyright laws, and specifically to its rules on private copying introduced in 2012. Leer ms
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