CeBIT 2014: Big Data - Big Business?
At the CEBIT Big Data is showing off what it can do. Today's technology can crunch astronomical amounts of bytes a minute - data which can be read, evaluated and analysed in real-time. The question is: who'll manage to make big business out of big data?
European bank secrecy crumbles:
Those hiding untaxed funds in Austria and Luxembourg can still deposit them there without fear of discovery - their home tax authorities remain in the dark. But the EU is now closing in on countries which enable tax dodgers. The last bolthole could be closed at the EU summit in Brussels next week.
Three years after Fukushima - Germany grapples with nuclear phase-out:
After Fukushima, the government in Berlin decided to phase out nuclear power and turn to renewables. But three years later, the energy turnaround has run into difficulties. New power lines have to be installed throughout Germany, slashing through rural and residential areas. While most Germans are in favour of green energy, not many like the idea of a power mast in their back yard.