Collaboration with european publishers: Digital News Initiative of Google

Google offers European publishers extensive collaboration in the field of “computational journalism” with the Digital News Initiative (DNI). Of the publishers in Germany, the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, “Die Zeit”, the “Bauer-Verlag” and “Spiegel Online” have announced their partnership so far. European dailies such as “The Guardian” (Great Britain) and “El Pais” (Spain) have also accepted the offer. Over the next three years, Google wants to stimulate and support innovation in digital journalism with a fund of 150 million euros. Some are skeptical about the matter, with criticism coming from the publisher Axel Springer and the journalism professor Frank Lobigs.

Euronews: Daily news in 13 languages

In this era of technologies and globalisation, everyone wants to be up to date and top informed, no matter where he or she is located. Everyday, uncountable news are adopted in different languages and on different platforms all over the world. To make the whole thing more easy, the news channel euronews committed itself to multilingualism – just as our team at alugha. Euronews is the first multilingual news channel offering a simultaneous coverage in 13 different languages.

Weekly technical update 4/3

It ain’t over till it’s over! We are continuously working on alugha and we are not getting tired to add bug fixes and new features. After we deployed the 1.0 we decided that from now on we gonna give you an overview of all those new updates we did during the week every Friday!

We started last Friday and here you will find the list of our latest fixes and updates:

Press section is online

The re-build of our website is moving forward in big steps. Today we like to show you our new press section. There you will find everything you need to inform yourself about us or to write about us.

You will find the following sites:

Press Releases

Here we are listing all news which are important to us and would like to hand out to you as real press release. Just click here.

Springwise writes about alugha!

What a “crazy” weekend. You sit in front of your laptop to check mails and work on some texts in peace and quiet, then one mail after the other is overflowing your inbox. “You have been mentioned in a tweet….”. Uhm, mentioned in a tweet? Over and over again? What happened? A big grin on the face was waving away the astonishment. No one else than Springwise published a fabulous article about alugha. The nicest thing about this is, that we were not even aware of the fact, they put us on the spot by themselves.

alugha – new style… take over!

alugha is cool, we are convinced about that! And what’s cool, has to look cool, the first impression counts. We have a real genius Designer on board, Arthur Rewak, and one of his first tasks were to get everything into a modern – alugha type – design. We are thrilled to present the top of the pops to you today. So far we used an off the shelf “theme” this now has changed. With the new theme, which we programed ourselves we made sure that readers don’t have to deal with uncountable Widgets, pictures and headlines. The news are the centre, that’s what we want to communicate. A special thanks to Steffen Petri, our company student, who got his head around our system and programed this Theme!

alugha in the press – we got thenextweb’ed

The past weeks have been really crazy – in the most positive sense-. So many little and important Updates in the player, on the server, in the uploader, in the extension, for the Android and iOS mobile Apps….. We really work on everything and the improvement is impressiv. Occasionally the press is noticing us and our little – but brilliant – tool and now and then they write about us.