eicker.TV gibt es als Vlog auf YouTube, TikTok, Instagram und zusätzlich als Podcast auf SoundCloud: Der Podcast kann bei Apple, Google, Spotify und über viele weitere Podcastclients abonniert werden.

eicker.TV: ein Jahr auf TikTok!

Schon seit einem Jahr, genauer seit dem 04.02.2019, gibt es eicker.TV auf TikTok! Die Kurzvideos erzielen teils sehr hohe Reichweiten bei sehr engagierten Zuschauern. Und das, obwohl auch auf TikTok über Technologie · Medien · Politik gesprochen wird! Das wichtigste Learning: TikTok ist längst viel älter und viel breiter aufgestellt, als sehr viele Medienberichte noch kolportieren. Oder zur Wiederholung: TikTok ist für YouTube wie Instagram für Flickr.

US-Wahl 2020: Teens & Apple

BuzzFeed News is recruiting teenagers to make election-themed TikTok and Instagram videos – Three teens will be crowned ambassadors: ‚I feel it’s really important to pass the mic to them.‘ … [T]hese teen ambassadors will work with the election team at BuzzFeed News, the newsroom side of the operation that has taken pains to distinguish itself from quizzes and cat videos in recent years with a separate site, masthead, and mission statement.“


Apple today announced that it will be providing special coverage of the 2020 presidential election in the United States starting today, complete with news and analysis from dozens of sources, including ABC News, CBS News, CNN, FiveThirtyEight, Fox News, NBC News, ProPublica, Reuters, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, and others.“


Flughäfen: digitale Sicherheit?

„Only three of the Top 100 international airports pass basic security checks – Tests involved scanning public websites, mobile apps, and exposures of sensitive airport data on public code repositories and the dark web. … The three are the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, the Helsinki Vantaa Airport in Finland, and the Dublin International Airport in Ireland. – According to ImmuniWeb, these three „may serve a laudable example not just to the aviation industry but to all other industries as well.“ … The company’s broad suite of security scans revealed that 97% of the tested airports had problems with their cyber-security posture, and primarily with their public websites. … The issues listed above could be credibly exploited to attack an airport authority, obtain a foothold on vulnerable systems, and then infiltrate an airport’s internal network.“


Twitter: Telefon-Bug

Twitter suspends ‘large network’ of fake accounts used to match phone numbers to users – Twitter announced today that over the holidays it identified and shut down ‚a large network of fake accounts,” as well as many others “located in a wide range of countries,‘ collectively abusing a feature that let them match phone numbers to user accounts. … Security researcher Ibrahim Balic found that a bug in Twitter’s Android app let him submit millions of phone numbers through an official API, which returned any associated user account.“


Google Maps „gehackt“

Google Maps ‘hack’ uses 99 smartphones to create virtual traffic jams – Google Maps is a hugely useful tool that’s used by millions of people around the globe, mostly thanks to its excellent navigation and traffic tools. Recently, though, someone had the bright idea to ‚hack‘ Google Maps by creating virtual traffic jams using a wagon full of smartphones. … To figure out how bad traffic is, Google uses other people with Maps to identify areas of heavy traffic or slow-moving traffic. The more people using Google Maps in one area, the worse the traffic probably is and, in turn, Google changes the color of the street to show that. … Speaking with 9to5Google, a spokesperson from Google has responded to this situation to clarify a few things. In normal usage, Google does use a large number of devices running Maps in a single place as proof of a traffic jam, something this rare and very specific case took advantage of.“



Alphabet reports Q4 2019 revenue of $46.07 billion, $15B/year YouTube ad revenue – Alphabet today announced Q4 2019 earnings with $46.075 billion in revenue. These numbers range from October to December, and includes the busy holiday shopping season for Made by Google’s hardware efforts. – Revenue is up 17% from $39.27 billion in Q4 2018, with operating income at $9.27 billion and net income of $10.67 billion for this quarter. For comparison, Alphabet reported $40.49 billion in revenue and $7.06 billion in net income last quarter. The stock is down around 3% in after-hours trading by missing revenue estimates. … For the first time ever, Google broke out YouTube ad revenue at $15.15 billion for 2019 — up from $11.16 billion in 2018. … Meanwhile, Pichai noted a $10 billion revenue run rate for Google Cloud.“


YouTube Tops 20 Million Paying Subscribers, YouTube TV Has Over 2 Million Customers – YouTube Music and YouTube Premium together have more than 20 million paying subscribers, and YouTube TV — Google’s over-the-top subscription TV service — has more than 2 million subscribers in the U.S. … Google’s YouTube subscriber base gave the video platform a $3 billion annual run rate as of the fourth quarter of 2019 for subscriptions and other non-advertising related revenue, Pichai said. … Alphabet’s announcement of the YouTube subscriber numbers was a signal to investors that the company believes it has more runway to boost subscription-service revenue. Its 22 million paying subs represent just 1% of YouTube’s total 2 billion monthly visitors.“