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Something Rotten in the State of Austria

Something Rotten in the State of Austria

Four-hundred pages was the length of the report issued by forensic experts in August this year, identifying the extent of dubious payments and contracts conducted by Telekom Austria, the country’s largest telecom provider and a former public utility that is still 28 per cent state-owned. And as the investigation into the suspicious payments proceeds, two […]

Telekom Scandal Grows

The growing corruption scandal surrounding Telekom Austria (TA), the country’s largest telecommunications firm, claimed its most high profile victim when Wolfgang Schüssel (People’s Party, ÖVP) stepped down as Member of Parliament on Sept. 5. While claiming ignorance, the former Chancellor had come under pressure after members of his ÖVP-BZÖ (Union for Austria’s Future) coalition government […]

Techies Courting Immortality

Cloned animal flesh for food; millions of tiny Nano Robots in our blood allowing us to live for centuries; low cost computers a million times more powerful than today; and computers that will actually think and dramatically improve our world. Futurist Ray Kurzweil was up on all of it, speaking Oct. 19 in Vienna at […]

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