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HAPPY QWANT

SPONSORED CONTENT - 29.03.2021

Photo: QWANT_HOME_DESKTOP
Photo: QWANT_HOME_DESKTOP

 

The search engine QWANT released its new design 3 Years ago!

Qwant the European answer to Search Engines specially the Search Engines - which were connected, build and published, for respecting the privacy of each user and uses fewer cookies than any other search engine on market - released its new design three years ago - exactly at 4th of July 2018. The best moment for TG Magazine to remember this day and look back how the actual design was developed.

 

BUT FIRST ABOUT QWANT

Designed and developed in France, Qwant is the first European search engine to have its own web indexing technology, which protects the privacy of its users by refusing any tracking device for advertising goals. Unlike the main search engines on the market, Qwant does not install cookies on the user's browser, does not ask who it is or what it does, and does not keep a history of requests made. With a warm interface that leaves plenty of room for results, Qwant allows you to find the information you are looking for efficiently across the web and social media, while respecting total neutrality. Qwant treats all the indexed sites and services without discrimination, without modifying the order of the results according to its own interests or the sensitivities of the user.

 

Let's start to remember: 

Paris, Wednesday 4th of July, 2018 - Qwant, the search engine that respects the privacy of its users, celebrates its 5th anniversary and releases its new design and visual identity, which is more modern and more efficient! Launched in 2013, Qwant is always evolving to better meet the expectations of its users and offer them services with higher performances and an interface that is both pleasant and easy to use. Perfectly adapted to mobile devices, the new design allows a faster and more comfortable use on all screens.

 

A 5TH YEAR FOR THE ALTERNATIVE SEARCH ENGINE

With nearly 10 billion requests in 2017, 70 million visits per month, 5% market share in France and the goal of reaching 5 to 10% of the European market by 2020, Qwant is today one of the 1000 most visited websites in the world and is in the French top 50. The European search engine based in Paris is available in 28 languages in over 160 countries and has two European subsidiaries, in Germany and Italy. By keeping with the needs of Internet users, increasingly sensitive to the use that can be made of their personal data, Qwant is now well identified as the reference search engine that protects the privacy of its users by not collecting data. Created to promote a European vision of the Web, Qwant now confirms its positioning by offering a whole environment of services and innovations based on values of neutrality and respect of rights and freedoms. Thus, during the inauguration of its new headquarter in Paris on June 14th.

True to its identity and commitments, Qwant has also developed Qwant Junior, the 6/12 years old search engine that protects children from offensive and inappropriate content. Other innovations will soon see the light of day, such as Qwant Pay, the Masq technology that will make it possible to store personal data locally, or Qwant Med & Surgery, for patients, doctors and institutions.

 

A NEW DESIGN MORE ADAPTED TO CHANGE

In order to make the reading of search results easier, our design team decided to give up the traditional three-column view (web, news, social) in favor of two complementary columns on the desktop version. The “Instant Answers”, initially placed at the top of the page, are now placed to the right of the results, giving valuable space on PCs and Mac for Internet users with a 16/9 screen. News and contents from social media are placed in this same column, which allows hops to other types of content without interfering with the reading of web results. Since the beginning, Qwant has never stopped evolving and continues to offer its users new innovative features. This is particularly the case for the "verticals" dedicated to music and video games, and the "Instant Answers" which offer richer and more immediate interactions. These frequent iterations, bringing ever more value to the engine, required a redesign of the interfaces in order to simplify the reading of the results and to bring ever more comfort of navigation to the user, in particular on the mobile screens. / Text Qwant Press Release

HOME OFFICE - TREND OR SOLUTION?

Europe - Reedited: 2021-02-08

What's the best way to stay efficient and keep your spirits up? Here are five short recommendations, which might help you to make your home office experience more successful.
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Many people are likely to be working from home for the first time in these days due to the coronavirus outbreak. For others, it's just like any other week.

 

What's the best way to stay efficient and keep your spirits up? Here are five short recommendations, which might help you to make your home office experience more successful. 

 

1. Get dressed

For many people, the prospect of staying in their jogging suits or pyjamas all day might be the most tantalising aspect of working from home. 

But getting dressed will not only improve your state of mind, it will psychologically prepare you to start work. Specially getting dressed formally is helpful and also suitable if you need to go into a video call. It’s this very important “kick” to say you now I am officially in my business routine, it is like getting online and be available for business.

 

2. Establish your boundaries

If you are not self-employed you will probably have set of working-hours and it is essential to stick to these when you're working from home.  Be ready to start your day at the same time, as you would normally arrive in your office or workplace, and finish your day at the same time.

 

3. Get out and take some fresh air (if you're not self-isolated or quarantined by safety or medical reasons)

 

Home office working shouldn't mean you stay cooped up inside your apartment or house all day long.  So get your shoes on, get outside and enjoy some fresh air, meet some neighbours or go to the shop around the corner – maybe the same routine if you are working in corporate working place. This geographic movement – even for some minutes only - will also help undo mental blocks and give you a fresh point of view for any tasks you're struggling with in your business.

Photo by Luke Peters on Unsplash
Photo by Luke Peters on Unsplash

4. Pick up the phone

If you are working from your home office, the chances you might not get distracted by conversations or noise of others are higher. Take yourself some time to pick up the phone and have a real conversation, rather than relying on email and instant messaging. The value of a personal conversation – even for two or three minutes – might give you some input on ideas – but certainly the feeling or being into the community.

 

5. Take breaks

It's good to have a routine when you're working from home office, but your work should not become boring or monotonous. You shouldn't stay chained to your screen all day long. It's definitely essential to take regular screen breaks and get up from your working place and move around - just as you would do in a corporate office as well. Researchers have also found out, that short breaks throughout the business-day are more beneficial and efficient for regeneration of mind and body than less frequent, longer breaks. / Text: TGM Trend Red.

RENAISSANCE OF STRESS LESS HOLIDAY TRENDS?

Germany - 2020-07-23

Photo Zach Betten by Unsplash
Photo Zach Betten by Unsplash
TRAVEL & GOURMET Magazine: TGM Trends: RENAISSANCE OF STRESS LESS HOLIDAYS?
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It is summer 2020 and many travel enthusiasts may be discussing summer holidays with family or friends. It is not only a question of budget but also of health. Depending on the country, this topic is viewed in different ways and is therefore discussed either factually or emotionally.

 

Travel regulations, quarantine regulations and closed or open borders and last but not least the economic situation of the person or persons willing to travel contribute as arguments. 

 

But if one takes a broad, even global view of the worldwide tourism industry, with its mass movements, hotel castles and hours of waiting time at airports, one or the other inclined observer might ask himself - is this actually still a holiday?

 

Should I really spend these few days a year in this degrading way? The environmentally conscious reader has usually already clarified this chapter for himself and has come to terms with himself and his environment by using the classic summer resort as a solution. No long journeys, preferably staying in small accommodations or holiday homes and then enjoying the country, people and regional gastronomy a lot by bike or on foot, or discovering that a natural pub in a natural body of water can also create a new sense of well-being.

 

The rest of the world must nevertheless ask itself whether the mass herd buoyancy in times of infectious diseases and economic crisis can still be expected of our world? Especially since this topic has increasingly been given a socially responsible component. Doesn't the mass tourist contribute to the exploitation of tourism workers? Doesn't the mass tourist also contribute to a considerable amount of waste on our planet? Is the underpaid employee who works endless overtime not a result of this mass industry? 

 

That the black sheep exist and unfortunately are increasing is a fact, but is it not also a responsibility of the consumer - the holidaymaker? Is the consumer willing to pay for more quality and less quantity? Is the "cheap flight" passenger aware of the measly salary of the flight attendants, or is he blinded by the beautiful appearance of the uniforms and the - sometimes still existing smile?

 

Of course, this thinking cannot lead to consequences that lead to a positive change within a short time - or can it? COVID-19 has shown that a profound reflection on what tourism of the next generation could look like has at least begun, not voluntarily but by deadly force. Text./Red.