E-Commerce: How artists are tapping into a new customer base online. Cyber crime: a place where European hackers go about their illegal business with little outside interference. And in Exit: three boys and a soccer ball.
Online marketplaces such as Etsy and DaWanda allow artists and artisans to offer individual and high-quality products - and they're very successful. E-commerce platforms are seeing their revenues continue to rise. It's not just jewelry, clothing and accessories for sale: users also get the feeling that it's for a good cause.
DaWanda is an e-commerce portal that offers hand-made products for sale. The website has been online since 2006. Since it was founded, the Berlin startup has grown to employ 150 people. The site offers more than 2.5 million products - all hand-made.
Cyber crime costs consumers upwards of 290 million euros a year. One town in Romania is known as an international hackers' hub. Americans account for 80 percent of the victims - and now US authorities have the cyber criminals' stronghold in their sights.
Râmnicu Vâlcea is about 200 kilometers north-west of Budapest. The town in the Carpathian Mountains has become known as "Hackerville." Starting in the mid-1990s, thousands of cyber criminals settled here. Their specialty: online and credit-card fraud. The temptation of easy money attracts many young Romanians who have computer skills to move to the town.
The SoccerArt Team is a group of professional freestylers. Kamil Drzewucki, Mateusz Związek and Mateusz Odrzygóźdź juggle soccer balls at home and on the pitch. They include such non-soccer items as cigarettes, skateboards, and baseball tricks in their routines.