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Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

GERMANY

Google sees Amazon as its biggest competition

BERLIN, GERMANY: Google boss Eric Schmidt said his company's biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce company Amazon, and not from other search engines.

14 Oct 2014

GERMANY

German book publishers 'not scared' of Amazon

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Germany's book publishers are ready to face down competition from online retailer Amazon as the retailer is probed by the European Union of its tax deals, pricing disputes and market dominance.

8 Oct 2014

GERMANY

Rocket Internet loses value in IPO

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany's ambitious start-up platform Rocket Internet made its high-profile arrival on the Frankfurt stock market on Thursday, 2 October, but got off to a disappointing start as shares slumped in early trading.

3 Oct 2014

GERMANY

German papers ridicule Oettinger for comments

BERLIN, GERMANY: German newspapers have ridiculed incoming EU Digital Commissioner Guenther Oettinger after he blamed "stupid" celebrities for having their private nude pictures hacked and spread online.

1 Oct 2014

GERMANY

TomTom's new Pro 8 series driver terminals

HANOVER, GERMANY: TomTom Telematics has launched it its new PRO 8 series driver terminals at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show, which it claims will revolutionise the possibilities and impact of Fleet Management on the business processes of clients in all industries.

25 Sep 2014

GERMANY

Sky Deutschland against BSkyB offer

BERLIN, GERMANY: German pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland's management and supervisory board recommended that shareholders reject a purchase offer by Britain's satellite TV group BSkyB.

18 Sep 2014

GERMANY

Telefonic to raise cash to pay for E-Plus

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Telefonica Deutschland, the German subsidiary of Spanish telecommunications group Telefonica, said it was planning a capital increase to pay for the purchase of rival operator E-Plus.

11 Sep 2014

GERMANY

Samsung's new 'phablets' and smartwatch

BERLIN, GERMANY: South Korean company Samsung unveiled the next generation of its "phablet" and "smartwatch" gadgets at the IFA consumer electronics fair along with a virtual reality headset the Samsung VR.

4 Sep 2014

GERMANY

Uber's services halted in Germany

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: The controversial but popular car pick-up service Uber has hit a roadblock after a German court slapped it with an injunction on the grounds it lacks the necessary legal permits to operate its services.

3 Sep 2014

GERMANY

German cop appears on cannibalism charges

DRESDEN, GERMANY: The trial of a German police officer accused of murdering a willing victim to satisfy his cannibalism fetishists started in Dresden on 22 August.

22 Aug 2014

GERMANY

German publishers lodge complaint against Amazon

BERLIN, GERMANY Germany's booksellers and publishers said they had complained to the country's competition watchdog about Internet company Amazon, accusing it of using "blackmail" to gain discounts from publishers.

25 Jun 2014

GERMANY

Criminal probe into Merkel phone snooping

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany's federal prosecutors have opened an investigation over alleged snooping on Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

6 Jun 2014

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