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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Belgium’

Hackers Blackmail Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s Pizza recently found itself threatened with the release of hundreds of thousands of stolen accounts to the internet. According to ITNews, a hacker group known as Rex Mundi had attempted to blackmail the Domino’s Pizza operations in France and Belgium with the release the account information of hundreds of thousands of customers. Allegedly they had the account information from …

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Netflix To Launch In Six New Countries

Netflix announced on Wednesday that it is readying launches in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. We’ve heard about Netflix’s efforts to secure the further expansion of its European operations, and now it’s coming to fruition. Netflix is already available in the UK and Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands. The company did not give actual launch …

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Trappist Beer Brewed in America for the First Time

Five years ago, St. Joseph’s Abbey in Massachusetts sent two monks on a fact finding mission. They weren’t seeking relics or theological insight. They wanted to know more about beer. For years, St. Joseph’s, a monastery in Spencer, Mass., about an hour west of Boston, has supported its community by producing and selling a line of jams and jellies labelled …

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Higgs Boson Team Wins Nobel Prize for Physics

LiveScience and Reuters both report that Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for physics yesterday. Their prediction of the Higgs boson’s existence helps to explain how the stars and planets formed from elementary matter. LiveScience managing editor Jeanna Bryner said that early Nobel forecasts were predicting the win for Higgs …

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Pro Cyclist, Amy Dombrowski, Fatally Hit By a Truck in Belgium

American professional cyclo-cross racer, Amy Dombrowski, was killed on Thursday when she was fatally struck by a truck while training in the Belgian municipality, Sint-Katelijne-Waver. Dombrowski’s cycling team, the Young Telenet-Fidea Squad, was the first to publicly share the breaking news via Twitter. Then, another report confirming the fatal accident began circulating on the Belgian news’ site, Vandaag.be. Dombrowski’s Belgium-based …

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Google Play Music Hits Five New Countries

Google announced this morning that Google Play Music is launching in five new European countries: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg and Portugal. “Music first launched on Google Play in Europe in November 2012, and the fast rollout to more countries today is due to the multi-territorial licensing process, as recommended by the European Commission last year,” explains Google Play head of …

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Report: Actually, Google May Be Paying About $6M To Publishers

As previously reported, Google announced this week that it has reached an agreement with publishers in Belgium, ending six years of litigation. Publishers had sued Google claiming they violated copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached copies of their pages in Google search. It’s essentially the same argument many publishers have been making for years all …

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Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium

Google has reached an agreement with news publishers in Belgium after six years of litigation. Publishers sued Google claiming they violated their copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached copies of their pages in Google search. This, as you may know, is a pretty standard fight for Google from country to country, as publishers seek more …

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Google Hosts EUhackathon 2012 in Belgium

It’s a good day to be a tech-savvy child. The Reading Rainbow iPad app has finally launched, and hackers from all over the world are currently coding day and night to build a better internet for kids. The 2012 EUhackathon has brought some of the best coders in the world together in Brussels, Belgium. This year’s goal is to increase …

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Facebook, Twitter Aren’t Required To Have Anti-Piracy Software, Court Says

Europe’s top court dealt a blow to anti-piracy crusaders and tallied a win for proponents of Internet freedom today by ruling that social networking sites cannot be required to set up an anti-piracy filtering system. The ruling involves a case brought against Netlog, an online social network based in Belgium, by a music royalties firm claiming that the site, in …

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