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Jessica Korda Wins Airbus LPGA Classic

Jessica Korda won the Airbus LPGA Classic on Sunday in Mobile, AL. “It’s very sweet,” the 21-year-old Bradenton, FL native said. “Finally on U.S. soil and somewhat close to Florida.” The tournament took place on The Crossings course at the …

Eva Samkova: Czech Snowboarder Wins Gold In Sochi Eva Samkova: Czech Snowboarder Wins Gold In Sochi

The 21-year-old snowboarder from the Czech Republic put on an impressive performance as she dominated her rivals in the snowboard cross event at the Sochi Olympics. The mustachioed Eva Samkova bested 33-year-old Canadian Dominique Maltais who got the silver medal, …

Davis Cup: Serbia Defeats Canada; Advances to Finals Davis Cup: Serbia Defeats Canada; Advances to Finals

Serbia’s best known tennis player and world’s number 1 ranked player, Novak Djokovic, got to be a cheerleader on the sidelines this Sunday as his teammate, Janko Tipsarevic, led the Serbian team past Canada to advance to the finals of …

Josef Kajetán Tyl Honored With Google Doodle Josef Kajetán Tyl Honored With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle on its home page in the Czech Republic, honoring Czech writer Josef Kajetán Tyl’s 205th birthday. Tyl wrote the country’s national anthem, Kde domov můj. In addition to writing the song, Tyl wrote several novels …

Thieves Snatch a 10-Ton Bridge in Czech Republic Thieves Snatch a 10-Ton Bridge in Czech Republic

When David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear way back in 1983, it was nothing more than an elaborate illusion perpetrated by a man at the height of his game. However, when a group of thieves dismantled and drove …

Want A Good Drinking Buddy? Move To The Czech Republic Want A Good Drinking Buddy? Move To The Czech Republic

Anyone need a beer? If you’re reading this from the Czech Republic, there’s a good chance that you don’t need one because you already have one. That’s because they lead the world in annual beer consumption per capita, with a …

15,070 ‘Official’ Jedi Knights Reside in Czech Republic 15,070 ‘Official’ Jedi Knights Reside in Czech Republic
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Generally, census data is extremely boring to sift through and traditionally doesn’t make for a fun news story. Would you believe the Czech Republic has trumped this trend, and has provided Star Wars fans a reason to care about a …

Google Dominance In Czech Republic Disputed
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Last week, reports indicated that Google had become the top search engine in the Czech Republic, leaving it not number one in just five countries.  Jaws dropped and people applauded in response.  Only now, Seznam.cz – a competitor in the Czech Republic – has claimed that everyone was far too quick to believe the initial assertion.

Google Street View Stopped Again By Czechs

Data protection officials in the Czech Republic said Wednesday they would not give Google a new license for collecting data for its Street View service because its cameras are too tall.

“Google uses a camera that is positioned at a height of 2.7 meters. This impinges in an invasive fashion on the privacy of citizens, and that’s what they’ve been filing complaints about,” said Igor Nemec, director of the Office for Personal Data Protection (UOOU).

Czechs Put Google Street View On Hold

Czech privacy officials said Tuesday they have stopped Google from gathering new images to update its Street View mapping service.

Street-View The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection (UOOU) turned down for a second time Google’s application to collect personal information in the central European country of 10.5 million, saying the process could break the law.