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Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Launches In Europe And Japan Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Launches In Europe And Japan

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ launched late last year for a rather affordable $300. To perhaps undercut the competition even more, Amazon has decided to make its flagship tablet even cheaper. Amazon announced today that the 16GB Kindle Fire HD …

Google Fights For ‘Free Expression’ In European Court Google Fights For ‘Free Expression’ In European Court

Google is battling data protection authorities in Spain over whether or not search engines can be ordered to block search results that link to legal content on Spanish newspaper and government sites. Google has a post on its Europe Blog …

CleanIT Gets Rid Of Browser Surveillance, Opts For Terrorism Button In Browsers CleanIT Gets Rid Of Browser Surveillance, Opts For Terrorism Button In Browsers

In September of last year, we brought you word that the European Union was working on a proposal called CleanIT to stop the spread of terroristic content online. The plan called for a number of outlandish proposals such as browser-level …

Spotify Axes Downloads In Europe Spotify Axes Downloads In Europe

Spotify has become quite popular in the U.S. since it finally launched in 2011 after already achieving such popularity in Europe. One feature we might not get here in the States, however, is the ability to download songs, as the …

Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium
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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. …

Apple’s Trademark Applications Are Getting Kind Of Ridiculous Apple’s Trademark Applications Are Getting Kind Of Ridiculous

Apple is one of the most well known brands around the world. Its logo is recognized by millions of people. It’s understandable that Apple would want to protect its brand, but its latest trademark application is a little ridiculous, even …

Google Maps Updated In 10 European Countries Google Maps Updated In 10 European Countries
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Google has released Maps updates in 10 European countries: Andorra, Bulgaria, Estonia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. The update, the company says, is part of a project called Ground Truth, which started back in 2008. Google explains, …

Nintendo UK Sold 40,000 Wii U Units In Its Opening Weekend
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The Wii U launched in Europe and Australia on Friday, December 30. It’s been three days now, and analysts are already picking apart whatever data they can get a hold of. The latest numbers from the UK show the Wii …

Vietnam Has The Highest Windows 8 Adoption Rate Vietnam Has The Highest Windows 8 Adoption Rate
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Windows 8 launched on October 26, and four million people upgraded to the new OS during the opening weekend. Since then, Microsoft has been mum on how well Windows 8 has been spreading through the market. Soluto, a PC optimization …

Europe’s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Ad Is A Bit More Realistic

Sony makes some pretty amazing ads for its PlayStation products. The company’s latest live-action ad for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was pretty impressive in how it captured the look and feel of all the characters present. Only problem? It was …

Europeans Can Get Their Kindle Fire HD Fix Starting Today Europeans Can Get Their Kindle Fire HD Fix Starting Today
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The Kindle Fire HD has already been available in the US for over a month. As such, it’s easy to forget that the newest gadgets take a while to reach other parts of the world. The Kindle Paperwhite just made …

Yelp Acquires Qype, Shares Preliminary Q3 Financial Results Yelp Acquires Qype, Shares Preliminary Q3 Financial Results

Yelp has acquired European reviews site Qype. Yelp has acquired all of Qype’s shares, for about €18.6 million and 970,000 shares of Yelp’s Class A common stock, bringing the total purchase price to about $50 million USD. Qype is based …

Samsung Galaxy S III Gets Carbon Footprint Certification In Europe Samsung Galaxy S III Gets Carbon Footprint Certification In Europe
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Samsung’s Galaxy S III is a popular device among consumers, but it’s now well respected among the conservationist types across Europe. Just like its predecessor and the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S III has achieved a carbon footprint certification across …

Europe Isn’t Satisfied With Google’s Privacy Policy Are You? Europe Isn’t Satisfied With Google’s Privacy Policy Are You?
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As expected, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique (CNIL), France’s data protection authority announced today that it, along with numerous other European data protection agencies, finds Google’s privacy policy changes (made earlier this year) unsatisfactory. The authorities say that Google does …

Facebook Downtime In Europe Caused By DNS Change Facebook Downtime In Europe Caused By DNS Change

If you recall, Facebook went down for a lot of Europe yesterday afternoon. Everybody’s “favorite” Anonymous troll began taking credit even though it was obvious that he was just taking advantage of the situation. The most telling evidence was when …

Facebook Is Down Across Europe, Anonymous Claims Responsibility Facebook Is Down Across Europe, Anonymous Claims Responsibility
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Remember when Anonymous Own3r “took down” GoDaddy? It was found that GoDaddy was just suffering from internal issues that Anonymous Own3r jumped on in a bid for attention. Many members of Anonymous were even able to prove that he was …

You Can Now Share Files Via Amazon Cloud Drive You Can Now Share Files Via Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon’s Cloud Drive service is only one of the many cloud storage services that are vying for your dollar. In fact, you could argue that Amazon doesn’t give you the best deal in terms of free storage. It does, however, …

NotFound Wants to Turn Your 404 Page into an Online Milk Carton NotFound Wants to Turn Your 404 Page into an Online Milk Carton

Unfortunately, 404 error pages are some of the most-visited pages on the entire internet. It’s unavoidable – sometimes, pages just can’t be found. Now, one project in the European Union wants to raise awareness that there are other thing out …

Google Launches Big Improvements To Patent Search Google Launches Big Improvements To Patent Search

Google announced today that it has added European patents to go along with its U.S. patents in its patent search tool. In addition to adding millions of patents, Google has added a feature called the Prior Art Finder. “Typically, patents …

Fiat 500L Will Come With an Espresso Machine When it Debuts in Europe Fiat 500L Will Come With an Espresso Machine When it Debuts in Europe

Fiat 500L will come packaged with a very unusual feature when it debuts in Europe later this year: an espresso machine. When the latest model of the automobile arrives during the fourth quarter of 2012, drivers will be able to …

Celtic Coins Found by Amateur UK Treasure Hunters
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The Celtic coins found by a group of amateur treasure hunters in the United Kingdom are thought to be worth close to $15.6 million, or, if you prefer, £10 million. The discovery was made on the Channel Island of Jersey, …