All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Europe’

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 surveillance and requiring all Internet users to go by their real names when using online services. Since then, the plan …

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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 company has put a stop to the feature in Europe. Those who have already downloaded music, can of course still …

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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 Maps Updated In 10 European Countries

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, “Through this initiative, we acquire high-quality map data from authoritative sources around the world and then apply a mix of …

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Nintendo UK Sold 40,000 Wii U Units In Its Opening Weekend

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 U is off to a decent start. MCV reports that Nintendo sold through 40,000 Wii U units in its opening …

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Vietnam Has The Highest Windows 8 Adoption Rate

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 company, has been collecting data on Windows 8 adoption. The results show that Windows 8 adoption has been higher in …

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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 a little unrealistic. Sony’s European branch has stepped in with its own live-action ad for the fan service brawler. I …

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Europeans Can Get Their Kindle Fire HD Fix Starting Today

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 it to Japan yesterday. Now some new Kindles are making their way across the Atlantic. Amazon announced today that the …

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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 in Germany, but also has operations in the UK, and Yelp notes that the acquisition will be recorded in its …

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Samsung Galaxy S III Gets Carbon Footprint Certification In Europe

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. Samsung UK announced today that they are the only mobile phone manufacturer to be granted the carbon footprint certification …

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Europe Isn’t Satisfied With Google’s Privacy Policy Are You?

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 not provide enough info to users on its processing of personal data, does not allow users to control the combination …

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