Intel Announces Plans to Invest Up to $80 Billion in EU Chip-Making

Intel has announced its latest expansion effort, planning to spend up to $80 billion in chip-making in Europe.

Volkwagen Preparing to Take On Tesla, Defend Its Home Turf

Volkswagen is preparing to defend its home turf, ramping up electric vehicle (EV) production to take on Tesla in Germany.

Germany May Block Telegram Over Hate Speech

Germany is looking to address hate speech on the Telegram messaging platform, even leaving open the possibility of banning the service.

Google Investing $1.2 Billion in Its German Cloud Infrastructure

Google is investing $1.2 billion to expand its cloud infrastructure in Germany, and has committed to using more renewable energy.

Germany Clearing Autonomous Vehicles for Regular Use

Germany is poised to be the first country to clear autonomous vehicles for everyday use.

German Regulator Wants to Stop WhatsApp/Facebook Data Sharing

A German regulator is the latest to object to data being shared between WhatsApp and Facebook, and is taking steps to stop it.

Germany Will Require All Fueling Stations to Offer Electric Vehicle Charging

Germany has taken a significant step toward widespread adoption of electric vehicles, by requiring fueling stations to offer electric vehicle charging.

Austria Will Work With EU Partners On Huawei Decision

As Britain and Germany consider whether to ban Huawei, Austria has said it will collaborate with EU partners on a decision, according to Reuters. The U.S. and Huawei have been engaged in a war over the company’s role in helping…

Uber’s Ride-Hailing Service Banned in Germany

Reuters is reporting that a German court has banned Uber from providing its ride-hailing services in Germany, saying it lacks the license necessary to transport passengers in rental vehicles. Uber currently operates in seven German cities, including Berlin, Frankfurt and…

Tensions Escalate Between China and Germany Over Huawei

Bloomberg is reporting that a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that security concerns will be the deciding factor impacting what role Huawei will play in the country’s 5G rollout. China made headlines when it threatened Germany over…

China Confident Brazil Will Choose Huawei For Its 5G Mobile Network

Huawei has come under fire from countries throughout the West, with allegations the telecommunications equipment company engages in spying for the Chinese government. The United States, Britain, Australia and Germany have expressed concern in some cases, and gone as far…

Not So Fast: Huawei May Not Qualify to Participate In German 5G Market

Germany made headlines a few weeks ago when it released its ‘security catalog,’ a set of rules for 5G deployment. Despite the German government stating no telecommunications company was excluded, it now appears Huawei may not qualify after all, according…

German Commission Recommends Tighter Regulation of AI Development

Few technologies have sparked as much debate, held more promise or terrified more people than artificial intelligence (AI). Depending on who is talking, AI promises to usher in a new technological era or precipitate the demise of humanity. Notable individuals…

Germany Won’t Exclude Huawei 5G Equipment

Germany has completed its ‘security catalog,’ a set of rules telecommunications companies must comply with as they deploy 5G networks. Reuters is reporting that, despite pressure from the U.S., German officials have not excluded Huawei from participation. The U.S. and…

Facebook, Twitter and Google Hire German Censorship Army to Avoid Millions in Fines

According to a Wall Street Journal article, Facebook, Google and Twitter have hired censorship teams to remove user posted content that German law prohibits. As of January 1, 2018 a new law in Germany puts tech companies that allow user…

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook About To Crack Down On Hate Speech

Mark Zuckerberg admitted on Friday that Facebook recognizes, and will be doing more to counteract, hate speech against migrants. In September, Mark Zuckerberg met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about ongoing hate speech issues in Germany. The meeting Friday was…

Google Faces Another Complaint From German Publishers

Google is still battling German publishers over including their content among Google News links as it faces a new legal complaint related to a war that just won’t end. Will this end up with Google shutting Google News down in…

Domino’s Pizza buys Joey’s Pizza To Become Germany’s Go-To Delivery Place

Domino’s Pizza knows that Germans are super serious about their pizza, and now they own a bigger slice of that market. Britain’s Domino’s Pizza Group has joined with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises to buy Joey’s Pizza and create Germany’s largest pizza…

Volkswagen Scandal Hasn’t Really Harmed Reputation in Germany

The Volkswagen emissions scandal hasn’t really harmed the company’s reputation inside its home country, a new survey finds. Nearly two-thirds of Germans said that Volkswagen still makes “outstanding cars.” From Reuters: Sixty-five percent said they either fully or largely agreed…

Hearing Aids For iPhone, Apple Watch Users Hit The Spotlight

Hearing aids from ReSound will be in the spotlight next week as the company takes its expanded portfolio to EUHA’s 60th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians in Nuremberg, Germany. This year, the company introduced ReSound Smart for Apple Watch,…