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Samsung 'VoiceOver' suit stayed, waiting on patent ruling

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Among the many other battles Samsung and Apple are fighting in various courts around the world, a particular case in Germany involves Samsung suing Apple, claiming that the latter's "VoiceOver" feature violates some Samsung patents. The case, being tried in Mannheim, has been put on hold as Apple has challenged...
Samsung 'VoiceOver' suit stayed, waiting on patent ruling
EU votes to create unified patent system in 2014
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Lovefilm begins 1080p streaming in the UK and Germany
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Facebook can keep real name policy, German court rules

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Facebook can stick with its real name policy in Germany, and doesn't have to allow nicknames on its platform for now. The regulator that ordered Facebook to change it policy based its orders on inapplicable German law, a German court ruled. Facebook was ordered to end its real name...
Facebook can keep real name policy, German court rules
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Apple to open first Berlin store on May 3

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The company announced the opening today. It already has several Apple stores elsewhere around Germany. [Read more]...
Apple to open first Berlin store on May 3

GEMA Takes Kim Dotcom's Mega Launch Party Video Down, Despite All Songs Being Cleared

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GEMA and MEGA may have the same letters arranged differently, but you have to imagine that the hardline copyright maximalists at GEMA aren't at all pleased by Kim Dotcom's new Mega outfit, even if it's really not all that different than tons of other online cloud storage platforms. Still, it...
GEMA Takes Kim Dotcom's Mega Launch Party Video Down, Despite All Songs Being Cleared

Motorola pulls all tablets, most smartphones from German store

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Motorola customers in Germany may have noticed their choice of Android-powered enterprise-ready smartphones and tablets are somewhat lacking in numbers....
Motorola pulls all tablets, most smartphones from German store

Nokia sues HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic for infringing 45 patents

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Nokia just announced that it's suing HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic for patent infringement in the US and Germany. All told, there are 45 patent in the various lawsuits, covering what Nokia says are proprietary technologies — i.e., not industry standards. Developing... Continue reading…...
Nokia sues HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic for infringing 45 patents
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Samsung October 11 event invites for 'little sensation' sent

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Samsung has sent invites out for a media event in Germany. An invitation sent to MobiFlip.de tells of an event taking place on October 11th, suggesting the launch of "something small [that] will be really big" and to "get ready for a little sensation." Despite the lack of product naming,...
Samsung October 11 event invites for 'little sensation' sent
Samsung to unveil 4-inch 'mini' Galaxy S III on October 11th

Motorola issued EU warning for FRAND patent abuse against Apple

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Motorola has been issued a formal warning by the European Commission for potential FRAND patent abuse against Apple in a case underway in Germany. The EU Commission has formed a preliminary view that Google-owned company's case against Apple violates the EU's antitrust rules and that is misuse ëcould ultimately harm...
Motorola issued EU warning for FRAND patent abuse against Apple

Apple Publishes Non-Apology To Samsung On Its Website To Comply With U.K. Court Ruling

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After losing an appeal in a UK high court last week against a judgement that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablets do not infringe the design of the iPad because it’s just not cool enough, Apple has now published an acknowledgement of the court’s judgement on its U.K. website — in line...
Apple Publishes Non-Apology To Samsung On Its Website To Comply With U.K. Court Ruling

Lewis Hamilton enjoying freedom from UK press at Mercedes - video

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Lewis Hamilton says he is relishing the chance in Germany to defy media preconceptions that dogged him while he worked in the UK...
Lewis Hamilton enjoying freedom from UK press at Mercedes - video

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL with LTE hands-on: 25 Mbps down in Deutschland

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We knew (as of a few days ago) that ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL was coming to Germany with LTE on Vodafone's network, but now we have an idea of just how schnell those speeds are. We got our hands on a unit that notched 10.7 Mbps up and...
ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL with LTE hands-on: 25 Mbps down in Deutschland

Lines Around the Globe at Apple Stores on iPhone 5's First Day

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The smartphone was on sale in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Britain, France and Germany, as well as the United States and Canada, and was to be introduced in 22 more countries in a week....
Lines Around the Globe at Apple Stores on iPhone 5's First Day

Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings

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The Vikings are coming to Amazon. LoveFilm, Europe’s leading movie subscription services that Amazon bought in 2011, just gained exclusive streaming rights in the U.K. and Germany for the popular television series Vikings. This marks the first time that a show has been distributed on LoveFilm before hitting the cable networks or...
Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings
Facebook wins legal battle to force Europeans to use real names online

Germany re-opens Facebook probe

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Data protection authorities in Germany re-open investigations into Facebook's use of facial recognition software....
Germany re-opens Facebook probe
Facebook adds frictionless payment to mobile with Bango carrier billing

Windows RT takes a hit as Samsung halts European sales of Ativ Tab tablets

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Windows RT, Microsoft's first tablet-focused operating system, is not proving to be a hit in Europe. Actually, demand on the old continent is so weak that Samsung will reportedly stop sales of its Windows RT tablet in Germany. Ativ Tab sales will also be halted in several other, yet...
Windows RT takes a hit as Samsung halts European sales of Ativ Tab tablets
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Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

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Fab, the fast-growing online design sales site, has acquired fellow design store LLUSTRE.COM, which will be henceforth be known as Fab UK. The news was due to be announced by Fab later today, but looks like LLUSTRE.com jumped the gun on its own blog. The UK launches comes as social...
Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

Apple's Apology To Samsung: We're Cool, You're Not

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Remember earlier this month, when Apple lost its appeal in the U.K. against Samsung for a High Court ruling earlier this year? Well, on the bottom of the the home page of Apple's UK website is a little linky that says Samsung/Apple judgement. Click on that and up comes a...
Apple's Apology To Samsung: We're Cool, You're Not

Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

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Amazon’s app store is officially open for business in China. The Seattle online retail giant debuted its app store for Chinese customers this past weekend, Reuters reported. Amazon’s newest store offers an alternative to Google Play for those in China. Unlike Google, Amazon’s store features both paid and free options....
Amazon opens Appstore in China; Kindle coming next?

Enabling the next generation of computer scientists with CS4HS

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For the past four years, Google has sponsored an initiative called Computer Science for High School (CS4HS). The mission of this aptly named collaboration is simple: to bring computer science professional development to educators through hands-on workshops. In collaboration with universities, colleges and technical schools, we have helped K-12 educators...
Enabling the next generation of computer scientists with CS4HS
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