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Netherlands passes net neutrality law, first among EU nations

Doctors use 3D printing to rebuild a woman's jaw

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A team of researchers from Belgium and the Netherlands has replaced a patient's lower jaw with a 3D printed model. After an 83-year old woman was diagnosed with progressive osteomyselitis, an infection affecting almost her entire mandible, and doctors surmised that removal of the infected area was the only...
Doctors use 3D printing to rebuild a woman's jaw

CloudOn launching its iOS, Android tablet apps in 16 more countries, Office hounds rejoice

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Surprise, surprise, CloudOn has just opened a fresh can of tablet-friendly Office and is getting ready to deliver it outside of the US, UK and Canada for the first time in its relatively short history. The cloud-based service announced it's now launching its iOS and Android applications in 16...
CloudOn launching its iOS, Android tablet apps in 16 more countries, Office hounds rejoice

The Pirate Bay Says Goodbye to (Most) Torrents on February 29

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For half a decade The Pirate Bay has been the leading BitTorrent site, but soon its users will no longer be able to download .torrent files. The first step in this direction will be taken on February 29, the Pirate Bay announced today. Instead of deleting all torrent files at...
The Pirate Bay Says Goodbye to (Most) Torrents on February 29
Researchers Build Hard Drive of Future With Frickin’ Lasers

Spotify’s embeddable Play Button: Awesome idea, but not as good as it should’ve been

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In case you missed it, Spotify launched its embeddable Play Button earlier today, letting you embed any Spotify song, album or playlist directly into your website. Just like YouTube, right? Erm, no actually. Now that the initial dust has settled, it’s worth reflecting a little and seeing what’s on offer...
Spotify’s embeddable Play Button: Awesome idea, but not as good as it should’ve been

Europe’s online advertising market grows to 21 billion euros, now accounts for 20% of total spend: IAB

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The online advertising market grew 14.5 percent year-over-year to a market value of almost 21 billion euros, according to IAB Europe, which has just released the results of its sixth annual AdEx Benchmark survey. The findings of the survey, which were released today at IAB Europe’s Interact conference in Barcelona,...
Europe’s online advertising market grows to 21 billion euros, now accounts for 20% of total spend: IAB

TNW Conference 2012: TNW readers tend to be more affluent and better educated than average [Video]

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As The Next Web Conference 2012 kicked off this morning, Piet Hein van Dam, CEO of website data startup Wakoopa (disclosure: The Next Web Holding BV owns shares in Wakoopa) presented a snapshot of ‘The State of the Interwebs’ in 2012. Among his findings was the revelation that readers of The Next...
TNW Conference 2012: TNW readers tend to be more affluent and better educated than average [Video]

This talking Domino's Pizza scooter will make your day infinitely more awesome (video)

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Dearest RIM, Microsoft, Intel and Sony: Stop spending millions on mildly successful advertising campaigns. Just modify a delivery scooter to shout your brand name between gear shifts. Respectfully, A now-loyal Domino's Pizza customer.This talking Domino's Pizza scooter will make your day infinitely more awesome (video) originally appeared on Engadget...
This talking Domino's Pizza scooter will make your day infinitely more awesome (video)

Google TV goes international, Sony NSZ-GS7 set-top box up for preorder in the US and UK

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Sony mentioned during CES 2012 that it would bring its Google TV-powered hardware to Europe this summer, and now it's official. Along with Google, it's announced preorders are available for the $199 NSZ-GS7 internet streaming set-top box in the US and UK (showing a ship date of July 9th...
Google TV goes international, Sony NSZ-GS7 set-top box up for preorder in the US and UK

Samsung starts Android 4.0 rollout for Galaxy Note, reports say

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According to reports, the Galaxy Note update is being downloaded in the Netherlands and Germany, though Samsung hasn't said where it'll be available just yet. [Read more]...
Samsung starts Android 4.0 rollout for Galaxy Note, reports say

Microsoft moves logistics center out of Germany, blames Motorola patent battle

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It may be a mere thorn in the foot of a giant like Microsoft, but the patent war with Motorola is clearly starting to sting. German news outlet CIO reports that Redmond has shifted part of its European logistics operation from Germany to the Netherlands, affecting around 50 jobs...
Microsoft moves logistics center out of Germany, blames Motorola patent battle

Inside Apple's New Amsterdam Retail Store

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Late yesterday, we posted a remarkable photo of the glass staircase inside Apple's new Amsterdam retail store that is set to open to the public on Saturday. Press previews of the new store took place this morning, and a number of sources have now posted photo sets of the interior...
Inside Apple's New Amsterdam Retail Store

TNW Pick of the Day: Symbaloo launches mobile apps to sync bookmarks across all your devices

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Launched in the Netherlands in 2007, Symbaloo is a portal that lets you organise and collate your favorite Web bookmarks in your own personal online ‘Webmix’, something which is comparable to folders that group together topic-specific URLs. The premise thus far has been pretty simple – you bookmark a site...
TNW Pick of the Day: Symbaloo launches mobile apps to sync bookmarks across all your devices

How robots could one day become our best friends

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Scientists in Europe are working on a project that could allow children and robots to become ‘friends’. Robots can help children in all sorts of ways, by assisting with everything from school work and cookery to play. While at the moment, children may grow fond of robot companions, the robots themselves...
How robots could one day become our best friends

Already selling €50,000 of design items per day in Europe, Fab.com rolls out in 13 more countries

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Fab.com founder and CEO Jason Goldberg this morning announced on his blog that the design marketplace is rolling out in 13 additional European countries, bringing the total of countries where the design-oriented flash sales website is available to 16 (including the US, Germany and Austria where it was already live)....
Already selling €50,000 of design items per day in Europe, Fab.com rolls out in 13 more countries
LG Optimus 4X HD out in Europe today
German court clears Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N for sale

Google Indoor Maps for Android goes UK

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New Google just launched indoor maps for Android devices in the United Kingdom. “You’ll no longer need to feel clueless when you’re at the railway station, trying to figure out where to buy a coffee before you rush to catch your train from platform 11; nor will you feel embarrassed about asking...
Google Indoor Maps for Android goes UK

MPAA: Censorship Is Good For Consumers

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Ah, the MPAA. Hardly a day goes by when someone there doesn't say something positively ridiculous. The latest is a reaction to the news that a court in the Netherlands has expanded the censorship of The Pirate Bay to a few more ISPs. The MPAA has decided to explain that...
MPAA: Censorship Is Good For Consumers

Fashion For Home Scores New Funding As Samwer Brothers’ Rocket Internet Exit

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Fashion For Home, the online designer furniture store, has scored a new funding round led by the Munich-based VC Acton Capital Partners, while Holtzbrinck Ventures has also participated. And with it we have an exit of sorts. That’s because, as part of the round, the Samwer Brothers’ incubator, Rocket Internet, has...
Fashion For Home Scores New Funding As Samwer Brothers’ Rocket Internet Exit
Three UK launches unlimited roaming data in Europe for £5 per day

The Internet Never Forgets: Politwoops Saves The Tweets Your Politicians Tried To Delete

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Once something is on the Internet, it’s typically pretty hard to delete it. Unless somebody retweets a posting to Twitter, though, a deleted tweet is pretty much gone forever. With Politwoops, however, the Sunlight Foundation is now preserving some of these tweets for posterity. Politwoops follows all the 433 official...
The Internet Never Forgets: Politwoops Saves The Tweets Your Politicians Tried To Delete

Nokia flips internet sharing switch on for Lumia 710 and 800c in Tango update

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Looks like Espoo's finally ready to do the Tango with Lumia owners. According to a report on Nokiapoweruser, updates for localized variants of the 710 and the China-only 800c have been spotted on NaviFirm, indicating a planned firmware rollout for those WP 7.5 devices is underway. Users in Belgium,...
Nokia flips internet sharing switch on for Lumia 710 and 800c in Tango update

Online Ticket Sales Startup Eventbrite Passes $1 Billion In Total Sales

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Eventbrite has become the go-to platform for selling tickets online. And it’s announcing a major milestone to prove it today: It’s sold more than $1 billion tickets in total. For Eventbrite, the milestone also highlights some accelerating growth. It took nearly two years — from January 2009 to December 2010...
Online Ticket Sales Startup Eventbrite Passes $1 Billion In Total Sales

After child sex scandal, Habbo reopens in France, Germany and more, creates Parental Advisory Summit

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Sulake, the Finnish parent company of youth-oriented community site / social game Habbo Hotel, recently landed in a massive media shit storm after evidence of the presence of sexually explicit material on the social network for children surfaced. The firm decided to ‘mute’ its entire site in the wake of...
After child sex scandal, Habbo reopens in France, Germany and more, creates Parental Advisory Summit

Dutch court bans Pirate Bay links

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The Netherlands' Pirate Party is banned from telling users how to bypass blocks to The Pirate Bay file-sharing site....
Dutch court bans Pirate Bay links

EU proposes elite cybercrime unit

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The European Commission announces plans to set up a dedicated centre to fight cybercrime, based in the Netherlands....
EU proposes elite cybercrime unit

Shipment is the easiest way for designers to ship deliverables to clients [Invites]

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Email is one of the most popular ways creatives and clients converse, but unfortunately it wasn’t built for us. Throughout the design process, communicating with clients can be terribly cumbersome, partially because sending designs is such a messy job. Either the file sizes are too large, or certain formats aren’t compatible....
Shipment is the easiest way for designers to ship deliverables to clients [Invites]

Sophisticated bank fraud attempted to steal at least $78 million

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McAfee and fellow security firm Guardian Analytics released a report today that detailed a sophisticated type of bank fraud that originated in Italy and spread globally, initiating the transfer of at least $78 million from around 60 financial institutions. Banks in the Netherlands were hit the hardest, with fraudsters attempting...
Sophisticated bank fraud attempted to steal at least $78 million
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