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Episode 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa.

Date: 22 May 2015
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GERMANY

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe
European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015 10:18

GERMANY

German TV says no sign Varoufakis middle-finger video is fake
German TV says no sign Varoufakis middle-finger video is fake

BERLIN, GERMANY: A video showing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis making the middle-finger gesture to Germany does not appear to be fake, a German talk show said this week (Video)...

18 Mar 2015 08:05

GERMANY

Merkel urges closer tech ties with rising IT giant China
Merkel urges closer tech ties with rising IT giant China

HANOVER, GERMANY: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged closer high-tech cooperation with China as she opened a major IT business fair where the Asian giant is the official partner country...

17 Mar 2015 11:06

GERMANY

China's ambitious IT sector lays claim to global role
China's ambitious IT sector lays claim to global role

HANOVER, GERMANY: China's huge IT sector is out in force in Germany this week, signalling to the world it is ready to not just copy but lead as a tech superpower...

16 Mar 2015 12:27

GERMANY

African tourism acts to shake off Ebola stigma
African tourism acts to shake off Ebola stigma

BERLIN, GERMANY: The impact of the deadly Ebola virus fell mainly on three African countries but tourism has taken a hit across the continent of more than 50 nations as fear has kept many visitors away, tourism chiefs say...

10 Mar 2015 07:22

GERMANY

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17

GERMANY

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo
World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015 07:40

GERMANY

Pre-Christmas season strike in Germany hits Amazon
Pre-Christmas season strike in Germany hits Amazon

BERLIN, GERMANY: Workers went on strike at a German site of Amazon on Monday...

9 Dec 2014 12:31

GERMANY

Lufthansa hands over "Robert Koch" evacuation aircraft
Lufthansa hands over "Robert Koch" evacuation aircraft

BERLIN/FRANKFURT, GERMANY: More than 700 Lufthansa employees volunteer as crew for aid flights; globally unique treatment facility on board...

4 Dec 2014 09:15

GERMANY

BlackBerry gets OK to buy encryptors of Merkel's mobile
BlackBerry gets OK to buy encryptors of Merkel's mobile

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany said on Friday it had approved Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry's purchase of data encryption firm Secusmart, whose customers include Chancellor Angela Merkel...

3 Dec 2014 13:02

GERMANY

Western Europe strong technical consumer goods market
Western Europe strong technical consumer goods market

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The Western European market for technical consumer goods closed the third quarter of 2014 with total sales of €47.3bn...

1 Dec 2014 12:50

GERMANY

Monitor emotional imprint of customer experience to manage customer loyalty
Monitor emotional imprint of customer experience to manage customer loyalty

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: GfK is promoting a major new approach that addresses the acknowledged gap between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty...

20 Nov 2014 12:15

GERMANY

Google sees Amazon as its biggest competition
Google sees Amazon as its biggest competition

BERLIN, GERMANY: Google boss Eric Schmidt said his company's biggest competition as a search engine came from e-commerce company Amazon, and not from other search engines.

14 Oct 2014 09:10

GERMANY

German book publishers 'not scared' of Amazon
German book publishers 'not scared' of Amazon

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Germany's book publishers are ready to face down competition from online retailer Amazon as the retailer is probed by the European Union of its tax deals, pricing disputes and market dominance.

8 Oct 2014 09:38

GERMANY

Rocket Internet loses value in IPO
Rocket Internet loses value in IPO

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany's ambitious start-up platform Rocket Internet made its high-profile arrival on the Frankfurt stock market on Thursday, 2 October, but got off to a disappointing start as shares slumped in early trading.

3 Oct 2014 10:25

GERMANY

German papers ridicule Oettinger for comments
German papers ridicule Oettinger for comments

BERLIN, GERMANY: German newspapers have ridiculed incoming EU Digital Commissioner Guenther Oettinger after he blamed "stupid" celebrities for having their private nude pictures hacked and spread online.

1 Oct 2014 11:10

GERMANY

Sky Deutschland against BSkyB offer
Sky Deutschland against BSkyB offer

BERLIN, GERMANY: German pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland's management and supervisory board recommended that shareholders reject a purchase offer by Britain's satellite TV group BSkyB.

18 Sep 2014 10:02

GERMANY

Samsung's new 'phablets' and smartwatch
Samsung's new 'phablets' and smartwatch

BERLIN, GERMANY: South Korean company Samsung unveiled the next generation of its "phablet" and "smartwatch" gadgets at the IFA consumer electronics fair along with a virtual reality headset the Samsung VR.

4 Sep 2014 10:17

GERMANY

Uber's services halted in Germany
Uber's services halted in Germany

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: The controversial but popular car pick-up service Uber has hit a roadblock after a German court slapped it with an injunction on the grounds it lacks the necessary legal permits to operate its services.

3 Sep 2014 09:45

GERMANY

Twenty airlines offer Euronews to their passengers
Twenty airlines offer Euronews to their passengers

LYON, FRANCE: Euronews takes flight: 575 planes and a potential annual audience of 80 million passengers.

6 Aug 2014 09:02

GERMANY

Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row
Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany debated retaliatory measures against the United States on Tuesday after reports of an alleged double agent stoked still smouldering public anger over the NSA scandal.

9 Jul 2014 11:56

GERMANY

German publishers lodge complaint against Amazon
German publishers lodge complaint against Amazon

BERLIN, GERMANY Germany's booksellers and publishers said they had complained to the country's competition watchdog about Internet company Amazon, accusing it of using "blackmail" to gain discounts from publishers.

25 Jun 2014 09:27

GERMANY

Second annual global customer service survey: The findings
Second annual global customer service survey: The findings

INDIANAPOLIS, US: Research by global software provider Interactive Intelligence Inc reveal what customers look for in a great service experience.

10 Jun 2014 07:19

GERMANY

Criminal probe into Merkel phone snooping
Criminal probe into Merkel phone snooping

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany's federal prosecutors have opened an investigation over alleged snooping on Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

6 Jun 2014 09:15

GERMANY

WAN-IFRA Services to launch in July in Frankfurt
WAN-IFRA Services to launch in July in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: A new entity, WAN-IFRA Services, will launch in July in Frankfurt, Germany to deliver business and technology related services.

15 Apr 2014 14:43

GERMANY

Amazon strike hits Germany
Amazon strike hits Germany

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: One of Amazon's key sites in Germany was the target of fresh walkouts by staff in an long-running wage dispute.

1 Apr 2014 08:17

GERMANY

Britain, Germany to collaborate on 5G mobile network
Britain, Germany to collaborate on 5G mobile network

HANOVER, GERMANY: Britain and Germany will team up to work on developing the next super-fast mobile network, 5G, Prime Minister David Cameron told the opening of the world's biggest high-technology fair.

11 Mar 2014 08:42

GERMANY

German recluse launches website on 'Nazi art' trove
German recluse launches website on 'Nazi art' trove

BERLIN, GERMANY: The elderly German son of a Nazi-era art dealer has launched a website with information about an art trove discovered at his home, suspected to contain Nazi-looted works.

18 Feb 2014 09:09

GERMANY

German, Swiss media groups combine Hungary activities
German, Swiss media groups combine Hungary activities

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: Swiss media group Ringier and Germany's Axel Springer said on Thursday they are combining their operations in Hungary but selling a number of titles including the country's biggest broadsheet daily Nepszabadsag.

29 Jan 2014 09:01

GERMANY

New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments
New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals World's Best Advertising competition has announced five additional appointments to the 2014 Executive Jury.

27 Jan 2014 08:19

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