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Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry

How do restaurants use digital solutions - or why do they refrain from using them? What are their demands, and why is it worth it to drive digitisation in an industry that is still largely operated in the analogue world?

14 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

IBM boosts IoT operations with $200m investment

IBM has announced a $200 million investment into the new global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things (IoT) business in Munich

4 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#IFA16: Waterproof gadgets make a splash at Berlin tech fair

From smartphones that can survive a dip in the sink to sweat-resistant earphones and floating speakers for your next pool party

5 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volkswagen teams up with LG to develop connected cars

Embattled German auto giant Volkswagen said Wednesday it is teaming up with South Korea's LG Electronics in the area of connected cars

7 Jul 2016

FRANCE

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

GERMANY

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

GERMANY

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work

5 Mar 2015

GERMANY

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

GERMANY

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

GERMANY

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

GERMANY

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

GERMANY

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

GERMANY

TomTom's new Pro 8 series driver terminals

HANOVER, GERMANY: TomTom Telematics has launched it its new PRO 8 series driver terminals at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show, which it claims will revolutionise the possibilities and impact of Fleet Management on the business processes of clients in all industries.

25 Sep 2014

GERMANY

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

GERMANY

Telefonic to raise cash to pay for E-Plus

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Telefonica Deutschland, the German subsidiary of Spanish telecommunications group Telefonica, said it was planning a capital increase to pay for the purchase of rival operator E-Plus.

11 Sep 2014

GERMANY

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

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

GERMANY

German cop appears on cannibalism charges

DRESDEN, GERMANY: The trial of a German police officer accused of murdering a willing victim to satisfy his cannibalism fetishists started in Dresden on 22 August.

22 Aug 2014

GERMANY

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

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