The Rhineland-Palatinate state authority in Germany has announced today that it has set up 12 Starlink satellite dishes that will help the flood-affected people. More dishes will be deployed later.
Google has been fined a whopping €500 million ($592 million) in France for failing to reach an agreement with news agencies about how they will be compensated for their content being displayed.
Vodafone has announced that its European operations will be powered entirely by renewable energy from July 1. Its operations in Africa will be switched to renewable energy by 2025.
Google has announced that it is opening the process of addition to the choice screen for all eligible search providers. This means that the company will get rid of its controversial auction system.
Amazon has opened a new lab in Italy that will develop new technologies to improve the safety and well-being of its staff, especially those working in the numerous warehouses around Europe.
Sony has announced the availability of the Xperia PRO in the UK, Germany, and the Nordic countries. The device, which aimed at professionals, will set customers back €2,499. Pre-orders are open now.
Microsoft has announced the EU Data Boundary for the Microsoft Cloud, which means that all data of EU customers utilizing Microsoft services may be stored in the EU region only by the end of 2022.
Spotify is e-mailing premium users in some markets to let them know that prices will increase from April 30. Existing customers will start paying the new prices in June instead of May as a thank you.
Amazon has invested in nine new renewable energy projects which makes it the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in Europe. The projects are in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.
IDC has reported a 12.4% increase in smart home units in Europe in 4Q2020 compared to the same period in 2019. The firm expects the continent to have 210 million smart home units by 2025.
Opera has launched a new fintech called Dify. Dify will provide users with cashback at certain retailers and in future it will introduce new services like savings management, credit, and more.
Galaxy S21 series prices have leaked, suggesting that the S21 and S21+ might cost €50 lower than its predecessors. The Galaxy S21 Ultra, however, is expected to cost the same as the S20 Ultra.
Amazon Air has launched its first regional hub in Europe at the Leipzig/Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Germany, spanning 65,600 square feet and serving deliveries with two daily flights.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is currently working on a new region in Switzerland. Dubbed AWS Europe (Zurich), it will consist of three availability zones and is expected to launch somewhere in 2022.
Facebook announced today that it has expanded its dating services to Europe, a little over a year after it launched in the U.S. The service was previously available in 20 countries.
Samsung Pay launches in Germany under an open beta scheme with a limited set of flagship devices. The partnership with Visa and Solarisbank AG ensures it will work with almost every bank account.
Denmark is looking into whether Google owes more tax. The country's Prime Minister has been a proponent of implementing a digital tax that would extract more profit from big tech firms.
In what seems to be an inadvertent move, Samsung has revealed the specs and European price for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy M51. Until recently, only an Indian launch was officially confirmed.
Amazon has announced the purchase of 1,800 electric vans from Mercedes-Benz. The electric vehicles will be part of the European delivery fleet and cut Amazon's emissions by thousands of tonnes.
Spotify today rolled out its music streaming platform to 13 new markets, including Russia. However, the service's podcasts feature is notably not available to customers in that country.
Police forces worked with the NSA to introduce malware into a secure texting platform EncroChat. Over 800 criminals have been arrested. Two tons of drugs and dozens of arms have been seized as well.
In March, Netflix announced its decision to reduce the streaming quality in parts of the world. Now as countries around the world are starting to open up, Netflix has decided to restore the quality.
The company announced that it would slow or delay game downloads across Europe in order to ease the network load. However, the company is still promising "robust gameplay" to consumers.
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Note 9S globally which is a rebranded Redmi Note 9 Pro that launched in India earlier this month. It also announced a compact projector & a handheld vacuum cleaner.
In addition to donating money, the company says it is donating millions of masks to healthcare professionals in the U.S. and Europe. A program permits Apple Card owners to skip March payments.
Apple TV+ is reportedly following in the footsteps of Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime in reducing the quality of its video stream in Europe in order to help lessen the strain on internet networks.
Netflix has decided to reduce its streaming bitrate in Europe over the next 30 days in response to a call by the EU for everyone to help ease network congestion in the region amid COVID-19.
The Berkshire based company reported that as a result of COVID-19, data traffic on its networks had risen to 50% in several markets. Millions across Europe have switched to working from homes.
Huawei has launched the P40 Lite in Spain. This is the first phone announced by the company carrying the P40 branding. It features a 6.4-inch display, a Kirin 810 chip, and a quad-camera system.
LG has announced the LG K61, LG K51S, and LG K41S. Each mid-range device will launch in the Americas, Europe, and Asia but the South Korean firm has not provided any information on pricing.
Facebook Dating launch in Europe has been hampered by the Irish Data Protection Commission. It was due to arrive today in time for Valentine's Day but now Facebook is delaying the launch.
Vodafone has announced plans to remove Huawei from sensitive parts of its network across Europe. It estimates that the work should take five years at a cost of around €200 million.
Citing a significant transition to e-commerce, Bose will be closing down all its retail stores, numbering 119 in total, in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia, over the coming months.
Xiaomi's CEO, Lei Jun, has announced that the firm is planning to ship ten or more 5G-enabled devices in 2020. The move is being seen as an attempt to regain lost ground in the domestic market.
Google has announced that it is planning to spend €3 billion in Europe over the next two years to bolster the data centres that it operates. The investments will help create more jobs.
Roku has announced that it's expanding its Roku TV licensing program to Europe. This allows manufacturers to acquire licenses to ship Roku OS on their devices, with the software then updated by Roku.
Facebook has finally launched its dating service in the United States. The company announced the product early last year. The social media giant said it will launch Facebook Dating in Europe in 2020.
Apple Pay is now available to all Danske Bank account holders in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. Customers in these regions can use the iOS payment app with both Visa and Mastercard.
Today Amazon announced two new renewable energy projects in Ireland and the U.S. One is set to be an Amazon Solar Farm and the other an Amazon Wind Farm. Both will supply energy to AWS data centres.
Qualcomm was slapped with a whopping fine of €242 million today by the European Commission for abusing its market dominance a few years back by selling baseband chipsets to Huawei and ZTE below cost.