Microsoft Start is a unified brand for Microsoft's news service and a rebrand for MSN News and Microsoft News. The new name applies to all platforms, including the News apps on mobile.
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Roku is planning to launch in the German market later this year. It will make its hardware available complete with popular services like Netflix but also with apps and content from local partners.
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.
TikTok and Spotify have made an agreement that lets TikTok users claim Spotify Premium, for free, for four months. The offer is available in several European markets including the UK and Germany.
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.
The German government is formulating a plan that would see it subsidise the hardware costs for internet satellite hardware from the likes of Starlink. Starlink sells this hardware for $499 normally.
Google has announced the launch of News Showcase in India. By partnering with over 30 Indian publishers, the company hopes to increase audience reach with adequate financial compensation.
Sky has re-branded its NOW TV service and is simply now known as NOW. It also changed the name of Passes to Membership. The new brand will arrive in the UK first then Italy, Germany and Ireland.
Snap Inc and Oxford Economics have released a new report which says Gen Z will drive the economic recovery thank to their aptitude with technology. It said they'll also adopt AR first.
Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom have found that solar grids can power two-thirds of the energy requirements needed for one of the latter's mobile sites located in Germany, helping cut emissions.
While Microsoft had already announced that the Surface Duo handset is coming to Europe in early 2021, the company today announced pricing and availability for the UK, France, Germany, and Canada.
Facebook is the subject of a new antitrust investigation in Germany, in relation to the recently-launched Oculus Quest 2 headset, due to it requiring a Facebook account to be linked.
Vodafone has said it will begin stocking Nreal Light glasses in Germany and Spain from spring 2021 but will expand the product to other markets afterwards. It described the device as affordable.
Facebook News will launch in the U.K. in January 2021. The aim of the program is allow publishers to reach a wider audience coupled with a wide variety of advertisement and subscription offers.
Verdi has called on workers at an Amazon warehouse in Germany to strike again to disrupt the processing of orders during Black Friday. Roughly 500 workers participated in an earlier strike.
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.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab Active3 Enterprise Edition is now available to purchase in Germany for €477 via retail partners and select wireless carriers. It is a rugged tablet designed for business users.
The Mountain View firm has added a dedicated carousel for Web Stories to its Discover app on both Android and iOS. The feature is presently available in the U.S., Brazil, and India.
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.
Google has unveiled new features meant to make it easier to explore local news through Assistant and listen to a mix of personalized news articles based on the users' interests via a Nest speaker.
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.
Facebook is testing allowing users who have subscribed to its partner publishers to link their accounts to their subscriptions with those organizations, making it quicker to access paywalled content.
Facebook has announced plans to bring its News service to the U.K, Germany, France, India, and Brazil within the next 12 months. It said it will pay publishers of news that it curates.
In an open letter, Google has slammed Australia for its proposed News Media Bargaining Code, claiming that it hurts free services and that it also places the search data of users at risk.
Samsung has worked with the German government to build a secure app for storing electronic national IDs. The app will be available for on Galaxy S20 series devices later this year.
Facebook is rolling out a new notification screen that pops up before you can share a news article that's more than three months old. It will also explore other uses of notification screens.
Germany has become the latest country to launch a contact tracing app. The new app is based on the decentralised model that uses an API released by Google and Apple back in mid-May.
The new service is described as a "digital guardian angel" by the company. Using a sensor and crash algorithm, it will detect whether the rider has got into an accident, alerting emergency services.
Plex and Endemol Shine Group have announced a partnership which will see more free content arrive on Plex. Films including Mr Bean will be available in a number of countries including the U.S. and UK.
Germany, which has been somewhat cautious in using tech to combat the virus due to public skepticism towards surveillance, will roll out its contact tracing app in the coming three to four weeks.
With this program, the local newsrooms will be provided emergency funding to help cover the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A donation of $1 million was also announced for two organizations.
Opera has launched Opera News Lite for those on data- and storage-restrictive plans and devices. It comes in at just 1MB and uses less data to retrieve news stories resulting in a faster experience.
Apple has launched a new section in its news app to help people find verified information about the Covid-19 disease. It also includes the latest case figures and tips to help you fight the disease.
The firm is rolling out its new Google Assistant "Read It" feature to Android users. Once invoked, it will be able to read aloud web pages with an option to translate over 42 languages.
Tesla has been given permission by a German court to continue felling trees in a 91 hectare plot of forest land that the firm owns. It had been told to stop work earlier this week by another court.
Microsoft is expanding the capabilities of its German datacenter regions with support for Office 365 and Dynamics 365 use cases, after it debuted Azure services in the region back in September.
Tesla has been forced to stop work on its fourth gigafactory after a court ordered a temporary halt yesterday. The Green League has been protesting construction over wildlife and water concerns.
Germany is planning to follow in the steps of the UK when it comes to Huawei's involvement in 5G networks. Banning the Chinese firm is too costly but its involvement can be limited.
An app called Project Newsbar has surfaced onto the Microsoft Store, though you can't actually obtain it via regular means. As the name implies, it's a sidebar that displays a variety of news items.
Elon Musk sought to alleviate the locals' water concerns relating to Tesla's plan to construct a factory in Germany, saying that the plant would use less water than the original expectation.