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Partnering with China will help Europe to speed up 5G deployment

On 14 September 2016, the European Commission published its long awaited outline for the future European 5G deployment strategy. ChinaEU welcomes the timely adoption by the European Commission of its ‘5G for Europe’ Action Plan. The rollout of 5G is expected to enable and widely disseminate technologies, such as the Internet of Things, self-driving cars,

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European regulators to scrutinise WhatsApp privacy switch

Facebook’s move to relax the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the world’s most popular mobile messaging application, will be closely scrutinised, the chair of Europe’s leading group of privacy regulators said on Monday (29 August). WhatsApp, which counts more than a billion users globally, said on Thursday it would start sharing users’ phone numbers with Facebook,

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Juncker to announce €200 billion extra funds in ‘State of the Union’ speech

Energy and digital infrastructure projects are expected to receive a further €200 billion funding boost under plans to be announced today (14 September) by the President of the European Commission in his State of the Union address. Jean-Claude Juncker will announce the extra funding as part of a drive to reunite Europe in the aftermath of Britain’s shock

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British department for Culture, Media and Sport offers connection vouchers

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is set to launch a satellite broadband scheme in rural parts of Suffolk and West Yorkshire, and will issue connection voucher codes to help those deemed eligible get online. Similar to the ongoing Connection Voucher scheme for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in urban areas, the government’s plan is to help

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How secure are New York City’s new Wi-Fi hubs?

The first of New York City’s public Wi-Fi hubs went live yesterday, offering free gigabit-fed Wi-Fi to anyone within 150 feet of the stations on Third Avenue. These are the first of 7,500 such hubs, each equipped with USB charging ports and custom-built tablets for web browsing, spread throughout the five boroughs. As part of

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Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica will bid for German airwaves

Europe’s three biggest phone companies will gather in a small German town next week for a government auction of mobile frequencies that will be closely watched by regulators and carriers across the continent. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica will bid for airwaves, including for the first time blocks of 700 megahertz band occupied by broadcasters

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Pokémon Go launches and crashes in Japan, surprise surprise

After a barnstorming performance around the world, Pokémon Go has finally launched in the lucrative Japanese market, with servers crashing hours later, presumably not surprising many. The Japanese market is one which has drawn attention from many around the world, mainly due to the financial potential in the country. Japanese consumers are widely recognised by

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Tim Cook: everything can change except values

In an exclusive Q&A with Fast Company, the current CEO discusses the Watch, how Steve Jobs informs Apple’s future, and how Apple lives “outside the box.” Fast Company: How does Steve Jobs’s legacy live on at Apple? Tim Cook: Steve felt that most people live in a small box. They think they can’t influence or change things a

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“Low power consumption will be crucial for the new era of the Internet of Things” Video interview to Fabrizia Montefiori (Tiesse CEO)

The Italian company produces routers and M2M solutions “We are a company with engineering origins, we have remained engineers and we manufacture; design, develop and repair our products if necessary by providing the assistance. The whole cycle is managed by us. Telecommunications are in our DNA”. This is what Fabrizia Montefiori, Tiesse CEO, told us

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Now TV: Game of Thrones gets triple the views of any other show

Game of Throneshas proved the most successful TV show “by far” on Sky’s four-year old over-the-top service Now TV, IBC delegates heard yesterday. Speaking on a panel named ‘What do audiences really want? The truth about changing TV consumption’, Now TV’s strategy and proposition director, James Alexander, said while some individual movies can return similar

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France launches terror alert app ahead of Euro 2016 tournament

The French government has launched a smartphone app that would alert users to possible terror attacks and provide them with information on how to stay safe. The French Interior Ministry announced the app on Wednesday ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament, which kicks off on Friday outside Paris. Officials in France and other countries have warned that

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Big film, big data: how analytics is shaping the business

Data analysis is changing the landscape of an industry in which experience and instinct are still heavily relied on, but the analysts argue more can be done. At a recent financial conference, Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger made a surprising admission. “We don’t have any idea who went to see Star Wars in the cinemas,” Iger

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Old media hopes to benefit from new EU copyright rules

When the EU last overhauled its copyright rules, back in 2001, the German newspaper Bild was selling more than 4m copies a day, music lovers were buying 2.4bn CDs a year, and recently revived computer maker Apple had just brought out something called an iPod. But while a lot has changed since then, the rules

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China to build 40 manufacturing innovation centers by 2025

China will set up around 40 national manufacturing innovation centers by 2025, theMinistry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Tuesday. The centers will be devoted to information technology, intelligent manufacturing, newmaterials and biomedicine. Around 15 will be established by 2020. The MIIT has promised to improve the intellectual property management system to promotecooperation and profit sharing between centers. To build a better manufacturing sector, China came up with the “Made in China 2025” planlast year, to shift the country away from low-end manufacturing to more value-addedproduction. China’s value-added industrial output grew 6.1 percent in 2015, lower than the 8.3-percentgrowth in 2014. Manufacturing output expanded 7 percent, 2.4 percentage points lower thanthe previous year. Credit: China Daily

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European Publishers’ Last Hope?

The European Commission wants to make controversial changes to digital copyright legislation. At stake are billions of euros and the publishing industry’s battle against the dominance of internet giants like Google. The European Commission wants to force Google, Facebook and YouTube to pay for the right to distribute the intellectual property of writers and artists,

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Smartphone app lets users decide fate of Netherlands refugees

Looking to change public perception about migrants in the Netherlands, two journalists have launched a Smartphone app that dramatizes the asylum-seeking process and lets users ask tough questions of would-be refugees. With The Detailed Interview app, users select questions for actors portraying migrants from Syria and Guinea as they explain why they fled their homelands. Users then

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