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Six ways Google can keep you up to speed in PyeongChang

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1. Stay in the snow know with Google Search When you search for the Winter Olympics, you’ll find the latest information about your favorite events at the top of Search results. You’ll be able to see your country’s rank in the race for gold medals, or dive into a specific sport to check out which athletes have won. When you’re not tuning into the Winter Games live, you can watch a daily recap video, see top news related to the Olympic Games, and find verified updates from official broadcasters around the world. 2. Tune in with YouTube Start... Read More »

Allianz: “Inequality can feed radicalism and fundamentalism”

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Rich and poor: Do societies on different continents show differences regarding inequality? Can we take a closer look at Europe and the United States? Heise: Yes, there are differences between societies and no single solutions. You can’t just tax the rich and give to the poor. In most of Europe we currently have an immense unemployment issue. Everything that can be done needs to be done to face it. The best policy to prevent inequality, to prevent poverty, is to offer a good education. People that can improve their qualifications, their profi... Read More »

E-books and iTunes to face price hike as EU tax rules enter into force

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VAT on digital products such as ebooks, music downloads, and apps used to be charged in the country of the supplier. But as of Thursday (1 January) VAT will be payable in the country where the digital product is bought. The move is an attempt to harmonise VAT rules across the EU but also a bid to prevent firms like Amazon, Apple and a number of US internet service providers from routing their European sales through low-tax countries such as Luxembourg, where the VAT rate is just 3 percent. All companies which sell telecoms, broadcasting o... Read More »

Apple gives EU consumers refund option for apps, music

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Apple hasn't publicly announced the move or its motives, but a change in the German version of Apple's user agreement was first noted by German website iFun on Monday (29 December). The new 14-day return policy is laid down in the most recent "terms and conditions" which apply to users of Apple's products (App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks). An inventory by EUobserver of the German, French, Spanish, Polish, and Dutch versions of the terms shows they now also include a 14-day refund period. Consumers in Norway - not an EU m... Read More »

IBM reveals new companies developing Watson-powered apps

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The IBM Watson Group is unveiling three new partners who are building “Made with Watson” apps, from helping investors make accurate, on-the-go decisions based on market insights uncovered from trade floors full of data, to aiding a dermatologist seek out the most effective skin cancer treatment option, to alerting retailers when it's the right time to push their display of game-time snacks to the front of the store to help increase sales. Following the IBM Watson Group’s April investment in Fluid Inc., a startup that builds online shopping e... Read More »

AT&T: Apps to Put the ‘Fiesta’ in Your Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo Cookbook Fresh, spicy and delicious. For only $0.99, this app is a great investment for your Cinco de Mayo festivities or any Mexican food night during the year. The cookbook showcases authentic, flavorful recipes that are easy for anyone to recreate! Picture It! Don’t have a sombrero handy? No problem! After you snap a picture tonight, just download the free app Picture It! to use one of the 54 Cinco de Mayo themed images to really dress up your pics. This app is great to have on hand to make any holiday shot look hilari... Read More »

Chromecast: now casting in 11 more countries

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In addition to your favorite apps like YouTube, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music and Netflix (where available), we’re working with local content providers to bring even more of the movies and TV shows you love to Chromecast. Apps will start rolling out today, and include BBC iPlayer in the U.K.; France TV Pluzz and SFR TV in France with CANALPLAY coming soon; and Watchever in Germany with Maxdome coming soon. So instead of huddling around your laptop to watch Sherlock solve the next crime or getting caught up on all the workplace drama in ... Read More »

Dyslexia and breast cancer apps amongst winners at €200,000 Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good Europe Awards

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Other winners in the health category were Teresa Torres and Laura Estévez, who won with their app ‘Contigo’ (With You). A breast cancer survivor and medical oncologist, respectively, the pair have supported the development of ‘Contigo’ to provide support, information and advice to women diagnosed with breast cancer from the moment of diagnosis all the way through stages of treatment and recovery. Last night the Vodafone Foundation announced the four winners of the 2013 Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good Europe Awards. These awards recognise... Read More »

UCL and Worldline agree collaboration to develop Mobile APP Ecosystem

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The agreement will see Worldline in the UK utilising intellectual property that has been developed by Worldline’s Spanish division, to provide UCL with software to run an internal app store. This will enable student and graduate entrepreneurs – as well as staff and small businesses – to test their products and services prior to releasing them to the market. The app store forms part of the ERDF-funded UCL DECIDE project intended to be the world’s largest ‘living lab’ for digital and media projects. As part of the project, UCL will utilise its... Read More »

SAP customers unlock the Power of Intelligent Things

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SAP is also working with SK Solutions, the global leader in anti-collision software, to create an innovative system to help engineering and construction companies improve the management of collision avoidance and make critical information available in real time. The announcement was made at the Internet of Things World Forum, being held from October 29–31 in Barcelona, Spain. For many businesses, the next wave of competitive advantage will come from the ability to derive intelligence from sensor-generated data, and to deliver resulting insig... Read More »

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