News from Germany
Huawei has secured a deal with Telefónica in Germany, one of the three major operators in the country, to build part of its 5G network. The company said that it will use equipment from Huawei and Finland's Nokia to build its 5G network, provided Huawei equipment met the government's security requirements.
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Facebook has lost a case of patent infringement against BlackBerry in Germany, where the preliminary verdict of the court was in favour of BlackBerry. In its current form, Facebook may no longer offer some of its own apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram in Germany. In nine cases, the court ruled for BlackBerry.
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Deutsche Telekom has put a freeze on the awarding of 5G contracts to equipment vendors until the German government reaches a decision on whether to ban Huawei from future networks.
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The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) has opened an administrative procedure to prohibit Google from transcribing Google Assistant recordings by employees or third parties for a period of three months. This is intended to protect the privacy rights of those affected for the time being.
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A German court has ruled that Apple didn't infringe on a Qualcomm hardware patent, declaring that the iPhone isn't violating any of Qualcomm's power management patents. The judge ruled the suit in question groundless, declaring that Apple's iPhone wasn't standing in violation in an initial verbal ruling. A full filing with rationale is expected in the future.
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Qualcomm has put up €1.34 billion in security bonds in order to enforce a German court ruling in its favour regarding a patent dispute with Apple. The patents pertained to "power savings technology" used in modern smartphones call envelope tracking.
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A German court has ruled that Apple infringed on a Qualcomm hardware patent and the company can no longer sell iPhone's from iPhone 7 through to iPhone X models in the country. The ruling won't go into immediate effect if Apple appeals.
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Earlier today TCL announced the availability of the BlackBerry Motion in the UK and the company has now announced the smartphone will also be available in Austria, Germany and Switzerland starting this month.
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Amazon and BMW announced today that Amazon Alexa will be available in BMW and MINI vehicles starting in mid-2018. Ask Alexa in-car to get directions, call a business, play music or Audible content, control your smart home...
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Unified communications provider Swyx has further improved its IP-based communications solution and will present its new version 11 for the first time at its International Partner and Technology Conference on Wednesday, September 27.
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Vodafone Germany is the first telecommunications provider in the world to offer its customers all five editions of the BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite security solution with SIM-based billing.
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Swyx is considered to be one of the top 100 influencers on Twitter when it comes to "unified communications" according to a new report from Influencer Relationship Management company, Onalytica.
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BlackBerry announced today at the IFA Berlin conference that its SecuTABLET is being used by government agencies in Germany to ensure its staff can work on the go without falling victim to espionage.
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Moments, the photo app launched by Facebook in July of 2015, is now available in Europe and Canada. The app allows users to privately share photos with select friends.
Rolls-Royce to integrate Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and Cortana Intelligence Suite into its service solutions
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Monday at the Hannover Messe industrial fair, Microsoft and Rolls-Royce announced they are collaborating to bring new capabilities to Rolls-Royce customers.