Germany

Facebook

Facebook cracks down on German anti-COVID restrictions group over ‘social harm’

Facebook has removed a network of accounts linked to an anti-COVID restrictions movement in Germany as it announced a new crackdown on coordinated campaigns of real users that caus...

Platform News: T-mobile

Softbank agrees strategic share swap pact with Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom has struck a share-swap deal with Softbank Group to increase its stake in US unit T-Mobile and sold its Dutch unit in a major restructuring that strengthens the Ge...

Roku television aggregator

TV aggregator Roku to launch its players in Germany

Television aggregator Roku has said it would launch its streaming players in Germany later this year, seeking to capitalize on a pandemic-driven shift towards watching more VOD (vi...

Platform News: Google

US trade judge finds Google infringed five Sonos patents

A US trade judge has ruled that Alphabet Inc’s Google infringed five patents belonging to Sonos Inc that concern smart speakers and related technology, a decision that could ...

Google Cloud

Banks take steps to reduce potential cloud computing risks, Google survey

Banks are taking steps to mitigate risks from their increasing use of external cloud computing services, a survey by Harris Poll and Google Cloud has said.

Platform Industry: Delivery Hero app

Germany’s Delivery Hero takes 5.1% stake in rival Deliveroo

Germany’s Delivery Hero has taken a 5.09% stake in online food delivery rival Deliveroo, driving the British company’s share price to its highest since listing on the s...

Platform News: Binance

Crackdown: Crypto exchange Binance unauthorised, says Italian regulator

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is not authorised to carry out activities in Italy, the country’s market watchdog has said, joining a string of global regulatory moves ...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

TikTok tells employees to return to office for three days a week

Popular short-video app TikTok has told its employees that some will be offered the option to work remotely for up to two days a week after they return to office, according to an i...

Platform News: Binance

Binance temporarily suspends payments from EU’s SEPA network

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will temporarily suspend euro bank deposits from one of Europe’s key payments networks, it said in an email sent to users.

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

German privacy tsar tells ministries to shut Facebook pages

German government organisations have until the end of the year to close their Facebook pages after the data protection commissioner found the social network had failed to change it...

Platform News: Binance

Britain bans Binance’s UK ops in latest cryptocurrency crackdown

The UK’s financial regulator has said Binance, one of the world’s most prominent cryptocurrency exchanges, cannot conduct any regulated activity and issued a warning to...

Platform News: Apple logo

German competition watchdog launches Apple investigation

Apple became the fourth major digital company to face closer scrutiny from Germany’s antitrust watchdog after the cartel office said it had launched an investigation into whe...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Amazon raises minimum pay in Germany to 12 euros per hour

Amazon will guarantee an entry-level wage at its German warehouses of 12 euros (approximately $15) an hour, the company has said in the face of a long-running battle with a top lab...

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

E-brokerage Scalable Capital raises 150 million euros in Tencent-led round

Online brokerage Scalable Capital said on Tuesday it had raised 150 million euros (approximately $183 million) from investors led by China’s Tencent, becoming the latest Germ...

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