Germany

Wirecard

Germany promises to probe audit regulator’s Wirecard dealings

Germany has promised to research after the head of the body that regulates auditors told lawmakers he’d traded in Wirecard shares weeks before the payment services business c...

Apple

Apple could block apps that do not comply with new privacy feature

Apple has threatened to remove apps from its widely-used App Store when they do not comply with the upcoming personal feature allowing users to block advertisers from tracking them...

Huawei Technologies

German draft IT security law strives for consensus on telecoms vendor risks

Germany would have to reach a consensus in government that a telecoms seller poses a national security threat so as to exclude its equipment from federal 5G networks, according to ...

Wirecard

Wirecard’s tech assets and platform bought by Banco Santander

Wirecard’s insolvency administrator Michael Jaffe on Monday said the payment system provider’s technology platform had been sold to Spain’s Banco Santander.

Apple

Privacy activist files complaints against Apple’s tracking tool

A group led by privacy activist Max Schrems has filed complaints with German and Spanish data protection authorities over Apple’s internet tracking tool, alleging that it all...

Amazon

Europe charges Amazon with using dominance and data to squeeze rivals

The European Union charged Amazon with damaging international competition within the retail space, alleging that the US tech titan uses its size, power and information to obtain an...

Nokia

Setback for Nokia in German patent battle with Lenovo

A German appeals court on Monday raised the enforcement of an injunction won by Nokia Oyj in a patent dispute by Lenovo Group to block the world’s largest PC maker from selli...

Amazon

German watchdog launches new investigation into Amazon

Germany’s anti-trust authority has launched an investigation to Amazon and Apple over potential anticompetitive behaviour, German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily has rep...

Siemens

Siemens launches local power trading platform with German utility

German technology group Siemens and utility Allgaeuer Ueberlandwerk (AUEW) have established a trading platform which allows little rooftop solar energy producers to exchange electr...

Nokia

Nokia seeks to block Lenovo sales in Germany over patent licensing

Nokia has sought to impose an injunction from Lenovo, the world’s largest PC maker to block sales of its products in Germany after breach of a movie encoding patent.

T-Mobile

Deutsche Telekom tests mobile antenna in the stratosphere

Deutsche Telekom has tested a aerial base channel in the earth’s stratosphere, it said on Monday, hoping to deliver mobile coverage to remote regions that ground-based networ...

Libra

G7 vows to fight ransomware attacks; say stablecoin needs regulation

Fiscal leaders of this world’s seven biggest economies on Tuesday pledged to fight rising ransomware strikes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, also said no stablecoin surgery shoul...

Amazon Warehouse

Amazon workers in Germany strike on ‘Prime Day’

A German trade union called on employees at seven Amazon warehouses to move to strike on Tuesday to coincide with the online marketplaces global “Prime Day” advertising...

SAP

SAP users face cost squeeze, pressure to digitalise

The clients of software group SAP are enduring severe declines in revenue and earnings while at the same time confronting intensifying pressure to hike IT spending to go digital, a...