Nearly two-thirds of Romania's computers run at least one piece of illegal software – a sign of a technological heritage that means it now has the most technology workers per capita in Europe.
Central European Processing
Central Europe is becoming a hotbed for research and development for some of the world's largest companies. Michiel van Blommestein takes a look at this IT powerhouse in the heart of the continent.
Michiel van Blommestein
Michiel van Blommestein is a Dutch journalist who has been living in Poland since 2010. He worked as a technology journalist in the Netherlands before moving to Poland to work as a regular correspondent for various news outlets. He still loves the bits and bytes though.
The Chinese hardware company is making a push into the EU, starting with the east.
According to local reports, the telco could be split up into separate fixed and mobile businesses.
The Polish levy paid on blank storage media to compensate rightsholders for piracy should be added to even more hardware, according to the country's composers and writers.
Political instability in the region appears to be inspiring Ukraine's techies to seek pastures new.
Some countries in Eastern Europe have opted for an innovative way to hang onto their most talented IT staffers.
'Ukraine unrest not affecting us,' says local outsourcer Luxoft, but it's transferring jobs west anyway
As Ukraine's troubles continue, the effects are being felt in the country and further afield.
After a ruling from the EU Court of Justice signalled countries shouldn't take a tolerate attitude to copyright infringement, Poland is in no hurry to tackle illegal downloading.
A network of cash machines in the country will see bank users able to withdraw money using just their fingers.
The break down of communist-sponsored heavy industry in Poland and its gradual sell off has helped turn Poland into a 3D printing hotspot.
Putting an end to the speculation, America Movil has made its move on Austria's incumbent telco - but what's its grand plan?
After a $108m settlement with the DOJ earlier this week, HP has refuted rumours in the Polish press that it was planning to radically overhaul its operations in the country.
A far-reaching probe into suspected corruption in the tech industry in Poland is far from over.
In graphene we trust: How Poland is putting confidence and cash in a material still on the starting blocks
Poland is betting heavily on the future of graphene, even though it's some time away from commercial use.
A new deal between Poland's ministry of defence and three universities is aimed at swelling the ranks of its cyberwar forces.
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