Prosecutors in Hamburg will decide in the next two weeks whether to press charges against Google over the collection of payload data by its Street View cars.
The German View
From SAP and Software AG to startups, a look at the new developments in the largest economy of Western Europe from an insider's perspective.
From the day he brought home a modem and dialed in to a local BBS in 1991, Michael has been obsessed with technology and how it enables collaboration. He has a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, and has worked in and around the technology start-up scenes in San Francisco and Berlin.
Germany's Oktoberfest, the most well-known festival centred around Bavarian beer, food and music, came to a close on Sunday. Official statistics show fewer visitors than the year before, but those who visited the festival drank nearly as much - and used more than double the bandwidth compared to last year.
Google has just opened new premises in the German capital - its third office in the country - which will play home to the search giant's marketing, sales and lobbying efforts.
The German Federal Office for Information Security is reversing its stance on Internet Explorer, after Microsoft released an update that plugs the recently discovered security hole.
The German government's information security agency has issued a warning recommending that users should stop using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer until the company releases an fix for a recently-discovered hole in the browser.
The CEO of Germany's Deutsche Telekom has announced plans to increase the availability of high speed broadband access to around 24 million households over the next four years.
Germany's foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has told a conference that the country hopes to ban the export of tools that could allow repressive regimes to monitor their own citizens.
The cities of Hamburg and Berlin are to launch a new legal initiative to protect owners of WLAN networks from litigation if intruders commit offences on their network.
Germany's parliament has backed a proposal to put black boxes, which gather information from vehicles involved in accidents, in all of the country's new cars.
SAP could be gearing up for a shopping spreed, after co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe told a German newspaper that one-third of revenue growth should come from acquisitions.