A regional court in Germany has ruled that Facebook is not subject to German privacy law, thanks to being headquartered in Dublin.
The German View
From SAP to Software AG to start-ups, a look at the new developments in the largest economy of Western Europe from an insider's perspective.
Moritz is a Munich-based IT-journalist with more than eight years of experience as an author under his belt.
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.
The Motorola Mobility patent that also blocked push mail sync in Apple's iCloud in Germany is now finding itself on shaky ground.
Apple has seen its gesture-based unblocking system invalidated by Germany's federal patent court.
Although the so-called 'Google tax' has lost its most important features, it's on its way to becoming law, creating uncertainty for freelance journalists and business opportunities for lawyers.
ZTE has lost the first round in a patent battle against fellow Chinese telecoms company Huawei in a German court. ZTE plans, of course, to appeal the decision and is telling customers not to worry.
Nokia has blocked the sale of some HTC devices in Germany, but HTC says it has already removed the infringing function from devices currently sold in the country.
The German car maker has signed Infosys up for a five-year application infrastructure management deal, spurring the outsourcer to open a new facility.
Nokia has lost two patent rulings in Germany, including one 'flagship' patent at issue in over 30 infringement cases.
Microsoft looks like to scoop a ban on Google Maps in Europe's biggest market.
Germany's ruling coalition has used it majority in the Bundestag to vote in a new addendum to the German copyright law which could require news aggregators to pay publishing houses for using their free content.