In Germany, privacy concerns mean an increase in data security centres in the country and interest from international companies.
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.
The new case comes just months after another report of the widespread theft of email credentials.
The merged mobile network would have to give up some of its spectrum, the country's telecoms regulator says.
Cuts at company's T-Systems unit are smaller than initially feared, however.
Redmond contended that Google and Motorola had infringed on a mapping patent it owns. Not so, says the patent court.
IPCom, a patent-licensing firm, claimed Apple and HTC were infringing on its patents. A German court disagreed.
Most customers will be able to upgrade to faster speeds for no extra cost, but those with Apple devices are in limbo.
With its new Potsdam building, the software behemoth hopes to tap into the area's universities and startups.
Passengers on Germany's biggest carrier will soon be able to use mobile roaming for texts and data while airborne.
Patent-licensing firm IPCom claims Apple is infringing on its mobile technology patents.