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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.
Sara Zaske is a journalist based in Berlin. She has written on technology, development, and the environment for a variety of publications including ZDNet, the San Francisco Examiner, Sierra magazine and RCR Wireless News.
In the wake of the NSA leaks, the German chancellor has sought assurances that US secret services have not been listening to her phone calls
The Alcatel One Touch Fire is now headed to Deutsche Telekom's Congstar brand.
Germany's incumbent telco is spearheading an effort to keep local internet traffic inside the country.
For some customers, speed will be limited to 2Mbps if they use more than 300GB for four months in a row.
The wider privacy issues are still unresolved, however.
The planned E-Plus merger with O2 would create one of Germany's largest mobile networks
Motorola's patent injunction temporarily stayed after Apple reportedly ponied up a €100m bond.
Citing a 2007 presentation by Jobs, a German court strikes down a patent for iOS' rubber band effect.
Kabel Deutschland's proposed acquisition of a smaller rival, which had come under scrutiny from Germany's competition regulation authority has been abandoned.
The country's upcoming federal election is unlikely to turn into a referendum on government co-operation with the NSA.
The acquisition will help Vodafone add fixed-line services to its offerings in Germany
O2's Signal Boxes aim to provide better 3G reception in buildings for companies.
Under pressure from competitors, Germany's incumbent telco plans infrastructure improvements.
The Alcatel One Touch Fire is to be offered through Deutsche Telekom subsidiary Congstar, which is taking applications for pre-launch testers.
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