Apple has seen its gesture-based unblocking system invalidated by Germany's federal patent court.
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.
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.
Facebook’s lawyers have secured a victory over a German privacy group that wanted to force it to allow pseudonyms on the site.
As part of our series of articles examining the 4G LTE landscape across Europe, ZDNet takes a look at how Germany's fourth-generation services are measuring up.
Google has notched up thousands of supporters in its ongoing copyright law battle in Germany, a battle that, should it lose, would see it forced to pay news sites for aggregating their content.
Audi recently demonstrated a car that can park itself without the need for a driver. But while the technology already exists to make autonomous cars a reality, it will be a long time before our vehicles will take over the driving.
Data protection authorities in one German state have threatened the fine if Facebook does not allow Germans to use the site without providing their real names.
Support for the use of a government-created Trojan to intercept the VoIP communications of suspected criminals appears to be on the wane - but it's far from dead.
The Austrian student group Europe-v-Facebook wants to go to court to force Facebook to do more to protect the data privacy of its users. To finance the legal battle, the group is turning to crowdfunding.
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