Wearable tech is gaining popularity in Italy, with the country's device makers focusing as much on good design as good technology.
Italy's got tech
A room with a view on Italian business tech.
Raffaele Mastrolonardo is a journalist and co-founder of effecinque (www.effecinque.org) news agency. He has been writing about technology for the past 11 years or so for some of the most important Italian news media, both on and offline, including Corriere della Sera, Wired Italia, SKY.it. He's covered the government IT sector for several years. His last obsession is data journalism.
In the last 12 years Federico has been working as a freelance journalist, at first covering current affairs and economy and then focusing on technology, writing extensively for several Italian national media outlets. He's also the author of a number of books on social media and the Internet and was a Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism fellow in 2013.
Italy's path to broadband nirvana isn't going to be an easy one, but the new government is hoping that tax breaks and less red tape can help speed the process.
The City of Udine is moving from Windows for OpenOffice – and may soon ditch Microsoft at an operating system level too.
The capital of Piedmont has been lured to open source with the prospect of doing away with licences and delaying the refresh cycle.
With university funding plummeting, Italy's higher education institutions are adopting Gmail – but not everyone's happy about the move.
Experts in Italy are working on proposals that will set out web users' rights and obligations – a draft bill that could eventually be adopted across Europe.
The incumbent mobile operator has been running a LTE-A showcase in Turin, giving consumers a taste of the network they can expect later this year.
The Italian data protection watchdog has brought in new regulations that will see Google forced to change how it collects, handles, and stores users' data.
Italy's startup community is growing. Are recent government measures helping to foster growth, or are young companies succeeding despite them?
Under the bonnet of Vodafone's acquisition of the Italian telematics company.
Italy's Lombardy Region is rolling out superfast broadband on a small scale. To encourage local residents and businesses to take up the service, it's giving connectivity away at no cost.
A major IT overhaul is afoot in Umbria, guided by ideas and opinions from the area's residents.
Amazon, Google, Apple, and Gameloft are being investigated by Italy's competition authority over concerns that apps marketed as free to play needed in-app purchases to work.
The Italian energy giant is creating a new business unit to explore how IBM's cognitive computing could help it find new oil reserves and make better business decisions.
Building a successful startup is nowhere easy, but it's harder than most in Italy. However, thanks to new initiatives and a spirit of mashing up Italy's traditional industries with the latest tech, that could all be about to change.
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- 4 A new dawn for wi-fi: Why using a public network in Italy no longer means showing your passport
- 5 'Much ado about nothing': Are Italy's 2,300 startups reason to be cheerful?