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Swiss and German privacy regulators say they are taking a close look at the practice by Facebook and other social networking sites of allowing users to upload photos, email addresses and other information without the consent of all the individuals who own or appear in them. Read more »

Brightcove, as part of an effort to grow its business outside of the U.S., is ramping up its European operations. With a new office in Barcelona and new customers in Spain and the UK, it’s beginning to tackle a highly fragmented market for video management services. […] Read more »

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Most cloud providers house services in only a few geographically distributed data centers, and national or continental data storage regulations can limit how -– and if -– organizations move their operations to the cloud. Can legislation can be passed that takes into account such realities? Read more »

The European Commission has finally officially approved Oracle’s proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Sun’s time in no-man’s-land saw it lose many customers and raised questions about key products and divisions that it has. The question now is, what has this cost the company? Read more »

For a while there, it looked like 2010 might be the first banner year for solar stocks since 2007. It still could be, although this week is showing that, if solar does make a comeback this year, it’s not going to happen with out some sudden […] Read more »

The European Commission is dropping its long-standing antitrust case against Microsoft involving browsers after the company agreed to offer users easy alternative choices to Internet Explorer, even as its market share continues to dip. The announcement was delivered in Brussels by Europe’s competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes. Read more »

While most of us were too engrossed in the somewhat ephemeral news of Google’s new attempts at becoming social, something much more profound transpired — something that can have an impact on millions upon millions of people. Microsoft announced that it was opening up its Outlook […] Read more »

Recently, Simon reported on a couple of interesting studies looking at the use of collaboration technologies in the workplace, Forrester’s “The State Of Workforce Technology Adoption: US Benchmark 2009” and Frost & Sullivan’s “Meetings Around the World II: Charting the Course of Advanced Collaboration.” Both reports […] Read more »

Microsoft is closing in on sealing a far-reaching agreement with the European Commission that would end an antitrust battle that’s been simmering for more than 10 years. “We believe this is an answer,” European Union Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes, who has taken a hard line with […] Read more »

The European Union isn’t taking reports of potentially dangerous iPhone malfunctions lightly. EU Commissioner for Consumer Protection Meglena Kuneva issued a warning today that iPhones will be pulled from store shelves if it turns out recent screen explosions are hardware-based problems. Kuneva says the issue is […] Read more »

This week’s arrival of Spotify in the App Store (right now limited to UK, Sweden, France, Spain, Norway and Finland stores) could be the ideal opportunity for us all to throw iTunes in the trash and experience the freedom that Spotify has to offer. Speculation was rife […] Read more »

Facebook has been in hot water with Canada over how it protects user data, and the country’s privacy commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, is set to announce at a news conference tomorrow that the company plans to comply with the government’s privacy concerns. Last month, Stoddart said that […] Read more »

Paid tweeting is nothing new. We’ve all seen spam users and posts in our Twitter feed and our following list, but usually the attempts are painfully obvious and easily dismissed. A new venture, Sponsored Tweets, by IZEA founder Ted Murphy (the guy with the tongue, in […] Read more »

[qi:063] The European Commission, which has been a staunch protector of privacy, may consider tighter regulations about sharing a user’s data with third-party sites, The Financial Times is reporting. It also wants to subject marketers that use social media sites like Twitter to tougher regulations. Under […] Read more »

It’s time for the very apex of everyone’s Easter weekend, the all important revealing of this week’s picks from the App Store. But it’s not all about the latest fresh pickings from the App Store, before we get in to all that, I’ve collated the week’s […] Read more »

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has big hopes for an electric auto industry in the United Kingdom. He told the Independent in an interview published today that 2-3 British cities will launch trials of all-electric cars within a year, with funding for the projects allotted as […] Read more »

It’s a rough world out there for solar, but it’s easier when you have friends. That’s why Germany’s Q-Cells and China’s LDK Solar are forming a joint venture to build solar power plants in Europe and China. The companies said today that they’ve already started work […] Read more »

The new president has convinced the governor of Texas that his administration will crack down on greenhouse gas emissions. But political leaders overseas want to be sure. EU environment commissioner Stavros Dimas has published an open letter to President Barack Obama, calling for the U.S. to […] Read more »

Today AT&T said it would buy Wayport, an operator of Wi-Fi hotspots around the country, for $275 million in cash. The deal brings AT&T 80,000 Wi-Fi hotspots all over the country, which will help offload bandwidth-clogging traffic, driven by Wi-Fi enabled phones, from its 3G network. Read more »

Car makers are facing newer and stricter emissions regulations all over the world. In Europe, the debate over proposals to curb carbon dioxide emissions for new cars is getting fiercer. This week six Greenpeace activist dressed up as Flintstones characters were arrested in Brussels, Belgium, as […] Read more »

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