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A fresh start for broadband? ‘Unblock Italy’ decree set to pave the way for faster connections

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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.

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The scorpion and the media industry… Can Europe change Google’s nature?

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News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson has become Google’s nemesis in Europe and is lobbying to stem the search giant’s abuse of its dominance.

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IT outsourcing: As Romania vies to be the new India, can the country keep up?

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Cost effectiveness is replacing the low cost as the chief concern for those looking to outsource IT services – and Romania is hoping to take advantage.

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Germany wants Google to give up its secret search sauce

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A German minister has called on Google to reveal details of its search algorithm to address concerns about its dominance of the European market.

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Orange set to acquire Spain’s Jazztel for €3.4bn

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Consolidation in Spain’s telecoms market continues as Orange picks up its smaller fixed and mobile rival.

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TDC snaps up Norwegian ISP Get for €1.68bn

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Complementary fibre and cable TV see Norway’s TDC seal the deal.

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Huawei opens R&D facility in France

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Chinese networking giant’s new research site in the Sophia Antipolis technology hub is its 17th in Europe and will focus on chipset design and embedded technology.

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Huawei opens R&D facility in France

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Chinese networking giant’s new research site in the Sophia Antipolis technology hub is its 17th in Europe and will focus on chipset design and embedded technology.

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City of Turin decides to ditch Windows XP for Ubuntu and €6m saving

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The capital of Piedmont has been lured to open source with the prospect of doing away with licences and delaying the refresh cycle.

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Google to host European meetings over ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

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The tech giant is holding a series of meetings across Europe to debate the ‘right to be forgotten,’ privacy, and freedom of information. First stop: Madrid.

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