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Telco CEO: Consumers have ‘double standards’ over data privacy

Despite consumers continuing to criticise corporate attempts at monetising data, they are happily handing over data to major tech companies such as Facebook, according to the head of Telefonica Deutschland, Thorsten Dirks. Dirks argued that there is a double standard among consumers who ‘scrutinise any attempt to make money off their data’, while at the… Read More


Tesla acquires Grohmann Engineering to launch global industrial automation research centres

Tesla Motors has acquired German specialist plant machine manufacturer Grohmann Engineering GmbH, the foundation stone in the launch of a new Tesla Advanced Automation headquarters in Germany – and further industrial research centres around the world. The company announced the agreement to buy on its site, but did not disclose the figures involved in the… Read More


Germany tells Tesla drivers to keep their eyes on the road with Autopilot

Germany’s Federal Motor Authority has sent a letter to Tesla owners warning them that they must pay full attention to their driving whilst using the autopilot feature. The letter advises Tesla motorists that German road regulations mandate that the driver of a vehicle be alert and in control of the vehicle whilst operating it. Autopilot… Read More


Microsoft invests $3 billion in cloud and European data centres, including France

Microsoft has announced that its investment in European data centres has now reached a commitment of $3 billion, and will extend to France and beyond. CEO Satya Nadella is currently on a business charm offensive across Europe, together with the company’s President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith – and both seem determined to close… Read More


Microsoft launches two Azure regions in Germany

Microsoft has announced the general availability of its two new Azure regions in Germany, Germany Northeast (Magdeburg) and Germany Central (Frankfurt am Main). While the data centres will immediately deliver computing, networking and storage services, Microsoft has scheduled Office 365 applications to go online for customers from the first quarter of 2017, and Microsoft Dynamics… Read More



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