SoftBank to replace Huawei’s 4G network equipment with Nokia and Ericsson equivalent

SoftBank will also source its 5G network equipment from Nokia and Ericsson rather than from Huawei: Nikkei In a significant development, Japan’s Nikkei has reported without citing sources, SoftBank Group Corp plans on replacing 4G network equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd with equivalent hardware from Nokia and Ericsson. Further, for its 5G network,…

Freenet still committed to Ceconomy despite issues

Ceconomy is Europe’s biggest consumer electronics retailer. On Wednesday, Freenet, a German telecom company stated, it continues to remain committed to its investment in Ceconomy, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics retailer. Its commitment is despite issues which prompted the departure of its chief executive last month. “I still believe in the company,” said Christoph Vilanek, Freenet’s…

Hamburg opens non-compliance procedures against Facebook

Of the 87 million Facebook users who were affected by the personal data privacy breach, 3 million were from Europe. A spokesman for Hamburg’s data protection ombudsman stated, the city has opened non-compliance procedures against Facebook, the world’s biggest social network which in recent days have been accused of abusing its users’ data. In a…

Amazon to expand its footprint in France, will create 2000 permanent jobs in the country

Amazon has 5 logistics centers in France. It now plans on opening a 142,000-square-foot delivery warehouse later this year. The ramping up of investments in its infrastructure and services in the country along with the settling of long-running taxes with French tax authorities, are a pointer to the strategic role France is to play in…

The tech sector emerges as the best performer in the European stock market

Shares of AMS, a chipmaker appreciated by 206% in 2017. On Friday, European stocks steadied their footings and were set to post their strongest gains since 2013 buoyed by surging tech stocks as well as a robust resources sector. Although the eurozone blue chip stocks dropped by 0.1%, the pan-European STOXX 600 index remained flat,…

Weaponizing social media for intelligence gathering

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has warned public officials on the risks of exposure while using social media. A wake up call. In a turn of events which underscores how social media is being increasingly weaponized by countries such as Russia and China, Germany’s intelligence service has published details of social network profiles which, it says,…

A heady mix of cutting edge engineering and technology prowess is fueling the growth of Europe’s industrial giants

Investors are increasingly looking to reap in the benefits of cutting edge industrialization with hi-tech software prowess such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. No wonder, European Companies, including Siemens and ABB, have become a favorite among investors. Investment funds who are looking to reap rich rewards at the intersection of European efficiency and technology…

Google creates $300 million fund for late stage funding for European biotech firms

The new fund will provide funding to both public and private firms for products that have already reached mid-stage Phase II clinical development, providing them with a new source of growth capital. In a move that underscores the wide net Google has cast across industries, the search engine giant has sunk in $300 million in…