Internet monitoring must have proper limits, Merkel tells Obama
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that government monitoring of Internet communications needed to remain within proper limits.
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The IETF between open innovation and network load limiters
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has held a conference to prepare for its annual meeting in Berlin at the end of July. Among the topics discussed were open standards as well as potential network traffic control measures
Italian president says forming new government cannot be rushed
BERLIN - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed because of what he said were unfounded fears that Italy was a threat to the stability of Europe.
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European M-Payments Company Payleven Signs Berlin Taxi Firm To Chip & Pin Trial, Claims Chip & PIN “Necessary” For Visa Mobile Payments
Square has Starbucks and now Square-clone Payleven, which is backed by Germany's Rocket Internet incubator/investor, has signed up Berlin taxi association -- Taxiverband Berlin (TVB) -- to trial its Chip and PIN payment dongle. Payleven also makes a smaller magnetic swipe dongle for taking mobile payments but taxi drivers have opted to kick the tyres of the Chip and PIN system.
Italians Take Up The Torch To Ignite Their Own Tech Startup Scene
Last year, Italy’s official statistics bureau, ISTAT, produced a report on the state of the Internet in Italy. It found that in world terms, Italy was below average in terms of Internet usage. The European average is 73 percent usage by population, and Italians were hovering around the 63 percent mark. But official statistics can be cruel and out of date - and it's clear now to any observer on the ground that whatever is happening in the home market, Italian tech startups aren't just shooting for their own country but for yours, as well.