Loek EssersAmsterdam correspondent for IDG News Service, IDG News Service

Loek Essers focuses on online privacy, intellectual property, open-source and online payment issues.

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'Free' global aircraft tracking service proposed by satellite company

The technology could be used to track aircraft in trouble, and to store black box information in the cloud.

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Samsung chairman suffers heart attack

The chairman's condition is stable and he is recovering, Samsung said

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Snapchat offers video and instant text messaging

Conversations will be deleted when users leave the instant messaging screen, Snapchat said.

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Online private car rental services driving to gain ground in Europe

Competition heats up as users flock to new services

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Red Hat to acquire Ceph open-source storage provider Inktank

Ceph will remain an open, multiplatform storage project, Inktank said

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UK banking service aims to make it easier to pay small IOUs

More than 30 million account holders can now access Paym

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Search warrants extend to emails stored overseas, U.S. judge rules in Microsoft case

Microsoft said it will continue to fight the ruling as part of its data privacy commitments to its customers

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Play is the thing for these European education startups

Learning through games can help shape the future of personal education, an expert said

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Four growing European startups to keep an eye on

Starting a tech business in Europe is still harder than in the US, but things are looking up, an investor said

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Google AdWords cleared in geotagging patent lawsuit

Google was cleared of infringement but the patent was not declared invalid

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Ads pushing app downloads are coming to Twitter

Advertisers can use a single interface to promote downloads of their mobile apps in other apps or directly from Twitter timelines

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Google Glass to get a workout from Dutch firefighters

Google Glass could be useful for tasks like cutting up a car to free a trapped person, the fire department said

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Telefónica starts exchange for targeted mobile ads

Axonix' ambition is to compete with Google, Facebook and Twitter in the mobile ad space

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Uber ride-sharing service hit by Brussels court ban

A Brussels court has ordered Uber to stop operating its UberPOP ride-sharing service in Brussels, local media report

Report: Facebook about to enter e-money market in Europe

The company is soon to become a registered e-money firm in Ireland, paving the way into the EU