Loek EssersAmsterdam Correspondent, IDG News Service

Loek Essers focuses on online privacy, intellectual property, open source, and online payment issues for the IDG News Service.

Legal ruling

Apple denied retrial in Samsung patent case

The court also denied most of Apple's other motions

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EU wants more concessions from Google in antitrust case

A competitor calls it troubling Google make get a fourth chance to propose terms

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Facebook fan page operators not responsible for user data, German appeals court confirms

But a German data protection commissioner called the decision 'a catastrophe and a setback for data protection'

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Publishers urge European Commission to reject Google antitrust deal

Accepting Google's commitments would secure its dominance rather than temper it, the publishers said

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Apple demands damages after court denies sales ban on Samsung products

Apple is looking for at least $6.46 per Samsung product that infringes on three patents

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Samsung, Philips and others fined by EU for participating in smartcard cartel

The companies exchanged sensitive commercial information on pricing, customers and contract negotiations, the Commission said

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Uber vows to defy German ban on its UberPop ride-sharing service

Uber can be fined up to €250,000 if it continues to operate its UberPop service in Germany, a court there has ruled

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Europol launches international cybercrime task force

The FBI and the UK National Crime Agency are part of the team

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European 700MHz band should be freed for mobile broadband by 2020, report says

The extra spectrum is needed to meet increasing demand for video on mobile devices

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Nokia's navigation service Here comes to Samsung smartwatch and Galaxy

Here will be exclusively available on Galaxy Android phones

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EU funds IT projects to help with flood monitoring and protection

More than two thirds of European cities have to deal with flood risk management issues on a regular basis

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Time Warner Cable suffers from brief, nationwide Internet service outage

The outage affected more than 11 million residential customers

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Gartner: After slump, server sales rise again in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Server shipments were up almost 1 percent, while revenue grew almost 4 percent in Q2

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Twitter expands European advertising network

Twitter expanded after experiencing 'tremendous growth' in the region, it said

PlayStation Network back online after massive denial of service attack

The group that claimed responsibility for the PlayStation DDoS attack also diverted the flight of a Sony executive with a fake bomb scare.