Peter SayerParis Bureau Chief, IDG News Service

Peter Sayer covers open source software, European intellectual property legislation, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

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Bidding war could lead to consolidation in French mobile telecommunications

SFR is the subject of a merger proposal from rival operator Bouygues Telecom and a competing bid from ISP and cable TV operator Numéricable

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer to retire in September, handing over to Luca Maestri

Oppenheimer listed obtaining a pilot's license among the reasons he is handing duties over to Luca Maestri, Apple's corporate controller

STMicro's invisible lasers could bring touchless gesture control to smartphones

Touchless swipes, taps and double-taps can all be identified by STMicro's 'time-of-flight' proximity detector

Mirrorlink 1.1 protocol brings third-party apps to in-car screens

Connected Car Consortium brings drivers more information while at the wheel - but works to limit distractions, too.

Do tablet strokes need a language? Wacom says yes

Wacom's WILL will make it easier to capture handwriting or sketches, share them and recreate them on other platforms, Wacom said.

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Nov'IT pitches rooted Android phones as a pro-privacy weapon

Uhuru Mobile is a new ROM derived from Cyanogen that aims to make Android phones more secure.

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Archos turns to Bluetooth Low Energy to monitor activities in the home

A tablet linked to a range of sensors and control devices allows the programming of simple home monitoring and automation scenarios.


AMD, Bluestacks bring APU-optimized Android inside Windows

AMD is using BlueStacks dual-OS Android system and some extra code to play 'Angry Birds' on a tablet -- without touching the screen

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Somehow, 5G phones will solve youth unemployment

As new 4G phones appear at Mobile World Congress, Neelie Kroes is concerned with how young people will earn the money to buy what comes next.

Qualcomm offers phone manufacturers an upgrade to its Snapdragon 800 processor

The Snapdragon 801's CPU is 14 percent faster than its predecessor, and its GPU 28 percent

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Google publishes commitments it made to settle EU antitrust case

Google has revealed how it proposes to settle an antitrust case over search result ranking.

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Comcast buying Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion

The merger will allow customers of each company to profit from the other's innovations, they said

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Violin Memory names replacement for fired CEO

The company chose former Metaswitch Networks CEO Kevin DeNuccio

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Google appeals €150,000 fine from French privacy watchdog over new policies

The appeal suspends an order obliging Google to explain to users of its French homepage why it has been fined

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SAP's revenue mix is slowly shifting to cloud, preliminary figures show

SAP expects to report a 2 percent rise in Q4 revenue, with the propoertion from cloud subscriptions and support up 66 percent