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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IBM puts a price on its Twitter analytics service

IBM is ready to sell the first sentiment analytics service that draws on a partnership it formed with Twitter last October

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Unify adds connectors, features, Android app to its unified comms service Circuit

Since its demo at last year's Cebit, Circuit has become a real service, changed its name and picked up some paying customers

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Face of Chinese IT industry doesn't please everyone at German trade show

Alibaba's Jack Ma booked his first booth at Cebit 14 years ago. From that humble beginning, China's marketplace is now the star of the show

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German industry is poised to exploit rural broadband

Digital farming is the next big opportunity for Germany's software and manufacturing industries

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German IT spending forecast to rise on eve of industry's biggest trade show

Software and services will drive IT spending in Germany, as the number of IT sector jobs continues to rise, an industry group forecasts

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BlackBerry launches $2,300 tablet

Yes, you read that right. And BlackBerry didn't even make it.

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SanDisk's InfiniFlash is a new storage format that will sell for under $1/GB

InfiniFlash is Sandisk's new all-flash platform for applications such as video streaming or high-peformance databases

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YO! This messaging app has a lot more to say for itself, even offline

The app lets users message and share files via Wi-Fi, even without an Internet connection

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Ericsson seeks US sales ban of Apple iPhone, iPad in patent lawsuit barrage

In a barrage of nine lawsuits filed Thursday, Ericsson alleges that Apple's iPhone and iPad infringe a total of 41 of its patents

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World's top SIM maker says NSA spies hacked in, but didn't steal encryption keys

After an internal investigation, Gemalto said hacks on its network didn't breach separate infrastructure protecting SIM card encryption keys

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Apple plans two European data centers running on renewable energy

With data storage in the European Union, the company won't need to export data to the U.S.


Expedia to buy Orbitz for $1.6 billion

The company is buying market share to sustain profit, just after it bought Travelocity about a month ago.

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French newspapers go offline, but hosting company rules out DDoS as cause

Early speculation that jihadists were responsible for the outages seem less likely as the hosting company rules out a DDoS attack

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CSC pays $190M to settle 4-year-old accounting fraud case with SEC

CSC will restate its results for 2010 through 2012, and has promised not to violate US antifraud, reporting and accounting laws in future

Tor, TrueCrypt, Tails topped the NSA's 'most wanted' in 2012, per newly revealed Snowden leaks

Germany's Der Spiegel published the new cache, which also shows the NSA struggled to fit all its surveillance data into Excel spreadsheets.