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Google gains legal right to use Gmail brand in Germany

Google happily announced on its blog today that @googlemail.com will now become @gmail.com in Germany. This marks the first time in several years that @gmail.com will be the default option for German users. Google had switched to @googlemail.com following a…

In Paris: A few things I learned about video games

I went to Paris last weekend, which is an extravagant thing to do if you live in New York and should probably be making shorter weekend commutes. But I had a rare chance to go and so off I went. I wasn't supposed to be working, but I can't shut off the video-game-reporter part of my brain. While on vacation I did a little work. For your benefit!

Google TV coming to Europe in September

Google TV will be launching in Europe and other parts of the world in September. Sony will manufacture and sell two different Google TV-based consumer products, according to a report by Les Echos via GigaOM.

Bulgaria and the Netherlands withdraw support for ACTA

The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has lost more support in Europe after Bulgaria and the Netherlands refused to sign citing concerns regarding privacy and human rights. They join Germany and Poland, both of which refused...

Apple expands iTunes Match support in Europe, Latin America

Apple has completed its second major international rollout for iTunes Match since its U.S. launch in November. The service is now available in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Latvia, Lithuania, Nicaragua, Panama,…

Google TV set to launch in Europe

During his keynote speech at the annual Edinburgh Television Festival last Friday, Google Executive Eric Schmidt announced plans to launch Google's TV service in Europe starting early next year. The original launch in the United States back in October 2010 received rather poor reviews...

Sony PlayStation Vita coming to Europe in October?

Sony has said that the PlayStation Vita will launch globally at the end of this year, and further indicated that it will arrive this fall, but still hasn't gotten any more specific. Now, a Blockbuster flier obtained by IGN suggests…

Nokia to launch first Windows phones in Europe

At the 2011 Mobile Telecompaper conference in the Netherlands, Victor Saeijs, Vice President of Nokia Europe, reiterated to attendees that Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 handsets will be launching in Europe later this year. He noted that he was carrying…

HTC Flyer starts landing in Europe

HTC has announced that its first tablet, the HTC Flyer, is available in as of today in Europe. The HTC Flyer combines natural touch and pen interaction and is available in two models: a combined 3G and WiFi (£600 or…

Europe opens antitrust investigation on Google

The European Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into allegations that Google has abused its search-engine dominance by down ranking competitors in the results it delivers. The original complaint was brought against Google earlier this year by three companies --…