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German Savings Banks Buy Online Broker

In a surprise move, the German Savings Banks Association...

Can Powerline Compete with DSL?

Internet access from an electrical socket was launched on...

MobilCom: WLAN is a Niche Product

German MobilCom has already stated its intention to go...

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Can Powerline Compete with DSL?

Internet access from an electrical socket was launched on July 1 in Germany. With its current price structure and the speed of its infrastructure expansion, however, it is not expected that Powerline (as the technology is...

German Web Sites Lose Customers in June

Numerous large Web sites in Germany had far fewer customers in June than in the month before. According to online statistics in the category of "general interest" from the Information Association for Determining the Distribution of Advertising Media...

Internet Book Sales More than Double in Germany

According to the Association of German Publishers and Booksellers ("Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels"), the sale of books over the Internet more than doubled in the past year. In Germany, book sales over the Internet reached a total of...

MobilCom: WLAN is a Niche Product

German MobilCom has already stated its intention to go with UMTS (also known as WCDMA), but the company said Monday it will also offer wireless LAN. "These local mobile communication networks will be a meaningful...

Bavarian Schools Pilot Internet Filtering Program

The Hamburg-based Pan Amp AG is offering schools in Bavaria a pilot project for filtering out Internet content that could be harmful to young people. This pilot project is being carried out in coordination with the...

Bertelsmann Overestimated Possibilities of E-Commerce

Thomas Middelhoff, head of the Bertelsmann management board, has admitted that he overestimated e-commerce growth. It was also a mistake to push for BMGs leap to a worldwide leading position, Middelhoff said in the Saturday edition of...

16 Million Germans Are Interested in Computers, Telecommunications

The number of Germans extremely interested in computers and telecommunication has risen again considerably in the past two years from around 13.5 million to 16.3 million. According to the most recently published Computerpresse reader analysis (Leseranalyse Computerpresse, or...

German Savings Banks Buy Online Broker

In a surprise move, the German Savings Banks Association (Deutscher Sparkassen-und Giroverband, or DSGV) is taking over the online broker pulsiv.com in D|sseldorf. The savings bank organization will buy 90 percent of pulsiv AG with an option to...

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