Technology

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Dec 17 '14 21:15

The global payment technology firm Adyen has announced on Tuesday that the company has taken on €250 million in investment. The successful securities offering was lead by growth equity investor, General Atlantic, in collaboration with Temasek, Index Ventures and Felicis Ventures.

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Dec 16 '14 12:51

At the end of each year Google compiles lists of popular search queries for each country based on the more than 3 billion worldwide queries the search engine handles every day. The most asked question in the Netherlands is "How does Tinder work?".

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Dec 15 '14 23:11

The Dutch Data Protection Authority has found Google in breach of several provisions of the Dutch data protection act with its new privacy policy, according to a press release by the CBP. Google could face a €15 million fine because of the alleged violations.

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Dec 11 '14 22:16

The National Military Museum, designed by Rem Koolhaas, was opened by King William-Alexander on Thursday. The museum was erected in Soesterberg, Utrecht where the former Royal Netherlands Airbase stood since 1913. The museum unifies the collections of the Army Museum in Delft, which closed its doors for the last time two years ago, and the Military Aviation Museum.

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Dec 8 '14 12:18

According to a report from Telecompaper, 74 percent of Dutch people have a smart phone. Two years ago it was about half of the population.

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Dec 3 '14 23:45

The video-streaming service Netflix has over 700,000 paying subscribers in the Netherlands, and estimates that before the end of the year it will have attained over 17 million subscribers outside the US, reports Digital TV Research.

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Dec 3 '14 23:40

Alarms were sounded earlier today at Eindhoven Air Base when KDC-10 reportedly suffered an engine failure while conducting a training flight.

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Dec 3 '14 23:32

Victor Muller, co-founder and CEO of the Dutch automotive company, Spyker N.V, has announced that the company has asked the administrator to voluntary restructure finances, in an attempt to salvage the company from liquidity challenges. Muller simultaneously announced that the company is merging with an American electric aircraft manufacturer, in a press statement Tuesday.

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Dec 2 '14 20:31

Mega Tetris, created by Thor, is the world's largest Tetris game played ever. This Monday, their game has broken the world record earning their giant game board an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Dec 1 '14 13:01

The police are working on making a report over the internet easier. One of the improvements is that during the course of 2015, citizens who want to report a crime over the internet will be able to log in with DigiD.

Nov 29 '14 09:30

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde talks about his upcoming plans for Schiphol Airport, a 32-km dyke, and new technologies, and the childhood that inspired everything including the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Starry Night bike path.

Nov 25 '14 17:45

The Dutch lead a high quality life, but might not be able to maintain this for future generations, according to the joint press release by Central Planning Bureau (CPB), the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP) and the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

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Nov 20 '14 14:03

On Thursday iZettle introduced a new mobile payment service to help prevent small businesses and retailers missing out on sales. With it even homeless street newspaper vendors can be paid with a debit card.

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Nov 18 '14 14:25

Government internet connectivity issues have forced the temporary stoppage of the Dutch integration exam, affecting hundreds of people who already made plans to take the test. At least 716 people are known to have registered for the exam which must often be taken in the person’s country of origin, meaning the registrants have lost out on money spent for travel arrangements.

Nov 17 '14 11:23

Hema starts selling its own smartphones and tablets from Monday. The retailer is the first Dutch store that offers a smartphone and tablet under its own brand.

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Nov 14 '14 12:53

On Thursday afternoon Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and the richest man in the world, visited Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Hague. Gates planned to call on Rutte to increase the Dutch budget for development aid, which the government had made cuts on.

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Nov 12 '14 09:08

There is a good chance that, for the first time ever, a satellite will land on a comet today. Today around 10:00 a.m. the Rosetta satellite will release the so-called "lander" Philae to land on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Nov 4 '14 21:56

The crowd swelled on the Damrak in front of Amsterdam’s old stock exchange when the three low-riding choppers pulled up. Nobody complained about the noise from the bikes, because there was none.

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Nov 4 '14 14:28

According to Statistics Netherlands, one in three of all internet users aged 12 and older use cloud computing.

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Nov 4 '14 09:00

The regional websites of Wegener newspapers were the victims of a large DDoS attack on Monday.

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Oct 28 '14 12:05

Dutch people are careless when using a work laptop, tablet or smartphone on a public WiFi network. Many people seem unaware of the risks. One in three employees even sometimes leave their device unattended.

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Oct 28 '14 10:55

Alec Momont of the TU Delft has designed an unmanned, autonomous navigating mini plane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator on the spot where it is needed.

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Oct 27 '14 12:18

Scientists have succeeded in sending the hitherto largest packet of information through fiberglass.

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Oct 22 '14 14:03

Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and Environment) is adjusting the exemption rules so that large scale tests with self-driving cars and trucks will be possible on the road from next year.

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