Technology

Utrecht commuters
Feb 2 '15 17:39

Utrecht Centraal lost all train traffic for the second time in two weeks due to a major system failure and travelers' association Rover has demanded that ProRail makes some changes.

Feb 2 '15 15:21

Sniffer dogs will be used to detect network failures In North Brabant and Limburg for Netherlands energy provider Enexis by the end of 2015, the company announced last week.

Feb 2 '15 15:12

Dutch national railway NS will start providing 4G internet aboard its trains this year, to improve the quality and availability of existing free internet for its passengers.

Jan 29 '15 12:53

Dutch MPs were the intended victims of a phishing scam this week, police in the Hague reported Thursday. An investigation is underway.

Jan 29 '15 08:13

The winter weather has resulted in NS adjusting its train schedule. For travelers in the Randstad this means a train every half hour instead of every quarter hour. Nothing changes in the provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe and Zeeland.

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Jan 28 '15 17:35

There may be risks to health from the bluer light of LED, found investigations by the Health Council of the Netherlands.

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Jan 27 '15 17:40

Rotterdam will soon start measuring how many people visit the city and how long they stay there with the new City Traffic system. Visitors will be automatically registered in the city center through mobile phone signals, Bluetooth and WiFi.

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Jan 26 '15 12:15

No other country in the world shows as much interest in Popcorn Time as the Netherlands. In a letter to its shareholders, Netflix states that it is "sobering" that Popcorn Time is almost as popular as Netflix in the Netherlands

Taxi
Jan 22 '15 16:44

Alternative taxi service Uber has a new competitor launching in Amsterdam. Taxify is entering the marketplace, and will allow customers to order taxis via their smartphone app in a similar fashion.

Jan 18 '15 11:42

StartupAmsterdam, a new initiative to ensure the city's place as a top European start-up city, was announced by the city this week. The City of Amsterdam, training institutions, and the trade & industry sector are working together to increase opportunities for success for the city's quickly booming start-up companies, the city revealed in an announcement on Friday.

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Jan 8 '15 16:22

Engineers and conductors are worried about the quality of the trains and the equipment they have to work with, a new study shows. The top concerns are with rails and switches which they say have many flaws, according to a major study by the railway union VVMC.

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Jan 5 '15 17:23

A burglar in Breda gave elementary school students an unpleasant start to the new year by stealing 52 tablet computers designed for the school's e-learning programme. The theft took place early Friday morning at De Tweesprong school on Kapelstraat in Breda, Noord-Brabant, police said in a statement.

Dec 30 '14 12:55

Millions of households' televisions will soon loose signal. Ziggo is adjusting its network because of the merger with UPC. Customers will therefore have to set their TV or decoder again.

Dec 29 '14 09:43

About 15 houses next to the Albert Heijn XL in Tilburg were evacuated on Saturday when the roof threatened to collapse. This was possibly due to the weight of heavy snow, but there is a chance that it has something to do with recent renovation, said a spokesperson of Ahold.

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Dec 23 '14 10:12

A thousand new charging points for electric cars will be built in The Hague to stimulate electric driving. In recent years the number of people opting for such environmentally friendly cars in has increased seven-fold. There are currently about 1,500 electric cars in The Hague.

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Dec 21 '14 15:38

Famed Rotterdam cooking shop Kookpunt listed a knife set on their website for the home chef that has everything: a €55,000 three-piece Nesmuk knife set and knife block. The knives are forged over several days, with the manufacturer calling them as much a work of art as the work of a craftsman.

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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.

Netflix
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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