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Mar 14 '19 07:58

From this month, the emergency control room will be able to track the location of Android phones that call emergency number 112. According to the police, "fast, accurate and reliable location determination is of great importance to help people in need faster and more efficiently and to better facilitate the emergency services", AD reprts. 

This is a feature Google integrated in Android in 2016. Providers can enable it from this month. Smartphones with Android 4.0 or later versions automatically send location data when they call the emergency number. 

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Jan 22 '19 14:50

Dutch consumers' association Consumentenbond handed Google a petition against the company's location tracking with over 50 thousand signatures. This petition forms part of a joint action by seven consumer associations in Europe, Consumentenbond announced on Monday, NU.nl reports.

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Nov 27 '18 10:00

Consumers' association Consumentenbond filed a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority against Google. According to the union, Google 'tricks' Android users into giving permission for their smartphones' location to be used, which is against the law, ANP reports.

Research by Consumentenbond showed that 54% of Dutch Android users have the function 'web&app' enabled. This is used to keep track of location history. The majority of these users did not know that this option was activated, the Dutch association said. 

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Sep 24 '18 14:20

Grocery store chain Albert Heijn is converting two AH To Go minimarts into totally cashless locations. The staffed cash registers at the two AMC hospital shops will disappear from Monday.

While more traditional payment methods will remain at the AH To Go stores for the time being, they are introducing an innovation to the public that allows customers to tap their phones against the products. The charges will take about ten minutes to be processed. So far, Albert Heijn is only supporting Android phones, but plans to expand this to iOS and Windows.

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Jan 11 '18 15:51

People in the Netherlands who want a way of recording their sexual partners' explicit consent to various sex acts can now utilize a new blockchain-based app called LegalFling. Launched by Amsterdam software development firm LegalThings on Thursday, the app requests and records explicit mutual consent to sexual contact between different users.

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Nov 16 '17 16:30

A new Android virus aimed at stealing usernames and passwords for online banking infected some 3,000 Dutch Android devices. The virus was discovered by Slovakian cyber security company ESET. It was spread through various apps in Google Play, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Apr 21 '17 13:00

Dutch public transit companies are teaming up with telecom companies KPN and Vodafone to test using smartphones to pay public transport fares. The test already started, with the new HTM trams in The Hague premiering the service, NU.nl reports.

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Aug 18 '16 09:10

A new app just launched in Amsterdam solves restaurants' problem of what to do with left over food and late night eaters' problem of where to find something to eat. With ResQ restaurants can sell leftover food at reduced prices after closing time.

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Jul 18 '16 14:15

Pokemon Go was officially released for the Netherlands on Saturday. The game is now available for both Android and iOS

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Jun 8 '16 12:00

NS launched a new version of their app NS Reisplanner Xtra, which gives travelers the option of buying digital train tickets

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May 28 '15 11:23

On Wednesday book store Bruna launched Bliyoo, a subscription service similar to Spotify, but for books and magazines, Bruna announced in a press release.

May 19 '15 11:44

A new app for smartphones released by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) on Monday allows to check for authenticity of euro banknotes. The app scans the security features and the structure of banknotes to determine if it is genuine.

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May 7 '15 11:38

From Thursday emergency situations can also be reported through a special 112 smartphone app called SOS Alarm.

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Apr 28 '15 16:10

KPN is developing its own app for a video-on-demand service available to all internet users in the Netherlands regardless of provider. The app called Play by KPN will allow users to watch live television, record it and watch it whenever you like, or watch other VOD content available through the service.

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Feb 24 '15 17:15

Dutch software platform AppMachine received a 15.2 million US dollar investment from one of the largest online services providers, Endurance International Group. The investor receives 40 percent of the Heerenveen, Friesland firm's shares in the deal with Endurance having the option to increase share ownership over time, they announced on Tuesday.

Feb 19 '15 19:07

Marketingfacts.nl conducted a marketing stunt on Thursday in which users without Android devices only saw a grim message "you can not use this service because you do not have the right gear." The stunt was at first thought to be a new, legitimate policy of the company, before it was revealed as a marketing trick.

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Sep 16 '14 10:24

After WhatsApp CEO Jan Kuom hinted at the new feature in February, it seems that voice calling will indeed be launched with an upcoming update of the popular messaging service, after NDTV Gadgets reports spotting a mention of the feature in WhatsApp's iPhone app.

Mar 15 '14 04:31

The Google Chromecast, an hdmi-dongle to send audio or video from a smart Phone or tablet to a TV, may be available on the Dutch market soon. Google's Senior Vice President, Sundar Pichai, announced during SXSW in Austin, TX, Chromecast will soon be available in more countries than just the U.S.

Feb 25 '14 04:31

WhatsApp, a popular app for messaging and pictures, wants to add voice services to its app, later this year, announced CEO Jan Koum, Monday at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.

Jul 24 '13 09:29

Google has announced that it will launch its Google Offers service in the Netherlands anytime soon.

Jul 1 '13 06:51

Eindhoven plays host to RoboCup, a soccer competition among robots designed to play the sport, The Associated Press reports.

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