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Jul 26 '18 10:40

Google's smart assistant can speak Dutch from Thursday. The roll-out of the Dutch version of Google Assistant started at 6:00 a.m. and should be completed within a week, a spokesperson for the tech giant confirmed to NU.nl.

Android devices will get automatic access in the coming days, provided they have Android 6.0 or higher installed. Apple users will be able to download the assistant "within a few days", as soon as Apple approves the update in the app store. 

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Jul 13 '18 13:00

Google Brain, the research team within the tech giant that focuses on artificial intelligence (AI), is settling a team in Amsterdam, AI researcher Nal Kalchbrenner announced on Twitter. The team will work on "core AI challenges", he said.

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Mar 16 '18 12:20

Google is going to expand its data center in Eemshaven, Groningen and is investing another 500 million euros in the complex, a spokesperson for the internet giant confirmed to NU.nl.

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Dec 13 '17 12:40

People in the Netherlands extraordinarily often searched for information about murdered this year. Her name is in 1st place on a list of most trending search terms in the Netherlands in 2017, which Google released today.

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Nov 1 '17 09:08

The biggest threat to the future of the baking world is not startups, but major technology platforms like Google, Apple and Amazon - Amazon in particular, ING CEO Ralph Hamers said to Financieele Dagblad.

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Jul 7 '17 17:30

Solar park Sunport, the largest solar park in the Netherlands, will help power Google's data center. Power company Eneco and Google signed an agreement to that effect, Eneco announced on Friday. Both the solar park and data center are located in Eemshaven, NU.nl reports.

Sunport consists of 123 thousand solar panels on 30 hectares of ground. It generates about 27 gigawatt hours of solar power annually, enough to power 7,700 homes for a year. 

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May 24 '17 18:20

An appellate court in the Netherlands ordered Google to enforce an attorney's demand that web pages detailing his criminal conviction be blocked from appearing in search engine results. Tuesday's decision by the court in Den Haag upheld an earlier ruling by a lower court in Rotterdam, with the decision suggesting the European Union's "Right to be Forgotten" puts the man's privacy above the public interest because he is not a public figure, according to Nu.nl

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Apr 17 '17 15:00

Google parent company Alphabet turned heads last week with the announcement of a sleek new smartwatch from its life sciences subsidiary Verily. Though not planned for the consumer market, the Verily Study Watch will be part of a joint research project between the firm and Radboud University in Nijmegen to examine the effect of multiple factors on the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

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Mar 21 '17 12:25

Amsterdam startup College Club is heading to New York City. The company, which focuses on continuous learning by hosting lectures given by a wide range of professionals about a wide range of topics, will be giving its first lecture in the American city next month, the company announced in a press statement.

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Mar 7 '17 09:45

The televised in Amsterdam on Sunday led to peaked interest in GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver. After the debate Klaver became the most Googled Dutch politician, taking the number one spot from PVV leader Geert Wilders, RTL Nieuws reports.

Wilders is now in second place, followed by VVD leader Mark Rutte and 50Plus leader Henk Krol. 

Google
Nov 24 '16 11:10

Dutch businessman Rudy Stroink is being prosecuted for briging the director of Google, the Financieele Dagblad reports. According to the newspaper, Stroink paid 1.7 million euros in bribes in order to get the Google data center established in Eindhoven. He has to be in the court in Almelo on onday.

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Aug 29 '16 10:09

A group of 80 technology companies from Silicon Valley in the United States wrote Prime Minister Mark Rutte a letter in May warning him of the consequences a deterioration in the Netherlands' tax climate will have, the Financieele Dagblad reports. The companies fear that a tougher approach from the Netherlands on multinational companies' tax avoidance will make the country less attractive for U.S. investors.

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Jun 16 '16 11:00

After years of squabbling and threats of fines, Google now complies with Dutch privacy laws, the Authority for Personal Data, previously known as the Data Protection Authority, said on Tuesday.

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May 2 '16 13:05

While it’s no doubt that the advent of a wide variety of online maps and apps have saved time for millions, it has also lead to surprising ways of wasting time. Once user of website VKMag found this out when searching for Hereweg 87, Groningen, on Google Streetview only to find a picture of a naked man clad in socks with what appears to be a six-pack of Heineken at his feet.

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Apr 15 '16 11:55

Amsterdam is teaming up with Google and research institute TNO to reduce traffic congestion in the city. Using traffic statistics from Google, the parties will work to direct traffic to flow in a smarter way

Apr 13 '16 13:15

Google is helping Brabant revenge porn victim Chantal remove search results involving her name. A sex tape of her and an ex that was posted on Facebook last year is still popping up in search results when her name is googled, causing harm in her personal and work life

Feb 10 '16 10:52

Dutch data centers, hosting companies and other internet service providers are demanding more energy security, concerned about the reliability of power supply in the Netherlands with the switch over to green energy. Michiel Steltman, director of Digital Infrastructure Netherlands, thinks that the potential of nuclear power should be considered in the decision making to ensure long-term stability

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Dec 2 '15 10:26

The Next Web and Google are working together to launch a technology campus in the heart or Amsterdam which will house a "curated community" of fast-growing technology startups, The Next Web announced on Wednesday. This technology hub is set to open in the spring of 2016.

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Oct 27 '15 11:30

Google Netherlands will be introducing a campaign that is aimed at teaching entrepreneurs digital skills and how to do better business online. The aim for this campaign is to help them with the ultimate achievement of growing their businesses. The Digital Workshop will use a practical, accessible, and free handle for Dutch self-employed and small business owners

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Jul 30 '15 11:24

Google has updated its Google Translate app and it is now able to translate Dutch text to English simply by pointing your phone's camera to the text in question.

Jul 9 '15 15:55

Google has improved its privacy policy after the Dutch Data Protection Authority threatened the company with a 15 million euro fine, the Authority reported on Thursday.

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Jun 3 '15 11:26

The digitization of the new economy is resulting in rapidly changing job opportunities for holiday workers. While holiday workers are still employed in traditional summer jobs such as bartenders and waiters, they are more and more also being employed in positions that didn't even exist 10 years ago.

May 8 '15 10:33

Over the past year Google has received 15 thousand requests from Dutch people who wanted search results to be removed - so called "forget me" requests. More than half - 57 percent - of these requests were rejected.

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