A court in Haarlem sentenced Remy D. to 32 months in prison, of which a year is conditional, for internet fraud and money laundering through Marktplaats.nl, Parool reports. Prosecutors were pushing for a five-year sentence, but the court sees more benefit in also treating D. through a mandatory rehabilitation program.
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.
Rabobank released the Rabo Wallet today. The app that allows you to pay with a smartphone, exactly like with a debit card, straight from your bank account.
Dutch banks are working on apps that will enable contactless payment via a smartphone. According to the AD, everyone will have the choice between paying with a debit card or via a smartphone within a year.
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.
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.
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.
According to Statistics Netherlands, one in three of all internet users aged 12 and older use cloud computing.
Apple is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP to include pay-by-touch technology in the iPhone 6. The sale of the near field communication (NFC) chip to Apple is expected to be a huge boost for NXP with the iPhone 6 predicted to make record sales.
A new phone plan may soon become available in Europe that exchanges free data and minutes for advertisements. American telecom company FreedomPop has launched a test in Belgium, whose reception will determine whether the plan can be used in The Netherlands as well, De Telegraaf reports.
The Netherlands Food and Wares Authority (NVWA) has developed a new app to inform consumers of the cleanliness ratings of the restaurants that they visit. This app is available from today and can be accessed with a smartphone as well as through the NVWA website.
A 62-year old woman was arrested in her home in Oosterhout Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of theft. It is thought that the woman stole an iPhone that was lying on a check-out counter in a shop in 's-Hertogenbosch.
TBS patients in the Rooyse Wissel clinic in Venray say that they feel unsafe in their clinic, and that they lack treatment.
An 11-year old boy was robbed of his phone on Monday in Haarlem.
Belgian researchers are working on a concept for a flexible smartphone/tablet that leverages engineering principles of the Rubik’s Magic Puzzle.
In the Netherlands, the number of people having a smartphone has surpassed those with a desktop computer for the first time, a new research shows.
The FairPhone, a Dutch initiative for a sustainable mobile phone is sold out. The makers tweeted Thursday afternoon that all 25,000 mobile phones were sold out
During the first half of this year Apple received four requests from governments to release private data of Dutch citizens, according to a report from Apple on information requests from governments. It is the first time for the company to publish these figures.