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Douglas Busvine

German far right far ahead in use of social media

18 Sep 2018

(This version of the September 13 story corrects paragraphs 14-15 to clarify background on Falun Gong, and the German edition of the Epoch Times and its coverage of issues also of interest to the AfD)

Bertelsmann targets life-long learning with OnCourse deal

17 Sep 2018

FRANKFURT German publishing group Bertelsmann said on Monday it was buying U.S. online education provider OnCourse Learning from private equity firm CIP Capital in a deal worth around $500 million.

Spotify attracts eyes as well as ears with video ads

13 Sep 2018

COLOGNE, Germany Spotify is increasingly attracting viewers as well as listeners to its free music streaming service and is finding new ways to target adverts and podcasts at customers, its head of global advertising sales told Reuters.

REFILE-Privacy browser Brave files adtech complaint against Google

12 Sep 2018

* EU can fine 4 pct of firm's global turnover for GDPR violations

Germany seeks to curb internet giants' dominance

04 Sep 2018

BERLIN Germany, seeking to rein in internet giants like Google and Facebook , plans to bolster the powers of its competition watchdog to prevent such companies from becoming monopolies even before they achieve scale.

Broadcaster RTL walks away from Endemol; to focus on content, streaming

29 Aug 2018

FRANKFURT European broadcaster RTL Group has withdrawn its interest in buying Dutch production company Endemol Shine to focus on developing its own scripted shows and expanding its new video-on-demand platforms.

German antitrust watchdog plans action on Facebook this year

27 Aug 2018

BONN, Germany Germany's antitrust watchdog expects to take first steps this year in its probe against Facebook after finding that the social media giant abused its market dominance to gather data on people without their knowledge or consent.

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