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BackupAgent In The Netherlands Gets $2 million investment From Runa Capital To Go Global

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

BackupAgent In The Netherlands Gets $2 million investment From Runa Capital To Go Global

Venture Capital firm Runa Capital has led a $2 million investment round in BackupAgent, the leading provider of cloud backup technology from The Netherlands. The rapidly growing company sold a minority stake and obtained access to Runa Capital’s unique network in hosting universe for strengthening global market presence. Also, the investment will help with further development of its software platform with a central, browser- based management interface to manage all backups across cloud services and devices in company networks. Previous...

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Almost a third of Dutch households own a tablet

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

Almost a third of Dutch households own a tablet

Just under a third of (32%) of Dutch households owned at least one tablet in Q4 2012. This is the equivalent of almost 2.4 million households, according to the latest report from independent market researcher Telecompaper. The report ‘Dutch Tablet User Q4 2012’ is based on a survey of around 6,600 consumers aged 12-80 during the fourth quarter by the Telecompaper Consumer Panel. The survey also found that 17 percent of all consumers without a tablet said they would buy a tablet in the next six months. Of the 14 percent who said...

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The entire world discovers games from the Netherlands in San Francisco

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

The entire world discovers games from the Netherlands in San Francisco

In a bold gesture embracing a burgeoning industry, The Dutch Consulate in San Francisco opens its doors to videogames. Called INDIGO, 20 game developers from the Netherlands will show their best and upcoming titles to an international audience of fellow developers, investors, publishers and gamers. The event is scheduled to coincide with the nearby Game Developers Conference (GDC) in the Moscone Center and runs from March 25th till the 30th. Entry is free of charge. INDIGO is organized by Dutch Game Garden, a foundation in the Netherlands...

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NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited for Ancient Life on Mars

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited for Ancient Life on Mars

An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon — some of the key chemical ingredients for life — in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater on the Red Planet last month. “A fundamental question for this mission is whether Mars could have supported a habitable environment,” said Michael Meyer, lead...

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Dutch mobile market declines 4.5% to EUR 5.8 billion in 2012

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

Dutch mobile market declines 4.5% to EUR 5.8 billion in 2012

The Dutch mobile industry realized EUR 5.8 billion in service revenues for the full year 2012, down 4.5 percent from 2011 and the second consecutive year of decline. In 2011, the annual decline in service revenue amounted to 3.8 percent. According to independent market researcher Telecompaper’s quarterly mobile market monitor, the sharp drop in voice revenue after regulatory price cuts was again the cause of lower service revenues in 2012. While revenues from mobile data services are still growing, the rate of growth has slowed to...

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Facebook unveils fresh new look for News Feed

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

Facebook unveils fresh new look for News Feed

Today Facebook revealed a new version of Facebook designed to reduce clutter and focus more on stories from the people you care about. Facebook completely rebuilt News Feed with a fresh new look which makes each story to be much more vibrant and colorful which highlight the content that your friends are sharing. Photos, news articles, maps and events will all look brighter and more beautiful. Facebook will introduce several new feeds to explore in addition to the same News Feed you have today, to make sure you’re seeing all the stories...

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Belgium is Joining the Netherlands

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

Belgium is Joining the Netherlands

The new Dutch startup Joining has launched in Belgium just six months after a successful start in the Netherlands. Joining is THE platform for spontaneously meeting new people in the Netherlands and aims to take Belgium on this roller coaster ride. With this release, Belgians are now able to plan activities in their country. The launch was moved forward due to popular demand from Belgian fans that had heard about the website from their Dutch neighbours. Evert Schraven explains, ‘besides the high demand, it was a natural move for us given that...

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Dutch university to offer free online courses

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

Dutch university to offer free online courses

Dutch university TU Delft is to offer courses as ‘Massive Open Online Courses’ (MOOCs) on edX. EdX is a non-profit platform for online education through which MIT, Harvard and others, make a range of courses accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world, who has access to internet. The free courses are open to everyone, without prior education or entry examination. An increasing number of renowned universities worldwide are publishing their best modules as Massive Open Online Courses on edX and other platforms. TU Delft has opted for edX as...

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Android dominant in Dutch market

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

Android dominant in Dutch market

Smartphone penetration continued to grow in the Netherlands last year. In the last quarter of 2012, 61 percent of Dutch mobile phone users had a smartphone, up from 52 percent in the first quarter of 2012. Penetration was especially high among youngsters (12-19 yrs). The most popular smartphone brand remains Samsung, with a 40 percent market share in Q4 2012. Together with Samsung’s success, Android’s share of the market increased further, and the Google OS now has more than half of the Dutch market. Apple’s iOS share...

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Facebook testing “Buy Tickets” buttons to events in the Netherlands

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

Facebook testing “Buy Tickets” buttons to events in the Netherlands

Facebook started testing “Buy Tickets” buttons In The Netherlands. Facebook is testing different buttons allowing users in the Netherlands to buy tickets to events, but the actual transactions take place off the social network, as clicking on the buttons take users to third-party websites. Users are seeing a “buy tickets” button on event pages and after sharing an event, some users are seeing “Buy Tickets” links on their timelines. Hosts have the option to charge event-goers a set amount per...

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iTunes Store Sets New Record with 25 Billion Songs Sold

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Technology | 0 comments

iTunes Store Sets New Record with 25 Billion Songs Sold

Apple® today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 25 billion songs from the iTunes Store® (www.itunes.com), the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store. The 25 billionth song, “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, was purchased by Phillip Lüpke from Germany. As the downloader of the 25 billionth song, Phillip will receive a €10,000 iTunes® Gift Card. “We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,”...

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Digital TVs found in seven in ten Dutch households

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Technology | 2 comments

Digital TVs found in seven in ten Dutch households

Seven in ten Dutch households have a digital television set; the rate is three times as high as half a decade ago. TVs with Internet access are also becoming more and more common in Dutch households according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands. Last year, 71 percent of Dutch households including at least one person in the age category 12-74 owned a digital TV, i.e. three times as often as five years ago. A digital TV is different from its analog predecessor in that more channels can be received and the picture and sound quality is...

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Amsterdam Startup Aims To Become The Reuters For Social Networks

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Technology | 0 comments

Amsterdam Startup Aims To Become The Reuters For Social Networks

Social media is a boon for journalists, bloggers and other content professionals, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to find good and unique content fast from the vast amount of information online. With Nine Connections, your ‘newsrooms’ can look deep into your Twitter network and find interesting news beyond first-degree connections. Today, Nine Connections launched a unique web application for media professionals. It aims to help them explore relevant content from social media, track breaking news and make sense from a...

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4 out of 10 Dutch companies use Social Media

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Technology | 0 comments

4 out of 10 Dutch companies use Social Media

Four out of ten Dutch businesses use social media according to recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands. More than forty percent of businesses employing at least 10 persons use one or more social media accounts. Three quarters of large companies (employing 500 or more persons) use the social media for communication versus 36 percent of small-scale businesses (10 to 20 employed). Businesses in the Information and communication technology sector in particular (79 percent) use social media. The sector hotels and restaurants also scores...

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Apple to Open Huge Store in The Hague

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in News, Technology | 0 comments

Apple to Open Huge Store in The Hague

Apple will open a new Apple Store in The Hague, the Netherlands. The new branch will be bigger than the Apple Store in Amsterdam, reported iPhoneclub based on anonymous sources. The second official Apple store in the Netherlands might be located in the Hague Passage, a shopping area with old buildings right next to the Spuistraat, the main shopping area of The Hague. Apple would like to buy three properties. In total, the area of ​​the new Apple Store will surpass the Amsterdam Apple store (2,500 square meters) . The arrival of the Apple...

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