About: internet

copyright 09-04-2019

Copyright rules will turn the EU into a French digital colony

France, with its strict regulations of digital markets and its industries, has been allowed to drive the oppressive changes in copyright that are now about to be European law, writes Amelia Andersdotter, a former MEP for the Swedish Pirate Party.
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Digital 12-02-2019

Web under censorship threat

If the European project of the Directive on Copyright Law in the Digital Single Market becomes reality in its current shape, the Internet will no longer remain a place of free access to information and democratic debate, writes Michal Kanownik.
Cybersecurity 03-11-2017

How the Cold War was replaced with fake news

The Cold War has faded into history but it was replaced by a media war which rages above all on the internet. Fake news play a major role now, argues Herbert Vytiska from EURACTIV Germany.
Digital 17-10-2016

Europe in the great new age of communication

Regulation can improve the competitive environment and give consumers a better deal, but the EU’s proposal to enforce “neutrality” on internet platforms does the opposite, argues Diego Zuluaga.
Digital 12-02-2016

Analogue rules in a digital world hampering progress

Fast growth in digital services is bringing enormous social and economic benefits to customers the world over. But market regulation must be adapted to the 21st century if this sector is to achieve its potential, writes Daniel Pataki. 
Digital 01-07-2013

Industrial internet promises economic benefits for Europe

Europe could be on the verge of reaping the huge benefits of the next industrial revolution – what is called the industrial internet. This exciting phase of industrial transformation will be technology driven, writes Hendrik Bourgeois.
Digital 29-11-2012

The end of the internet as we know it?

The picture of thousands Europeans protesting against ACTA is still fresh. They stopped it, but today they have an even better reason to demonstrate at the forthcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), argues Ivailo Kalfin.

When ignorance was bliss: Domestic extremism in Europe

While governments spend more time and funding on countering Islamic extremism, Europe faces an increasing threat from domestic extremist groups that has a growing potential to distort mainstream politics on the continent, says Tamás Berecz.

Why European SMEs need the digital single market

The fragmented nature of the EU's digital single market is preventing many small businesses from reaping the benefits of the Internet and ICTs, write Ann Mettler and Sylwia St?pie?.
Digital 14-02-2012

Unity or division in Europe’s cloud computing market?

The advent of cloud computing technology gives the opportunity to further strengthen the EU single market, but to capture its potential countries' laws must be sufficiently harmonised to let data flow easily across borders, writes Robert Holleyman, president and chief executive of the Business Software Alliance.
Digital 20-01-2012

Adopting SOPA is ending privacy on internet

Imposing restrictions on the internet, such as the proposed "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) in the United States, will only hamper technological developments, writes Bulgarian MEP Ivailo Kalfin (Socialists and Democrats).
Public Affairs 22-04-2009

How the Internet is Changing Government Agendas

"The world is in a transition from an industrial and information economy into a conceptual economy" whose ultimate resource is talent, writes Žiga Turk, a University of Ljubljana professor, former Slovenian minister and current secretary-general of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe, on his blog.

The Mozilla model of participatory innovation

Mitchell Baker, the chairman and former CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, seeks to explain how the free browser has come to rival Microsoft's market-leading Internet Explorer in just ten years during an interview with the McKinsey Quarterly. 
Brexit 13-07-2007

Traditional payment systems still dominate e-commerce

While the internet is seen by many suppliers and consumers as a virtual trading platform, payment systems are the 'Achilles heel' of e-commerce for the consumer, argues Stefan Heng from the Deutshe Bank Research.
Public Affairs 29-08-2005

Blogs: The new magic formula for corporate communications?

Opinion is divided over the validity of blogs as a new communication channel for business. In this Deutsche Bank Research paper, Norbert Walter investigates the appeal of blogs for initiators and users, and examines the reasons why they have succeeded to reach such a broad readership.
Digital 04-05-2005

Software houses: Changing from product vendors into solution providers

The big, international software houses are currently expanding their offerings well beyond their original core activities. As technical advances are made, traditional horizontal competition between companies in the same segment of the value chain is being replaced by competition between entire value chains. This study by Deutsche Bank Research outlines key trends in the product ranges of software houses and examines the market environment for software houses on an international comparison.
Digital 19-11-2004

Rising stars in information and communication technology

This report examines the ten concepts considered to have the brightest prospects in terms of the potential to gain widespread use during this decade: internet telephony (VoIP), advanced mobile radio technology (WLAN, UMTS, WiMax), biometrics, quantum cryptography, Model Driven Architecture (MDA), decentralised storage (ILM), decentralised data processing (grid computing), open-source software, outsourcing, and radio tagging (RFID).

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