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Sep 19, 2014

Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – In the hype-fueled technology industry, “revolutionary” is a word in danger of losing its meaning.

But Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) new mobile payments system – unveiled just ten days ago – is already winning over the heavyweights of the financial industry and signaling the likely demise of lesser payment alternatives.

Sep 17, 2014

Zalando sets IPO range, valuing it at up to 5.6 bln euros

FRANKFURT, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Zalando (IPO-ZLDO.F: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz),
Europe’s biggest online fashion retailer, priced its initial
public offering on Wednesday in a range of 18.00 to 22.50 euros
per share, which could value the company at up to 5.6 billion
euros (US$7.20 bln).

The Berlin-based company said it aimed to raise between 507
million euros ($655.20 mln) and 633 million euros ($814.29 mln),
including potential over-allotment shares.

Sep 17, 2014

German judge lifts temporary ban on Uber ride-sharing

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A Frankfurt judge granted a reprieve to Uber, the online transportation service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued two weeks ago against the Silicon Valley company from operating a novel car-sharing service across Germany.

Frankfurt Regional Court Judge Frowin Kurth said on Tuesday that the issues in the case brought against Uber by German taxi operator group Taxi Deutschland deserved a fuller airing in court, but lacked the urgency for a temporary injunction.

Sep 16, 2014

German judge lifts temporary ban on Uber ride-share service

FRANKFURT, Sept 16 (Reuters) – A Frankfurt judge has lifted
a temporary injunction on online taxi service Uber, only two
weeks after barring the Silicon Valley company from operating a
novel car-sharing service across Germany.

Frankfurt Regional Court Judge Frowin Kurth said on Tuesday
that the issues in the case brought against Uber by German taxi
operator group Taxi Deutschland deserved a fuller airing in
court, but lacked the urgency for a temporary injunction.

Sep 10, 2014

Swiss watch industry denies ‘Nokia moment’ from new Apple Watch

ZURICH/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s iPod upended the music industry, and its iPhone knocked Nokia off its smartphone perch, but Swiss watch makers breezily dismissed warnings that the technology giant’s new wristwatch gadget could do something similar to them.

“They are essentially transient products rather than items of enduring value,” one Swiss watch industry expert sniffed.

Sep 9, 2014
Sep 5, 2014

Apple’s rivals hope its iWatch makes “wearable” work

BERLIN/FRANKFURT, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Know what a “Wearable”
is? Most top tech executives would struggle to define it. Now
they’re hoping that Apple will do it for them.

Next week, Apple Inc is expected to stride into the
market for wearable accessories that link wirelessly up to
phones and create a template for other firms that have struggled
to create products consumers would want to be seen in.

Sep 2, 2014

Frankfurt court bans Uber taxi services across Germany

FRANKFURT, Sept 2 (Reuters) – A regional German court has
issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the U.S.-based
online chauffeur service, saying its drivers lacked necessary
commercial permits, potentially barring the company from
operating in cities across Germany.

San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to summon
taxi-like services on their smartphones, has faced regulatory
battles and court injunctions from its early days, even as it
has expanded rapidly into roughly 150 cities around the world.

Aug 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
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      "Eric Auchard is editiorial innovation director at Reuters News. He builds tools to help journalists at the world's largest news organization report, edit and present the news. In 2009, Eric was a technology investment columnist for Reuters. Previously, he was the chief technology correspondent from 2000 to 2008. His main focus was covering consumer Internet trends, global technology competition and emerging technologies. He has worked for Reuters covering technology news since 1993. He began covering politics for Reuters in in California in 1992, then moved to Washington. He moved to New York and switched to technology writing for Reuters late in 1993. ..."
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