Stories by Peter Sayer

Facebook must face privacy lawsuit in Austria, EU court rules

Facebook must defend its privacy policy against a consumer lawsuit in an Austrian court, the European Union’s highest court has ruled. Its judgement has consequences for all businesses handling the personal information of consumers in the EU.

EU wants all online businesses to pay their taxes

Corporations can escape death for as long as they make a profit -- but they still have to pay their taxes, the European Commission has ruled in two cases involving Apple and Amazon.com. At the same time, the Commission has unveiled reforms to the way value-added tax (VAT) is collected that will affect businesses selling online across the EU.

SAP wants to embrace all your data stores with Data Hub

If data warehouses are for tidiness freaks -- information packaged into neat inferences, sorted and stacked, the rest discarded -- and data lakes are for hoarders -- tip everything in, you never know what might be useful -- then SAP's new Data Hub may be for the rest of us.

Imagination wants to add intelligence to smartphone chips

Specialized hardware needed to accelerate machine learning algorithms is moving out of the data center and into high-end mobile phones. Soon it could be in everyone's pocket, if chip designer Imagination Technologies has its way.

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