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Samsung introduces Galaxy Note II with 5.5-inch screen

Samsung introduces Galaxy Note II with 5.5-inch screenAt the presently-underway IFA 2012 consumer electronics show in Berlin, Samsung took the wraps off its Galaxy Note II phablet --- an upgraded version of the company's offbeat Galaxy Note smartphone-cum-tablet device.

Dutch and German HTC One S users get Android ICS update over the air

Dutch and German HTC One S users get Android ICS update over the air With the users of the HTC One S handset eagerly awaiting the upgrade to the Android version 4.0 `Ice Cream Sandwich' (ICS), especially ever since the HTC One X users have already received the update, the Dutch and German users of One S are already having the big update being delivered to them over the air.

The Android ICS update for Dutch and German HTC One S users is an indication that the update is first being rolled out for the international community, with the other users of the handset also likely to receive the upgrade soon.

Lufthansa to deploy Boeing 747-8 on Bangalore-Frankfurt route

Lufthansa to deploy Boeing 747-8 on Bangalore-Frankfurt routeGermany's national carrier, Lufthansa is planning to deploy world's longest passenger aircraft, Boeing 747-8 on its Bangalore-Frankfurt route later in the year.

The aircraft, which can accommodate 362 passengers on comfortable chambers, will touchdown in the south Indian city within 2012. The company had started using the plane on Delhi-Frankfurt route on Tuesday and said that it will add more jumbo jets to its impressive fleet this year.

Moody's downgrade Germany on bailout concerns

Moody's downgrade Germany on bailout concernsInternational ratings agency, Moody's has downgraded Europe's largest economy, Germany citing concerns that Spain and Italy might require further bailouts.

The agency believes that the large bailouts that might be required by large economies of Spain and Italy will have to be backed by the Garman nation. The ratings agency also downgraded Luxembourg and the Netherlands adding to the pressure in the troubled Eurozone.

Scientists launch strategy to find cure to AIDS

Scientists launch strategy to find cure to AIDSA team of global scientists have launched a strategy to find cure for AIDS after a single U. S. patient named Timothy Ray Brown was cured of the disease through a miraculous treatment procedure.

Mr. Brown underwent treatment in Berlin in Germany in which his immune system was destroyed and a stem cell transplant was carried out from a donor whose genetics resists HIV infection. Doctors say that the treatment is too expensive and cannot be replicated on a large scale.

BMW X1 to be produced in Chennai with parts imported from Germany

BMW X1 to be produced in Chennai with parts imported from GermanyGerman auto maker, BMW is manufacturing its X1 model for the Indian market at its plant in Chennai with parts brought in from Munich in Germany.

The car is a very popular choice as it offers the functionality of a car but looks like a cool Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). The X1 is easy to drive and offers amazing technological features besides having a look of a SUV. The model has some similarities with the older X3 model and comes with steeply raked windscreen and tail-gate.

India to send Bhopal toxic waste to Germany for disposal

India to send Bhopal toxic waste to Germany for disposalThe authorities in India have appointed a German firm to help dispose of the toxic waste from a chemical plant in Bhopal, which caused the tragic gas leak disaster, by taking the waste to Germany.

The Union Carbide plant, which was the site of a chemical gas leak killed thousands in 1984, dumped 350 metric tons of chemical waste in pits. Activists argue that the chemical waste is leaking toxins into the ground water.

Merkel delays German ratification of European fiscal pact

Merkel delays German ratification of European fiscal pactGerman chancellor, Angela Merkel has announced her decision to delay the ratification of European fiscal pact by the German government.

BMW appoints Infinity Cars as first dealer for MINI in India

BMW appoints Infinity Cars as first dealer for MINI in IndiaGerman luxury carmaker, BMW has appointed Infinity Cars as the first dealer for its MINI models in the fast growing Indian market.

Infinity Cars has launched the MINI, MINI Convertible and MINI Countryman at its showroom at Mumbai’s fashion high street. The 12,000 square foot, two-storey facility of the company is currently housing the entire MINI lineup for the country. The service centre for the models will be located in Worli and Chembur in the city.

Mercedes-Benz sales soar

Mercedes-Benz sales soarBerlin, April 5 : German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz sustained a strong sales momentum into the first quarter of the new year, as it posted in March its strongest single-monthly sales record ever, a company official said.

To date, the world's top brand luxury car maker has sold a total of 313,902 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars during the first quarter of 2012, with March towering as the strongest sales month in the company's history.

Eurozone finance ministers likely to approve Greece package

Eurozone finance ministers likely to approve Greece packageThe finance ministers of the Eurozone countries are most likely to approve a package aimed at helping Greece sort out its financial mess.

The finance ministers of all euro countries are scheduled to meet in Brussels to discuss the package and debt exchange. According to people familiar with the matter, a two step has been thought of to reduce Greece’s debt load and tighten control of the aid.

S&P’s downgrade of France expands German influence

S&P’s downgrade of France expands German influenceCredit rating agency, Standard & Poor's has announced its decision to downgrade several Euro zone countries on Friday including France.

The decision to downgrade France's credit worthiness to AA+ results in only Germany being a large Euro nation struggling to control the group’s crisis. France was the only country with the highest ranking to backing expansionary policies during the crisis.

Mercedes-Benz reveals new Mbrace2 system at CES 2012

German luxury auto maker, Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new telematics system, Mbrace2 at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas.

The new Mbrace2 will offer a host of popular apps in the vehicle and will feature first in the updated 2013 SL-Class and will be included in other models form 2013. The company improved its onscreen interface with a carousel menu structure.

The new system will offer apps including, Yelp, a news reader, Morningstar Finance, Google search, Google Street View, and Panoramio. Most of the apps included will come integrated with the navigation system. However, many of the features of the apps will be blocked while the car is moving for safety reasons.

Samsung files lawsuit against Apple in a German court

Samsung files lawsuit against Apple in a German court South Korean electronics giant, Samsung Electronics has filed a new lawsuit against Apple in a German court alleging that the American company has infringed upon four of its patents.

Samsung filed the claims with the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany on 16 December. The suits are linked to Samsung's telecommunications standard technology and user interface.

Bayern stage faultless performance to stay on top

Bayern stage faultless performance to stay on topBerlin, Sep 25 - Germany's Bayern Munich showed all its class when it defeated Leverkusen 3-0 to remain on the top of Bundesliga football Saturday.

The Bavarians dominated the match from the kick-off as young striker Thomas Mueller opened the scoring after a build-up play by midfielder Franck Ribery.

With 19 minutes into the match, Bayern defender Daniel van Buyten extended the lead to 2-0 when he marked a dead ball goal from 25 metre into bottom left.

Frankfurt Motor Show to open for public on Thursday

Frankfurt Motor Show to open for public in ThursdayOne of the most important auto shows in the auto sector on the international stage, the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 will open for public on Thursday.

The auto show, which takes place on alternate years with the Paris motor show, will include several launches in the competitive small car market this year. German car maker, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and BMW are all planning to release compact cars at the event to woo customers in crowded cities.

MINI to showcase its new ‘MINI Coupe’ at Frankfurt

MINI to showcase its new ‘MINI Coupe’ at FrankfurtAuto maker, MINI, which is a part of the BMW group, is planning to showcase its latest addition to its line up, the MINI Coupe, at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show 2011.

The MINI Coupe is designed keeping in mind the driver's enjoyable experience. It is a two seat sports car with an extremely rigid body, bespoke suspension set up and aerodynamic components like an extending rear spoiler.

MINI to showcase its new ‘MINI Coupe’ at Frankfurt

MINI to showcase its new ‘MINI Coupe’ at FrankfurtAuto maker, MINI, which is a part of the BMW group, is planning to showcase its latest addition to its line up, the MINI Coupe, at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show 2011.

The MINI Coupe is designed keeping in mind the driver's enjoyable experience. It is a two seat sports car with an extremely rigid body, bespoke suspension set up and aerodynamic components like an extending rear spoiler.

Mobile commerce usage rises 80 per cent in Europe, comScore

Mobile commerce usage rises 80 per cent in Europe, comScore According to a new study published by research firm comScore, mcommerce usage in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK rose a whooping 80 cent over the past year.

The report also showed that about 13.5 million smartphone users in these countries accessed mobile comer sites from their mobile devices in the three month period until the end of May 2011.

BMW to launch new series 1 models at the Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW to launch new series 1 models at the Frankfurt Motor ShowGerman Auto major, BMW is planning to release the second generation BMW 1 Series models at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 13.

The first generation of the series, which was launched seven years ago, did not win market approval at launch but still managed to record more than 2.2 million units in worldwide sales. BMW has said that it has addressed most of the criticisms of the old versions including ugly design, cramped rear interior, harsh ride, some poor areas of interior quality and expensive.




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