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Index.hu writes that the CEO of Microsoft visited Budapest for the first time since he took up office, and the event, called Future Decoded, had a great impact on the audience, who listened to his half-an-hour-long presentation in the Congress Centre. This is the first time Satya Nadella came to the Hungarian capital city since [...]

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Businesses should invest in digital solutions if they want to stay successful, Antal Kerekes of PwC Hungary says, commenting on PwC’s recently released 10th Anniversary Digital IQ Survey, according to a press statement sent to the Budapest Business Journal. He warns that, currently, businesses seem to fail in terms of turning their digital investments into [...]

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Due to the nature of employment relationships, personal employee data are processed in countless contexts every day. However, Hungarian labor regulations have very limited provisions on data processing at the workplace. Despite the fact that the data protection commissioner and the president of the data protection authority have published several opinions and recommendations on this [...]

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U.S.-based global investment management corporation BlackRock is setting up an innovation center in Budapest that will create 500 jobs, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó revealed today, according to Hungarian news agency MTI. BlackRockʼs innovation center will deal with product development and the way client data is managed, as well as with creative [...]

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Furthermore, the most popular, free language learning app is also used more-and-more by Hungarians, reports szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu. Duolingo online language learning platform has had 1.8 million Hungarian users by the end of 2016, three-times more than in the previous year. Also, more than 200,000 foreign students use it to learn Hungarian. The free application with 150 [...]

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The government supports the spread of open-source or open source-based software in public administration, and in a November resolution adopted a plan with specific deadlines to further this aim, Tamás Deutsch, the prime ministerʼs commissioner for IT development, told a conference today, according to Hungarian news agency MTI. Under the plan, the ratio of closed-source [...]

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A navigation system developed by NNG and customized for Ford’s needs is used in three new Ford models in 50 countries of the seven regions in the world, reports Napi.hu. According to the announcement, the first Ford Explorer, Expedition and Mustang models will be introduced no later than this fall. NNG developed unique features for [...]

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All Hungarian service providers will offer the new basic internet access service from January 1, 2017, business daily Világgazdaság reported, citing information provided by the secretariat of the government’s Digital Welfare Programme, led by the government commissioner Tamás Deutsch. The new basic package is expected to be cheaper by at least 15% than the lowest [...]

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Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade, opened an 8 billion forint (EUR 26.3m) GE Global Digital Development Center — one of six such centers in the world. The Hungarian government regards GE as one of its best investment partners, Szijjártó said, noting that the centre now being opened is the only one of its [...]

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Hungary proposed to levy a withholding tax on internet companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon at an informal meeting of EU finance ministers that took place in Slovakia’s capital Bratislava during the 10-11 September weekend, writes local paper Budapest Business Journal. The so-called ‘Google tax’ was mentioned several times by the Hungarian government in [...]

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