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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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Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have ranked Hungary 33rd out of 128 countries in the Global Innovation Index (GII), which measures the innovation performance of countries based on 82 indicators, according to reports. Hungary moved up the ladder from last year’s 35th, when a total of 141 countries were included [...]

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A Hungarian company wants to fill the gap left by ride-sharing company Uber when it pulled out of the country, daily Magyar Idők said on Tuesday. The company, which was earlier a sub-contractor for Uber in Hungary, wants to launch its mobile application in the coming days. The company will circumvent the strict rules on [...]

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Most young people in Hungary (78 percent) still use their mobile phones primarily for making phone calls, but the second most common activity (72 percent) is using various messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger or Viber, according to a survey conducted by Telenor in seven countries. Viber and other chat apps are more popular than [...]

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The Budapest Transport Centre (BKK) will run a 550 million forint (EUR 1.7m) ad campaign over two and a half years to promote the electronic ticketing system it plans to introduce, daily Magyar Idok reported. BKK has invited bids for the ad campaign by July 29. It has announced another call for bids for independent [...]

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