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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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Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei and Hungarian Széchenyi István University yesterday signed a cooperation agreement in Győr, under which the company will support the university with HUF 100 million in the next five years, according to reports. The Chinese company will support the Hungarian university’s IT and telecommunication education through the grant, as well as establish [...]

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Chinese PC giant says that regional manufacturing of enterprise products will improve delivery times and cut shipping costs for channel. Lenovo today announced that it will begin manufacturing enterprise products in Hungary in order to provide EMEA customers and partners with faster delivery times and more flexibility. Manufacturing will be undertaken by Flex, Lenovo’s partner, [...]

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Hungarian data recovery and security company KURT is planning to expand into the Chinese market, the company told Hungarian news agency MTI. Having signed a strategic partnership agreement with Invest Shenzhen, Chinaʼs first special economic zone, last year, KURT has conducted talks on specific projects as part of the agreement in recent weeks. Deputy CEO [...]

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Some 86 percent of Hungarians use online video sharing portals at least once a month, according to a survey conducted by local research firm eNet in February. Also, three out of 10 people download movies from torrent sites without paying at least once a month. Nevertheless, 90 percent of adult internet users have a TV [...]

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The economy ministry is planning to introduce “innovative” taxes on global tech giants such as Facebook or Google to enhance the relative competitiveness of Hungarian IT companies, business daily Világgazdaság said on Thursday. The paper said the ministry wants to take action because multinational tech companies pay minimal tax in Hungary despite their large earnings. [...]

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Hungaryʼs ezTrade has completed a HUF 904 million server park in Százhalombatta, near Budapest, the cloud computing company told Hungarian news agency MTI. ezTrade won a HUF 271 mln European Union and state grant for the investment. The server park, built next to the companyʼs existing park in the GIMA industrial park, is expected to [...]

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  Hungarian websites suspected of copyright infringement display a total of about 5,000 advertisements, the National Association Against Counterfeiting (HENT) told MTI citing a fresh study by the EU’s Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM). The study focused on how digital advertising supports suspected intellectual property infringing websites and reported that OHIM discovered [...]

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