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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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Online video streaming service Netflix launched services in Hungary yesterday, and in more than 130 countries simultaneously, including all Eastern European countries, according to reports. Co-founder and Chief Executive Reed Hastings made the announcement yesterday in Las Vegas in his keynote speech via live stream. With the move Netflix has expanded its global reach from [...]

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Currently in operation in Hungary is a cyber security system capable of identifying criminal organisations and minimising their activities, the daily Magyar Idok said on Friday. The system also helps the Hungarian authorities fight terrorism, Zoltan Lomnici Jr, a constitutional lawyer, told the paper in connection with the plan by the US Congress to oblige [...]

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  Hungarian telco Invitel has signed an agreement with Alteo Group for Invitel to provide IT-outsourcing services for Alteo Group for the next three years, following the successful handling of the IT fusion of Alteo after it acquired Sinergy Energiaszolgáltató Kft. this summer, according to an announcement issued today. The price of the outsourcing deal [...]

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