Peter SayerParis Bureau Chief, IDG News Service

Peter Sayer covers European public policy, artificial intelligence, the blockchain, and other technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

Android and iOS dominate mobile market, says IDC

Android was on over two-thirds of smartphones shipped in the second quarter, with Apple's iOS on around a sixth of them—more than all the remaining smartphone OSes combined.

Google strikes deal to end litigation with French authors and publishers

Google has struck a deal with two French organizations representing authors and book publishers, ending years of litigation over its unauthorized scanning of their books.

Yahoo says it will implement Do Not Track worldwide later this year

Yahoo websites worldwide will comply with visitors' Do Not Track preferences starting later this year, the company announced Wednesday.

Google says it will cooperate with any Safari privacy investigations

Google will cooperate with any investigations into allegations that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, the company said, after a news report that both U.S. and E.U. officials are investigating the company.

Apple's email services push up to German border, but no further

Apple has deactivated push email services for iCloud and MobileMe users in Germany, due to an injunction from a patent lawsuit brought by Motorola Mobility.

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Motorola Mobility fails to make patent case against Apple in German court

A German court has thrown out a Motorola Mobility patent lawsuit against Apple, breaking a recent run of courtroom successes for the company.

Facebook unfriends coal, friends Greenpeace in clean energy campaign

Greenpeace International has ended a long-running campaign calling on Facebook to "unfriend coal" as a source of energy for its data centers, after Facebook agreed to promote clean and renewable energy.