Peter Sayer

Paris Bureau Chief

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

The goal of a new machine

HPE unveils a new SimpliVity appliance

HPE unveils a new SimpliVity appliance

Two months after acquiring SimpliVity for $650 million, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is beginning to reshape the company's converged infrastructure offering in its own image.

Cebit showcases security after Snowden

Cebit showcases security after Snowden

One of the biggest changes on the internet in the four years since his revelations about NSA surveillance is the growth in the use of encryption

BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

SecuSuite for Samsung Knox is a new version of BlackBerry's established security platform tailored for Samsung Electronics' high-end smartphones

SAP adds new features to Vora and readies a cloud version

SAP adds new features to Vora and readies a cloud version

New data engines will run on SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services and elsewhere

Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

It's the second time in four months that Twitter Counter has allowed hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts

SAP sets launch date for its Cloud Platform SDK for iOS

SAP sets launch date for its Cloud Platform SDK for iOS

The date is March 30, and SAP will charge iOS developers for classroom-based courses but offer free online training materials for the SDK

UN steps in to end marketing war over what 5G means

UN steps in to end marketing war over what 5G means

It means you won't get real 5G service until 2020, according to the ITU, the UN's telecom standards body

SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says

SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says

Ruling could have far-reaching consequences for businesses that have integrated their customer-facing systems with an SAP database

Apple smartphones outsold Samsung's in Q4

Apple smartphones outsold Samsung's in Q4

Apple outsold Samsung by a narrow margin for the first time in two years, but both are pursued by a pack of determined Chinese manufacturers

Toshiba's in chaos, but not quitting PCs -- yet

Toshiba's in chaos, but not quitting PCs -- yet

Toshiba is more than a laptop maker, but the vast Japanese conglomerate shrunk on Tuesday under a wave of bad news.

Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium, charging up iPhone 8 rumor

Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium, charging up iPhone 8 rumor

Apple has joined the consortium behind the Qi wireless charging system, a variant of which is used to charge the Apple Watch

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