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  • Five Dutch tech breakthroughs that changed the world

    Five Dutch tech breakthroughs that changed the world0

    An acumen for innovation The Netherlands is home to some of the world’s biggest tech giants and exciting scale-ups, so it’s little surprise that these five couldn’t-live-without innovations were actually created right here! Wi-Fi Remember the internet before Wi-Fi? A maze of wires throughout your home, laptops you had to plug in to connect – and don’t

  • The Digital Gateway to Europe: the Netherlands is a Digital Leader

    The Digital Gateway to Europe: the Netherlands is a Digital Leader0

    As Europe’s most wired country, the Netherlands is one the best countries for tech companies. Businesses that invest in the Netherlands’ technology and IT sector thrive, thanks to the tech-savvy, multilingual Dutch workforce, the great digital infrastructure, an innovative and open culture, R&D incentives and the strong focus of the Dutch government on developments in tech.

  • Right-wing broadcaster Ongehoord Nederland linked to the anti-Semitic website

    Right-wing broadcaster Ongehoord Nederland linked to the anti-Semitic website0

    One of the leading members of right-wing broadcaster Ongehoord Nederland (ON) runs a website that has regularly published anti-Semitic propaganda, the NRC has revealed. Taco Dankers is chairman of the supervisory board at ON, which is hoping to start broadcasting on the Dutch public networks in January after passing the threshold of 50,000 paying subscribers.

  • Unilever sells off Lipton, Pukka & most tea businesses in €4.5 billion deal

    Unilever sells off Lipton, Pukka & most tea businesses in €4.5 billion deal0

    Unilever will sell its tea division to investor CVC Capital Partners in a deal worth 4.5 billion euros. The tea branch, known by the nam ekaterra, is the largest tea company in the world, according to Unilever. It and includes 34 brands, including well-known names such as Lipton, Pukka and Tazo. The annual turnover of ekaterra

Technology

  • Dutch startup that turned Amsterdam canals’ water into safe drinking water is coming to the UK

    Dutch startup that turned Amsterdam canals’ water into safe drinking water is coming to the UK0

    Founded by Marnix Stokvis and Marc Zuylen in 2016, Aquablu is smart water purification started from a small village in the Netherlands, Voorhout — working hard to prevent the use of environmentally detrimental plastic water bottles. The Dutch startup has recently launched smart water taps for the supermarkets and offices across Europe dubbed as Aquablu Refill. These

  • Culture council backs new broadcasters but warns about fragmentation

    Culture council backs new broadcasters but warns about fragmentation0

    The Dutch council for culture has recommended that two new initiatives be admitted to the public broadcasting system – Omroep Zwart and Ongehoord Nederland. Omroep Zwart, which involves rapper Akwasi, is ‘highly diverse’ and speaks to the millennial generation, Kristel Baele, chairwoman of the council, told Radio 1 news. ON, launched last year and backed

Business

  • Fewer reports of traditional crime like burglary as coronavirus keeps people home

    Fewer reports of traditional crime like burglary as coronavirus keeps people home0

    The number of reported cases of pick-pocketing, burglary and shoplifting fell sharply in the Netherlands last year, as coronavirus kept more people off the streets and at home. But police did receive more reports of online-related fraud, including sales fraud and hacking, national statistics agency CBS said on Monday. Overall, the number of reported crimes

  • International innovation powerhouse Huawei welcomes talent

    International innovation powerhouse Huawei welcomes talent0

    We are proud that we have recently been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute, the global authority on awarding excellence in people practices. During an intense certification process, lasting 4 months, Huawei completed a comprehensive assessment of its people practices through the institute’s HR Best Practices Survey, which encompassed more than 100 questions on