Europe

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FOSS4G Europe Conference At Jacobs University Bremen

Press Release | Free and Open Source for Geospatial (FOSS4G) | December 5, 2013

Europe's largest ever event on free geospatial and location-based software will be held at Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany from July 15 through 17, 2014. Also at this conference, the winners of the NASA Worldwind Europe Challenge will present their innovative apps to the public. Read More »

FrontlineSMS at 7: ActionAid In Kenya, Nepal And London

Laura Walker Hudson | FrontlineSMS | December 29, 2012

In the seventh and final post in our FrontlineSMSat7 series, our CEO Laura Walker Hudson highlights a FrontlineSMS use case that makes her happy – ActionAid’s award-winning, bi-continental pilots of FrontlineSMS in Africa and Europe. Read More »

Global Cloud Computing Visionaries to Take the Stage at GigaOM’s Structure: Europe Conference

Press Release | GigaOM, GigaOM Events | September 12, 2013

GigaOM, a global technology media company, will host its second-annual Structure: Europe conference September 18-19 in London. Under the theme of building the global cloud, Structure: Europe will bring to the stage more than 60 cloud computing experts who are setting the pace for cloud innovation in Europe. Read More »

GSMA: The Adoption of mHealth Could Reduce Total Annual European Healthcare Spend By Almost €100 Billion in 2017

Press Release | GSMA | June 5, 2013

The GSMA today published research that demonstrates the significant socio-economic impact that mHealth adoption will have in Europe. Findings reveal that mHealth could save almost €100 billion in healthcare costs in the EU by 2017 as well as add €93 billion in GDP... Read More »

Health Cloud Grows In Europe

Dillan Yogendra | HIEWatch | July 25, 2013

Cloud computing is rapidly becoming a key enabler for enterprise-wide solutions. In the healthcare IT market, implementing cloud computing technologies effectively can assist European healthcare providers to improve the quality of medical services and the efficiency of operations, share information geographically, and manage overheads. Read More »

Is Shkreli the Exception, or the Norm, in Big Pharma?

I didn't want to write about pharmaceutical companies.  They get enough bad press, and adding to it almost seems like piling on.  If Valeant is the poster company for outrage about drug pricing, it's less because what they are doing is unusual than it is because we suspect they are the norm. Honestly, I wanted to discuss McDonald's turning their Happy Meals boxes into VR headsets --I'm not making that up -- but, gosh darn it, it's almost like the pharmaceutical companies are daring me to talk about them.  So I will.

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Leeds and Ripple Pick Lockheed Martin to Help Build Open Source Digital Care Record

David Bicknell | Government Computing | June 14, 2016

Leeds City Council and the local Ripple community health initiative have picked Lockheed Martin to help them deliver aspects of an open source IT development to build an integrated digital care record platform. Ripple, which is funded by the NHS Tech Fund and hosted by Leeds City Council on behalf of the NHS Integration Pioneers, is building an open source integrated health and care platform that allows frontline staff to access the most up to date and joined up care information about an individual, helping drive better and safer care...

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Making Research Findings Free – Commission’s Decision

Eugene Eteris | The Baltic Course | August 23, 2013

Open access to research publications, so-called “open access” is regarded vital for reaching innovative progress in the EU. Open access is fundamental to improving knowledge circulation and to facilitate innovation in Europe. Therefore, open access will be mandatory for all scientific publications produced with funding from Horizon 2020, as well as for EU's Research & Innovation research funded during 2014-20. Read More »

Medical Devices Linked to Outbreaks of Superbug Infections

Victoria Colliver | SF Gate | January 13, 2016

More patients than previously reported have needlessly been infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in recent years because of problems linked to a type of medical scope, according to a U.S. Senate health committee report released Wednesday. The report, which was critical of federal oversight of the devices, cited 25 outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections at 19 U.S. hospitals, including two centers in Los Angeles, and six in Europe...

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New Film ‘SWINE' Exposes the Secret Life of Factory Farms and the Rise in Antibiotic Resistance in Farmed Animals

Staff Writer | Ecologist | July 8, 2016

Today (Friday, 8th July) the charity Viva! will debut its new short thriller/documentary, film SWINE which exposes the dirty secrets of factory farming in UK - including the growing health risks to humans from MRSA Superbugs. This short but alarming film exposes the impending crisis of antibiotic resistance developing in UK factory farms and more broadly highlights the failings of the industrialised meat industry...

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Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: We're Headed For Oligarchy

Rebecca J. Rosen | The Atlantic | April 25, 2014

In a recent interview at the Economic Policy Institute, Nobel Prize-Winning economist and MIT professor Robert Solow riffed on the political effects of increasing inequality and concentration of wealth at the very top. "If that kind of concentration of wealth continues, then we get to be more and more an oligarchical country, a country that's run from the top," he said.

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Open Data And Open Science

Carlos Morais Pires | ICT Update | June 1, 2013

The G8 International Conference on Open Data in April 2013 aimed to make agricultural research more widely available to improve global food security. Carlos Morais Pires from the European Commission discusses the EC’s effort to increase access to data and reviews the G8’s plans. Read More »

Open Source FIWARE Platform Creates New IoT Business Opportunities

The European-funded IoT open source platform FIWARE has matured significantly in the past two years according to developers, and is now being used in industrial production cases, pilot smart city, and utilities projects. Two projects using the FIWARE platform include a city water quality pilot and an early warning system to identify and prevent pest risks to agricultural crops. To further support industry uptake, FIWARE has recently formalized a foundation to lead community efforts. The Foundation is expected to see a new wave of community participation in the open source platform, which already has significant links with other open source projects...

Open Source in Government IT: It Is About Savings but That's Not the Whole Story

Tina Amirtha | ZD Net | November 17, 2016

The US government spends about $6bn per year on software licenses and maintenance, according to the Office of Management and Budget. Given the scale of that spending, it's understandable that the US, like other administrations around the world, is considering open-source software and open software standards as a way of saving money. But more than just seeing the move to open source as a cost-effective alternative, public officials worldwide view it as a means of speeding up innovation in the public sector...

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Rackspace Launches OpenStack Amazon Cloud Rival

Tom Brewster | TechWeekEurope | August 1, 2012

Rackspace announced today it is going to make its OpenStack-based cloud services open to European businesses this August, as it looks to offer an alternative to popular proprietary clouds like that of Amazon Web Services. Read More »