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The world's tallest ever Lego tower erected in Hungary

Official Lego Builders travelled from Denmark to Hungary last week and succeeded in breaking the world record for the tallest ever tower of Lego.

By June 3, 2014


Deutsche Telekom brings Mozilla's Firefox OS to Poland

Starting Friday, the company will begin selling Alcatel's One Touch Fire with Firefox OS in 850 stores in Poland, with sales in Greece and Hungary to follow in the fall.

By July 11, 2013


Google Street View now in 50 different countries

The search giant has just added Hungary and Lesotho to its list of Street View-enabled countries.

By April 23, 2013


Watch a thief steal a smartphone

Covertly filmed on a train in Budapest, Hungary, this video shows one way that thieves can make off with your gadgets.

By October 28, 2012


Nokia cuts 4,000 as it moves manufacturing to Asia

Factory workers in Finland, Mexico, and Hungary will lose their jobs this year as Nokia follows its peers to tap into Asia's manufacturing might.

By February 8, 2012


Hungary votes for open standards

Hungary has legislated adoption of open standards for its critical IT systems, perhaps showing a better way to get an open result than even open-source licenses could.

By December 19, 2009


Windows Embedded learning to take direction

At a trade show in Hungary, Microsoft shows off one of the first portable navigation systems based on its Windows Embedded NavReady 2009 software, which was completed in June.

By September 8, 2008


IBM cuts 2,800 jobs

The closing of a manufacturing plant in Hungary accounts for most of the layoffs, but 500 cuts are the result of Big Blue's buyout of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

By October 22, 2002


More analysts cool on Xbox sales

Financial analysts covering the electronics manufacturing industry echoed doubts Tuesday that Microsoft will hit current sales targets for its Xbox video game console. Chris Whitmore of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown and Paul Fox of Banc of America Securities wrote in reports that they expect Microsoft to fall short of the 4.5 million to 6 million Xbox units it has said it expects to ship during the company's 2002 fiscal year, which ends June 30. That would mean lower revenue for Flextronics, which has the contract to assemble the Xbox at plants in Mexico and Hungary. Mark Specker, an analyst for investment bank SoundView Technology Group, voiced similar concerns late last month, saying he expected Microsoft to ship 4.35 million Xbox units for the year, after a troubled launch in Japan and tepid sales in Europe. Reuters contributed to this report.

By April 9, 2002


Cisco, Compaq team for voice over Net

Networking giant Cisco systems has enlisted the help of Compaq Computer to spur adoption of its package of voice-over-Internet software and hardware. Compaq plans to promote Cisco's Internet-based voice technologies, dubbed Avvid, as part of a strategic alliance. The companies said the partnership on Internet voice products will be the first among several initiatives between them. Cisco also has a high-profile alliance with computing giant Hewlett-Packard. Compaq will further support Cisco's Avvid technologies through its Compaq Global Services organization. Compaq also plans to use the technology internally at a few company sites worldwide. The PC giant plans to open demonstration centers for the Cisco technologies in Houston; Budapest, Hungary; London; and Munich, Germany.

February 12, 2001