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Marissa Mayer unveils make-or-break plan for Yahoo

The beleaguered CEO of the struggling Internet pioneer delivers a "bold" strategic plan. She is cutting jobs, selling patents and real estate, and inviting would-be acquirers to speak up.

By February 2, 2016


Twitter becomes forum for anti-Semitic tweets in Spain

Several Jewish groups in Spain file a complaint with prosecutors to investigate a flood of racist tweets posted after Real Madrid lost a basketball game to Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv team.

By May 20, 2014


Smell ya later: Scientists want to track you by your scent

Researchers in Madrid are finding that body odor can help identify people in a crowd more accurately than facial recognition.

By February 11, 2014


Coat your walls with sound-absorbing 'dragon skin'

A Madrid-based couple has created a series of tiles to add a cool, sound-deadening flair to any room. Arrange them right and they'll look like the side of a dragon.

By February 14, 2014


iPavement adds apps to the ground beneath your feet

The first intelligent pavement with its own operating system and suite of apps is set to debut in Dubai and Madrid this year.

By April 25, 2012


Ferrari-red robots greet visitors to Santander Bank

Spanish bank introduces knee-high, autonomous guide robots to escort visitors at its Madrid HQ. Designers call it one of the first commercial applications of swarm robotics.

By April 9, 2010


What Ronaldinho and soccer can teach you about innovation

On the occasion of the "clasico" between Barcelona and Madrid, I am wondering what can make the difference when two equally star-studded soccer teams compete. I think I have found the answer: innovation. The more innovative team won the past games, and th

By December 22, 2007


Webcam virus writer arrested in Spain

Police accuse Madrid man of writing a virus that is capable of spying on people in their bedrooms through their Webcams.

By January 19, 2005


Level 3 expands in Europe

Telecommunications carrier Level 3 Communications said Tuesday that it will expand its network in Europe by leasing capacity from other carriers. The company plans to start offering services in eight European cities next year, bringing the total to 17. The cities include Geneva; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Italy; Stockholm, Sweden; and Zurich, Switzerland; as well as Cologne, Karlsruhe and Stuttgart in Germany. The company's present 3,600-mile network connects Amsterdam, Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; London and Paris, along with the German cities of Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich. Level 3 chose to lease the high-speed fiber-optic cable lines in response to customer demand and as a cheaper option over building them. The troubled company reported a third-quarter net loss of $531 million, or $1.42 a share, on revenue of $375 million vs. a loss of $351 million, or 96 cents a share, and $341 million in revenue a year ago. The company had $1.49 billion in cash.

December 4, 2001


Short Take: Proxicom opens a London office

Internet consulting company Proxicom has opened a London office, Proxicom UK. The Reston, Va.-based company said Proxicom UK will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary and will concentrate on expanding business within its financial services practice. The London office is the company's fourth opening in Europe. Proxicom currently has offices in Munich, Rome and Madrid.

December 8, 1999