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Online Commerce Booming in Greece

According to data published by the Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Thursday, the number of Greeks who used the internet to purchase goods for personal use increased significantly in 2018. More specifically, the regions with the highest increase were the Aegean...

Google Celebrates Greek Computer Scientist who Predicted Internet's Dominance

Google's latest doodle pays tribute to Michael Dertouzos, the Greek computer scientist who anticipated how the internet would come to dominate almost every aspect of our lives. Monday's Google homepage image honors the late academic, who died in 2001, on...

Greek Parents More Addicted to Social Media than their Children

Greek parents spend more time on social media than their children, a new study by the Greek Internet Security Center says. The study results were publicized on the occasion of the World Safer Internet Day, February 6. "We must necessarily be...

ELSTAT: Number of Greeks Making Online Purchases Increased in 2017

More than one in three Greeks (36.4%) aged 16-74, made an online purchase of goods or services in the first three months of 2017, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) says. The ELSTAT survey figures show that 84.9% of Greek consumers...

Greece Among 10 EU Countries to Ask for Internet Companies Taxation

Greece is among ten countries which have signed a statement calling on the European Commission to examine the feasibility of the so-called equalisation tax, a tax of large internet companies on their turnover in each EU state, rather than...

Greek IT Startups Draw Increasing Foreign Investment

With young business people and entrepreneurs complaining they are being stifled by the Greek government's taxation policies, some 200 million euros ($235.04 million) was invested in Greece-based start-ups between 2010 and 2016. Most of the investment was funneled into start-ups...

Free Internet for 14,500 Households on Remote Greek Islands

The permanent residents of 47 remote islands in Greece are to get free internet access based on a Joint Ministerial Decision signed on Thursday by Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media; Nikos Pappas and Interior Minister Panos Skourletis. The measure...

Greek Internet Users Get Only 1/3 of Nominal Speeds Advertised

Greek telecommunication companies offer internet users only 1/3 of the nominal speeds they advertise, according to a National Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) report. In the most popular ADSL connections that provide speeds of up to 24 Mbps, EETT reports...

Greek Student Creates Program that Detects Fake News on the Internet

A 20-year-old student from the computer department of the University of Macedonia has created a program that detects fake news on the internet, an Athens News Agency report says. Valentinos Tzekas from Larissa created a program with several parameters and...

Greek Teens Spend 63% of Time Watching TV/Videos on Mobile Devices, Study Reports

The amount of time teenagers dedicated to watching television and videos through mobile devices aged between 16-19 Greece rose to 63 percent in 2016, according to the annual study by Ericsson ConsumerLab TV & Media Report. Based on interviews with...