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Report: Google has removed around 50,000 links thanks to Europe’s “right to be forgotten”

Europeans have asked Google to remove more than 91,000 links from its search results, and the company has granted more than half of those requests, according to a Bloomberg report. Combined, the requests are said to apply to more than 328,000 Internet addresses. The majority of removal requests have come from people who are living in France [...]

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2014 Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Renault, Quick Spins America may be better known for its muscle cars than its hot hatches, but those who prefer their power sent to the front wheels with a liftgate at the back aren’t exactly hurting for choices these days. Americans can stop by their local dealership and put in [...]

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Skoda previews sleek new Fabia hatch

Filed under: Europe, Paris Motor Show, Hatchback, Skoda The Škoda Fabia has been on the world market for seven years now, which means it’s about time for replacement. And that’s just what Škoda has in store. The Czech hatch is based on the Volkswagen Polo, but offers a bit more space for a bit less [...]

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Bertone can’t part out historically protected collection despite looming bankruptcy

Filed under: Concept Cars, Classics, Auctions, Europe, Earnings/Financials Some companies can survive long after their founder has left the building, while others are so centered around the identity of one individual that everything unravels in their absence. And there’s arguably no place that can be seen more clearly than in the Italian automobile industry. Companies [...]

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2014 Volkswagen Amarok Canyon

Filed under: Truck, Europe, Volkswagen, UK, Quick Spins There are those European automakers that compete in the North American market and those which don’t. Volkswagen, for its part, may stand firmly in the former category, but there are still entire model lines that remain out of reach for American buyers: diminutive hatchbacks like the Up! [...]

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Opel launches new Corsa hatchback [w/videos]

Filed under: Budget, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Hatchback, Opel, Vauxhall, UK Though its brand portfolio may have shrunk in recent years with the loss of Oldsmobile, Saturn, Pontiac and Hummer, General Motors still sells its wares around the world under a wide array of brands: Chevy, Buick, Cadillac and GMC in its home market, Holden [...]

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Mercedes takes VW Westfalia Camper idea upscale with new Marco Polo

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Europe, Mercedes-Benz, Misc. Auto Shows, Specialty, Luxury Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz revealed the new V-Class. Slotting in below the popular Sprinter, the new V-Class replaced both the Viano and Vito upon its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. But Mercedes isn’t quite done with it just yet. At the upcoming Caravan Salon [...]

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Students target Nürburgring record with hybrid racing prototype

Filed under: Concept Cars, Motorsports, Coupe, Hybrid, Europe, Racing We talk about Nürburgring lap records all the time around here, but they’re always qualified by some category or another: for production cars, for sedans, for front-drive hatchbacks… But nobody talks about the all-out record very much. In qualifying for the Nürburgring 1000 km race in [...]

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Street Glory Mappers turning cars into dynamic billboards like this

Filed under: Europe, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Hatchback, Mini, Smart, Fiat A French marketing firm with the impenetrable name of Street Glory Mappers is literally turning cars into billboards. Of course, we’ve all seen vehicles painted up for promotional use, but this company is taking that concept even further by including video. Street Glory Mappers equips the [...]

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Google admits that the “censorship” of news articles was its fault, not a European court’s

Google is now admitting that it, not the “right to be forgotten” rules introduced by a European court earlier this year, was responsible for removing links to press reports from its search results. “It is clearly a difficult process. We are committed to doing it as responsibly as we possibly can,” the company’s head of communications in [...]

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