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EU to sue Ireland for billions in Apple taxes
EU to sue Ireland for billions in Apple taxes
European Union has decided to sue Ireland for not collecting taxes on Apple. Ireland had 12 months to recover taxes that were unfairly avoided ...... 07 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
Selling pre-loaded media boxes for piracy is illegal, EU court suggests
Selling pre-loaded media boxes for piracy is illegal, EU court suggests
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) finds that the sale of media set top boxes pre-loaded with piracy-enabling add-ons can be considered illegal. ...... 01 May 2017
EU preparing a formal complaint against Android
EU preparing a formal complaint against Android
The European Union is preparing to send Google a formal complaint over the Android operating system. Google is having a rough go on the continent, ...... 09 Mar 2016
Apple's $3 billion Beats acquisition gets cleared in Europe
Apple's $3 billion Beats acquisition gets cleared in Europe
Apple has received European clearance for its $3 billion acquisition of premium headphone maker Beats Electronics. The European Commission ...... 29 Jul 2014 - 1 comment
Google shares reach all-time high
Google shares reach all-time high
Yesterday, shares of Google reached their all-time high, as the search giant continues to outperform. Shares were boosted by reports that ...... 02 Feb 2013
Universal approved to purchase record label EMI in EU
Universal approved to purchase record label EMI in EU
Universal Music Group has been approved to purchase the British record label EMI, with the EU competition regulator giving the "OK." However, ...... 21 Sep 2012
Apple, publishers to offer concessions in EU antitrust case
Apple, publishers to offer concessions in EU antitrust case
According to multiple sources, Apple and four major book publishers will let retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble to sell ebooks at a discount ...... 31 Aug 2012 - 2 comments
EU looking into optical drive makers dubbed a cartel
EU looking into optical drive makers dubbed a cartel
Antitrust regulators in the EU have let optical disk drive makers know that they are facing potential fines over rigging bids as part of a cartel. ...... 24 Jul 2012 - 16 comments
EU begins browser antitrust investigation of Microsoft
EU begins browser antitrust investigation of Microsoft
The European Commission, EU's executive body, has announced this week that it has begun an investigation into Microsoft's tactics in regards ...... 17 Jul 2012 - 6 comments
Sony gets EU approval to purchase EMI publishing
Sony gets EU approval to purchase EMI publishing
A group led by Sony has been given EU approval to purchase EMI's music publishing business for $2.2 billion. The one condition given is that ...... 20 Apr 2012
President of EU Parliament speaks out against ACTA
President of EU Parliament speaks out against ACTA
Last Saturday opponents of ACTA, the secretly negotiated intellectual property treaty, held protests across the European Union. The protests ...... 14 Feb 2012 - 1 comment
Is ACTA a foregone conclusion or will it meet SOPA's fate?
Is ACTA a foregone conclusion or will it meet SOPA's fate?
With all the furor over SOPA and PIPA in recent months, the signing of the ACTA trade agreement last October by the US, Japan, and a handful ...... 03 Feb 2012 - 4 comments
European Parliament refuses to disclose legal opinion on ACTA
European Parliament refuses to disclose legal opinion on ACTA
Even with the full details of ACTA having long since been made public, EU officials continue to deny public access to vital information about ...... 15 Nov 2011 - 4 comments
European Commission jumps into Apple / Samsung patent fight
European Commission jumps into Apple / Samsung patent fight
Samsung's desparation patent lawsuits accusing Apple of infringing on 3G patents has caught the attention of European regulators. According ...... 04 Nov 2011 - 3 comments
PlayStation Vita gets set NA, EU release dates
PlayStation Vita gets set NA, EU release dates
Sony has finally announced the release date for the PS Vita in North America and Europe. The handheld is set for release in Japan in December ...... 19 Oct 2011 - 1 comment
EC looks to get 9.2 billion euro broadband investment approved
EC looks to get 9.2 billion euro broadband investment approved
The EC is preparing to invest about 9.2 billion euro into broadband infrastructure as the Commission wants faster Internet speeds across the European Union. ...... 18 Oct 2011 - 1 comment
Samsung is challenging iPad design protection in Europe
Samsung is challenging iPad design protection in Europe
Samsung has been relatively quiet about their loss to Apple in German court which resulted in a sales ban on their flagship Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. ...... 05 Oct 2011 - 1 comment
EU not ready to sign ACTA just yet
EU not ready to sign ACTA just yet
The EU will not be participating in a signing ceremony for the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) intellectual property treat according ...... 29 Sep 2011 - 5 comments
EU extends music copyrights to 70 years
EU extends music copyrights to 70 years
The EU has extended the copyright terms for music to 70 years from the current 50 years, just months before the first Beatles albums would have ...... 18 Sep 2011 - 5 comments
German judge affirms ban on Galaxy tablets with round corners
German judge affirms ban on Galaxy tablets with round corners
A new court ruling has upheld the ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. The injunction was originally granted last month, and was ...... 09 Sep 2011 - 5 comments
German privacy official bans Facebook like button
German privacy official bans Facebook "like" button
Website operators in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein have until the end of September to get remove all Facebook "like" buttons or face ...... 19 Aug 2011 - 12 comments
Microsoft to appeal EU antitrust fine
Microsoft to appeal EU antitrust fine
Microsoft is set to appeal an EU antitrust fine that it calls "excessive" and "undeserved." The 900 million euro fine, imposed in 2008, was ...... 24 May 2011
EU raises concern over Intel's large bid for McAfee
EU raises concern over Intel's large bid for McAfee
EU officials have raised concern over Intel's $7.68 billion bid for security software firm McAfee, which could in turn lead to a delay in closing ...... 20 Dec 2010 - 3 comments
     

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