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Apple to pay Ireland $15 billion in unpaid taxes
Apple to pay Ireland $15 billion in unpaid taxes
Apple, like most companies, do not like taxes. In fact, it tries to avoid them in myriad of ways, but mostly within legal boundaries. However, ...... 05 Dec 2017 - 6 comments
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
Kaspersky wants EU to investigate Microsoft on security products
Kaspersky wants EU to investigate Microsoft on security products
Russian security software firm Kaspersky has asked European regulators to investigate Microsoft over its practices related to Windows Defender. ...... 07 Jun 2017 - 6 comments
SVOD services in EU could be subject to content quotas
SVOD services in EU could be subject to content quotas
According to reports, SVOD services operating in the EU including Netflix will likely be subject to European content quotas moving forward. ...... 18 May 2016
Google facing multi-billion dollar fine in EU over search monopoly
Google facing multi-billion dollar fine in EU over search monopoly
According to sources, Google could be a facing a massive multi-billion fine in the EU in the coming weeks over their alleged abusive search ...... 15 May 2016 - 1 comment
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 will no longer call games with in-app purchases 'free'
Google will no longer call games with in-app purchases 'free'
As part of their resolution of a European Commission concern, Google has announced that it will no longer call free games that also include ...... 19 Jul 2014 - 1 comment
Intel loses appeal against 1.06 billion euro fine from 2009 anti-monopoly case
Intel loses appeal against 1.06 billion euro fine from 2009 anti-monopoly case
Major chipmaker Intel has lost their appeal of a massive 1.06 billion euro fine handed down by the European Union five years ago. The European ...... 12 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
EU: Sorry Google, your anti-trust concessions are not acceptable
EU: Sorry Google, your anti-trust concessions are not acceptable
EU antitrust boss Joaquin Almunia has rejected Google's latest offer to settle a European Union anti-trust investigation, claiming there were ...... 21 Dec 2013
European net speed much lower than advertised: European Commission
European net speed much lower than advertised: European Commission
The European Commission has revealed results of tests that show European broadband Internet speeds run an average of 25 percent slower than advertised. ...... 28 Jun 2013
Google satisfied with proposals to settle EU antitrust probe
Google satisfied with proposals to settle EU antitrust probe
Google feels that it has done enough to ease concerns of European regulators over its Search and other services. The European Commission ...... 25 Jun 2013
EU citizens data protection rights are 'non-negotiable', VP Reding says
EU citizens data protection rights are 'non-negotiable', VP Reding says
European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding has made it clear that national security does not provide states with an 'anything goes' right ...... 15 Jun 2013 - 2 comments
EU probes mobile firms on Android
EU probes mobile firms on Android
The European Commission is asking mobile providers and handset makers about their deals with Google to use Android, which could potentially ...... 15 Jun 2013 - 2 comments
European Commission wants answers over NSA spying allegations
European Commission wants answers over NSA spying allegations
The European Commission is seeking answers from U.S. attorney general Eric Holder on NSA data requests. Commission Vice President, Viviane ...... 14 Jun 2013 - 14 comments
EU plans net neutrality actions, outlawing throttling and blocking of competing services?
EU plans net neutrality actions, outlawing throttling and blocking of competing services?
The European Commission has its eye on the issue of Net Neutrality, and the throttling and blocking activities of some European telecoms providers. ...... 05 Jun 2013
Microsoft hit with $730 million fine in EU over default browser choice screen
Microsoft hit with $730 million fine in EU over default browser choice screen
The European Commission has once again fined software giant Microsoft over failing to comply with its commitment to give users a chance to choose ...... 07 Mar 2013 - 40 comments
EU won't investigate Windows 8/RT browser complaints
EU won't investigate Windows 8/RT browser complaints
Regulator won't probe Windows RT browser restrictions. Several rival browser makers have made noise over Microsoft disallowing the full install ...... 24 Oct 2012
EU: Google has 'weeks' to resolve search competition case
EU: Google has 'weeks' to resolve search competition case
Google has weeks to avoid formal charges. The European Commission (EC), the European Union's main regulatory body, has been investigating ...... 23 May 2012
EU monitoring Microsoft moves on Windows RT browsers
EU monitoring Microsoft moves on Windows RT browsers
It's not clear whether Microsoft's European settlement covers tablets. Mozilla Corp. complained last week that Microsoft is giving its Internet ...... 20 May 2012 - 1 comment
US, EU regulators team up on e-book price fixing
US, EU regulators team up on e-book price fixing
European Commission and Department of Justice (DoJ) collaborating. Both the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) ...... 13 Mar 2012
Google in breach of EU privacy laws, commissioner says
Google in breach of EU privacy laws, commissioner says
Google's new privacy policy gets attention in Europe. The European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane ...... 02 Mar 2012 - 5 comments
Microsoft in EU complaint against Motorola Mobility
Microsoft in EU complaint against Motorola Mobility
Microsoft calls on Google to refrain from killing video on the web. Microsoft has announced the filing of a complaint with the European Commission ...... 22 Feb 2012 - 4 comments
US advocacy group lobbies European Commission to block Google's Motorola buyout
US advocacy group lobbies European Commission to block Google's Motorola buyout
US based Consumer Watchdog is lobbying EU regulators to block Google's proposed buyout of Motorola Mobility. Consumer Watchdog is a nonprofit ...... 23 Jan 2012 - 3 comments
European Commission postpones decision on Google's Motorola purchase
European Commission postpones decision on Google's Motorola purchase
The European Commission has temporarily suspended their review of Google's plan to buy Motorola Mobility. The deal to purchase Motorola's ...... 13 Dec 2011
EC looking into Apple, major publisher e-book price fixing
EC looking into Apple, major publisher e-book price fixing
The European Commission has launched its investigation into whether ebook publishers Lagardere, Pearson Plc, News Corp, CBS and MacMillan colluded ...... 06 Dec 2011 - 1 comment
EU concerns over mobile patent wars
EU concerns over mobile patent wars
Commissioner says IP rights used as "instrument to restrict competition." In recent years, a plethora of legal cases involving patents related ...... 23 Nov 2011 - 1 comment
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
EU targets mobile roaming rates again
EU targets mobile roaming rates again
European Commission to present plans for further reductions in mobile roaming tariffs in EU next week. The EC has set a goal through its ...... 02 Jul 2011 - 6 comments
EC approves universal smartphone charger standards
EC approves universal smartphone charger standards
The European Commission has approved standards for a new universal USB smartphone charger that will hopefully put an end to drawers full of ...... 31 Dec 2010 - 4 comments
EU regulators to clear News Corp. takeover of BSkyB
EU regulators to clear News Corp. takeover of BSkyB
Reports suggest that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. may get the go ahead to acquire full control over BSkyB without the need for concessions. ...... 18 Dec 2010 - 1 comment
EU to investigate antitrust claims against Google
EU to investigate antitrust claims against Google
European Union regulators are to investigate practices by search giant Google after several antitrust complaints were made against the U.S. ...... 01 Dec 2010
     

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