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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
Film and music streaming geoblocking to be eliminated in EU
Film and music streaming geoblocking to be eliminated in EU
EU Netflix, Sky, Amazon, etc. subscribers will be able to continue using their service as they travel through the 28 nation bloc, if current ...... 09 Feb 2017
Apple, Amazon others form coalition to fight EU's Cookie Law
Apple, Amazon others form coalition to fight EU's "Cookie Law"
Apple, Amazon, Facebook and other tech companies have formed a coalition to fight the EU's "Cookie Law," asking for more refined laws and a ...... 08 Jul 2016 - 1 comment
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
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
Google facing a new antitrust complaint in the EU
Google facing a new antitrust complaint in the EU
Search giant Google is now facing another antitrust complaint in the EU, this time from mobile app marketplace (app store) company Aptoide. ...... 21 Jun 2014
EU, South Korea team up for future '5G' wireless networks
EU, South Korea team up for future '5G' wireless networks
The European Union and South Korea have teamed up to develop future '5G' mobile wireless networks, which will be the fastest on the planet. ...... 18 Jun 2014 - 5 comments
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: Google, Facebook must abide by EU data protection and privacy rules
EU: Google, Facebook must abide by EU data protection and privacy rules
European Union ministers have agreed that firms located outside the European Union must abide by data protection and privacy rules within the 28-member bloc. ...... 07 Jun 2014
Europe, Brazil planning massive undersea cable to avoid U.S. spying
Europe, Brazil planning massive undersea cable to avoid U.S. spying
The European Union and Brazil have agreed this week to create a massive undersea communications cable between Lisbon, Portugal and Fortaleza, ...... 26 Feb 2014 - 2 comments
Google avoids huge EU fine with antitrust settlement
Google avoids huge EU fine with antitrust settlement
Google has reached a settlement with the European Commission that includes commitments to change its business practices, avoiding a potentially massive fine. ...... 06 Feb 2014
EU telecoms unhappy with reform plans
EU telecoms unhappy with reform plans
Telecom firms in the European Union are asking the European Commission to reconsider plans to reform the sector across the 28-nation bloc. ...... 10 Oct 2013 - 2 comments
EU and Google nearing settlement in anti-trust case
EU and Google nearing settlement in anti-trust case
The European Commission has indicated that it is closer to a settlement with search giant Google in a three-year old anti-trust probe. After ...... 03 Oct 2013
Europe to scrap mobile roaming charges
Europe to scrap mobile roaming charges
The European Commission is plotting the death of mobile roaming charges through the 28-nation bloc by 2016. Reforming the telecoms market ...... 14 Sep 2013 - 5 comments
Online retail sales will double in Europe by 2018, research firm says
Online retail sales will double in Europe by 2018, research firm says
Market research firm Mintel is predicting that online retail sales will double in Europe by 2018, with Amazon in a prime position to benefit. ...... 15 Aug 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
EU roaming fees drop on Monday
EU roaming fees drop on Monday
Roaming fees in the European Union will be cut by up to a third depending on where you are visiting, under continued EU pressure to scrap the ...... 28 Jun 2013 - 1 comment
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
Mobile roaming charges to end in Europe next year
Mobile roaming charges to end in Europe next year
The European Commission has made a huge leap toward ending mobile roaming charges within the European Union, as it seeks to aid a single telecoms market. ...... 15 Jun 2013
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
European regulators to target Google over Privacy Policy changes
European regulators to target Google over Privacy Policy changes
European Union regulators plan to take action against Google by the summer due to a change in the firm's Privacy Policy last year. Google ...... 20 Feb 2013
EU music volume limits shouldn't be ignored, warn experts
EU music volume limits shouldn't be ignored, warn experts
European Union regulation sets default sound limit of 85 decibels (dB). While it is described as a limit, users will be able to increase ...... 05 Feb 2013 - 5 comments
EU: Microsoft failed to comply with browser commitments
EU: Microsoft failed to comply with browser commitments
European regulator says Microsoft failed to completely comply with "Browser Choice" commitments. Microsoft had agreed to present a web browser ...... 24 Oct 2012 - 1 comment
European Parliament rejects ACTA
European Parliament rejects ACTA
European Parliament does not wait on European Court. In February, European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, announced that ACTA would ...... 04 Jul 2012 - 10 comments
German data official warns Facebook investors
German data official warns Facebook investors
Official warns Facebook investors. Thilo Weichert, the data protection commissioner for the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, ...... 18 May 2012
European Parliament targets mobile Bill Shock
European Parliament targets mobile Bill Shock
MEPs agree on price caps, operator freedom. Among the new regulations is a maximum limit of 70 cent per MB of data used while roaming within ...... 10 May 2012 - 1 comment
EU wants to criminalize hacking tools
EU wants to criminalize hacking tools
The European Union (EU) has proposed a new law that will criminalize hacking tools. While the production or sale of certain hacking tools ...... 08 Apr 2012 - 5 comments
Finland delays approving ACTA
Finland delays approving ACTA
Finland decides to wait on European Union. The Finnish government has said it is postponing the approval of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade ...... 13 Mar 2012 - 6 comments
Smartphone apps sending your data to India, China
Smartphone apps sending your data to India, China
Apps send out your phone numbers, e-mail addresses, GPS coordinates and more. An app collecting data on your phone should only need to do ...... 11 Mar 2012 - 1 comment
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
EC delays Google - Motorola Mobility ruling
EC delays Google - Motorola Mobility ruling
EU regulators request more information from Google. The European Commission, tasked with overseeing and enforcing competition rules in the ...... 14 Dec 2011
EU: Council of Ministers pushes Net Neutrality
EU: Council of Ministers pushes Net Neutrality
Pressure put on European Commission. The Council of Ministers has called for the principles of Net Neutrality - that all traffic on networks ...... 14 Dec 2011
EU investigates Apple, publishers in e-book market
EU investigates Apple, publishers in e-book market
EU investigates Apple, e-book publishers over anti-competitive practices. The European Commission, tasked with preventing anti-competitive ...... 06 Dec 2011
EU: Heavy fines for privacy breaches
EU: Heavy fines for privacy breaches
Reform of rules regarding privacy could take up to two years to be delivered. Under proposed new rules for the European Union market, firms ...... 05 Dec 2011
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